Modern cosmetology education,
hands-on experience

If you want to learn Cosmetology but you also need to launch your career more quickly than a traditional path, we’re here to make it happen! Be an Aisling graduate; don’t compete with one!

Areas of Study:
Balayage/Advanced Coloring Techniques
Keratin Treatments/Advanced Texture Skills
Social Media Marketing
The Business Side of the Salon Industry

Courses Include:
Contemporary Haircutting
Trichology and Chemistry
Design Applications
State Board Preparation
Photography for Your Business

The apprenticeship program is a relatively new feature to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners. While apprenticeships have been offered for awhile, the State Board only began recognizing it as an official program recently. Aisling Institute is proud to be one of the only schools currently approved to offer it!

If you choose this program, first you’ll build your skills in our real-world student salon, then you’ll hone those skills in a professional environment with a seasoned stylist! You can start earning a living with your amazing new career in as little as 7 months!

Benefits to the
Apprenticeship Program

What are the benefits of an apprentice program?

It’s more affordable. A shorter program means less tuition.
It provides hands-on experience. You’ll get real world training learning real-world lessons from real-world situations.
It builds long-term relationships. The mentors you work with in the post-grad setting can help you throughout your career and can even inspire you to give back to others later in your career.
It looks good to future employers. Those who hope to hire solidly trained employees know that having worked in a real salon increases the likelihood that an applicant has enhanced their school training.

When do classes start?

NEXT START DATE: 01/11/2024

We suggest that all students visit our school for a tour. It’s your chance to learn about our programs, financial aid, and more! Use the scheduler below to book your beauty school tour!

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How long is the cosmetology apprentice program?

Program Length: 1,200 hours
Full Time Hybrid Schedule: 30 weeks

What will my class schedule be like?

8 virtual flex hours on Monday
8:30 AM – 5 PM Tuesday – Friday

How much is the cosmetology apprentice program?

Registration Fee: $100
Tuition: $8,300
Books & kit (educational materials): $1,400
Total: $9,800
Payment Plan: $100 at registration
Educational materials due 60 days before class starts
$276.67 due first day of class
$276.67 weekly payments for 29 weeks with a final payment of 276.57 due each Friday until paid in full


Successful completion of this diploma program will give a student 1200 hours of cosmetology training and allow the student to sit for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners Apprenticeship license examination. Passing the written and practical exam will allow the student to receive an apprenticeship license, which in turn, will allow the student to work under a licensed cosmetologist to complete his or her training and earn a full cosmetology license.

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