Cosmetology and Manicuring Course Costs

1500 hours
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Textbooks (non-refundable) $280.00
Uniform/Matrix Program (non-refundable) $60.00
Tuition $3,000.00
Kit and Student Class Supplies $1,500.00
Total Cost $4,940.00

Barber/Cosmetology Crossover

45 hours 500 hours
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $200.00 $200.00
Tuition (non-refundable) $315.00 $1,000.00
Kit and Textbooks $380.00 $800.00
Total Cost $895.00 $2,000.00

Manicuring Only

400 hours
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Tuition (non-refundable) $500.00
Kit, Supplies and Textbooks $1,400.00
Total Cost $2,000.00

Instructor Training Course

600 hours
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Tuition (non-refundable) $2,000.00
Kit and Textbooks $200.00
Total Cost $2,300.00
  The registration fee of $100.00 (non-refundable), Textbook Fee of $280.00 (non-refundable), Student License Fee of $5.00 and Uniform/Matrix Program Fee of $60.00 are due when enrollment papers are sent in to the State Board. The registration fee & textbook fee is due three weeks prior to the starting date of the course. First month tuition is due by the 15th day of the month started. All fees owed to SBI must be paid in full before the student may take the State Board examination. Student receives their textbooks the day they start. No kit is required for instructor training; an Instructor Trainee badge is provided for each student.

Methods of Payment

We do not require the student tuition to be paid in full in advance, it can be paid in advance or in monthly installments. Payments are due on or before the 15th day of each month. A late fee of $25.00 will be charged if the payment is made after the 15th of the month due. We now accept tuition payment via credit card.   credit cards

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


Annalise Ochoa-Jackson

I graduated July 18, 2007 from the manicuring course offered by Sam Brown's.

The staff is simply wonderful. They really care about their students. I felt right at home during my time at the school. You couldn't ask for better people. They take great pride in what they do, and make enormous strides to ensure everyone succeeds.

The school has built a reputation to be proud of, because of that my employer felt confident in my ability to be successful. Attending SBI has allowed me to have a rewarding career in the industry for the past three years.