Jackson, TN

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Our Program

The Institute of Beauty offers a Natural Hair course under Tennessee's Apprenticeship Model. With an investment of $3000, this course  is designed to offer you the opportunity to earn hands-on experience within 15 weeks in both the classroom and the supervised salon environment.  In 300 hours our program prepares students with hands on training in Natural Hair Care, Braiding Techniques, Extensions, Natural Hair Care Products, and more.

What are the requirements?

Applicants considering enrolling in the Natural Hair Stylist program should be at least 16 years of age and must have completed and passed at least two (2) years of high school or obtained a scored of at least four hundred and fifty (450) on a General Educational Development (G.E.D) test.  
*The Institute of Beauty is an out-of-pocket program, we do not offer/accept financial aid.*

To Enroll you will need:​

  1.  Non-refundable $300 enrollment fee

  2. Copy of certified High School Transcript, or GED

  3. Copy of Driver's License or Birth Certificate

  4. Copy of Social Security card

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PHASE I: THEORY OF NATURAL HAIR STYLING

During this phase, students are introduced to theory and modern practical hairstyling to ensure that students have a strong training.  ​Our curriculum includes:

  • The History of Natural Hair

  • Career options for natural hair

  • Infection Control Principles & Practices

  • The Basic Principles for Professional & Personal Success

  • The Professional Consultation

  • Client Management

  • Hair Types & Structures

  • Hair and Scalp Diseases & Disorders

  • Shampoos, Conditioners, Herbal Treatments, & Rinses

  • Managing Textured Hair

  • Business Management

  • Hair Styling... and MORE!

PHASE 2: PRACTICE OF NATURAL HAIR STYLING

Through demonstration and practical work on mannequins, PHASE 2 covers State Board essentials and classic IOBTN techniques. Students demonstrate their knowledge of practical application and theory before transitioning into the salon environment. 

 

PHASE 3: APPLICATION OF NATURAL HAIR STYLING

Students continue to evolve their skills in hair care and styling. They take their skills into a salon environment supervised by a veteran licensed stylist to practice learned techniques on live models/clients.