Our History

We are a private school located in Beloit, Wisconsin, just blocks from the Wisconsin/Illinois border. We originally began as a nail salon called First Class Nails in 1990. In 1992, we started training students in the Nail Technology field.


In 1994, we added two additional programs, Cosmetology and Esthetics, to the curriculum. Our graduates meet the requirements to become licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois. The continued success of our graduates has allowed our school to blossom into the successful college it is today.

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In March of 2011, we began accepting Federal Financial Aid giving more students the opportunity to attend our school. Our enrollment increased so quickly that we have moved to a new facility. We are now located at 306 State Street in Beloit. We are just a few doors down from our old facility, and have more than tripled our space. We offer a state of the art clinical floor and ample classrooms to provide all students with an open and spacious learning environment. Our first floor boasts a beautiful student salon with 40 styling stations, 10 shampoo bowls with reclining chairs, a manicure bar, 4 pipeless whirlpool pedicure chairs, and a fully equipped facial room. The clinical floor, also known as the student salon, has a  very inviting reception and retail area where clients are able to shop our variety of retail products. Our second floor includes an open instructional space known as our auditorium. Each student is provided a locker, and use of our kitchen and lunchroom. There are several theory classrooms located upstairs, providing optimal learning spaces for all of our students.