COSMETOLOGY - TENNESSEE

Cosmetology
IN
Tennessee

Who wouldn’t want to start a cosmetology career in Tennessee?

This state is known for its booming music industry, which means that entertainers need reliable cosmetology professionals who can master big hair, stage makeup, and age-defying skin treatments.

State License Requirements
1,500
Hours

In the state of Tennessee, licensing goes through Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, which is part of the Department of Commerce & Insurance. This is a multistep process that includes verification of training hours, a background check, and payment of fees. You pay a $70 fee for your written test and a $70 fee for your skills test.

Education Details

There's lots to learn before you can become a licensed cosmetologist. Beauty schools, technical schools, and community colleges often have cosmetology programs that provide the 1500 hours of education you need to pursue a license. Before you get to practice a new skill or technique, you learn about it in the classroom. Once you have the theory down, you can start getting hands-on experience with the help of your instructors. This includes working with real clients.

What You’ll Learn at Tennessee Cosmetology Schools

  • Sterilization and sanitation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemical waving, relaxing, coloring, and bleaching
  • Sculptured nails
  • Hair structure and chemistry
  • Shampooing and rinses
  • Hair and scalp care
  • Hair shaping
  • Hairdressing and hairstyling
  • Facials
  • Arching
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Manicures and pedicures
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology license renewal in Tennessee is required every two years, and you can renew your license up to 60 days before its expiration date. Barber license renewal costs $80. Cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, natural hairstylist and shampooer license renewal costs $50. Instructor license renewal costs $60. You must pay a $25 late fee if your application is received after the expiration date. Cosmetology and barber instructors must complete 16 approved CEUs every two years. There are currently no continuing education requirements for beauty practitioners.

Careers
$28,300
Salary
25%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

Job growth in Tennessee is promising. Between 2016 and 2026, job openings are expected to swell 25% in this state (O*Net, 2019). Currently, the average salary for a Tennessee cosmetologist is $28,300 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Working as a Cosmetologist

Tennessee is home to many exciting and rewarding career paths that may not be available in other states. With the huge country music industry and tourist shows that occur year-round, cosmetologists who specialize in stage makeup and hair may find their calling here. In addition, there are hundreds of successful spas and salons all over Tennessee. Whether you prefer to work with hair, skin, or nails, you may find a salon that aligns with your style and career goals.

State board Contact Information

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1147
Phone Number: 615-741-2515
Fax Number: 615-741-1310
E-mail Address: Cosmetology.Board@TN.Gov

The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners can answer any questions you may have about obtaining your cosmetology license in Tennessee.

Tennessee has enjoyed a rich cosmetology industry going well back to
the turn of the century. As such, many who want to take part have a slew
of places to gain pertinent information. The following groups are the
first stepping stone.

Tennessee Department of Barber Examiners
Associated Hair Professionals
Intercoiffure

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Find the Beauty Schools in Tennessee that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Brentwood-Nashville

7106 Moores Lane, Ste A,
Brentwood-Nashville, TN 37027

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Nashville

1765 Galleria Blvd.,
Franklin, TN 37067

Program: Cosmetology

Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills. Experience the AVEDA difference and start your journey today! • iPad Mini included in every kit • Digital curriculum offers 24/7 access • CampAVEDA immersion program • Salon tours & career fairs • License fees included • 8, 000 salons, spas, institutes and stores in 32 countries Why Aveda With over 30 years of nurturing beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility, AVEDA sources organic, plant-based alternatives to synthetic chemicals and packaging, providing high-performing, award-winning products that are good for professionals, our guests and the earth. AVEDA is the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% certified wind power. By committing to alternative energy sources we can all have an impact on the energy we consume and help lower our carbon footprint. Programs Offered Cosmetology Training Program Express your creativity and talent! Our Cosmetology program and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The Cosmetology course includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills. Esthiology Training Program The AVEDA Institute's innovative Esthiology program offers students the opportunity to learn specialized techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, participants will be prepared to take the state licensing examination, opening the door to a future as an esthetician. What They Say About Us "My favorite part about the AVEDA Institute is the level of growth I have experienced. This process began from day one with the specialized, individual attention I received from my educators. This attention has continued and I feel very comfortable being able to express myself in ways I didn't think possible. Now I'm very outgoing and have the confidence to perform all techniques I‘ve learned. So far this career is a really great journey and I enjoy being challenged at the AVEDA Institute, which has truly encouraged me to be the best "me" I can be."  - Kaitlyn, student Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
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Empire Beauty School - Jackson

