All students must be free of contagious disease, at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or GED, have a current Cosmetology license and a minimum of 2 years salon experience. In addition, all applicants must pass an entrance exam displaying practical skills equal to or greater than current Tennessee School of Beauty undergraduate students.
To qualify for licensure under Tennessee Cosmetology Law, an Instructor Trainee is required to satisfactorily complete 300 clock hours of training. To accomplish this in the shortest possible time frame, we offer classes Tuesday through Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those students attending full time can complete the course in 8 weeks. To accommodate those students wishing to take the Instructor Training Course who are presently working in a salon, we can arrange a part-time schedule for you. Our minimum part-time schedule is from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at least one other day during the week (part-time students may attend more than the schedule shown above, but not less).
Instructor Trainees may begin their Cosmetology training on the first Tuesday of any month, Esthetics Instructor training begins in January, May, and September, and Nail Instructor Training begins in January, June and August. Please note that we will only accept two Instructor Trainees per class.
Tuition & Personal Equipment
For Tennessee School of Beauty graduates, the cost of training is $2895 for tuition, plus an additional $100 for books and supplies, for a total cost of $2995.
For those students who graduated from a beauty school other than Tennessee School of Beauty, the cost of training is $5,895 for tuition, plus an additional $100 for books and supplies, for a total cost of $5,995.
Students have the option of paying in full or setting up a payment plan. There will be a one-time 5% finance charge added to the initial unpaid balance for those students on payment plans.
For Tennessee School of Beauty graduates, an initial payment of $1395, plus $100 for books and supplies, for a total down payment of $1495, is required to begin your training. A payment of $125 is then due on the first day of each succeeding week until the balance is paid in full.
For non-TSB graduates, an initial payment of $2895, plus $100 for books and supplies, for a total down payment of $2995, is required to begin your training. A payment of $250 is then due on the first day of each succeeding week until the balance is paid in full.
The only other costs Instructor Trainees will incur will be uniforms. The Instructor Trainee uniform consists of a Tennessee School of Beauty Lab Coat and professional-looking attire, such as that worn by the TSB staff.
Employment /Placement Service
Tennessee School of Beauty, nor any other educational institution, cannot GUARANTEE employment as an inducement to your enrolling in the Instructor Training Program. However, students attending Tennessee School of Beauty are assisted in placement through the school’s National Placement Service. Cosmetology school contacts are maintained throughout East Tennessee, as well as throughout the United States. We are glad to assist all of our graduates as many times as necessary throughout their life.