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. $5.00 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

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

Please use 2 digit month, 2 digit day and 4 digit year. Ex. 01/01/2017.

In Case of Emergency Contact


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Work Experience

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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: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 10:15AM

Clinic Floor Hours

Changes effective as of April 3, 2017.

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

Call 573-445-7311 to schedule an appointment.

1729 West Broadway Suite 5
Columbia, MO 65203


Kaitlyn Griffin

I graduated from Sam Brown’s Institute in May of 2009 and am currently working for Green Meadows Hair Co. and Spa.

My mom was a hairstylist so I grew up in the salon industry and it has always been my dream to follow in her footstpes, so when it came time to look for a cosmetology school I thought it was going to be difficult. I was wrong, the minute that I walked into Sam Brown’s Institute of Cosmetology I knew it was where I was supposed to be.

I could not have asked for a better cosmetology school experience. As students we got to experience what it was like to actually work in a high-end salon, we used professional equipment, amazing stations and well-known products. Sam is a firm believer in advanced education and he brings in amazing educators in the industry so we could learn from the best.

Sam not only taught me how to pass my boards but he helped me find my passion, my professionalism, my never quit attitude and a knack for the smaller details.

Sam made us all feel like a team, a family and like a parent to a child only wanted to see us succeed. I cannot thank him enough for helping mold me into the stylist that I am today.