We are so glad that you have decided to explore a new career path. You deserve it, and we are here to help you through the process. 

Our admissions process can be completed in a few steps:

1. Meet with Admissions and tour the school

  • Link coming soon to visit the page for more information

2. Meet with Financial Aid to explore your finance and payment options

  • Financial Aid appointment can be scheduled through your admissions representative, or see for specific FA contact information
  • See our Financial Aid page for additional information!

3. Meet minimum admission requirements and sign an enrollment agreement

  • Minimum Admissions Requirements: Students must have one of the following to be admitted:
  • A regular high school diploma accredited by an agency authorized by the US Department of Education
  • A general equivalency diploma (GED) accredited by an agency authorized by the US Department of Education
  • Applicants seeking admission into an instructor training program must possess one of the previous certifications AND hold a current cosmetology license in the state (TN or GA). In ABE, a candidate must have had the cosmetology license for at least one year. In TN, a candidate must have had the cosmetology license for at least three years.

4. Attend Orientation

  • This is where you learn all about the policies and procedures here at ABE Institute that will prepare you for a successful educational journey.

5. Your first day of school!

  • Congratulations!

Information on transferring credits, academic policies, and other important information can be found in our student catalog.

Most of our programs offer Day and Night classes to meet the needs of your schedule. When you choose the program you want to study, the class schedule can be found on each page. If you have any additional questions, please call us to speak with an Admissions Representative (See campus phone numbers in the box on the right of this page.) 

For information on individual programs, click on the Programs dropdown at the top of the page.

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Tuition covers the expert knowledge gained, and in-class training undergone, at ABE: two elements necessary for a successful certification. It also includes all of the Masterclasses and Esthetics Course (e.g. “Master Kit” of 20 essential tools), texts, workbooks, testing books, and materials required to complete this revolutionary program.


We happily provide an in-depth description of each program at ABE, promising full transparency to our student body. Our admissions team will make it a priority to answer any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.


At ABE, an informed student is not a secondary concern, but a pressing priority. Here, important information concerning our graduation rates, placement rates, and licensure rates is included for your convenience.

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