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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Refresher Program

Course Length:
375 Clock Hours Day Time: 6 Weeks (40 Hours/week)

Course Schedule
Day Time:
Monday thru Wednesday (In-house)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday-Friday (Virtual/Online)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description: Natural Hair Refresher Program is for those individuals seeking to refresh their skills, or for those that are required to complete hours per the State Board of Cosmetology to obtain a license. Students will learn the latest trends in cutting, styling, color, and everything else needed in the trade.

Program Overview & Career Opportunities for Natural Hair Stylists:The Natural Hair Stylist course introduces the technical and creative aspects of braiding, styling, and grooming hair that is naturally curly or multi-textured. Upon completion students will become State licensed to work behind the chair with skills in shampooing, blow-drying, brush styles, sew-ins, twisting, wrapping, weaving, locking, braiding, and all types of extension application.

••Prices are subject to change at any time. Kits, books and uniforms are not included.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Story

At Blueprint Hair Academy, we stand out from traditional cosmetology schools by offering a curriculum that prioritizes understanding and mastering diverse hair textures, including African American and other ethnicities, often overlooked in mainstream education. Founded by Vivian Grider, a seasoned cosmetologist with over 30 years of experience, our academy ensures students receive comprehensive training on natural African American hair alongside European hair, empowering them with a competitive edge in the industry.

We believe in empowering our students to excel in all hair textures, encouraging them to broaden their skills and opportunities within the multi-billion-dollar hair industry. Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity extends to our proudly being accredited by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology, guaranteeing quality education and certification.

Blueprint Hair Academy is unique in offering individual classes in nails, cosmetology, barbering, natural hair, esthetics, and instructor training. This means you don’t have to invest your money and time in a comprehensive cosmetology program if you’re only interested in a specific area. Our classes are broken down individually, allowing you to focus on the specific career path you want to pursue, saving you both money and time.

Moreover, we provide a hands-on learning experience using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, ensuring that each student not only completes the required hours but also gains the practical skills needed to pass their state board exam with flying colors. Our goal is to equip our students with the latest styling techniques and practical skills needed to thrive in today’s dynamic hair industry. Choose Blueprint Hair Academy for an education that goes beyond the basics, setting you up for success and limitless opportunities in your cosmetology career.

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