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Who We Are

Crown Cutz Academy Bristol (formerly Bristol School of Hair Design) is an innovative leader in beauty education. 

Since its opening over 28 years ago, Crown Cutz Academy Bristol has been successfully educating students and preparing them

for successful careers in the beauty industry.

Our highly skilled instructors, extensive hands-on training, and structured curriculum allow our students to become successful

professionals in the industry.

The courses offered at Crown Cutz Academy Bristol are designed not only to provide students with technical skill-based training but also to inspire students to explore creativity and their passion for this industry.

We will equip you with the skills and confidence needed to meet your goals and achieve your dreams.


Bristol School of Hair Design opened its doors in March of 1992 as a Cosmetology School.

In July 1994, Ann West, the former Director and sole owner of the school, purchased Bristol School of Hair Design.

During her ownership of the school, Bristol School of Hair Design continually worked to improve its program offerings. Unfortunately, in October of 2020 Ann West passed away. Since then the school has been purchased by Craig Charles and Kennedy Pascal. They are now the sole owners of renamed Crown Cutz Academy Bristol.

Progressively, between 1994 and 2009, Bristol School of Hair Design has increased its course offerings from one to ten.

Crown Cutz Academy Bristol now offers programs in Cosmetology, Master Barber, Barber (Virginia), Nail Technology (Virginia), Manicuring, Basic Esthetics (Virginia), Esthetics, Master Esthetics, Instructor Training for Esthetics, and Instructor Training for Cosmetology, Barbering, and Nail Technology. 


Located at 805 Commonwealth Avenue in Bristol, VA, the school is less than a mile from the Tennessee state line and is proud to offer courses for Virginia as well those tailored for licensure in states such as Tennessee.


For over 25 years, this institution has been helping students pursue their dreams and begin exciting new careers. 


Our mission is to provide students with top-quality education

and to instill in them a level of professionalism and skill that will prepare them for employment and allow them to excel in the beauty industry.

Crown Cutz Academy Bristol is dedicated to educating quality

Barbers, Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Nail Technicians/Manicurists, and Instructors.

Graduates are able to meet both the present and future demands of the beauty industry.

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