1433 Hollywood Dr,
Jackson, TN 38301

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Georgia Career Institute (TN)

755 Chancery Street,
McMinnville, TN 37110

Program: Cosmetology

Great Careers Start at the Institute! Welcome to Georgia Career Institute - Conyers Campus! Our newest, state-of-the-art-facility is conveniently located off exit 82 from I-20 in Conyers - only 25 minutes from midtown Great Careers Start at the Institute! Welcome to Georgia Career Institute - Conyers Campus! Our newest, state-of-the-art-facility is conveniently located off exit 82 from I-20 in Conyers - only 25 minutes from midtown Atlanta. Turn south onto GA hwy 20, go 5 lights and turn right onto Flat Shoals. The campus comprises more than 25,000 sq ft of salon, spa classroom and retail space and offers a professional atmosphere unsurpassed in our region. For nearly 30 years, the Institute has demonstrated success in preparing its graduates to enter into and succeed in the Beauty and Wellness fields as: • Cosmetologists • Nail Technicians • Estheticians • Massage Therapists • Educators At the Institute, we don't just prepare you for your license exams - our approach is to teach you what you really need to know to build a successful career. Our curricula is designed to go significantly beyond the basics to help you truly understand what it takes to become a professional in your field. Progressive teaching methods are utilized which encourage originality and self-expression by our students. Our efforts are directed to serving the student who is inquisitive, eager, and responsive in recognizing the value of a top quality, comprehensive, professional education. You have more career choices and ways to prepare yourself for that career than any generation before you. Choosing one of the Beauty or Wellness fields could be a great decision for you if this is where your passion lies. These fields are projected by the US Bureau of Labor statistics to be among the fastest growing fields in the upcoming decade. We are grateful that you have decided to explore your options at the Institute. As we decide together whether this is the place for you, we invite you to contact us and come check us out personally so that you can get all the information you need to make the right choice for your future. Cosmetology The Cosmetology Program is comprehensive and teaches the student the basics to more advanced procedures in: • haircutting • hairstyling • permanent waving • coloring • color correction • manicuring/pedicuring • facials and basic skin care This program is offered in flexible day and evening schedules and prepares the student to qualify to take the state board exam for a Cosmetology license. It takes about a year to complete during the day schedule and approximately 18 months in the evening. Nail Technology The Institute's Program in Nail Technology takes approximately 6 months to complete during the day and nine months during the evening. You will learn everything you need to start a career in this high-demand field from the basics of manicuring to more complex nail additions and art. • basic and advanced manicuring and pedicuring • nail art • wraps • nail tips • sculptured nails • gels • acrylics Also in this program, an introduction to basic Aromatherapy and reflexology is included. Esthetics One of the fastest growing professional segments of the cosmetology industry is Esthetics. The Esthetician is responsible for the care, repair and enhancement of the skin, our largest organ. As the general population ages and becomes more aware of the importance of this vital organ, the Esthetics industry is booming. Every day, more and more women as well as men are seeking treatment and instruction in the care of their skin. As a student at the Institute you will be learn everything you need to know to begin a skincare career from the basic facial to rejuvenating procedures including microdermabrasion, galvanic, high frequency and ultrasonic treatments. Students learn several techniques for exfoliation as hair removal becomes more in demand for both men and women in the spa environment. Instruction in spa body treatments will teach you how to help your clients achieve a sense of relaxation and balance as well as for detoxification of the body. The science and art of makeup is explored during the course and the student will decide if he or she wants to move more toward the spa setting or the medical setting and ample opportunity is available for study in either area. This program is offered in both the Day and Evening Schedules and will prepare the student for a career in esthetics and for the licensing examination of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Advanced courses are available to our graduates and other licensed esthetician in Applied Clinical Esthetics (ACE) for those interested in working for a medical professional or facility. In ACE the student will be exposed to pre- and post-operative care for skin surgery clients and more advanced resurfacing techniques. Another advanced program is available for makeup artistry that includes introductions to corrective makeup applications and makeup for the film and television industries. Massage Therapy Massage has been utilized for relaxation and therapeutic applications for thousands of years. Today more people are realizing the therapeutic benefits of massage than ever before. Massage therapy can be useful for the relief of many conditions including: • Stress • Tension • Chronic muscle problems • Joint and circulatory issues The Massage Therapy Program at Georgia Career Institute instructs the student in various modalities including: • Swedish • Deep Tissue • Sports Injury Assessment • Asian techniques • Neuromuscular Therapy • Reflexology • And more These techniques are supported by a robust study of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology throughout the program. Students will also learn the basics of building a massage business and will prepare for national examination during their course of study. The program at the Institute contains 750 contact hours of student and takes approximately one year to complete. Classes are available during the day and evening schedules. Students learn how to use the art of massage to help others increase their range of motion and flexibility to alleviate some of their discomfort and learn to help clients de-stress in this comprehensive program. The Educators Program In the Institute's Instructors' Program, students who have already become licensed beauty professionals can take their career to another level and learn the Institute's particular approach to pedagogical science and methodology. Professionals in this program will learn techniques required to develop lesson plans, classroom management and procedures, and to measure and evaluate student skills and competencies using our own rubrics and other tools. Acceptance into this program is extremely limited and requires and interview and evaluation of the education and campus director. Accreditations, Licensing, Affiliation and Financial Aid Georgia Career Institute is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education Our beauty programs are licensed by the State of Georgia Board of Cosmetology Massage Therapy is licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission We are proud members of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA), the Cosmetology Educators of America, The American Massage Therapy Association and an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. Members of our Esthetics Faculty are NCEA Certified The Institute is approved by the US Department of Education to participate in Title IV Financial Aid programs. Our Student Financial Services Department is available to guide you through the application process for financial aid. The Institute is approved for Veterans' Educational Benefits. Contact The Institute! We appreciate your interest and welcome your visit to our Conyers, GA Campus. Please click the "Request Information" button on this page to find out more. You must be a high school graduate, or possess a General Equivalency Diploma to attend Georgia Career Institute. High School Seniors are also welcome to explore with us to plan for study after high school graduation.
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Empire Beauty School - Memphis

