The instruction provided in the Cosmetology Program is designed to qualify students for employment upon graduation and to aid in the passing of the State Exam. Licensing is required for individuals to be employed as cosmetologists or nail technicians in the State of Tennessee.

Skills taught in this program include: the care and beautification of hair, complexion, hands and feet. The course of study includes hands-on and classroom instruction. Safety and customer relations are also emphasized throughout the program.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,500
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,248.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,670.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shampoo Technician300Certificate
Cosmetologist 1500Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748
Loudon County Instructional Service Center
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Sterilization, Bacteriology
Anatomy and Physiology
Shop and Salesmanship
State Law
Technology Foundations
Shampooing and Rinsing
Hair and Scalp Care
Hair Shaping
Manicuring and Pedicuring
Permanent Waving
Hair Structure and Chemistry
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Sterilization, Bacteriology II
Anatomy and Physiology II
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship II
Shampooing and Rinsing II
Hair and Scalp Care II
Hair Shaping II
Hairstyling II
Facials and Eyebrows
Manicuring and Pedicuring II
Permanent Waves II
Hair Relaxers
Hair Color and Lightening
Hair Structure & Chemistry II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Sculptured Nails
Sterilization Bacteriology III
Anatomy and Physiology III
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship III
Hair Shaping III
Hairstyling III
Facials and Eyebrows II
Permanent Waves III
Hair Relaxers II
Hair color and Lightening III
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Sterilization, Bacteriology IV
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship IV
State Law II
Hair Shaping IV
Hairstyling IV
Permanent Waving IV
Hair Relaxers III
Hair Color and Lightening IV


Students who successfully complete the program with 1500 hours of instruction are eligible to sit for the Tennessee state cosmetology licensing exam.

Books and Supplies Lists


Karla Love
Brandee Sellers

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