Sam Brown’s Cosmetology & Barber Institute classes begin the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:00AM to 12:00PM for orientation. Classes for new full-time or part-time students start the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM to 7:00PM after orientation. Then students resume normal school schedule.

Registration Requirements

  1. At least 17 years of age (birth certificate or positive proof of age)
  2. School application (click here to download a copy of the school application)
  3. State board application received from school.
  4. High School Diploma (original), GED (original), or transcript verifying the successful completion of the 10th grade (must have at least 10 credits)
  5. Two passport-size photos
  6. $25.00 money order payable to Missouri Department of Revenue for license
  7. $100.00 registration fee for Cosmetology and Manicuring or Manicuring and Instructor. (non-refundable). $200.00 registration fee for Barber/Cosmetology Crossover (non-refundable).
  8. $280.00 for student textbooks (Pivot Point and Milady) payment at registration
  9. Uniform/Matrix Program fees start at $60.00
  10. All students will be required to supply their own laptop for class

If you are considering a career in the cosmetology industry, or would like to receive additional information, please feel free to stop by the school or call 573-445-7311 to set up a personal interview.

General Information Form & School Application For Student

Personal Information

In Case of Emergency Contact


Work Experience

Please answer all questions.

14. We are a school of cosmetology & barber institute; in what order of classes do you prefer to learn?

List in order of 1-9

List in order of 1-8


Class Time

Changes effective as of April 3, 2017.

Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 10:15AM

Clinic Floor Hours

Changes effective as of April 3, 2017.

Monday: 12:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday: 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday: 10:30PM - 5:00PM

Call 573-445-7311 to schedule an appointment.

1729 West Broadway Suite 5
Columbia, MO 65203


Nicole Tomlinson

I graduated from Sam Brown’s Cosmetology and Barber Institute in February, 2010.

The staff at Sam Brown’s is wonderful. I was treated very fairly, with respect and kindness during my time at the school. The experience I gained at Sam Brown’s Institute definitely helped me in completing my State Board exams and my new job. I felt very prepared for the work force. All members of the staff and instructors helped with any questions or difficulties I had during my time at SBI without any hesitation.