Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology

Recent Reviews

Samantha Rodriguez
3/29/2024 via Google
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So appreciative of Shear Excellence Team. Without this school I honestly wouldn’t have been able to come and attend Cosmetology School. Shout out to my teachers for always pushing and encouraging me even when I’m frustrated. Oh and as a student you’re only going to find this atmosphere here, no other school in the area can give you what they have created here.

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Yomaris Garcia
9/20/2019 via Google
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Beautiful work Jorge you the best Diva I love you😘

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Ivonne M Otero
6/14/2019 via Google
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I feel extremely fortunate in discovering Shear Excellence Hair Academy School. Recently, my goddaughter got married and the employees at the academy took the time to make sure she and the braid maids got exactly what they wanted right before the wedding.

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In the School's Words

Our mission is to help every student realize their true potential. We achieve this by providing the maximum amount of scholarships and financial aid possible, constantly monitoring each student’s progress and goals, as well as fostering a strong educational environment. Through us, students develop confidence and skills to serve clients in a variety of beauty and wellness settings. In addition, they gain the knowledge to run their own business as a beauty professional. With our effort, students reach their goals as licensed beauty professionals, and achieve what they thought was not possible.

Our state of the art facility is conveniently located in Niles, IL, at the Golf Mill Shopping Center on the corner of Golf and Greenwood, inside the mall next to AMC Theaters. We welcome you to visit our school and see how you can become a future beauty professional!

Editor's Description

Shear Excellence Hair Academy's learners enjoy individual instruction and mentorship designed to motivate, inspire, challenge, and improve the quality of life for those who want not just a job but a satisfying career.

The school's 1,200-hour licensed cosmetology program has produced graduates for more than 20 years, focusing not only on hair care, skincare, and nails but also chemistry, sanitation, and law. In addition, the school offers facial, barbering, full specialist, and nail technology programs.

"I would recommend Shear Excellence because all the instructors are great and always willing to help," says student Jennifer. "I really am enjoying my time here!"


Shear Excellence Hair Academy - Tampa offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology

Hair Design

Program Length 1,200 hours
Average Completion 10 months
Program Tuition $14,676


Program Length 1,200 hours
Average Completion 10 months
Program Tuition $14,676

The cosmetology program trains students in both theory and practice, which will prepare them for employment in the cosmetology profession. The student will be trained to perform a variety of beauty services within the scope of practice of a licensed cosmetologist. These services include hair dressing, hair cutting, scalp treatments, permanent waving, hair coloring, facial, make-up and facial scalp massage.

In addition, students will learn about shop management and salon operations. The course will also train students in methods of proper sanitation and safety of the client and the cosmetologist. Additionally, the program will train students in ethics and encourage independence, which are essential when working as a professional cosmetologist.

The cosmetology program is a 1,500 hour program that is available full time or part-time.

Full-time = 24 + hours per week

Part-time = 15 – 24 hours per week

Cosmetology, Other

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $7,509

Facial Treatment

Program Length 310 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $2,250

Nail Technology

Program Length 240 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $2,140


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $7,506

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

85% of students received financial aid

Student Body

Gender Ratio

61% Female, 39% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

11% White, 54% Hispanic / Latino, 32% African American, 2% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 0% Two or More, 1% Unknown

137 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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