FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT TRAITS DO I NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE INDUSTRY?
You will want to be friendly and outgoing. You should be able to converse with your students easily while also being comfortable with periods of silence.
You should be able to work with all kinds of people and personalities.
You should keep up-to-date on the newest and best in the beauty industry and with fashion trends.
You will want to be a representation of the beauty industry, always striving to look your best and the most professional.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You must apply in person. You may call the school to set up an appointment or drop by during business hours to submit your application and required documentation. Please see our Admissions Page for more information on admission requirements and procedures.
Please note that you must hold a current Virginia license in the relevant field to apply for these courses, and this license must be submitted with your application.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
The Cosmetology/Barbering/Nail Technology Instructor Program is 600 hours. If attending full-time the program takes just over 4 1/2 months to complete. If attending part-time,the program takes approximately 10 months to complete.
The Esthetics Instructor Program is 400 hours. If attending full-time, the program takes approximately 3 months to complete. If attending part-time, the program takes just under 7 months to complete.
WHAT ARE THE SCHEDULES? DO YOU OFFER NIGHT CLASSES?
We offer both full-time day and part-time evening classes. Full-time students 30 hours of instructional time per week. Part-time students attend 14 hours of instructional time per week.
Day classes are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. Please note that this schedule takes into account time allotted for lunch. The evening program consists of Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30PM – 9:30PM as well as Saturdays from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Please take into account that this schedule takes into account time allotted for lunch on Saturdays.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our Cosmetology/Barbering/Nail Technology Instructor tuition is currently $5,400.
Our Esthetics Instructor Tuition is currently $3,600.
This can be set up on a payment plan (please see below).
At the discretion of the school administration, a graduate of Bristol School of Hair Design may be awarded a scholarship for the Instructor Programs.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR IT?
You may pay your tuition in full by cash, check, certified check, money order, or through non-federal agency or loan programs. Please make all checks payable to Bristol School of Hair Design.
We are also happy to set up your tuition on a monthly payment plan (see below).
CAN I SET MY TUITION UP ON A PAYMENT PLAN?
Students may set up their tuition on an interest-free monthly payment plan.
Each student will receive a payment schedule along with their truth-in-lending statement and enrollment agreement.
Payments are due the 1st of each month and are considered late after the 5th of each month. A late fee will be issued for late payments. Payment must be made to the Administrative Office and must be received by the due date.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS?
A $100 non-refundable application fee is due with your application.
All students are required to purchase their training kit, which includes all of your textbooks needed for the course. The current cost of the textbooks for the Cosmetology/Barbering/Nail Technology Instructor is $850. The current cost of the textbooks for the Esthetics Instructor is $1,085. This fee is due on or before your first day of class.
STATE BOARD LICENSING FEE & KIT
Students are responsible for paying the applicable state board licensing fee. The fee amount can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin for the relevant state licensure exam. This fee is paid at the time the application for the state board licensing exam is submitted.