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


Nicole Tomlinson

I graduated from Sam Brown's Cosmetology and Barber Institute in February, 2010.

The staff at Sam Brown's is wonderful. I was treated very fairly, with respect and kindness during my time at the school. The experience I gained at Sam Brown's Institute definitely helped me in completing my State Board exams and my new job. I felt very prepared for the work force. All members of the staff and instructors helped with any questions or difficulties I had during my time at SBI without any hesitation.