Editor's Description

Since Brighton Institute of Cosmetology's founding in 1965, it has embraced a philosophy of individualized instruction and hands-on opportunities to practice technical skills and use the tools of the trade. Classroom instruction leads to supervised work with the public, satisfying all of Michigan's curriculum requirements for licensure.

Reviews from former students cite affordability, hands-on training, and good career preparation as benefits of attending Brighton. One reviewer writes, "Good combination of classroom and hands on learning. The Brighton Institute of Cosmetology has the number one passing rate in the state of Michigan so I am proud to have attended there!"

The 1,500-hour, full-time cosmetology program is comprehensive, covering all aspects of the industry, including hair, skin, and nail care.

For students wishing to teach cosmetology, the instructor program is 500 hours and offers students hands-on practice at assisting and teaching under the supervision of a licensed educator.

Both the manicuring and esthetician programs are 400 hours each, but manicuring may be completed on a full- or part-time basis, while future estheticians should plan to attend full time.


Brighton Institute of Cosmetology offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology / Teacher Training


Program Length 400 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $4,115


Program Length 400 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $4,115

Nail Technology

Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $16,500

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 500 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $2,465

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

14% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $5,861 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

95% Female, 5% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

84% White, 0% Hispanic / Latino, 7% African American, 0% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 0% Two or More, 9% Unknown

56 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 03/08/2024

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