About Us

Thinking of becoming a Certified Trichologist?

Learn more about the

American Academy of Hair and Scalp Diseases

Most beauty practitioners who are gathering information about Trichology are driven by the same goal:

To help their clients conquer one of the most confidence-wrecking conditions out there – hair loss.

If this is you, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you what Trichology is, how it can help you help your clients AND transform your beauty career into a lucrative business, and how you can become a hair loss genius. But first things first, let us introduce ourselves.

We Create Hair Loss Experts

We are The American Academy of Hair and Scalp Diseases- extended to the world of beauty for every professional to engage in a higher learning experience. We serve students via our online courses to advance their career or to pursue an academic passion. 

We are an accredited academy through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Our certification program has been vetted by a reputable organization who is dedicated to promoting an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and nontraditional therapies and modalities.

Our Certified Trichologists advance with the title of “Holistic Health Practitioner of Trichology” and become members of an association that offers endless support. 

Our students come to us from every time zone, and every culture, with one thing in common: the motivation to take the next challenging step in their professional lives to render viable solutions to their customers with alopecia and scalp maladies. They find that challenge here, where our academic standards are high and our resources are extensive. 

When you’re investing in your education, you want to be sure you’re learning from the best. In our virtual classroom you engage with professionals at the forefront of trichology who share insights on current research and trends. Under our educators, you can build the knowledge and skills to achieve your goals. 

Our Founder: Hair Loss Advocate and

Trichology Thought Leader

Certified Trichologist and Holistic Health Practitioner Ky Smith also known as “Your Hair Loss Advocate” is the leading authority in hair and scalp diseases. She started with one salon and wellness center and built that into one of the top trichology businesses in the industry. As Ky’s success grew with trichology she expanded her territory and founded The American Academy of Hair and Scalp Diseases where she teaches other beauty professionals to achieve what came so naturally to her – hair loss eradication through health and wellness.

As an international educator and hair loss expert Ky has managed to achieve growth and sustainability leveraging trichology, and has guided hundreds of other beauty professionals to develop the skill set, systems and revenue generation to experience success within their hair loss clinics.

Ky Smith is a trichological genius and a business midwife to beautypreneurs helping them birth their dreams. She’s radical about success! Ky is a published author, sat on countless panels as a hair loss expert sharing her genius, been featured in publications, written articles for health magazines, blogs, and has been highlighted in research papers conducted by Bobbit for Modern Salon as one of the Authorities on the topic of alopecia.

With nearly 30 years in the beauty industry Ky is the head educator at AAHSD and is relentless about pursuing the goals of each student. Trichology has afforded Ky to retire as a hairstylist, but she still actively practices Trichology at the Hair Loss Management Center of Houston reversing hair loss, instilling hope, and increasing longevity with all she encounters.

Ky has founded our Academy out of desire to educate new generations of Trichologists who will eradicate hair loss and prosper while doing so.

Why Should You Specialize In Hair Loss

With Us?

Because you’re ready to take the next step and don’t let anything get in your way. Build knowledge for a better future in the beauty industry. The hair loss industry is rapidly growing, offering an opportunity for anyone ready to hop on the train and become a thriving hair loss practitioner. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level.

You may have a full plate already: A thriving beauty business. Hectic family schedules. We understand that finding time for school isn’t easy, but if you have the passion and determination, you can pursue a Trichology education. 

Going back to school doesn’t mean putting your life on pause. Our courses were created with the multi-tasking beauty pro in mind. Although balancing life with the rigors of AAHSD will be challenging, you can still manage your studies by allocating 10% of your time weekly to researching and completing assignments.

We understand the challenges you go through simply because we lived through them ourselves. We understand the need to balance out the pursuit for success with family life and time for your own well-being. That’s why we’re so passionate about encouraging beauty professionals to become hair loss practitioners. You’ll find that your business has advanced while your time behind the chair has remained more or less the same. More money in the bank, less hours on your feet.

Ready For The Next Step?

Finally, let us assure you that our Academy is the right choice for you. What you’ll get by partnering with us is:

  • Access to top educators who share their experience and the most up-to-date techniques in the world,
  • Interactions with your peers who are just as motivated to master Trichology as you are,
  • Ample opportunities to have your questions answered and dilemmas resolved by hair loss experts with years of experience,
  • Online programs to follow your busy schedule,
  • Reputable Certificates that will position you as an expert in your community,
  • Marketing opportunities for your practice,

And much, much more.

Our students come to us as motivated beauty professionals and we turn them into hair loss superstars. Are you ready to become one?


If you’re not ready to commit to the Trichology journey yet, start by downloading our free report that will show you the real state of the hair loss industry today.

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