An energizing, ever-changing field that fuels imagination and creativity, cosmetology sets itself apart as a career path that’s always in high demand. From helping clients look and feel their best to staying on top of the latest and greatest fashion trends, the cosmetology program at Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology in Chubbuck, ID prepares students for a lifetime of success in and out of the salon. Let owner Nate Shaw and his team of instructors empower you to take the first steps toward a bright, colorful career.

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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.

Pairing Classwork with Cutting-Edge Technique

Classroom learning is just one piece of the puzzle. Students at Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology spend most of their time learning first-hand on our salon floor. Of the 1,600-hour program, the first 260 hours consist of introductory material and live model practice focused on getting students salon-ready as soon as possible. Along with the history of cosmetology and theory, our comprehensive curriculum covers the following:

  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry of color
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Makeup application
  • Waxing

As beauty trends evolve, so do the offerings at Nathan Layne Institute. Alongside our cosmetology program where students work with the latest products, we also offer our Lash Extension Certification Course. This course allows students to expand their business offerings and income after graduation. Plus, we bring in industry experts and educators to hold seminars for our students as well as other learning opportunities that foster engagement and a leading edge in the field.

Building Your Beauty Brand

At Nathan Layne Institute, you’ll gain much more than a basic education in cosmetology that will get you through the state licensing exam. We send our students into the world with the tools they need to be confident, skilled professionals. From salon management to brand awareness, students have the opportunity to learn the business of beauty and other skills they can take with them for a lifetime, such as:

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  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Self-promotion
  • Financial planning
  • Fashion shows
  • Photoshoots
  • Charity events

While finding their niche and honing their craft, students are developing their own personal style as talented professionals.

Professional Outlook

Creative outlets, flexible schedules, entrepreneurship, meeting new people — these are just a few of the possible perks in the industry. Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology is connected with an expansive network of salons, spas, and manufacturers and offers a well-rounded education that opens up a world of opportunities. Possible career paths may include:

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  • Salon owner/manager
  • Platform artist
  • Cosmetology educator
  • Brand representative
  • Beauty salesperson
  • Industry writer or blogger
  • Nathan Layne Institute Purefessional™

Not only do students gain hours of valuable experience in our salon, but they’re also encouraged to start building their business as soon as possible. We encourage students to start building a rapport with potential clients as they hone their skills with the support of licensed cosmetologists by their side. By booking clients they can take with them after graduation, students set themselves up for success from the time they step into the field as licensed professionals.

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Invest in your future as a cosmetology professional. Learn more about our program schedule as well as the available options for financial aid. Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology can help you get started — contact us today.

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How to Pay for School

We want to help our students make schooling an affordable option. We offer a variety of financial aid options to those who qualify to make it easier. Learn more here.

Program cost information is below:

Registration:  $100.00

Tuition:  $18,989.00
Book/Kit:  $2,938.68
Sales Tax:  $176.32
Testing/ Licensing:  $296.00

TOTAL:  $22,500.00


Lash extensions have become all the rage in recent years, and we want our students to know how to apply them. All of our current and future students have the option of also enrolling in our Lash Extension Certification Course. Students who can offer lash extensions to their clients have more opportunities to expand their business and earn more money, so it’s a wise investment for many of our students!

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Cosmetology is a career that you can be excited and passionate about. If you love helping other people look and feel their best, you could become a professional cosmetologist! Reach out to us to learn more about our cosmetology program today and find out how Nathan Layne Institute is the place where you can find a second family where you can find yourself! Check out our top 10 tips on how to succeed in cosmetology school to really take your education to the next level.

Interested in some of our other programs? Check out our esthetics program if you want to learn all about skin care and makeup!

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