We firmly believe the training you receive at the institute will lead you to a successful, lucrative career and lifestyle for you and your family. Please click on our courses to learn more:

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KNOXVILLE INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN was established in 1961 by Jack Rogers, under the name of Knoxville Barber College. At that time, instruction concentrated on Barbering, with a training area of 2,200 square feet. As the school prospered, we grew into our current location at 1221 N. Central Street, with 7,500 square feet of training area to better serve and teach our students. Just as the physical size of the facility expanded, our curriculum expanded also to encompass all of our exciting programs.


KNOXVILLE INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality training program geared for individual student success. We follow the changing needs of the beauty field to provide students with current applicable skills, as well as, the instruction needed, as defined by the TN State Boards, for licensing requirements. It is our obligation as educators to tap into each student's abilities, talents, and strengths, and send well trained, well prepared, and highly motivated graduates out into the salon, and shop world. We don't want to JUST prepare our students for entry level...we want them to know why they are learning what they are learning, and HOW to apply it to future work. We challenge our students to be successful, not entry-level average, by offering more than just preparing them for the State Board exam...we must, and will prepare them for the Barber and Beauty industry.

  • has been training successful students in the Beauty Industry for over 50 years
  • is licensed by both the TN State Board of Cosmetology and the TN State Board of Barber Examiners
  • offers approximately 7500 square feet of modern training facilities
  • offers both full-time and part-time day class schedules
  • offers new classes starting on the first Tuesday of every month, with limited enrollment for more personal attention
  • is conveniently located off of Interstate 275, with easy access
  • offers Master Barber & Cosmetology classes that can be completed in as little as 9 1/2 months
  • offers Manicuring classes that can be completed in as little as 15 1/2 weeks
  • offers Aesthetics classes that can be completed in as little as 5 1/2 months
  • offers flexible class scheduling for Cosmetology and Master Barber Instructor
  • offers a Federal Pell Grant program (for those who qualify) and flexible payment plans to assist the student with paying for school
  • offers Instructors that are dual-licensed, and trained in both Cosmetology and Master Barbering
  • offers an active "hands-on" clinic, with a large volume of clientele, for a higher ratio of "live models used to train students
  • offers complete job placement assistance for every graduate
  • is the only school in East Tennessee to offer both Cosmetology and Master Barber

For those who qualify, financial assistance is available through the 2013-2014 Federal Pell Grant program. Based on your 2012 income, and other factors, you may qualify for a Pell Grant. Your actual award will be determined from information supplied by you on your Student Aid application. This assistance DOES NOT HAVE TO BE REPAID. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be accessed at fafsa.ed.gov, and everyone is encouraged to apply. Cosmetology, Master Barber, Manicuring and Aesthetics programs are approved for federal financial aid.

For those students who may not choose to pursue the grant, or may not qualify for the grant, the Institute offers options to help the student pay for school. The student can make monthly payments for tuition costs at NO INTEREST during their enrollment. This way, all school costs are paid by graduation and the student can go to work, and "put all their money in their pocket" from day one. Please check with the business office for complete details. The Institute also participates in the State of TN-Vocational Rehab program, and all VA educational benefit programs.


Please feel free to contact the financial aid office or business office, at (865) 971-1529 or e-mail: kihd@comcast.net for complete details.



The clinic is open:
10:30 am - 5:30pm
9:00am until 5:30pm
(Chemical services are available until 3:30pm, please check with insturctor).

KNOXVILLE INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN offers a complete line of clinic services availiable to the public. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME. For appointments please call (865)637-5112 or (865) 523-5541 or email: kihd@comcast.net

Curly Perm

Basic Perms Short $35
Basic Perms Medium $40
Basic Perms Long $45+
Spiral Perms Medium $55+
Spiral Perms Long $65+
w/Loop Rods Medium $60
w/Loop Rods Long $70+
Partial Perms per rod $2

Facial Treatments

Facial $12
Make-up Application $10
with clients make-up $8
Eyebrow Tweezing $5
Eyebrow Wax $4
Chin Wax $4
Upper Lip $4
Sides of Face $5
Full Face $15
Leg $25+

