Cosmetology (1500 hrs)


Teacher Training

Cosmetology Instructor (600 hrs)



Explore our campus, programs, schedule options, financial aid information and more – virtually! Schedule your Virtual Tour and Career Planning Session today to connect directly with our school’s Enrollment Team.

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Have you or someone you know dreamed of a career in the beauty industry? Paul Mitchell Schools are giving away $1 million in scholarships nationwide and this could be your chance to pursue your dream.

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Vanguard College of
Cosmetology Metairie:
A Paul Mitchell Partner

Located in the former headquarters of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, the Vanguard College of Cosmetology A Paul Mitchell Partner School – Metairie campus resides on Hessmer Avenue, just two blocks from the largest shopping center in the New Orleans metro area, Lakeside Mall. Our modern, open, and spacious campus encompasses a sprawling 22,000 square feet of education and clinic space within a three-story building.

As a Paul Mitchell Partner School, we strive to draw out the artist in our Future Professionals and prepare them for success in a professional salon environment. Our talented faculty and staff work at peak levels, inspired by a shared purpose, a spirit of partnership, and an overwhelming sense of unity and pride. Future Professionals will receive extensive hands-on and classroom training in design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, makeup, and the science of bone structure and facial shape adaptability.

Interested in launching your career in the beauty industry? Come experience a little Lagniappe (a little extra) at Vanguard College of Cosmetology A Paul Mitchell Partner School – Metairie!

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Financial Aid
and Scholarships

We love supporting the dreams of our Future Professionals. That’s why our Financial Aid Office at our Metairie campus is here to help educate you on the types of financial aid. There are several financial aid, alternative funding, and scholarship options available to those who qualify.

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Our students (we call them Future Professionals) donate their time, talent and energy to various charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!

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Digital Support

Whether they’re at home, in the classroom, or even getting inspired on the trails of Lafreniere Park, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.

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Student Teams

At Vanguard College Metairie, education doesn’t end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team teaches our school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.

Title IX Coordinator

Christy Smith
3321 Hessmer Avenue,
Metairie, LA 70002
225.769.5053 Ext. 6146

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