If you are passionate, creative, and enjoy working with your hands and you like the thought of making people not only look beautiful but feel beautiful, then a career as a licensed cosmetologist is the perfect career choice for you. You can be on your way to a rewarding career in cosmetology in under a year.

Cosmetologists are in high demand nationwide, as we constantly get calls from salons looking for students that are graduating. Just a few of the career paths that are available to cosmetologists are: hairstylists, colorists, platform artists, makeup artists, nail technicians, shampoo technicians, instructors, product demonstrators, and many more. Whichever career path in cosmetology you choose, Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology has all the tools to get you fully equipped for your exciting new career!

The cosmetology program is a 1500 clock hour program with a modern, up-to-date curriculum with licensed instructors who are skilled and knowledgeable in both basic and advanced techniques. We provide each and every student with a strong foundation that will carry them into the challenging, yet rewarding field of cosmetology.

Every student has the opportunity to not only view each lesson, but practice each lesson hands-on in a comfortable learning environment with a skilled professional available to help them at all times. Every instructor brings something new, unique and exciting to the curriculum. Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology uses the highly respected Milady textbooks and teaching methods to abundantly prepare all of our students to excel in the cosmetology field. Because the field of cosmetology is forever changing and because of the diversity in the beauty industry, Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology incorporates a variety of tools and product lines to help compliment the insightful curriculum, and inspire our students to get the most out of their education.

We feel that our students will be more valuable to themselves in the industry if they are able to work on any type of client and be able to work with any product line rather than just one or two product lines. We work very closely with a number of area salons and product representatives to ensure that our staff and students are kept up to date with the latest trends in colors, perms, cuts, and styling.

Topics of instruction and techniques include:

Hair Cutting

Hair Styling



Skin Care

Nail Care

Salon Management

State Board Training

Chemical Services


Nail Tips

Braiding and Braid Extensions

Laws and Regulations


Manual Facials



Health and Safety

Permanent Waving

Anatomy and Physiology

Disinfection and Sanitation

UV Gels

Wigs and Hair Enhancements

And More!!

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Each student receives two kits at different intervals of training. Each kit is specifically designed to help the student progress through the course and to improve techniques and capabilities.

Financial Aid Available to those who qualify

We have a full financial aid office to help you in the application process to apply for grants and/or student loans.  We are authorized to offer the Pell Grant, the Guaranteed Student Loan, and Veteran’s Assistance to those who qualify.  Applications are available through the financial aid office or from the admissions representative.


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

Start Immediately !!
New classes start every 2 weeks ! The industry is growing each and every day, and every day there are salons calling us looking for qualified cosmetologists. The sooner you start classes, the sooner you can finish and start your career in the exciting and lucrative field of cosmetology.  We can’t wait for you to become a part of what we are all about: top-notch education intertwined with a fun and exciting learning environment!

Cosmetology Course Student Disclosures

  • 1500 Clock Hours
  • Full Time Days: 50 Weeks
  • Part Time Days: 75 Weeks
  • Part Time Nights: 62.5 Weeks
  • Median Loan Debt: $8,500
  • Tuition: $15,750
  • Kit: $2,000 (tax included)
  • Classroom Fee: $300
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Total Cost: $18,150

SOC Code: 39-5012.00

Annual Outcome Rates For Each Location:

  • Highway 64: Graduation Rate: 65.4%
  • Highway 64: Placement Rate: 79.3%
  • Highway 64: Licensure Rate: 100%
  • Winchester Rd: Graduation Rate: 74.4%
  • Winchester Rd: Placement Rate: 85.9%
  • Winchester Rd: Licensure Rate: 93.8%

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