The Academy of Cosmetology, Inc. was established in 1983 and is

currently under ownership and operation of Rod and Charity McCullough.


The Academy of Cosmetology, Inc. has been Montana licensed and bonded with the

Montana State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists since 1983.


The Licensing Board is located in Helena, Montana.

The address is PO Box 200513, Helena, Montana 59620-0513. Phone number is (406) 841-2205.

Their web site is www.cosmetology.mt.gov.


The Academy of Cosmetology, Inc. has been accredited since 1989 by

NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences),

3015 Colvin St.| Alexandria, VA 22314. (703) 600-7600



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“Educators enjoy sharing the knowledge they have obtained through hard work and experience.

They deserve admiration and respect”

Charity McCullough


“I have been licensed in the Cosmetology Industry since 2005. I bring to the Academy of Cosmetology new styles of teaching and learning for the students. I believe learning needs to be fun with structure for proper education.”

Rodney (Rod) McCullough

Owner / Financial Aid Director

 Rod carries a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development. “I really enjoy being a part of a business/educational facility that gives people new skills to better their lives. Teaching and learning are the essence of life.”

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Mrs. Emily Pattengale

Licensed Educator

“I attended the Academy of Cosmetology in 2012. Returning as an instructor as been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Working with the rest of the AOC team is a privilege, and helping others learn how to make an impact in the industry is a blessing. I enjoy teaching students because it gives them an opportunity to succeed at the goals in their life.”

Miss Erika

Licensed Educator

Erika is fantastic at her job and then some! She graduated from the school January 2017, got her Cosmetology License and works part time in a salon as well as part time at the school. She is bubbly, vivacious and has a contagious laugh that makes you want to laugh right along with her! 

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Mrs. Tara Lyons

Licensed Educator / Administrative Assistant

"I graduated from the academy of cosmetology in 2013 and went on to be a Salon Owner after booth renting in Livingston. I joined the team at the academy in 2014 as an administrative assistant, then in 2017 became a Licensed Educator."

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