Teacher Training

Tennessee has many beauty instructor training programs for students who want to step to the front of the classroom and teach tomorrow’s cosmetology professionals. The Hair Design School of Tennessee offers a cosmetology educator program for students who share that goal. In their program, you can learn critical team-building techniques and leadership skills that can inspire your classroom to raise the bar for style in their work. Plus, when you complete many of these programs, you will be well informed and prepared to earn your instructor license.

If you’re ready to learn the quick facts about becoming a beauty school instructor in Tennessee, let’s narrow your choices right now. Just use the search box at the top of this page or scroll through the list of beauty schools below that offer relevant programs. For many years, we have helped countless students navigate their way towards careers in the beauty industry. And now, we’re right here waiting for you to make the next move. Take the next step and speak with advisors at beauty schools near you today.

State License Requirements
Hours + 3 Years of Active Cosmetology License
1 Year
Junior Instruction


  • Master Barber License for 3 or More Years
  • Or 450 Hours
Education Details

It takes a strong leader and an effective communicator to adapt to a variety of student learning styles, especially when you’re at the head of the classroom. Plus, you have to have strong knowledge and skills as a cosmetologist to be the best mentor for students. It’s no wonder why you need a broad teacher training curriculum to fully prepare. That’s why it’s critical to compare courses at each program near you.

Tennessee beauty school teacher training courses: •

  • Learning styles •
  • Classroom management •
  • Leadership •
  • License preparation
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

The renewal process for instructors and practitioners of cosmetology in Tennessee are the same. You will be expected to renew your license every two years before the date your license expires. The fee to renew is currently $50, and will be processed by the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. If you need help with your renewal process, they even have this YouTube video that explains it for you. In addition to the fee, you will be expected to complete 16 continuing education units every two years to maintain good standing with the state.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Cosmetology Instructor

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Beauty School Instructors can expect job growth at a rate of 4% through the year 2024, which is a little slower than the average for all other occupations. However, as the demand for hairstylists and other beauty industry professionals continues to grow in Tennessee, so will the need for more beauty school instructors. Beauty School Instructors can expect additional job opportunities in the coming years as the number of postsecondary career and technical institutions increases.

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.

To have a successful cosmetology career in Tennessee, connecting with certain organizations and schools is critical. Here are a few that can help:

  • Tennessee Cosmetology Association
  • Tennessee Association of Professional Stylists
  • Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
  • Tennessee School of Beauty (Knoxville)

Find the Beauty Schools in Tennessee that interest you below,

Empire Beauty Schools - Nashville

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

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School - Jackson

1433 Hollywood Dr,
Jackson, TN 38301

Program: Teacher Training

Georgia Career Institute (TN)

755 Chancery Street,
McMinnville, TN 37110

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty Schools - Memphis-Colonial

568 Colonial Road,
Memphis, TN 38117

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School - Memphis-Highland

804 South Highland Street,
Memphis-Highland, TN 38111

Program: Teacher Training

Georgia Career Institute Murfreesboro

1233 Comerce Park Drive,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Program: Teacher Training

Tennessee Career Institute

1412 Trotwood Ave,
Columbia, TN 38401

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Nashville

1765 Galleria Blvd.,
Franklin, TN 37067

Program: Cosmetology

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