Natural Hair School

The Alabama Board of Cosmetology requires completion of 210 hours and a passing grade to receive a Natural Hair Styling License.

BPH focuses on teaching natural hair care, braiding and twisting skills, sanitization and professionalism.

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Students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program will learn basic foundation of courses in hair sculpting and cutting, shampooing, styling, anatomy, sanitation and hygiene. The student will receive a total of fifteen hundred hour of instruction, both theory and practical.

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Barbering Program

The Barbering Program prepares students for a career as a barber working in the beauty industry. Alabama School of Barbering offers Alabama state approved Master Barber and Barber II programs which combine both theory and practical training as preparation for license examinations.

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Manicure/Nail Program

This course is 750 hours of instruction in applied sciences and skills in manicuring, pedicuring, and artificial nail applications. As a Manicure student, you will gain the knowledge and practical skills required to work as a trained nail technician.

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Esthetics Program

After completing this program, the student will be prepared to work as a hair color specialist, texture specialist, cutting specialist, salon Owner, distributor sales consultant, and as a fully trained general hairdresser.

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Instructor Program

650 Clock Hours (Licensed more than a year) 3.5 months

Program Overview & Career Opportunities for Instructors
The Alabama Board of Cosmetology requires completion of an additional 650 hours (Salon & School) or 1500.00 hours (Full School) and a passing grade to receive a Cosmetology Instructor License. 
The Instructor trainees will be under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor at all times. Some areas of the Basic Cosmetology Instructor training are Alabama Law and Regulations, Theory, Practical, Clinical Floor Work, Teaching Skills, Preparing Student's Records, and Testing and Evaluation.

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Financing Options

Applying to Blueprint Hair Academy is easy, as well as funding your tuition with our in-house financing.

Our funding aids students seeking financial aid for their educational costs without the hassle. Learn about our in-house funding option today!

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Why Choose Us?

Our Story

After being a cosmetologist for over 30 years, Vivian Grider, owner and founder of Blueprint Hair Academy, quickly came to the realization that there was a lack of understanding of the African American hair in Cosmetology schools, which mainly teaches and focuses on European hair. With a curriculum that’s taught on natural African American hair & European hair alike by experienced instructors, Blueprint Hair Academy puts its students at an advantage, giving them an edge over most cosmetology schools.

BPH is proudly accredited by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology, offering classes that are 6-8 weeks instead of 12 month courses. This is not only more time efficient for students, but cost efficient as well. With our short term Natural Hair classes, students will only pay a total of $5,100 in tuition compared to $20,00 at other cosmetology schools, which is a savings of over $14,900.

At BPH, we proudly take the hands on approach with our students while teaching the latest and greatest styling techniques. With our state of the art facilities and equipment, by the end of the course each student will have completed 210 hours needed to apply for their Natural Hair license through the Alabama Board of Cosmetology.

Mrs. V is definitely a master in the field of natural hair. Your time will be well spent!

A. Gardner

I'm so happy I was able to utilize this program's in-house funding to fund my tuition.

J. Smith

I am so much more confident in my skills. This was the best investment I've made!

T. Taylor