Choose Blades School of Hair Design for Your Maryland Beauty School

Looking into beauty schools? Here is a bit more about Blades School of Hair Design and our story. See if our school may be a good fit for you as you start exploring a future in cosmetology. Learn more about our accreditation and partnerships to provide an education that sets our students up for success!

Our History

Blades School of Hair Design, originally known as Total Dimension, was founded in 1986 by Sue Garner and her daughter Wanda A. Paduano. Both owners have years and years in the field of cosmetology. They are giving back their knowledge and beauty experience to each student through a school environment that feels like a professional salon.

Our Partnerships & Accreditation

Using Pivot Point’s LAB, our students are able to access their textbooks, quizzes, and other learning material online wherever they are! Using this interactive curriculum means students can get access to the latest techniques and skills needed to be a licensed professional.

We also participate in Kenra Color, allowing our students to get creative with splashes of color that guests love! After all, a good professional color is in demand and a crucial skill set as a stylist is becoming more and more prevalent in the beauty industry.

Blades School of Hair Design is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), which makes it possible for our school to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.

We are also approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and recognized by the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology. This ensures that students receive an education that meets Maryland’s requirements and is designed to help students sit for the state board to become licensed professionals.

Set Your Education Up for Success

If Blades School of Hair Design sounds like the right choice to pursue your cosmetology education, reach out to our team now! We’d love to schedule a tour and show you our facilities, let you meet our instructors, and more.

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see what our students have to say

We have all wanted to feel happy, proud, beautiful, radiant, and just gorgeous all at once and forever more. Blades School of Hair Design is outstanding, certified, and qualified and surely recognized either by appointment or just walk in the door. Its easy to be beautiful according to how you feel, but when others notice it that feeling is so real. “Blades is the Real Deal”

Kenny Bowman

My experience at Blades has been amazing! I was nervous my first day but seeing how welcoming everyone was I felt right at home. The teachers are awesome and very helpful. They are always there for me when I need them and reassure me when I’m questioning myself. I’m grateful to be part of such an amazing school and would recommend Blades to anyone who is interested in starting their cosmetology career!


California, Maryland

22576 MacArthur Blvd,
California, MD 20619, USA


Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
*Appointments Recommended*