About Us


School History

This school has over fifty years of consistent operation in the Stone Mountain, Georgia, vicinity since its original concept and opening in 1961. The school first operated under the name of DeKalb County Beauty College at 6254 Memorial Drive.
The school was then sold in 1994 and the owners changed the name from DeKalb County Beauty College to LaCarm Education, Inc.
In 1998, the school was acquired by the present day owners, and the school became known as Pro Way Hair School. The school operated at 6254 Memorial Drive location from 1998 until 2005. In early 2005, construction commenced on a new facility at 5684 Memorial Drive, and the school expanded its curriculum to teach and train not only cosmetology, but also barbering, the new facility was completed in Oct. 2005, at which time the school was relocated to the current address. In 2011, an additional building was purchased and an extension location was opened at 3860 Rockbridge Road.
The original “Pro Way Hair School” opened in 1987 in Memphis, TN. In 1989, present day owners of the Pro Way Hair School, Stone Mountain, GA, purchased the school and opened and operated two schools under the name of “Pro Way Hair School” in both Memphis, TN and in Newnan, GA.

School Mission Statement

Pro Way Hair School recognizes that every student who enrolls does so with the goal of achieving training which will enable the individual to prepare for their career enhancement. Pro Way Hair School is dedicated therefore to assist each student in reaching his or her job oriented goals.

In discharging its responsibility to each student, Pro Way Hair School offers training which adequately provides the knowledge and skills needed for entry level employment.

Pro Way Hair School is committed to bringing together an appropriate staff and curricula, physical facilities and instructional equipment, and all other components needed to implement and to maintain a satisfactory level of achievement of its philosophy and purpose.

Inherent also in the philosophy of Pro Way Hair School is the recognition by the Pro Way Hair School that each student deserves an equal opportunity to gain entry level skills, become a taxpayer and become a productive citizen of his or her community.

School Management

Steve M. Sullivan
Vice President

Steve has been in the career school business since 1986 serving as financial aid director, admissions representative and corporate training officer. He was born in Nashville Tennessee but re located to the Atlanta area in the middle 1980s. He attended Belmont College in Nashville after completing high school. His current position allows him to work closely with the student body to ensure a quality learning experience while attending Pro Way Hair School.

D. Gail Davis
Director of Education

D. Gail Davis is the Director of Education at Pro Way Hair School.  Her initial vocation as an elementary and high school teacher in the Muncie Indiana School district would serve as a foundation for what would ultimately land her in her current position. Ms. Davis began her career in cosmetology upon obtaining her Cosmetology Diploma from Pro Way Hair School in 1989 and subsequently securing her licensure as a cosmetology teacher in 1990 also from Pro Way Hair School which was located in Memphis, Tennessee at the time and eventually becoming an instructor for Pro Way Hair School. After an impressive demonstration of industry knowledge, teaching ability and leadership qualities, Ms. Davis quickly became the Director of Education for Pro Way Hair School as well as a traveling director and teacher on the east coast. Ms. Davis made such an indelible impact on the ownership that she was offered the opportunity of partnership in Pro Way Hair School and has shared in the day to day operations and management of Pro Way Hair School since 1998. Their goal as partners is to educate, produce professionals, and infiltrate Georgia’s most honorable and upstanding citizens. Ms. Davis also holds an Associate Degree in Business from Shelby State in Memphis, Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from The Way College of Biblical Research in Rome City Indiana.

Testimonials:

Pro Way is hands down the best decision I could
have made. The teachers genuinely care about you
and your career. They really make sure you have all
the technique as well as knowledge to be
successful…. A.S.

Pro Way has an amazing Master Barber program
as well as an amazing staff who give their all from
day one. I received education, instruction as well
as tools that helped my think outside the box and 
jump start and maintain, then elevate my new career!
Priceless... T.S.

I learned how to be a better person, to always
be professional, to interact with clients from all stand
points and how to remain humbled. Also,
Mr. Whitfield (Pro Way instructor), made me more
aware of who I am as a person (As a Man). That was
the most powerful thing I got from Pro Way… J.E.

Pro Way and their staff have motivated me to
become a great barber. I honestly wouldn't have
been able to complete the program if it wasn't for the
entire staff. Every one of them played a huge role in
helping me grow not only as a student but into a true
professional. I'm blessed to say I attended Pro Way
where learned from the best group of instructors and
staff. Thank you Pro Way…..S.N.

Pro Way is hands down the best decision I could
have made. The teachers genuinely care about you
and your career. They really make sure you have all
the technique as well as knowledge to be
successful…. A.S.

Pro Way has an amazing Master Barber program
as well as an amazing staff who give their all from
day one. I received education, instruction as well
as tools that helped my think outside the box and 
jump start and maintain, then elevate my new career!
Priceless... T.S.

I learned how to be a better person, to always
be professional, to interact with clients from all stand
points and how to remain humbled. Also,
Mr. Whitfield (Pro Way instructor), made me more
aware of who I am as a person (As a Man). That was
the most powerful thing I got from Pro Way… J.E.

Pro Way and their staff have motivated me to
become a great barber. I honestly wouldn't have
been able to complete the program if it wasn't for the
entire staff. Every one of them played a huge role in
helping me grow not only as a student but into a true
professional. I'm blessed to say I attended Pro Way
where learned from the best group of instructors and
staff. Thank you Pro Way…..S.N.