Admissions at Nathan Layne Institute

If you are interested in enrolling in an upcoming class at Nathan Layne Institute, our Admissions team is ready to help you with your questions and walk you through the entire process.

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Now’s the perfect time to pursue a career in cosmetology, esthetics or barbering. We’ll even help you find a job after you graduate! We offer financial aid to those who qualify and our schedule allows you to have the perfect school/life balance.


Enrollment Requirements

Our school’s enrollment requirements help ensure that all our graduates are in a position to obtain a license and successfully launch into their beauty career of choice.

You’ll need to provide the following documentation:

  • Application form
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED, or transcripts
  • Any applicable name change documents (such as a marriage license or divorce decree)
  • An application fee of $100

In addition, we ask our student applicants for an entrance essay, project, or video. This is your chance to show us your creativity and why you think you are a great fit for Nathan Layne Institute! We accept many formats for this entrance essay or project—it can be anything from a traditional text essay to a slide presentation or a YouTube video.

We want you to answer the following questions in your essay/project:

  • Tell me about yourself/who you are/ what are your interests and hobbies?
  • Why the beauty industry?
  • Why Nathan Layne Institute?
  • What is your support system to be while you are attending our school?
  • How are you going to make sure you start and finish the program?
  • What are your future goals and plans?

To learn more about our enrollment requirements, including getting more guidance about the entrance essay, please talk to one of our Admissions team members first. Just request more info about our programs, and we’ll be in touch.

Scheduling a Tour of Nathan Layne Institute

Sometime in your journey exploring beauty school, we want to meet you in person! Come in for your own personal, no-obligation tour of Nathan Layne Institute. In your tour, you can:

  • Ask any questions about the programs you are most interested in
  • Meet our all-star team of instructors and staff
  • Talk to current students about their experiences
  • Hear how the school helps its grads land jobs in their new careers

Paying for Beauty School

Many students start at Nathan Layne Institute with at least one form of financial assistance, whether it’s a grant, scholarship, or loan. Being concerned about the cost of beauty school is incredibly common—this is a significant investment in your life’s next chapter, and our financial aid team is here to help.

Learn more about filling out the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and getting your own personalized financial aid package from Nathan Layne Institute.