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


Dymund Reynolds

I started Sam Brown Cosmetology in March 2014 as a part time student. Immediately i was thrown into the world of cosmetology and was doing hands on activities with mannequins. In May I started on the floor and of course I was nervous but once I got out there all the nerves left and I got to work. Sam Brown encourages professionalism at all times and once I was out on that floor I felt like a was actually working in a salon. In September I was able to go full time and that’s when I felt like things really took off for me. Thoughout the program I was able to take mock board examinations, so when it came time to take my boards I was fully prepared and breezed right through them. My instructors were a huge help from start to finish during my time there. I couldn’t have asked for better instructors. I am so grateful to have been a student as Sam Brown cosmetology!