Fun, educational, and career-driven – Franklin Academy is a great place to learn!

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Learning At Franklin Academy

If you have a positive attitude and are willing to be coached, Franklin Academy can teach you everything you need to be a beauty professional! Our students work hands-on from day one instead of reading from a textbook. With so many resources at your disposal, there’s no better place to learn your craft as a beauty professional.

Professional Tools

We believe that giving our students the proper tools for the job encourages them to do their best. That is why we use professional-grade dye in our salon and welcome retail brands to visit our class and train students on the benefits of their products. At the beginning of our cosmetology class, our students are welcomed by a professional shear selector. Students are taught how to choose the proper shears for their career and then get to select from a variety of different professional designs. After being trained how to care for their new shears, students finish their kit with the proper tools.

Classroom Work

Our classrooms aren’t like traditional schools. Our hair mannequins allow our students to gain valuable hands-on experience before moving on to live models. Students get to experience what it’s like to have a real size head of hair to cut, dye, perm, and style before they are introduced to our student-run spa. Our salon/spa gives students the real-life experience they need to enter into the beauty world. Our salon/spa has:

  • 26 hair stations
  • 5 spa facial tables
  • 2 practical rooms
  • 2 manicure/pedicure chairs
  • 4 make-up stations

Because our spa features luxury brands, students and clients both get what they want from a school and spa. Our proprietary software helps us accont for the work done in the spa by our students. By being able to track how many cuts, dyes, and perms you perform, you can accurately tell future employers about the experience you’ve gained and the hours you’ve performed in each category.

Our Student-Run Salon & Spa

What better way to learn than in a hands-on real-life environment. For Cosmetology students, after 300 hours of learning the cuts and color techniques of Styling, they will be spending almost all their time in our professional and energetic Salon open to the public. For aesthetic Student, they will begin working on clients in our tranquil Spa after 150 hours of practicing an array of skin care techniques. Transitioning into our Salon and Spa allows student to out into practice and refine their new-found skills in the Salon and Spa, our students are coached and encouraged to focus on the skills that will give them a sustainable successful career in the beauty industry.

State Exam

To get your certificate and enter the job market, each student must pass the Tennessee State Cosmetology Licensing Exam. As your beauty institution, we pay for your state test fees as well as ensure you are appropriately trained to pass the written and practical exams. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice in a mock test held at our salon.

Beginning your education at Franklin Academy is the best way to start your career in beauty. If you think Franklin is a good fit for you, schedule your tour of the campus today!