Welcome to Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology…the Memphis Cosmetology and Beauty School that students have been choosing since the 1980’s.

If you enjoy working with people, and have a creative flair, then a career in the beauty industry is the career for you!

Learn everything you need to know about starting a career in the world of beauty at Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology where skilled and experienced instructors use time-tested tools and teaching techniques to give you hands-on training in this exciting, diversified, and lucrative field.  Through our structured curriculum, we supply the principles and practices of cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics, and instructor training from basic techniques to more advanced, continually focusing on skills that will make you more marketable upon graduation.

The practical management skills you need to run a successful salon or beauty business are also covered, ensuring you’ll be confident no matter which branch of the beauty industry you choose for your career.

We are family-owned, not a faceless corporation or “cookie-cutter” franchise, so you are not just a number. Our main focus is our students. Always has been, always will be.  We will be there with you on your journey to becoming a beauty industry professional.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to express your creativity and establish a solid professional career, look no further!
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Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology is a special purpose institution. That purpose is state in our mission statement: Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology (TAC) seeks the highest level of educational methods and performance of its faculty in preparing students for varied careers in the field of cosmetology, esthetics, and manicuring. Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology recognizes that only through quality education can cosmetologists be trained to be a credit to themselves, their profession, and their community. The course of study and activities associated with the curriculum creates a firm foundation for the student entering the field of cosmetology. The Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology recognizes its obligations to its students, its alumni, and its community, constantly seeking better ways to fulfill its commitments.  This purpose does not include preparing students for further college study. Students should be aware that transfer of credit is always the responsibility of the receiving institution. Whether or not credits transfer is solely up to the receiving institution. Any student interested in transferring credit hours should check with the receiving institution directly to determine to what extent, if any, credit hours can be transferred.”

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology is accredited by NAACAS (NACCAS) and licensed by the State of Tennessee Board of Cosmetology.

Salon Hours*:

  • Tuesday: 10:15 AM to 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 10;15 AM to 3 PM
  • Thursday: 10;15 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed

*subject to change, please contact School to confirm hours of operation

Student Education Hours:

  • Full Time: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Part Time: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Part Time Nights (Cosmetology only): Tuesday thru Friday: 5 PM to 9 PM and  Saturday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.  In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data link under Recent Reports at the bottom of the screen.” Learn more about Tennessee Higher Education Commission here