Professional salon training from professional salon owners

If you’ve dreamed of pursuing a passion career with lots of growth potential, we can help make that happen. At Nathan Layne Institute, an Idaho destination for future beauty pros, we know the beauty business and how to train you for a successful career in cosmetology, esthetics, or barbering.

Elevate your skills from basic to pro with our stellar beauty programs, designed to help you not just learn but excel, opening doors to entrepreneurship and leadership roles in beauty.

Connect with our admissions team today about programs that fit your goals and talents. We’ll also help you figure out what financial aid you qualify for.


Our origin story

A Woman Applies Makeup While A Class Takes Notes

At Nathan Layne Institute, the beauty education we provide is different from other schools. Our founder Nathan, a salon owner, was inspired to run his own school after struggling to find enough qualified professionals to staff his own salon.

To fill the gap he saw of beauty school grads who were salon-ready, Nathan personally shaped the school’s curriculum to inject more real-world salon knowhow into the training. Together with educators and students, he honed the beauty programs that are at the heart of Nathan Layne Institute.

At Nathan Layne Institute, we’re all about turning students with dreams and drive into beauty pros who will make their mark in the industry. Are you next?


Nathan Layne Institute cares about it’s professionals. The school really works to meet my needs and they really show that they care. I get to interact with so many different people, and make them feel better about themselves, its so great!

Megan T

Everyone here is so welcoming and makes you feel truly loved. I will be an amazing stylist one day because my Nathan Layne Institute family. It is so rewarding to help others feel good and change their day. I want that to reflect on every single of my clients.


I love Nathan Layne Institute because they give back to the world. They really care and it shows. This school is awesome because of the amazing people and the great instructors. I love making people feel better.