Cosmetology Program

Are you passionate about hairstyling and other beauty techniques? At Brillare, we teach these techniques and more in our cosmetology program to help our students launch their careers.

Looking for a career that allows you to embrace your creative side, make connections, and earn a good wage? As one of the premier cosmetology schools in Cleveland, TN, and Chattanooga, TN, Brillare Beauty Institute can give you the tools, skills, and resources you need to become a licensed cosmetologist. Our students have gone on to work in upscale salons or start their own businesses with the help of our hands-on training and student-run spa experience.

Classroom Training and Preparation

Your first 300 hours of training takes place in our hands-on classroom. Unlike other schools, our class isn’t a lecture hall or filled with books; instead, you’ll receive a valuable hands-on learning experience at workstations. You’ll use your workstation to practice on mannequins, learn the fundamentals of running a salon, and work one-on-one with our experienced instructors, who have been in the industry for years and come from all over the country to teach our students. The world of hairstyling is always evolving—having access to our experienced instructors provides valuable insight to:

  • Cutting
  • Coloring
  • Shampooing
  • Styling
  • Perms
  • Advanced Color/Cutting Techniques
  • Skin Care
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • And More!

By fulfilling your training, we help you prepare for the state practical and written exams by giving you a practice exam in our student-run salon and spa.

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Learn the Cost of Cosmetology School

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Find out what types of financial aid you qualify for below.

Our SalonSpa Hands-On Learning Experience

After your classroom training, you’ll graduate into our onsite SalonSpa. The state requires a 1:20 teacher to student ratio, but we are proud to go above and beyond with a 1:10 teacher to student ratio! Someone will always be available to answer any questions you have as you learn how to work in a real salon and perform your skills on customers. We’ll help you learn how to work with clients, book appointments, ensure returning clients, sell retail products, and develop the professionalism that will make you valuable to any employer.

Our Full Cosmetology Program Breakdown

Cosmetology Diploma Program C100:C200 (1,500 contact hours over one year)
This beauty school program provides the knowledge and skills every student needs to become a licensed cosmetologist in Tennessee and enter the beauty industry’s job market in an entry-level position. The length of this program is approximately one year long.

Objectives of the program include:

  • To develop the knowledge and understanding of the theory of Cosmetology, as well as the skill and appreciation of the practice of Cosmetology.
  • To develop good habits in the safe and sanitary performance of duties, and to recognize the importance of these habits in the interest of self, as well as others.
  • To learn the proper care and use of supplies and equipment for the application of cosmetic treatments.
  • To prepare students for the State Board Examination and obtain a cosmetology license.
  • First 300 Hours:
    • State exam content=practical and written exams
    • Use of mannequins using cut, color and style techniques
    • Fundamentals of working in a salon
  • Next 1,200 Hours:
    • Working in the salon after an hour of classroom activities at the beginning of the day
    • Focusing on furthering skills and content (how to sell retail and book clients)
    • Working on skill sets and techniques
    • Learn from stylists from around the country
  • Learning Different Metrics:
    • Manicure/Pedicure training
    • All facets of hair color, cut, shampoo/blowout
    • Linking to multiple color lines and how to use color for different brands

Average Cost of Cosmetology School

  • Tuition: $16,500
  • Professional-Grade Kit: $1,975
  • Fees: $300
  • Total: $18,775

Our Financial Aid office will help you afford these costs so you can make your dream career a reality.

Learn How Students Succeed in Our Beauty School Programs

Over the years, our students have gone on to do great things in the beauty industry. Learn more about them and how you can become one of them.

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