Sam Brown’s Cosmetology & Barber Institute opened in 2006. It is located in a 3900-square-foot facility and uses the most up-to-date materials available. It includes a large clinic work area, classroom, laundry facilities, dispensary and storage room. Located in the Broadway Shopping Center, it provides spacious free parking for students, faculty and patrons.
Sam Brown’s Cosmetology & Barber Institute is owned by Sam Brown and Don Vander Pal.
Sam Brown has been licensed in the field of cosmetology since 1985. In 1989 he became licensed as an instructor. In addition to being an instructor, Sam has managed and owned salons within the Mid-Missouri area. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in successfully training and preparing students for an exciting and lucrative career in the cosmetology industry.
Don Vander Pal has been involved in the cosmetology industry since 1976. He owned and managed a salon in Newport Beach, California, for 11 years. He moved to Columbia in 1987 and was co-owner of a salon in Columbia until 2004.
Sam Brown’s Cosmetology & Barber Institute is licensed by the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.
Missouri State Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners
PO Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Member of the Missouri Association of Cosmetology School
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
While most cosmetology school’s offer federal financial aid, Sam Brown’s Insitute remains committed to the benefits of a private education; in which the student, up graduation, is debt free.
With the many benefits of choosing to be a private school, comes financial peace. Sam Brown’s Institute has tuition rates that remain much lower than other institutions. Due to the lower costs of tuition, students do not have to apply for FAFSA or student loan programs in order to finance their education. Sam Brown’s is able to provide different financing options, creating tuition payment plans based on the needs and circumstances of each individual student, rather that relying on strict federal guidelines. This allows graduates to focus on the future of their career , by investing a percent of their income into additional training and advanced education opportunities, rather than student loan repayment.
Sam Brown and his staff are constantly creating and upholding a higher standard of education; allowing the freedom to constantly improve, refine and alter the standards, which is an asset to our students. Cosmetology is an ever-changing industry that thrives on adaptability and a willingness to change.
Sam has been in the field of cosmetology since 1985. In addition to being the owner, he is a licensed instructor in both Cosmetology and Barbering. Sam has owned and managed salons within the mid-Missouri area. Sam brings with him a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in successfully training and preparing students for an exciting and lucrative career in the cosmetology industry.
Certified Matrix/Craft Educated
Clinic Floor Instructor
Outside Education Coordinator
Rebekah has been in the cosmetology field since 2004. She is a licensed instructor in both Cosmetology and Barbering. She has a great deal of insight into successful booth rental, having experience in building clientele, and owning her own salon. She is an advanced colorist, having been educated in Matrix color, as well as Paul Mitchell, Redken, Chi, Kenra, Rusk and Joico products. She continues to keep updated on the latest in styles, products and services. Some of her many specialties are updo’s, braiding and color.
Certified Matrix/Craft Educated
Having been a licensed cosmetologist for over 23 years, Shelly brings an array of experience and knowledge to Sam Brown’s. Since becoming a licensed instructor in 2004, Shelly has taught all areas of cosmetology for schools in Arizona and Missouri. Throughout her career, she has worked with many color lines including Matrix, Goldwell, Paul Mitchell, Rusk and Pravana. Shelly is passionate about working with students and strives to set a good foundation to help each of them achieve successful careers as professional stylists.