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
Kit and Student Class Supplies$1,500.00
Total Cost$5,995.00

Barber/Cosmetology Crossover

 45 hours500 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



I attended Sam Brown’s Cosmetology & Barber Institute in January of 2014 and graduated in early November. Since my graduation, I quickly joined a salon and have been rapidly able to improve on the skills I’ve obtained while at Sam Browns. My experience there was positive and challenging which helped shaped me to become the stylist i am today. I have future plans to return and get my barbers crossover license and eventually to open up my own barbershop and salon. I would like to thank Sam Brown and his staff, as well as all my fellow classmates and clients for the positive experience to better me into a successful stylist. Not only am I proud to say I attended Sam Browns but also that I am what I am today because of his devotion to teaching and helping each of his students succeed.