You're here because you're ready!
Through training and guidance, you will be armed with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you to succeed in one of today's most in-demand professions.
The courses offered at Bristol School of Hair Design 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.
Whether you are interested in Cosmetology, Barber/Master Barber, Nail Technology/Manicuring, Esthetics, Master Esthetics, or Instructor Training, we are here to equip you with the skills and confidence needed to meet your goals and achieve your dreams.
Offering courses for both Virginia and Tennessee licensure.
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
Federal Financial Aid is now available to eligible students in the following programs: Cosmetology, Master Barber, Manicuring, & Esthetics.
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Applicants should contact the school to schedule an appointment for an interview and tour of the facilities or stop by the school during business hours. During this visit, the applicant will receive the application form and enrollment questionnaire as well as more detailed information about the school & the programs offered.
To apply for admission, the student must submit a completed application and enrollment questionnaire, the non-refundable $100 application fee, and the required documentation listed under our Admissions Requirements.
The school accepts applications between 9:30AM and 4:30PM Tuesday through Saturday, as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00PM – 9:00PM.
Bristol School of Hair Design will only accept students that we determine are capable of completing and benefiting from the chosen program of study. Students accepted by the school will be contacted by the Admissions Director via the phone number provided on the application. At this time, a meeting will be set up to sign an Enrollment Agreement and other required documents.
The applicant must be at least 16 years of age and have attained a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED). In addition, you need to be friendly, creative, dependable, and have a desire to succeed as a salon or spa professional.
The applicant must complete an application form and enrollment questionnaire and must submit a $100 non-refundable application fee.
Applicants must also provide proof of age (driver's license or other government issued picture ID), social security card (or student visa or green card), a 2x2 photo meeting the requirements of a passport photo), and a minimum of a high school diploma, GED, or state-issued credential if home-schooled.
High School Students
A limited number of secondary students (no more than 10% of students currently enrolled) may be admitted if the applicant meets the state requirements for admission, obtains permission in writing from the secondary school in which they are enrolled, and successfully completes a pre-enrollment evaluation as established by the institution.
If a prospective student was home-schooled, they must provide documentation to demonstrate compliance with one of the following requirements - requirement 2) is required if applicable.
You must obtain written documentation from the school district, county, or state that shows the student’s secondary school education was in a home school that state law treats as a home school or private school.
If the state the home schooled student was educated in issues a secondary school completion credential to homeschoolers, the prospective student must provide this credential in order to be eligible for enrollment.
The school will accept a foreign diploma or transcript, however, the diploma or transcript must be equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma and must be translated into English by a certified translator. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have the foreign diploma or transcript translated and evaluated as part of the admissions process. Because the cost of evaluating a foreign diploma or transcript must be incurred as a charge of admissions prior to enrollment in an eligible program, the fee cannot be included in the cost of attendance.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and submit a current relevant license in addition to the requirements listed above.
CLASS START DATES
*Start dates may be changed per Bristol School of Hair Design's discretion
All new students are
required to attend orientation.
Orientation will be held
at the beginning of the first day of class.
Students are each given a hard copy of the School Catalog at this time.
During orientation, the faculty member will go over various aspects of the school catalog, school policies, rules and regulations, the student code of conduct, attendance and leave of absence policies, graduation and licensing information, and other policies affecting and services available to the students.
(Virginia or Tennessee)
(Virginia or Tennessee)
(tailored for Tennessee)
(tailored for Tennessee)
Esthetics - 400 hours
MAKE SURE TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME TO THE SCHOOL TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
o COMPLETED APPLICATION
o COMPLETED ENROLLMENT QUESTIONNAIRE
o DRIVER’S LICENSE OR GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID
o SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
o HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED
o $100 APPLICATION FEE
o 2x2 PASSPORT PHOTO
(not a passport)
Bristol School of Hair Design does not recruit students who are already enrolled in a similar program at another institution, but there are circumstances in which we do accept students transferring in hours from other schools. Bristol School of Hair Design will consider a student’s appeal for enrollment with transfer hours. Any appeal made by the potential transfer student will be reviewed by the Director. Determination of any appeals will be made within 30 days of the request for enrollment with transfer hours.
The complete and official Record of Instruction from the previous school must be received by Bristol School of Hair Design prior to the appeal. Also, an arrangement of payment must be made prior to the appeal.
Please note that the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation requires that both the new and former schools be accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, we will be unable to transfer in hours from an unaccredited institution.
Transfer hours accepted by Bristol School of Hair Design are applied to the total number of hours necessary to complete the program and are considered both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has been exhausted. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations are based on actual contracted hours at the institution.
The number of transfer hours accepted by Bristol School of Hair Design will be based on an evaluation of a certified transcript provided by the former educational facility as well as an evaluation of the student’s comprehension of the course material. After the certified official transcript is received, the student will be contacted via the phone number provided on their application to set up a time with the Director to conduct the evaluation. The student will be informed via both phone call and official letter of the results of the evaluation and the number of transfer hours officially accepted by Bristol School of Hair Design.
Coursework completed at Bristol School of Hair Design is transferable to another institution at the sole discretion of the accepting institution.
FINANCIAL POLICY FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
For students completing less than the course-required hours of instruction at Bristol School of Hair Design, the following payment schedule will apply:
All students will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.00.
All students will be required to purchase a kit and textbooks from Bristol School of Hair Design.
For students completing 75% or more of the hours required for the program at Bristol School of Hair Design, full tuition fees and costs will apply. (1125+ hours for Cosmetology, 1125+ hours for Master Barber, 825+ for Barber (Virginia), 225+ hours for Nail Technology (Virginia), 450+ hours for Manicuring , 450+ hours for Basic Esthetics (Virginia), 562.5+ hours for Esthetics, 450+ hours for Master Esthetics, 450+ hours for Cosmetology, Barbering, or Nail Technology Instructor Course, 300+ hours for Esthetics Instructor Course).
For any hours required less than that, the hourly rate charged will be: $7.14/hour for Cosmetology & Master Barber, $4.55/hour for Barber (Virginia), $6.89/hour for Nail Technology (Virginia), $6.58/hour for Manicuring, $5.83/hour for Basic Esthetics (Virginia), $8.67/hour for Esthetics, $6.67/hour for Master Esthetics, $4.99/hour for Cosmetology, Barbering, or Nail Technology Instructor Course, $3.99/hour for Esthetics Instructor Course.
DISCLOSURE OF TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS
Coursework completed at Bristol School of Hair Design is transferable to another institution at the sole discretion of the accepting institution. Coursework completed at Bristol School of Hair Design may not transfer to another educational institution, and coursework completed at another educational institution may not be accepted by Bristol School of Hair Design. You should obtain confirmation that Bristol School of Hair Design will accept any coursework/hours you have completed at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer coursework/hours earned at Bristol School of Hair Design to determine if such institutions will accept coursework/hours earned at Bristol School of Hair Design prior to executing an enrollment agreement. You should never assume that coursework/hours will transfer to or from any educational institution.