Who We Are

For nearly 50 combined years, the owners of Aisling Institute have sought to raise the standard of excellence in the cosmetology industry. Now, you can study directly under one the best educators in the Triad. Be an Aisling graduate; don’t compete with one!

What makes us different?

  • Our curriculum and training have been co-developed and are continually updated with our partners including Pivot Point International, CHI, Matrix, Summit Salon Business Center and the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). These collaborations translate to education that is the most relevant, trending, and compelling in this area.
  • Our approach is real-world. Our unique tuition model means no student needs to graduate in debt.
  • In addition to technical skills, you’ll learn business acumen: we teach things like networking and retail skills that will put you in demand with top salons and barbershops.
  • We have long-time relationships through our contacts in the industry for job placement through Dermalogica, CHI, Matrix and area salons.
  • Our owners and instructors have been service providers, salon and barbershop owners, distributor sales reps and educators for national salon company manufacturers.
Tell me about the curriculum at your school.

Aisling Institute has partnered with Pivot Point International because of their unique computer-based learning. While most area school’s use a simpler textbook, we know our students demand the best. Our electronic “LAB” (Learning About Beauty) allows students to review videos of what they’re taught, study at their own pace, and take tests and quizzes on demand (with instant score results!) Everything is designed for adult learners in the 21st century.

How can I pay for school at Aisling?

We have a unique tuition model that means that no student has to graduate with debt. We’re even able to help students who’ve defaulted on previous government-backed Financial Aid. Don’t let finances stop you from applying. We can help almost everyone!

What services will I learn to perform at Aisling Institute?

Aisling focuses on the services that provide the greatest income in salons and barbershops. We also know that barber salons are back in style so we have a men’s grooming curriculum that delivers training on traditional male services. All of our programs are updated based on current trends and changes in the industry.

Will I receive a license upon completion of my program?

All of Aisling Institute’s programs are licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. After completing our graduation requirements, Aisling Institute will certify your hours to the state’s examination company and you will be allowed to sit for your State Board exams which result in licensing.

What is included in the educational supplies?

At orientation, you’ll be issued a student kit with way more than the NC State Board requires! You’ll also have access to everything you need to complete your program and take the practical portion of your State Board exam. Your kit will include quality tools (shears, razors, clippers, a blow dryer, flat iron, trimmers, combs and brushes) that will last you long into your career!

What are the admission requirements?

You must be 17 or older, You must have a High School Diploma or GED. For students that do not have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency(GED), basic learning-readiness skill assessment can be taken. Aisling Institute welcomes currently enrolled high school students with completion of this assessment.

Will I receive personalized attention?

Yes! NC State Board allows schools to have up to 20 students with each instructor. Our family atmosphere means we keep the ratio way smaller than that so that we can provide an optimum teaching environment for both students and instructors!

Can I observe a class before enrolling?

Yes, it is very important to us that you are 100% sure about your decision to enroll in our school. We recommend viewing our school, and any other school, prior to registration.

Can I work while I’m in school?

Yes! We offer multiple sessions in both the day time and evening, and also full-time programs and part-time programs that allow you to maintain the things that are important in your life while you propel your dreams!

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