If you are interested in receiving salon services as a guest, see our Guest Services page. As a cosmetology school, all work is performed by students.


Enroll in a cosmetology school unlike any other in Minnesota. Whether you want to be a hairstylist, nail technician, or cosmetology instructor, we are proud to offer a boutique beauty school experience that is thorough, career-focused customized to you. Being a small school in Hopkins, MN, we are better prepared to enroll driven students and train an elite class of professionals who are prepared to rise to the top of their field.

Original In Vision

While many cosmetology schools teach to the bare minimum for licensure, Atelier Academy breaks the industry mold. With apprentice-style instruction that goes far beyond the basics, our vision is to graduate cosmetologists with elevated skill, experience and confidence. Unlike other schools, our priority is education, not tuition.

Original in Craft

With industry-leading partners like MoroccanOil, Wella and O.P.I., Atelier students are immersed in fashion and beauty culture from their first day. With instructors from top salons, spas and schools, we focus on today’s salon trends and follow the industry’s innovators, leaving old-fashioned instruction and dated techniques behind.

Original In Education

One-on-one classes mean that every student gets a custom education based on his or her learning style. Our experienced teachers can adjust their instruction according to your goals, interests and strengths. Small class sizes mean individual attention, and that our students will never feel bored.

Small But Mighty

Cosmetology school can be a big investment. But we make the decision easy because our instructors are also investing in you. We pride ourselves in our reputation of graduates who go on to the most elite salons in the area, and our small class sizes mean that we can only accept driven, motivated students who can work hard, keep up with the latest trends, and develop a keen eye for style.

1,550 hours to master the fundamentals, practice on the latest salon trends, take on multiple real-world clients per day, and dominate MN state board exams. Complete our cosmetology program in under a year with the confidence to work in any top salon.

Only four short months until your new career! Our board-approved nail technician program will teach to the latest salon trends and books our students real-world clients.  Our 350-hour nail tech program is a fast track to an exciting career change!

Licensed practitioners in MN can receive online and in-classroom education for license renewals at Atelier Academy. State mandated 4 CORE CE hours are required to renew licensure. All renewals after August 1, 2017 will require 8 CE hours, 4 CORE and 4 PROFESSIONAL. We currently offer the 4 CORE CE hours.

Cosmetology instructor training coming soon!

You Can Have It All

Dominate State Boards

100% of Atelier graduates passed the Minnesota Cosmetology State Board Exams and received licensure.

Graduate Ahead of the Class

Enter the beauty industry with more client experience and advanced knowledge than other cosmetology school graduates.

Work in Top Salons

You can find Atelier alum working in the most prestigious salons in Minnesota. If you want to know exactly which salons, just ask us!

Utterly Flexible Learning

Our schedules, lesson plans, and payment plans are flexible! Even our location is easily accessible for those in Minneapolis or all over Minnesota.


The beauty industry is growing at a rapid pace. Recruiters are scoping out our students every week, because our graduates are in-demand at top salons. Don’t miss out on another opportunity to start a fun and lucrative career and to get a completely original education from a faculty who is constantly striving to cultivate the best cosmetology school in MN.

If you are interested in receiving salon services as a guest, see our guest menu page.


Weighing the benefits of a cosmetology education? Still not sure about the perfect school? Want to take a tour? We’d love to hear your questions and give you honest advice about your future career. Send us a message — it never hurts to ask!


Located right in the heart of Downtown Hopkins, MN, we can be found on the corner of 9th and Mainstreet. Conveniently located between Highway 7 and Excelsior Boulevard. Also near Highway 169. 
The Atelier Academy of Beauty
823 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN
(952) 283-2770
Monday to Friday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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