Becoming a Licensed Instructor can help you turn your love of teaching beauty into a career. Our Instructor program can help you get started!

About Our Program

Our instructor program is developed to teach you the latest trends in providing instruction to future beauty professionals. You can learn tried and true methods and how to incorporate online learning into your curriculum. We have small classes so you can have one-on-one development time with licensed instructors to match your learning style. Our curriculum includes:

  • Career path mapping
  • Lesson plans
  • Classroom management
  • Student salon and spa management
  • Theoretical concepts
  • Live demonstration classes
  • Quiz and test writing

A successful instructor has the professional skills, academic, and technical education to provide education in both a public and private school setting. This training can also be valuable for someone wanting to pursue a career with manufacturers and companies in the cosmetology industry.

Career Opportunities for Licensed Instructors

You can pursue a variety of careers with a license in beauty school instruction! It may be possible to find a career in large corporations, private companies, public schools and private schools, and more. Educators with a license to teach can also perform demonstrations and platform work.

Instructors can also supervise students while on the student salon floor. By working at a school, instructors can oversee services and step in where necessary to keep students and guests happy.

Instructor Requirements

In the State of Indiana an instructor must complete a program of not less than 1000 hours, graduate from an approved school, and obtain a license from the State of Indiana.

Career and Employment Resources for Students

The beauty industry is filled with exciting opportunities for those who pursue excellence and want to make a difference. We provide career advice to all of our students and help them connect with local salon and spa owners for networking opportunities.

There is no charge for Don Roberts School of Hair Design alumni employment referrals. Employment with a license can be yours within 30 days of graduation.

Additional Program and Licensing Details:

Program Begins

Class starts are program dependent. Book your Discovery Day with Us to Learn More.


A diploma is issued at graduation.


Application can be submitted immediately upon graduation. A license is obtained and maintained through the State of Indiana.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code

Instructor: 12.0413

Gainful Employment Disclosures:

View our Consumer Information & Disclosures page for more details.

Schedule Your Tour

Don Roberts School of Hair Design is dedicated to training future beauty instructors who are serious about starting their careers. If you want more information about enrolling in our instructor program, contact us today! We’d love to set up a campus tour and talk to you about a future in teaching.


  • I was excited to enroll in the crossover Barber Program. I was required to first have a valid cosmetology license as 900 hours from my cosmetology training rolled over to the Barber Program. The cosmetology education received at DR made the Barber program very easy. I now have both my Cosmetology and Barbers licenses. I professionally practice and teach within both curriculums.

    R. Ducret

    The entire staff is knowledgeable, encouraging, and refreshing. Each Instructor’s passion and commitment to their craft encouraged me to go farther. I am multi-licensed and now proud owner of Catina’s Tranquil Garden. This is an amazing industry!

    C. Radford
  • My journey started with the Manicuring program. My second year I graduated from the Instructors program, on a full scholarship. In my third year of study, I completed the Esthetics program. All my needs exceeded my expectations. As a current staff member, I work with a team of exceptional educators. I am now able to give back to my students what was given to me.

    V. Eenigenburg

    I was referred to Don Robert’s from a successful Don Robert’s graduate and am currently enrolled in the esthetics program. I thrive on the relaxation energy, essential oils, and massage. I enjoy helping all my clients relax and enjoy the moment. At graduation, I look forward to a new and very different career change.

    P. Smagacz
  • In life you get what you invest. At DR, my instructors didn’t meet me half way, they met me the whole way. I gave my education 100% of my everything; desire and effort. This school is for serious minded individuals who want to thrive in the beauty industry. I worked hard and earned the Choice Scholarship. My training allowed me to obtain my license; one week out of school I opened my own suite/Loft Salon and Suites-Jade on The Set. I am able to book my own hours around the needs of my family.

    C. Lucas

    My educational journey at Don Roberts began in cosmetology and continued in the instructor’s program. Since I had the cosmetology curriculum fresh in my brain, I was then able to crossover 900 hours from the cosmetology program and into the barber’s crossover program and then only had to complete 600 hours for the barbering program. At a more accelerated rate, I was then able to pass my state test for barbering. The crossover program was such a great way to fast-track my learning path.

    J. DeWindt