568 Colonial Road,
Memphis, TN 38117

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
Read more
Empire Beauty School - Memphis-Highland

804 South Highland Street,
Memphis-Highland, TN 38111

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
Read more
Georgia Career Institute Murfreesboro

1233 Comerce Park Drive,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Program: Cosmetology

Great Careers Start at the Institute! Welcome to Georgia Career Institute - Conyers Campus! Our newest, state-of-the-art-facility is conveniently located off exit 82 from I-20 in Conyers - only 25 minutes from midtown Great Careers Start at the Institute! Welcome to Georgia Career Institute - Conyers Campus! Our newest, state-of-the-art-facility is conveniently located off exit 82 from I-20 in Conyers - only 25 minutes from midtown Atlanta. Turn south onto GA hwy 20, go 5 lights and turn right onto Flat Shoals. The campus comprises more than 25,000 sq ft of salon, spa classroom and retail space and offers a professional atmosphere unsurpassed in our region. For nearly 30 years, the Institute has demonstrated success in preparing its graduates to enter into and succeed in the Beauty and Wellness fields as: • Cosmetologists • Nail Technicians • Estheticians • Massage Therapists • Educators At the Institute, we don't just prepare you for your license exams - our approach is to teach you what you really need to know to build a successful career. Our curricula is designed to go significantly beyond the basics to help you truly understand what it takes to become a professional in your field. Progressive teaching methods are utilized which encourage originality and self-expression by our students. Our efforts are directed to serving the student who is inquisitive, eager, and responsive in recognizing the value of a top quality, comprehensive, professional education. You have more career choices and ways to prepare yourself for that career than any generation before you. Choosing one of the Beauty or Wellness fields could be a great decision for you if this is where your passion lies. These fields are projected by the US Bureau of Labor statistics to be among the fastest growing fields in the upcoming decade. We are grateful that you have decided to explore your options at the Institute. As we decide together whether this is the place for you, we invite you to contact us and come check us out personally so that you can get all the information you need to make the right choice for your future. Cosmetology The Cosmetology Program is comprehensive and teaches the student the basics to more advanced procedures in: • haircutting • hairstyling • permanent waving • coloring • color correction • manicuring/pedicuring • facials and basic skin care This program is offered in flexible day and evening schedules and prepares the student to qualify to take the state board exam for a Cosmetology license. It takes about a year to complete during the day schedule and approximately 18 months in the evening. Nail Technology The Institute's Program in Nail Technology takes approximately 6 months to complete during the day and nine months during the evening. You will learn everything you need to start a career in this high-demand field from the basics of manicuring to more complex nail additions and art. • basic and advanced manicuring and pedicuring • nail art • wraps • nail tips • sculptured nails • gels • acrylics Also in this program, an introduction to basic Aromatherapy and reflexology is included. Esthetics One of the fastest growing professional segments of the cosmetology industry is Esthetics. The Esthetician is responsible for the care, repair and enhancement of the skin, our largest organ. As the general population ages and becomes more aware of the importance of this vital organ, the Esthetics industry is booming. Every day, more and more women as well as men are seeking treatment and instruction in the care of their skin. As a student at the Institute you will be learn everything you need to know to begin a skincare career from the basic facial to rejuvenating procedures including microdermabrasion, galvanic, high frequency and ultrasonic treatments. Students learn several techniques for exfoliation as hair removal becomes more in demand for both men and