Our Story

Our College is a family owned establishment that was found by Ms. Shirley McDonald. The college began as Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology College in 1982. In 1986 Ms. McDonald opened Ea La Mar’s Barber College. In 2007 Ms. Nicole Frederick Hall (daughter of our founder) became the new owner of both colleges.

Here at Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College We educate with pride. We have a unique approach to cosmetology & barber industry education. We maintain a family oriented environment and take pride in our detailed curriculum which includes technical skills as well as business skills. For nearly four decades, Ea La Mar’s graduates have made their mark locally and around the country, by becoming successful salon and shop owners, celebrity stylist, platform artist etc.

We believe if you want to achieve permanent, sustainable success, you must acquire vast reserves of inner strength, determination, and desire. In this world of educational enlightenment, the future belongs to those who strive to be different, those who long for knowledge, and those who prepare for it. At Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College, we take pride in the high standards that we have set for you and out of deep respect for the high expectations you have set for yourself. Our goal is to help you discover your abilities and potential, however, the degree to which you succeed will depend on the effort you are willing to apply during your entire course of study.


Mrs. Nicole Frederick Hall

Owner/President/Financial Aid Director

Graduate of Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College, Park University Graduate,:Bachelor of Science Business Management, Licensed Cosmetologist, Licensed Barber, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Licensed Barber Instructor.

Ms. Shirley McDonald

Founder / Assistant Director

Graduate of University Missouri, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Licensed Cosmetologist, Licensed Barber, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Licensed Barber Instructor

Mr. Terry Boyd

Lead Core 1 Instructor

Graduate of Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College; Licensed Cosmetologist, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor

Mrs. Lusette Walker

Business Course Instructor / Finacial Aid Administrater

Graduate of Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology and Barber College, BSBA in Finance, Master’s in Business Administration, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Licensed Cosmetologist

Ms. Javon Wofford

Lead Core 2 Instructor

Ea La Mar’s Graduate, Licensed Cosmetology/Instructor, Licensed Cosmetologist

Mrs. Tonya Frederick

Admission’s Director / Digital Content Manager

For assistance with all aspects of the admissions process.

Mr. Alvin Payne

Lead Core 2 Barber Instructor

Graduate of Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College, Licensed Barber, Licensed Barber

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Student Testimonials

I highly recommend Ea La Mar’s for anyone thinking about going to cosmetology or barber college. The instructors are incredible, they really care about the students and want to see you succeed. I am very grateful to have been able to go through their cosmetology program.

- Amanda P.

This school is amazing! So many great opportunities, and great instructors. It’s definitely the best barber/cosmetology school in The Kansas City area. Good education, good technical skill training, and great environment.. You'll leave here knowing everything you need to know to be successful.

- Luis M.

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