City Highlights

The Capital Region is full of exciting opportunities, and The Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology is right in the middle of it all. With shopping destinations uptown, culture and night-life downtown, and fine dining options spread across the region, it’s hard to get bored.


Even in short walking distance, you’ll find popular lunch spots like Pepper Jack’s, and on tough mornings, you can fuel up right around the corner at Dunkin Donuts. Branching out, you’ll find many hidden gems in the area, like New World Bistro on Delaware Avenue, and popular favorites like The Cheesecake Factory in Colonie Center. Central Avenue boasts many nearby options as well, such as Ichiban and El Mariachi. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Albany is sure to have it.



The Capital Region is home to a variety of festivals and concerts all year long. From Tulip Fest in the spring to Pearl Palooza in the fall, there’s always something to look forward to. Even in the winter, you can get out and go ice-skating at Empire State Plaza or visit the nearby Adirondacks for many outdoor activities! Many big names come to perform in the area and surrounding local venues. Catch shows at Proctor’s or the Palace Theatre, or join your friends for a night out on Lark Street.



The Capital Region offers premier shopping at Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center, both less than five miles from our school. Wolf Road, Central Ave and Western Ave provide all the stores you need for everyday necessities.



Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) provides an easy and inexpensive route system to get you where you need to go. Buses connect the entire region, including services extending north to Saratoga. Orlo is located four miles from the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak rail station and six miles from the Albany International Airport.