At Bly’s School of Cosmetology, we are training students to become professional Cosmetologists, Barbers, Manicurists, and Estheticians. Here, we provide competency-based academic programs that measure the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will allow you to feel at ease as you prepare for your future. 

Starting over with Bly's by obtaining a license in the field of cosmetology, barbering, manicuring, or skin care can enhance your professional aspirations depending on the passion you possess for your chosen vocation. There is a need for well-trained cosmetologists, barbers, manicurists and estheticians!

Bly's is accredited with the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and is approved with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

As Gainesville's oldest beauty school, Bly's belives it is their duty to show their appreciation by giving back to the community. Being a full service school, Bly's is able to provide full spa services at an affordable price to the public by offering weekly specials and partner with local homeless shelters to provide free services to the areas homeless. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or walk-ins welcome.


Classes start on the First Tuesday each month. 

Registration, Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm 

Please bring with you the following to register:

State issued ID

Social Security Card

2012 Tax Return *If under 24 years old with no dependants, parents tax return is needed. *

High school diploma or GED Test Scores 

  Drug & Alchol Free Environment

The standard of conduct at Bly's School of Cosmetology prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on it's property or as a part of any activities.  In accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

  Campus Security

 Students and Employees are encouraged to leave the building in groups and not to linger in the parking lot alone after dark. In addition, no employee will close and/or leave the school at night while students are still on the premises (parking lot area).

Since the School does not have private campus secruity personnel, the school is obligated to refer all campus law enforcement issues to the Gainesville Police Department. Non-Emergency 352-955-1818 or 911.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement website 

Bly's School of Cosmetology

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education

License Number 2092