women in the spa environment. Instruction in spa body treatments will teach you how to help your clients achieve a sense of relaxation and balance as well as for detoxification of the body. The science and art of makeup is explored during the course and the student will decide if he or she wants to move more toward the spa setting or the medical setting and ample opportunity is available for study in either area. This program is offered in both the Day and Evening Schedules and will prepare the student for a career in esthetics and for the licensing examination of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Advanced courses are available to our graduates and other licensed esthetician in Applied Clinical Esthetics (ACE) for those interested in working for a medical professional or facility. In ACE the student will be exposed to pre- and post-operative care for skin surgery clients and more advanced resurfacing techniques. Another advanced program is available for makeup artistry that includes introductions to corrective makeup applications and makeup for the film and television industries. Massage Therapy Massage has been utilized for relaxation and therapeutic applications for thousands of years. Today more people are realizing the therapeutic benefits of massage than ever before. Massage therapy can be useful for the relief of many conditions including: • Stress • Tension • Chronic muscle problems • Joint and circulatory issues The Massage Therapy Program at Georgia Career Institute instructs the student in various modalities including: • Swedish • Deep Tissue • Sports Injury Assessment • Asian techniques • Neuromuscular Therapy • Reflexology • And more These techniques are supported by a robust study of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology throughout the program. Students will also learn the basics of building a massage business and will prepare for national examination during their course of study. The program at the Institute contains 750 contact hours of student and takes approximately one year to complete. Classes are available during the day and evening schedules. Students learn how to use the art of massage to help others increase their range of motion and flexibility to alleviate some of their discomfort and learn to help clients de-stress in this comprehensive program. The Educators Program In the Institute's Instructors' Program, students who have already become licensed beauty professionals can take their career to another level and learn the Institute's particular approach to pedagogical science and methodology. Professionals in this program will learn techniques required to develop lesson plans, classroom management and procedures, and to measure and evaluate student skills and competencies using our own rubrics and other tools. Acceptance into this program is extremely limited and requires and interview and evaluation of the education and campus director. Accreditations, Licensing, Affiliation and Financial Aid Georgia Career Institute is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education Our beauty programs are licensed by the State of Georgia Board of Cosmetology Massage Therapy is licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission We are proud members of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA), the Cosmetology Educators of America, The American Massage Therapy Association and an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. Members of our Esthetics Faculty are NCEA Certified The Institute is approved by the US Department of Education to participate in Title IV Financial Aid programs. Our Student Financial Services Department is available to guide you through the application process for financial aid. The Institute is approved for Veterans' Educational Benefits. Contact The Institute! We appreciate your interest and welcome your visit to our Conyers, GA Campus. Please click the "Request Information" button on this page to find out more. You must be a high school graduate, or possess a General Equivalency Diploma to attend Georgia Career Institute. High School Seniors are also welcome to explore with us to plan for study after high school graduation.
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The Salon Professional Academy Nashville

