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Suffolk Beauty Academy seeks motivated students with a desire to achieve a high level of success in the cosmetology industry.

The course consists of a 1500-clock hour Cosmetology program that leads to a diploma; and ranges from 40 to 50 weeks. Time frame for completion ranges from a minimum of 10 months to a maximum of 12 months.

Courses are designed to help students develop work habits, attitudes, safety practices and awareness of their professional responsibilities. Any applicant seeking entrance to Suffolk Beauty Academy must comply with the following admission requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma, high school transcripts or GED.
  • Proof of date of birth.
  • Credit for previous cosmetology education will be considered only with an official transcript and a transfer student evaluation with one of Suffolk Beauty Academy's instructors. Transfer credit will be accepted based on evaluation and transcript as well as the former school must be accredited by an accrediting agency recognizd by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The hours earned at the originating school must have been earned no more than two years prior to enrolling in the new school.
  • A copy of the student’s social security card.

Tentative Class Start Dates 2017

Start Date

January 16, 2017

February 27, 2017

April 03, 2017

May 15, 2017

June 26, 2017

August 07, 2017

September 18, 2017

Ocotober 30, 2017

December 11, 2017

Tuition and Fee Information

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Tuition $16,500.00
Non-Refundable Application Fee $50.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Books and Supplies $1500.00
Total Cost





CIP Code 12.0401

Completing the program at Suffolk Beauty Academy
you can obtain employment including:

SOC Codes

Cosmetologist 39-5012

For the Year of 2015-2016

Completion Rate 50%
Placement Rate 66.67%
Licensure Rate 100%

Download Enrollment Application Form
(PDF document)

Office Hours: MON-FRI 9:00AM-5:00PM

Full Time: Tuesday -Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM (37.5 hours a week)
Part Time: Tuesday -Saturday 9:00AM - 3:30PM (30 hours a week)

Click here for more information about Virginia Cosmetology State Board License, including training hour requirements, board exam languages, renewal, transfer and reciprocity, and board contact information.

Disability Services

Please note that the Academy does not recruit students already attending or admitted to similar programs of study.

Suffolk Beauty Academy's on-time completion rate is 21%. On-time completions are students who complete all graduation requirements within their contracted time without missing any hours due to personal, medical or Leave of Absence.