2019 will provide a year of excitement at DR!

Mr. Roberts, after 58 years of exceptional education to his students, has decided to retire.

In fall 2019, the Valpariso & Schererville campuses will combine. The Valpariso campus will close. All classes will be offered at the Schererville campus, which is owned & operated by Janet Stemmer.

The Schererville campus is larger & offers multiple programs; cosmetology, barber (pending approval fall 2019), esthetics, massage therapy, manicuring & instructor, both full & part-time classes.

We would like to thank all of the clients who have supported the Valpariso campus, as without you, the education provided would not have been complete.

Don Roberts


Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. offers a full and part time cosmetology, manicure and instructors program.   Additionally it offers a vocational program that affords licensure and high school graduation at the same time, thus allowing the graduate to immediately be employed upon high school graduation. Many of our vocational graduates use their cosmetology skills to help them with their future college expenses.

Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. strives to allow each student to identify and develop their own strengths and skills within the cosmetology and manicuring fields. Many of the students excel in their hair coloring and designing skills. These talents have been used by many that have benefited from very successful careers.

The instructors program is unique in its curriculum, experiences and length. Janet Stemmer, CEO, COO and President uses her 50 years of classroom experience to mentor those in this program. Her belief is that a school and its students are only as strong as its staff. She prides herself in the fact that all educators on staff have been mentored in the hands on DR principles of education.

The Don Roberts Beauty School has a central goal that is to offer an education experience that provides its graduates with the skills that will deliver the highest quality of professional services to their clients.

Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. has been in the business of quality education since 1961 and continue to be the leader in cosmetology education in Northwest Indiana.


The Don Roberts Beauty School offers a 3,000 foot campus that includes a large clinic area and two classrooms. Ample parking is provided at no charge.

  • The school has an audio visual presence in each classroom, kitchen/break room and facial room.
  • The campus is WiFi accessible. The use of computers, notebooks and/or tablets is encouraged.
  • The school provides all equipment and products needed while in class and clinic/lab activities.

Class Starts

Class starts are program dependent.
Open enrollment is available for most programs. Call the campus for detail. 219-462-5189 & Schedule your Discovery Day!

Hours of Class


  • Level One (1) Full Time:
    Tuesday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Level Two (2), Three (3) & Four (4) Full Time:
    Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Level Two (2), Three (3) & Four (4) Part Time:
    Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


  • Part Time: Program Dependent / Cosmetology License concurs with high school graduation / two-year program
Industry Disclaimer

2016 Out Come Rates

Licensing Rate 100%
Placement Rate 78%
Completion Rate 60%

The Valparaiso Campus is licensed by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and Nationally Accredited by NACCAS.

All graduates completed the program within 150% of their course length.

Annual reviews of our student populations determine that 93% of the students work outside of their home while in school. Many are successfully placed in the industry, at entry level positions/minimum wage, while in school.  After completion of school and licensing their job descriptions become more suited to their skills/wage increases.