2710 Old Lebanon Road,
Nashville, TN 37214

Program: Cosmetology

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY TSPA is truly a unique place of learning. We’ve taken the best of salon life and the education world and blended them to a harmonious whole with our Nashville THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY TSPA is truly a unique place of learning. We’ve taken the best of salon life and the education world and blended them to a harmonious whole with our Nashville cosmetology school. With the hustle and bustle of a large, high end salon, students spend the bulk of their time here learning in a real life atmosphere. In an effort to best prepare our students for excellence and success upon graduation, we keep them accountable through their technical, business, and service skills. TSPA students spend their time in the cosmetology classroom with a highly qualified education staff of board licensed cosmetology instructors with over 100 years of combined industry experience.  The Salon Professional Academy believes that our approach gives our graduates a distinct advantage when entering the marketplace. OUR MISSION The Salon Professional Academy’s objective is to produce highly trained, well prepared graduates for our industry.  We are committed to excellence in post-secondary cosmetology education.  Educational systems and programs focused on cosmetology arts and sciences are updated constantly to keep the student's interests first and our educational quality high. WHY CHOOSE TSPA We keep our class sizes to a minimum to ensure that you receive the one on one attention you deserve to maximize your Professional Edge. Our facility is state of the art, including classrooms that are equipped with the best educational tools. Redken hair care for both professional and retail, along with Creative Nail Design, CND, Dermalogica Skin Care In addition to local salons, we have placement in more than 6,000 Redken Club 5th Avenue salons in all 50 states. TSPA graduates are recruited from across the country. We have the support of Industry leaders such as Michael Cole, Randy Kunkel, Sam Villa, Dhaniel Doud, Peter Millard, Jayson Morgan, Kevin Champagne and Tina Terry-Hunt just to name a few. ENROLLMENT We offer cosmetology programs that are designed to develop your professional skills while teaching you about the salon business. STUDENT BENEFITS We train for the top 20% of salons to assure your success after training. Area salon owners serve on our advisory board and recruit from our school. In addition to local salons, we have placement in more than 6,000 Redken Club 5th Avenue salons in all 50 states. Our graduates are recruited from across the country. The $200 enrollment fee secures your place in the next class. COSMETOLOGY As a cosmetology student at the Academy, you will be prepared to perform hair, skin, and nail services on the public. In a 1500 hr cosmetology training program, meeting TN state requirements, we provide you with a quality education in all phases of cosmetology. When you graduate, you will be a knowledgeable, skilled professional ready to pass the state board exams and work as a cosmetologist. Click here for our Cosmetology Disclosure.
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