More than a Cosmetology License

I want to be a cosmetologist... At the Atelier Academy, our cosmetology program is customized and personal. Students have flexibility to shape their schedules while working towards their cosmetology license. With a comprehensive education in hair, skin, nails, and eyelash extensions, our students are well-rounded in all aspects of the cosmetology field. We are committed to identifying fresh talent and nurturing curiosity, skill and drive. When you enroll in our cosmetology program, you're not just our student, you are our protégé.


A State-of-the-Art Curriculum...

The reason students attend Atelier Academy and the most elite salons hire our graduates? We offer a superior education.

With our industry-leading partners and instructors, and an unmatched student-to-teacher ratio, we are able to graduate cosmetologists whom high-end salons are recruiting before they even graduate.

Simply put, students in our cosmetology program get more attention, skills and experience than their peers from other schools. In seven short weeks, Atelier students are on the clinic floor taking multiple appointments a day with real-life clients (under supervision, of course). In less than a year, they are able to graduate and dominate state boards and launch careers in high-end salons.

Class Begins soon!

Upcoming start dates for the cosmetology program are:

June 10, 2024 (open for waitlist)
July 29, 2024 (open for waitlist)
September 16, 2024 (open for waitlist)
November 4, 2024 (open for waitlist)


January 6, 2025
February 24, 2025
April 14, 2025
June 9, 2025
July 28, 2025
September 15, 2025
November 3, 2025

Invest in your career

We are proud to say that many of Atelier cosmetology program graduates pass their Minnesota State Cosmetology Board Exams on the first attempt. Many have all found great jobs at top salons. We can confidently say we offer a premier education for successful salon careers at an extremely affordable cost of $14,250-$14,500 for complete tuition and $2,050- $2,200 to supply each student with a professional-quality kit of styling tools. Flexible payment plans are available, as well as scholarships. Contact us to learn more!

2024 Tuition for Start Dates July-December: $14,250 + $2,050 Kit
2025 Tuition for Start Dates January-April: $14,250 + $2,100 Kit
2025 Tuition for Start Dates June-December: $14,500 + $2,200 Kit

Want More?

Advanced Skills:

Multiple Balayage Methods

Color Corrections

Fantasy, Fashion and Pastel Hair Colors.

Multi-Ethnic Hair Styling

Specialty Treatment Training

Blowout and Heart Styling Techniques

Natural and Acrylic Nail Styles

Facials, Waxing, and Brow & Lash Tinting

Classic Eyelash Extensions

Job Search and Interview Skills

MN Cosmetology License also allows all license holders to practice as Nail Technicians, Estheticians, and Eyelash Extension Technicians.

What to Expect:

Atelier Academy is seeking students who are serious about their careers, because we're serious about producing top-of-the-line cosmetologists. Because our student-teacher ratio is low, we work with students who are driven to work, learn and succeed.

Daily life is a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on training on mannequins, models and real-world clients. Expect individual attention from your instructors, all of your questions answered quickly and thoroughly, and have their teaching methods adjusted to your learning style and speed. At the same time, we recognize that many students learn best when no one is watching, and they will also be able to learn and express creativity through independent exploration.

How much time will be spent in a classroom versus on the floor? How much time will be spent in independent learning versus one-on-one coaching? That all depends on you!

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Student Quick Picks



Exposure to the trends and the classics of cosmetology is a part of the daily life at Atelier. It is important to prepare for an ever evolving beauty industry full of change.



Students come from a variety of backgrounds and responsibilities. Our small academy allows us to create unique opportunities for those who have a growing families and limited availability.



Small class sizes allow us to help our students execute the detail that are important to a finishing touch. Nails, hair, skin - all the elements create the final look - with an attention to detail.



Kits are designed to allow students to find their perfect fit with their own style and organization system with the right tools ready for a successful career.

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