Why Choose Advance?
There are many opportunities for professionals in the Cosmetology industry. All of our courses are designed to prepare you for licensing in the state of Missouri.
With our unique approach to combining the traditional classroom with realistic practice in our student styling salon, courses at ABC provide students with both theory instruction and hands-on experience. Students progress from basic skills to progressively more advanced skills.
Our campus is open year round for day classes. Our full time schedule quickly puts you on your way to an exciting new career. And with classes beginning every 4 weeks year round, there’s no long wait to get started
ABC is licensed by the MO State Board of Cosmetology, and approved by the US Department of Education through Accreditation by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences
Need More Reasons?
How about our record of training successful cosmetologists, a comprehensive curriculum that exceeds industry standards, a hands-on owner who is also a licensed Cosmetologist and instructor with over 35 years in the industry, and a dedicated staff of licensed instructors with professional salon backgrounds who bring current and updated experiences to your education?
ABC is a Milady school. Used worldwide, Milady’s Standard Cosmetology has been the reference of choice for cosmetology education for nearly 80 years, providing students with the information they need to achieve success. And since technology is now a part of our everyday lives, the Milady system provides a variety of formats for both students and educators that are reliable, friendly, and state-of-the-art. From cd-roms to Power-Point presentations, from Dvd’s to WebTutors and online study guides, understanding the material is easier at a Milady school.
We make it fun! Hands-on, real world experience in our student clinic will help you become a creative and confident salon professional. And our Lifetime Placement Assistance will be there to help you find the job of your dreams.
We make it easy! Our financial aid office will help you obtain the maximum grants you qualify for.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If I attend a Missouri school of Cosmetology and take my State Board Exams in Missouri, will I have to take my State Board Exams again in Illinois if I wish to be dual licensed in both states?
No! The State of Missouri requires everyone to take the Missouri State Board Exam, even those who have already obtained a Cosmetology license from another state. However if you attend a Missouri Cosmetology school and pass the test here, you may purchase your Illinois license and not have to take the IL State Board Exam. This is the easiest and most cost friendly way to be licensed in both states.
- What are the Continuing Education hours required by the State of Missouri once I am licensed as a Cosmetologist?
The State of Missouri does not require Continuing Education hours for licensed Cosmetologists. The State of Illinois requires 14 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years.
- Will I be trained to be a salon owner should I desire to be?
Yes! At Advance Beauty College Hannibal and Advance Beauty College Wentzville, you will learn many aspects of business management, such as how to promote retail in the salon, how to build your business, how to develop a professional resume, and how to be the salon and spa professional you desire to be.
- Does Advance Beauty College Hannibal and Advance Beauty College Wentzville offer Financial Aid and what is the difference between an accredited school and a non-accredited school?
Accreditation is a process of external quality review created and used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities and degree programs for quality assurance. Accredited schools, such as Advance Beauty College Hannibal and Advance Beauty College Wentzville, have met a set of accepted standards of academic quality that are defined and recognized by the U.S Department of Education. Accreditation by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required for access to federal student financial aid. For information about the types of federal financial aid we offer, see our financial aid page.
How Will Beauty Change Your Life?
A Mesage From Our President
Thank you for your interest in Advance Beauty College. You have definitely made the right choice in your search for a fun and exciting career. Cosmetology is all about making other people feel better about themselves, which in turn makes you feel better about yourself. What better career than to spend every working day of your life knowing you have made a difference in someone’s life!
Advance Beauty College will answer all of your questions about attending our school when you come to visit us and take the tour of our school. Come let us show you exactly what you will be getting and how affordable we may be for you to attend by offering you financial aid, if you qualify. Our admissions and financial aid office can assist you with any questions you may have.
Again, I want to thank you for your interest in Advance Beauty College. I hope to meet you soon.
– Gina Kinion, President