Hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya [Over 20 Recommended colleges]

Last updated on July 26th, 2023 at 01:40 pm

This article highlights the courses and contact details of the top hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya.

That’s because professional training should be your first step if you dream of becoming a guru in the ever-growing personal care and beauty industry.

I will also explain fees information for various hairdressing courses, where available for the different beauty schools to help you compare.

Let’s dive right in:

Top hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya: hairdressing and beauty therapy courses offered and contact details

We recommend that you learn your trade at these hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya…

Vera beauty and Fashion College Nairobi

Vera has trained thousands of successful beauticians in Kenya and they have excellent facilities.

You can enroll for a certificate in hairdressing and beauty therapy and later pursue a diploma. They also offer an advanced diploma in several areas of study.

Vera has branches in Nairobi, Thika, Meru, and Eldoret.

Send them a message on their Facebook page to get the latest Vera beauty college fee structure and intake dates.

Vera beauty College contacts

Telephone: 0704 577 577

Nairobi Campus
Telephone: +254 725 923 550 / 788 393 303
Location: Philadephia House, Tom Mboya St, 5th floor, Nairobi

Thika Branch
Telephone: +254 722 227428 / 782 227 428
Location: Thika Business Centre, Commercial St, 6th floor, Thika Town

Meru Branch
Telephone: +254 725 000 706/ 738 896 734
Location: Ushirika Plaza, Meru, 3th floor

Eldoret Branch
Telephone: +254 728 087689
Location: K.V.D.A Plaza, Oloo St, 3th floor, Eldoret


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School of hairdressing and beauty -NIBS College

NIBS is also among the colleges offering certificate in cosmetology and indeed, one of the institutions with the highest number of cosmetology and beauty courses in Kenya.

Other areas of specialization include nail technology, massage, and obviously hairdressing.

Course requirement: Minimum D+

Fees: From shs.15000/- per term (create an online account here to receive the official NIBS beauty academy fee structure and an admission letter or call/whatsapp the admissions office via 0722 547746)

Course duration: 6 months to 2 years (including industrial attachment)

Intakes: January, March, June, and September every year.

NIBS college contacts

Telephone: 0722 547746



NIBS Campuses

Thika Road Main Campus

Location: Thika superhighway, next to Kimbo bus Stage (Exit 13).

Telephone: 0722 547746

Ongata Rongai campus

Location: Bess-Ness Park bldg, along Magadi Road

Telephone: 0715 654016

Nairobi CBD Campus

Location: Biashara plaza, junction of Moi Avenue/Biashara Street.

Telephone: 0721 107701

Thika Town Campus

Location: Biashara Plaza, right next to Naivas.

Telephone: 0713 193173


Ashleys Hair and Beauty Academy

Ashleys has been in the field since the 90s and is a huge brand.

Like in the other top-rated hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya, training is super professional and you’ll leave the place with the skills that the market demands.

They have a fresh intake at the beginning of each month in courses such as:

  • Diploma in Beauty therapy.
  • Certificate in beauty therapy (practicals only).
  • Diploma in hairdressing.
  • Certificate in hairdressing (practicals only).

You can also study part-time in any of their 4 campuses in Nairobi (including in their newest branch at Westgate, Westlands) and Nakuru.

Ashleys Hair and Beauty Academy contacts

Nairobi City Campus

Location: Lyric House, along Kimathi street, fourth floor.

Telephone: 0722 391 864/0753007445

Buru Buru Campus

Location: Fairlane center, Buru Buru Phase 3, above Uchumi.

Telephone: 0728 880 968/0753 007 242

Ruaka campus

Location: Ruaka Shopping Center, Limuru Road-Behind Cleanshelf supermarket

Telephone: 0723 122 911/0755 841 244

Nakuru Campus

Location: Baraka Plaza, Kenyatta Avenue, 2nd floor.

Telephone: 0705 240 320/0753 002 219

Ashleys beauty academy online contacts






Timeless Beauty College

Started way back in 1998, Timeless also offers a couple of hairdressing courses.

The college is conveniently located in the CBD (along University Way).

Timeless Beauty College contacts

Location: College House, first floor, University Way, Nairobi.

