A Lasting legacy.

Demmon School of Beauty began operation in 1955. The school was named after Ms. Jane Demmon, the original owner. In 1968, the school was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Lester. The school operated under their leadership for the next 14 years. Upon their retirement, Mr. Jim Haynes purchased the company in 1982.

Mr. Haynes operated the school for the next 33 years. During this time, Mr. Haynes was a member of the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology and served as President of the Board.

On January 1, 2015, the school was purchased by Avery James, LLC and now operates as Avery James School of Cosmetology.

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We are dedicated to providing the finest career training to all our students, enabling them to grow both personally and professionally with the confidence that they are well versed in their respective fields of study.  In pursuit of this goal, the school employs qualified teachers and utilizes modern equipment and facilities.  Our philosophy which enables us to meet that goal is:

  • To prepare students to assume a useful place in society and perform well in that place; hence, the objectives of qualified and employable graduates are of the utmost importance.  
  • To offer, through a sincere concern on the part of educated and experienced personnel, the necessary tools of learning that will help to make the students’ future a success.  
  • To assure all students and prospective students that, from first contact to graduation, their relationship with all school officials will meet high standards of education and business ethics.

Accreditation and Licensing

The School is accredited by NACCAS (National Accrediting Commissions of Career Arts and Sciences) located at 4400 Ford Ave., Suite 1300, Arlington, Virginia  22302.

Avery James School of Cosmetology, 2948 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA 70601 is applying to become a candidate for accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.  Persons wishing to make comments should either write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit comments on the Council’s website (www.council.org).  Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.