Selecting A School

Schedule a School Tour!

A school tour should include a walkthrough of the establishment, explanation of tuition, payment options, class schedules, curriculum, and will give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about enrolling in a program at that school.


Get a Service!

Consider getting a service at the school you are thinking of enrolling in. This will allow you to get a first-hand experience of how students provide services and are taught by instructors at this school. A simple service of a manicure, makeup service, or shampoo/style service could provide you with assistance in making your decision of which school you would like to attend.

Things to Consider


Class Sizes

Do the class sizes accommodate your learning style?




What products are provided by the school? Will you be required/encouraged to sell retail products?




Do students seem happy? Busy? Confident? Technically capable in providing services? Supported and guided by instructors?





Is there walk-in accessibility? Does the location attract clientele? Do you feel safe at this location? Is there student parking?




Instructor Experience

How experienced are the instructors? How long have they been teaching?



Number of Instructors on Staff

Per NRS 644A.735, each school of cosmetology shall maintain a staff of at least two licensed instructors

and one additional licensed instructor for each 25 enrolled students.



Specific Study

Does the school’s curriculum concentrate on the field of cosmetology you are interested in?

Is the school skin, nail or specialty focused?



Schedule Options

Are night school, weekend, or part-time schedules offered?



Placement Rate

What is the rate of which students obtain employment after graduation and licensing?



Pass Rate

What is the passing percentage for State Board testing?