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Cosmetology Program

The successful completion of the Cosmetology course at Arnold's Beauty School will allow the licensed graduate to practice arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, singeing, bleaching, coloring or similar work upon the hair of any person by any means; caring and servicing of wigs and hair pieces; manicuring; massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising, beautifying or similar work upon the hands, arms, face, neck or  feet with hands  or  by  the  use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams; placing or applying false eyelashes; and, giving facials, applying makeup, giving skin care or removing superfluous hair by tweezing, depilatories or waxing.



Arnold’s Beauty School has been a part of the Milan community for many years. The school has been in operation since 1941 and was originally called Flo’s Beauty School. The late J.W. Arnold purchased the school from Mary Nynn Thompson in 1964 and changed the name to Arnold’s Beauty School. In 1983, the school became accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has remained in good standing with the Commission of Occupational Educational Institutions. Arnold’s continues to grow and improve to meet the needs of the community and beauty industry.



Arnold’s Beauty school is located in the downtown area of Milan. The school has 3 theory classrooms, 3 clinic classrooms, clinic area, 2 facial clinics, 8 pedicure stations and manicure area all used for instruction. Two student break rooms equipped with a refrigerator and microwave ovens is located at the rear of the school. Student lockers are also in the break room area.



Arnold’s Beauty School is dedicated to educating quality students with the fundamental knowledge to meet the present and future needs of the industry. Each student admitted to the school receives individual instruction in technical skills, professional services, business and job related information. Each student also participates in closely supervised services while apprenticing in the clinic. Each unit of study offered by the school is designed to provide a broad base to maximize the employability of its graduates.


Additional objectives are:

 -To develop technical abilities to the highest level of each student; To develop professional qualities within each student;

 -To counsel each student in the variety of opportunities within the field; To introduce and teach the techniques involved in          the latest products, equipment and styling trends;

 -To fulfill the requirements of the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology.


Cosmetology hours shall be apportioned as follows:

General..................................300 hours

Sterilization, Sanitation and Bacteriology, Anatomy and Physiology, Shop ethics, Personality and Salesmanship, State Law

Chemical................................600 hours

Permanent Waves, Hair relaxing, Hair Coloring, Bleaching and Toning, Sculptured Nails, Hair Structure and Chemistry


Physical...................................600 hours

Shampooing and Rinses, Hair and Scalp Care, Hair Shaping, Hairdressing and Styling, Facials, Eyebrow Arching, Lash and Brow Tinting, Manicures and Pedicures

Hybrid Program (Syllabus does not change from the traditional delivery method, utilized for students on leaves, supplements to the traditional method and/or school closures) Beginning in 2020, Arnold’s Beauty School’s Cosmetology course offered an option to receive online hours through coursework through Google Classroom and/or Zoom classes including but not limited to: - Study packets - Educational videos - Tutorial and hands on practical work - Chapter reviews The hybrid curriculum coincides with the traditional learning models of in-person classes and clinic work, with no change to the content of the program. All students who are enrolled in the Cosmetology program will have an opportunity to participate in both online and in-person curriculum. The hybrid coursework does not exceed 300 hours.


Registration fee             $100
Books & Starter Kit      $400
Kits                                  $825
Tuition/10.90 per hr.   $16,650
Total Cost                      $17,975
(1500 Clock Hours @ $11.10 per hr)


The registration fees, cost for books and starter kit, which are required for the course, are due and payable upon enrollment. Tuition payments may be set up weekly, monthly or quarterly. The above charges are valid for students who enroll and begin classes within the 2019-2020 school year.

Administration | Faculty

DIRECTOR – Tammy Glenn


Tammy Glenn

Debbie Arnold

Leslie Graves

Donna Sanders-Lewis
Angel Cates

All instructors are Senior licensed with the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and are full-time except as noted. Each instructor received their Cosmetology diplomas from Arnold's Beauty School. 

The administration and staff are readily available to assist students during school hours. Students are encouraged to keep an open line of communication during their enrollment period and continuing after their graduation or withdrawal.

Arnold’s Beauty School is owned by Arnold’s, Inc.

Norma Arnold, President

Andy Arnold, Chairman of the Board

Debbie Arnold, Secretary


LICENSED BY: Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

First Floor, 500 James Robertson Parkway;

Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1147

(615) 741-2414


ACCREDITED BY: Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Rd. Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta GA 30350

(770) 396-3898 / (800) 917-2081


Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900

Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 741-3605

This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an elevation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility. Arnold’s Beauty School’s School Code is #1817.


The above license and accreditation certificates are displayed in the school. A copy may be obtained from the school office.

USDOE SCHOOL CODE: 015937          CIP Cosmetology Code: 12.0401

For information about the future of the field of cosmetology, visit the US Department of Labor website, and put cosmetology in the Occupation Quick Search



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