Nail Service

Basic Manicure $8
Spa Manicure $11
Hot Oil Manicure $10
French Manicure $11
Polish Change (hands) $5
(feet) $6
Nail Repair (per nail) $3
Paraffin Wax Dip $4
Basic Pedicure $20
Spa Pedicure $25
Nail Trim $5

Artificial Nail Service

Party (temporary) Tips $12
Natural Nail Overlays $15
French Tips Acrylic $25
Clear Tip Acrylics $20
Acrylics with Glitter Tips $30
Acrylics with Full Glitter $40
Tips with Wraps $20+
Acrylic Fill-ins $15
Sculptured Nails $25
Sculptured Nails
w/ Glitter Tips $30
Sculptured Nails
w/ Full Glitter $40
Removal with New Set $30
Art work per nail $2

Gel Nails

Full Set of Gels $30
Fill in Gel $20
Gel Polish w/Manicure $20
Gel Soak Off $10
Gel Buff Off $20+
Clear Overlay $15
French Tip with Overlay $20

*clinic prices subject to change

Natural Hair Styles

Finger Wave $14
Crunchies (pineapple) $9
French Braid $7
Double Braid $10
   (full head) $30+
   (half head) $15
   w/Design $5 extra
   (your own) $45+
   (full head) $20+
   (half head) $10
(your own) $25+

Extensions (your own) per track

Glued on $5
Sewn in $9
Tracks are from ear to ear
*Styling Extra with all extensions

Hair Coloring Service

Temporary Color Rinse $3
Demi-permanent Color $30+
Permanent Color $30+
Color Retouch $20+
Double Processing Color $35+
Double Pro. Retouch $25+
Pulled through Cap $27+
Foil Highlighting (Med) $40+
Foil Highlighting (Long) $45+
Corrective Color $35+
Demi-Permanent Beard $5
Demi-Permanent Mustache $5
Demin-Permanent Eyebrows $5
*Cut is not included with color $7 extra

Texturizing Services Relaxers

Full application Short $40
Full application Medium $45+
Full application Long $50+
Retouch $30+
Wonder Curl by B&B $50+



Men Hair Services

Men's Clipper Cuts $7
Men Senior Cut (60+) $6
Beard Shave w/Razor $7
Beard Shave w/Clippers $5
Beard Trim $3
Head Shave $9
Line-up $4
Designs (per section) $3
Bangs Trim $3

Women's Hair Services

Haircut (shampoo included) $8
 w/blow-dry style $10
 w/Curling iron style $14
 w/Roller set $14
 w/Wrap $14
 w/Marcels/Flat irons $21
 w/long hair extra $7 extra

Hair & Scalp Treatments

Scalp Treatment $8
w/Blow-dry style $10
w/Curling iron or roller set $14
w/Marcels $18
Hair Repair Treatment $6
w/Blow-dry style $9
w/Curling iron style $13
added to a style extra $4 extra


Shampoo Blow-dry $5
Shampoo w/Pony Tail $5
Shampoo w/Marcels $7+
Shampoo Style w/Curling, Roller-set, Wrap $8
Roller-Wrap $14
Spiral Wrap Set $14+
Flat Iron $14+
w/Wrap $18
Hot-Iron Style $14+
Crimps $20+
w/Extensions already $35+
Up-do style $20+

  1. Completed KIHD enrollment application
  2. High School Diploma or GED
  3. Proof of Age (such as driver's license) Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Social Security Card
  5. Required initial payment ($1,100 Cos & Barber, $720 Manicure). Due two weeks before start date.
  6. Income information (such as 1040 income tax return and W-2s), for Federal Pell Grant assistance, if so desired

If you wish to transfer hours from another Cosmetology or Barber school, you must also supply the following documents:

  1. Provide an official transcript of released hours
  2. Provide some sort of progress or grade report (both theory and practical) for the hours your wish to transfer.
  3. Meet with both the enrollment office, and the Educational Director



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To set up a personal interview and tour of the school, call Monday thru Friday
(865) 971-1529 or email: kihd@comcast.net






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