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Click one of the KENTUCKY cities to find a beauty or barber school in KENTUCKY. Click the city then send a request to a listed school to find out more information. When the addmissions representative contacts you, ask about the school tuition ♦ Are all costs included in the tuition? ♦ What curriculum do you teach? ♦ What grade average do I need to maintain to graduate? ♦ Do you have an attendance policy? ♦ How long does it take to complete your course? ♦ Do you have a website? ♦ How large are the classes? ♦ Are there any up-front fees I need to know about? ♦ Can you mail me information on your school before I take a tour? ♦ Is there financial aid available? ♦ Is there an entrance exam? ♦ What can you tell me about the instructors? ♦ When was the college established? ♦ Do you have part time and evening classes? ♦

City: Albany, KY

Somerset Community College

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City: Ashland, KY

Ashland Community & Technical College

Tri-State Barber School

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City: Bowling Green, KY

Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology

PJ's College of Cosmetology

Regina Webb Academy

South Central Barber College of Kentucky

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City: Campbellsville, KY

Campbellsville University Cosmetology School

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City: Crestwood, KY

PJ's College of Cosmetology

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City: Florence, KY

Michael's College of Hair Design

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City: Glasgow, KY

PJ's College of Cosmetology

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City: Hodgenville, KY

Campbellsville University Cosmetology School

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City: Lexington, KY

Bailey's Barber-Stylist College, Inc.

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Textures College of Cosmetology

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City: London, KY

Somerset Community College

Tri-State Institute of Hair Design

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City: Louisville, KY

American College of Barbering

Ideal Beauty Academy

PJ's College of Cosmetology

Tri-City Barber College

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City: Manchester, KY

Southeast School of Cosmetology

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City: Mayfield, KY

Great Ambitions School of Cosmetology, LLC

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City: Mt Sterling, KY

NU-TEK Academy of Beauty

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City: Paducah, KY

Changes Cosmetology School

Paducah School of Beauty

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City: Paintsville, KY

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

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City: Somerset, KY

Somerset Community College

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City: South Williamson, KY

Appalachian Beauty School

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City: Winchester, KY

CTE School of Cosmetology

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In Cosmetology College, students spend much time practicing hands-on training with mannequins and with clients from the beauty school’s student salon. With every aspect of hands-on training, the student will also study theory subjects that are relative.

For instance, before you begin to perform color services on your mannequin or client, you will need to understand the anatomy and chemistry that will be involved with that process. Many hairdressing students are all ready talented and creative with hair – they may have always been the one who ended up styling half a dozen updos for prom night. Or, they have been experimenting with their family member’s hair since they were in elementary school. But – in order to pass the state board licensing exam, these talented aspiring stylists will also need to understand the anatomy and chemistry involved in hair dressing. They may have to understand what the degrees of decolorization are, what the apex is, and what that particular state’s laws regarding cosmetology are.

Try our free cosmetology practice exams above for a taste of cosmetology, esthetics, manicurist or barbering college now!


Currently Hair Additions have become wildly popular in the United States and very lucrative for the hairstylist who has a flair for the practice. Many beauty schools do not include training in the art of hair additions, but don't despair - State boards won't normally require knowledge in this area. However, once you have your license - find someone to instruct you in this lucrative specialty and take off in your new career with flair!

Below hair extension and addition definitions:

Bonding: to attach wefted hair to the natural hair with a latex or surgical type adhesive.

Braid: to weave strands of hair together.

Bulk Hair: term for loose commercial hair. This hair is used for creating wefts or for services like fusion.

Commercial Hair: hair that is used in the weave/extension process. Commercial hair is sold in wefts or in bulk (loose).

Cornrow: term used to describe an on-the-scalp braid. These braids can be used to form a track for the cornrow weaving method.

Euro-Lock Technique: a track is formed along the scalp by a rolling technique with a lock stitch. Wefted hair is attached to this track.

Extensions: the process of extending someone’s natural hair by attaching human hair in individual strands rather than rows (as in weaving). Popular methods are Braiding and Fusion.

Fusion: the process of attaching small pieces of human hair with a special adhesive and a thermal gun - a hair-to-hair process, no tracks are required. This method allows for free movement of hair extensions. Fusion is a tedious procedure. Problems can occur with any fusing method if it is not done on very clean hair. Hair must be clean and free of greasiness or conditioners. Extension removal is best done in the salon where fusion remover and tools can be used to first soften then crack the glue bond.

Hair Additions: any method of attaching hair that is not your own to your head.

Hair Textures:

European: Processed in straight, wavy or curly. Fine and smooth.

Ethnic Textures: Processed in straight, wavy or curly. More coarse than European.

Hair weft clips: to attach hair wefts by clips. Clips are places in the hair and snapped close. Wefts are held securely in place.

Heat Clamp: a heat gun that is used to seal synthetic hair. Used for creating warlocks and other styles.

Integration: a crocheted web with attached hair. The loose web allows the user's hair to be pulled through and "integrated" with the hair piece.

Kinky: tightly curled hair.

Micro-Linking Technique: the process of attaching hair wefts without braids. The links are sewn on to the wefted hair. The user's natural hair is pulled through and locked secure. This system is highly recommended for natural hair that is too fine or soft to hold other weave techniques.

Off the scalp braiding: is used for traditional braiding styles and various methods adding extensions such as Warlocks.

On the scalp braiding: is used to form a base or track to sew on a commercial weft. This is the cornrow technique.

Pressed Hair: hair that is thermally treated for a temporary straightening with a heated comb or iron.

Processed Hair: hair that has been chemically treated, natural or commercial.

Remi or Remy Hair: hair that has cuticles aligned in a uniform direction. This typically applies to cuticle or minimally processed hair.

Warlocks: process of adding synthetic hair by using a box braid (four-strand braid). The hair is parted in very small sections and only a small amount of extension hair is used at one time. The box braid extends about ¼ inch from the scalp and sealed with a heat clamp. Braided hair is interspersed with loose natural hair. Hair is left loose at the hairline to cover braid based.

Weaving: the process of forming a base (or track) along the scalp to attach wefted hair. This process is not limited to the cornrow method. Several other popular methods are the Euro-Lock, Microlinking, and Bonding.

Weaving Machine: used to make wefts or form tracks.

Weave Needles: needles used in the weave process to sew wefted hair to tracks. Needles are curved or straight and very dull.

Weaving Poles: Used by experts for the process of making hand made wefts.

Weft: Commercial hair sewn on a fine base and used in the process of hair weaving. Hair is referred to as wefted.

Yaki (or Yaky) Hair: a relaxed texture for ethnic weave styles. It has a crimped, coarse look.

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