Telephone: 0751 996522

Lintons College of Beauty

Lintons is one of the best-known beauty colleges in Westlands, Nairobi and could be a great choice especially if you’re after expert skills in skincare and makeup artistry.

Students also go through exclusive entrepreneurship sessions to help them acquire knowledge about opening and successfully running own beauty enterprises.

Lintons College of Beauty contacts

Location: Kenrail Towers, 2nd Floor, NorthWing Ring Rd, Westlands, Nairobi
Telephone: 0714 870037



Dykaan College Fashion and Design

It was started just the other day but Dykaan is today one of the highly-rated beauty and fashion colleges in Kenya.

You’ll enjoy being taught by their dedicated facilitators in the college’s state-of-the-art practical laboratories.

Dykaan College Fashion and Design contacts

Location: Twiga Mart Bldg, 3rd Floor (Biashara Street, Kiambu)
Telephone: 0720 160 640 or 0720 160 670




In addition to Kiambu town, Dykaan has campuses in Juja, Nakuru, Mwiki, Githurai, and Kawangware. Call them using the numbers above for directions to your nearest branch.

Beauty point college

With over 1200 students distributed across 9 different courses, Beauty point is another of the make up schools in Nairobi with a long, proud history in the beauty training industry.

The fee is pocket-friendly and the tutors very welcoming.

Beauty point college location and contact

Location: Beaver house, along Tom Mboya street

Telephone numbers:

  • Administration- 0726856999
  • Operation- 0721818063
  • Beauty point director-0722798648




Azizi Hair and Beauty College

Azizi is also located in Nairobi’s City Centre and helps students build skills to help them scale to the highest echelons of Kenya’s lucrative beauty industry.

Visit them at Revlon Plaza (Biashara Street, 4th floor) or call 0790 459918 for courses and fees information.

Public Colleges Offering Beauty Therapy

All the hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya I have highlighted above are privately owned.

But some of us prefer government institutions because of the various incentives like cheaper fees and access to HELB loans.

So, where can you take your beauty and hairdressing diploma/certificate course if you favor government-owned institutes?

Here they are (click the link to obtain more details):

Beauty Schools in Thika

In addition to NIBS Thika campus, there are a number of excellent beauty schools in Thika.

I propose that you get in touch with the following colleges and compare their offers:

Jordan College of Technology

You can select any of the following courses at Jordan:

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy/Cosmetology
  • Nail technology
  • Barbering
  • Braiding & Weaving
  • Waxing
  • Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy/Cosmetology
  • Training of Trainers course in Cosmetology

Jordan College Contacts

Location: Alisa Plaza, Kwame Nkurumah Street, 4th Floor, Opposite Safaricom Shop, Thika

Telephone: 0722916072



Uzuri Institute

Uzuri will train you to become a top-notch Hair technician and Beautician who practices extraordinary customer care and is in touch with the newest industry trends.

The list of courses offered by Uzuri institute’s school of Cosmetology makes for impressive reading- from hairdressing, body massage, barbering, facial/skincare, and front office courses, Uzuri has it all.

Uzuri Institute contacts and locations

Location: Haile Sellassie Avenue, Opposite  School for the Blind, Thika Town.

Telephone: 0723 560 867 / 0700 455 435



Gorgeous Hair and beauty College

Gorgeous offers all cosmetology courses and has monthly intakes.

You have the option of applying for your favorite course online (via the website).

Gorgeous Hair and Beauty College contacts

Location: Unity Plaza, Near Coconut Grill, Opposite National Bank, Thika Town

Telephone: 0795 096 139 



Hair and beauty career paths

There are several career paths you can elect in this field.

These include becoming a professional hair beautician and stylist or working in the exciting film and television sector as a professional makeup artist.

You can as well opt to get employment in one of the cosmetics manufacturing companies or start a salon and spa business.


Where can you work after graduating?

Graduates from the highlighted hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya are spoilt for choice.

You can work in a beauty parlor, spa, and or like hinted previously, launch your own beauty station.

It all depends on your passion and training specialization.


Wrapping it up

There goes our recommended hairdressing and beauty colleges in Kenya.

It’s now upon you to select a college from the list of beauty schools in Kenya in this guide.

As always, work hard and good luck in your career.


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