CLASS START DATES
January 21st
February 18th
March 24th
April 14th
May 19th
June 16th
July 14TH
August 18TH
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th
Start dates may be changed per Bristol
School of Hair Design's discretion
STUDENT SALON
& SPA HOURS
SUNDAY - CLOSED
MONDAY - CLOSED
TUESDAY
9:30AM - 9:30PM
Wednesday
9:30AM - 4:30PM
THURSDAY
9:30AM - 9:30PM
FRIDAY
9:30AM - 4:30PM
SATURDAY
9:30AM - 4:30PM

The Campus TItle IX Coordinator is Ann West.

Ph: 276-791-0542

Email: bristolschoolofhairdesign@gmail.com

Bristol School of Hair Design is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Bristol School of Hair Design is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

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NAIL TECHNOLOGY

Our 225 hour Nail Technology Program for Virginia Licensure and our 600 hour Manicuring Program tailored for Tennessee Licensure

provide the training you need to

prepare you for licensure. 

The programs include practical and theoretical instruction, hands-on training,

and a salon experience. 

GRANTS & LOANS AVAILABLE FOR THE 600 HOUR

MANICURING COURSE TO

THOSE WHO QUALIFY

FEATURING

Manicuring

Pedicuring

Nail Wraps

Acrylic Sculptured Nails

Nail Tips

Gel Nails

Nail Art

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 client easily while also being comfortable with periods of silence. 

  • You will need to be able to communicate with your client to understand exactly what he/she wants.

  • 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, 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. ​​

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM? 

The Nail Technology Program for Virginia is 225 hours. If attending our day program, the course takes just over 4 months to complete. If attending our evening program, the course takes just under 4 months to complete.

The Manicuring Program, which is tailored for licensure in states such as Tennessee, is 600 hours. If attending full-time, the program takes just over 5 1/2 months to complete. If attending part-time, the program takes approximately 10 months to complete. 

WHAT ARE THE SCHEDULES? DO YOU OFFER NIGHT CLASSES?

For the 225 hour Nail Technology (Virginia) program, day students attend 12 hours of instructional time per week. Day classes are Tuesday & Friday from 9:30AM - 4:30PM. Please note that above schedule includes time allotted for lunch.

 

For the 600 hour Manicuring program, full-time day students attend 25 hours of instructional time per week. These full-time day students attend Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM. Please note that this schedule includes time allotted for lunch.

 

For both the 225 hour Nail Tech program and the 600 hour Manicuring program, evening students attend 14 hours of instructional time per week. The evening program consists of Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30PM – 9:30PM and Saturdays from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Please note that this schedule includes time allotted for lunch on Saturday.

Please note that this is a smaller program that is typically close to full. Please be sure to contact us to ensure we have a schedule available that works for you.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 

Our Nail Technology (Virginia) tuition is currently $1550.

Our Manicuring Tuition is currently $3950. 

This can be set up on a payment plan (please see below). 

Grants & loans are available for the 600 Hour Manicuring program to those who qualify. To apply for grants, loans, or other financial assistance, please click here for more information.

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). 

Grants & loans are available for the 600 Hour Manicuring program to those who qualify. To apply for grants, loans, or other financial assistance, please click here for more information.

Some students may be eligible for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This institution is approved to offer GI Bill ® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. Please contact Candice West at (276) 791-0544 for questions regarding Veterans Affairs financial assistance eligibility.

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?

APPLICATION FEE

A $100 non-refundable application fee is due with your application. 

KIT/TEXTBOOK FEE

All students are required to purchase their training kit, which includes all of your textbooks and nail technology tools needed for the course. The current cost of the kit/textbooks is $510, and it 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.