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.
Please note that you must hold a current Virginia Basic Esthetics License to enroll in our Master Esthetics Program.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
The Master Esthetics program for Virginia is 600 hours and takes just under 10 months to complete.
WHAT ARE THE SCHEDULES? DO YOU OFFER NIGHT CLASSES?
Currently, we only offer one schedule option for Master Esthetics. Students attend 14 hours of instructional time per week. The schedule consists of Wednesday & Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM. Please note that this schedule takes into account time allotted for lunch.
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 Master Esthetics tuition is currently $4000.
This can be set up on a payment plan (please see below).
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).
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) 791-8079 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?
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 and esthetics tools needed for the course. The current cost of the kit/textbooks is $540, 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.