Full Time Students: About 10 months (1500 hours)

Part-Time Students: About 18 months (1500 hours)

Nail Only Program: 450 hours

No, they are students and are here to learn the industry in its entirety.

Not usually, because we train our students in Cosmetology Barbering and Nails, so they will be hirable to salons. But some employees are Sam’s graduates.

It depends what service you are receiving, most services take a little longer than at a salon because all work is done by students (with instructor supervision).

No. We only offer cosmetology and Barbering services

Yes you can, but the best option is to request a student by their name, or by their strengths, not by their hours.

Yes. We have Pedi Sandals for $1.

Yes. $2 off for bringing your own polish with any manicure/pedicure $1 off for any other polish service.

Students engage in theory and practical applications relating to all areas of cosmetology.

Students must have at least 160 clock hours and complete all basic requirements before they are allowed to touch a person on the clinic floor.

Our program is set up to never have more than 25-30 students at one time. New students start every month, and graduate when they reach 1500 clock hours.


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

All services are performed by students under the supervision of an instructor.

Call 573-445-7311 to schedule an appointment.

1729 West Broadway Suite 5
Columbia, MO 65203


Melodi Beach, owner The Beach Salon

What a spectacular month of fun and learning!

Sam Brown’s has an exceptional facility and I appreciate the work ethic and passion for the beauty industry Sam shares with his students. I am so excited to see our profession flourish with the students from Sam Brown’s Institute. Thanks for going the distance and setting the standard high. It has been an honor and privilege to train at Sam Brown’s. Thank you for everything. Sam has an incredible gift and is a blessing to our industry.