Pursue the beauty career you've been dreaming of

Learn from industry experts who have helped train six-figure beauty pros.

Learn how to make beauty a lucrative career

Our instructors and founder have been in the salon biz for years — they know the tips and ways to turn your passion into profit.

Go beyond the basics

We don’t just teach for students to pass the state board exams. You’ll learn to become a confident, skilled professional with a deep understanding of the artistry and science of hair, skin, or nails.

Locally owned by industry heavy-hitters

Learn from an instructor team with the clout and pull to invite amazing guest artists or make a key connection that could accelerate your career.

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Cosmetology Program

Through our 54-week program, we cover a comprehensive set of topics designed by Nathan himself to get students salon-ready. Our cosmetology students spend most of the time receiving hands-on instruction on topics such as:


  • hair cutting and coloring
  • manicuring
  • makeup application
  • waxing


We empower our students to build their own beauty brand with skills in marketing and promotion, business planning, and making connections among the substantial Nathan Layne Institute network of industry pros.

All cosmetology students have the option of enrolling in our Lash Extension Certification Course. Offering lash extension services can help you expand your business!


Skincare professionals are one of the fastest growing segments within the beauty industry, with plenty of customer demand for pros who can make skin glow.


In as few as 20 weeks, you could be ready to launch your new career as an esthetician in Idaho. You’ll learn to perform everything from skin analysis and chemical exfoliations to makeup application and waxing.


Combine creativity and pampering for your guests as a nail technician! Learn the technical side of nail technology while showcasing your flair for the latest trends.


By taking one of our fastest programs to complete at 13 weeks of instruction, you may be ready to become a beauty professional sooner than you think!

Barbering Program
Learn to become a barber in Nathan Layne Institute’s carefully designed 31-week program. We cover anatomy, facial hair grooming, haircut and shaving techniques, scalp treatments, and waxing. You’ll also get a solid foundation in customer service and business management topics.

Why Nathan Layne Institute?

Discover the exceptional advantages of choosing Nathan Layne Institute, Idaho’s premier beauty school. With industry veterans as instructors, students receive unparalleled education and personalized attention. Our loft-like facilities offer a cutting-edge environment for learning, complete with the latest tools and technology. 


As a student, you’ll benefit from our extensive network of salon and other beauty industry connections both locally and regionally, providing valuable networking opportunities and potential job placements. Flexible scheduling options accommodate various lifestyles, and financial assistance is available to eligible students. Elevate your skills from basic to pro with our stellar beauty programs, designed to help you not just learn but excel, opening doors to entrepreneurship and leadership roles in beauty.

Modern, timeless campus facilities

Our 15,000-square foot campus is a spacious, natural light-filled learning facility with beautiful decor and a professionally appointed student salon. Escape the ordinary, embrace the beautiful.

Regional and global network

You’ll stay on the cutting edge of techniques and products through visiting artists from all over, as well as our instructors’ extensive professional networks of beauty industry pros.

Financial aid

We’ve helped so many students before you find a funding package that works for them. Our staff will patiently walk you through anything you need to know through your application process.
See what our students are saying
Everyone here is so welcoming and makes you feel truly loved. I will be an amazing stylist one day because of my Nathan Layne Institute family.
Nathan Layne Institute cares about its professionals. The school really works to meet my needs and they really show that they care.

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Accredited Educational Institution

Nathan Layne Institute is proudly accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences

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141 E Chubbuck Road

Pocatello, ID 83202

(208) 269-9976

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