Beauty Institute in Franklinton, Louisiana

Savings, Beauty Institute in Franklinton, LA

Opulent Beauty Institute

Mission: The Opulent Beauty Institute, Inc. mission is to prepare students for cosmetology licensing and certification by presenting culturally sensitive training to establish and to preserve a successful career in the beauty industry.

Vision: Opulent Beauty Institute, Inc. will prepare individuals for successful cosmetology licensing and certification through clock hour education and hands-on training to pass the Louisiana State Boards and to become skilled and proficient in cosmetology.

It is critical that we respond to an urgent need of those that are in financial distress, unemployed, emotionally depressed and lack purpose and marketable skills. Through Opulent’s culturally sensitive advance training and career services, we will provide the missing link by offering this course work


(Note: Students must participate in 1500 hours of classes and supervised instruction before attempting the state boards):

  • · Preparatory Curriculum will embrace State Guidelines for Cosmetology
  • · Tutorials, Hands-on training & classroom lessons on Hair, Nails & Skin (1500 hours)
  • · Advance Training for Seniors – 200 hours
  • · Additional culturally sensitive prep for certain weaves, hair growth, braiding & more
  • · Workforce/Job Development classes will also be included
  • · Self Paced 12-24 months to complete course work
  • · Certificate of Completion will be issued once hours have been completed
  • · State Board of Louisiana will conduct the actual licensing of the students
  • · Direct Service Training:

Cosmetologist, Professional Stylist, Skin Care Specialist, Manicurist, Makeup

Technician, Hair colorist, Perm Specialist, Nail Care Technician, etc.

Convenient Scheduling:

Morning classes (9am-4pm) or

Night school/evening classes (4-9pm)

Community Enrichment Events & Interactive Family Workshops:

*Successful Living (Life Skills)

*Health, Wellness, Fitness & Nutrition

*Professionalism & Business Etiquette

*Leadership & Career Development

*Intra-/Inter-Personal Relationships

*Computer & Technology Training

*Tutoring & Mentoring

We are here to service and to beautify the body and improve the appearance of a physical feature, and learning how to make people look and feel their best at our best. We offer classes that teach you all the skills you need to become a talented cosmetologist, Instructor or esthetician.

Beauty Products

Opulent Beauty Institute also offers a vast selection of beauty products. We have everything from hair extensions to hair and care products to ensure that you're always able to maintain a perfectly polished look.

Find out more about our beauty institute by
contacting us in Franklinton, Louisiana, today.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Service Areas:
Washington Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Tammany Parish, & Tangipahoa Parish | Mississippi:

About Us

Opulent Beauty Institute is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit entity and a public charitable organization based in Franklinton, LA. (Washington Parish). Our goal is to revitalize the workforce within our community, decrease unemployment, and empower impoverished families to reach self-sufficiency. Washington Parish residents and resident in the Southeast region of the state of Louisiana need positive solutions to counteract unemployment and the lack of marketable skills to obtain better paying jobs. The community served lacks a beauty institution that is culturally sensitive and staffed to train individuals whom will service clients of diverse ethnicities. Opulent Beauty Institute targets low-/to moderate-income students that desperately need a life-long career and desire to become well-rounded certified State licensed cosmetologists.

Maria Jacobs founder of Opulent Beauty Institute, and Aveda Institute/Compass Career College licensed instructor for 22 years, has found it difficult to attract impoverished students to the classroom. Specifically in Washington Parish, it was also hard to find a school that was presenting culturally sensitive programs of cosmetology (i.e. none of the schools of beauty were embracing hair weaving and braiding). The board recognized the lack of positive, engaging courses and training programs to adequately prepare the diverse workforce in Franklinton. They also realized that thousands of families were struggling to overcome the conditions of poverty, low self-esteem, lack of purpose and direction- but lacked marketable skills for cosmetology.

Cosmetology School:

Opulent Beauty Institute offers courses in cosmetology, manicuring, instructor training and advanced education for licensed stylist, and salon owners. Our classic and practical approach when teaching, motivates our students in their hands-on clinical skills, and advanced education on everyday beauty techniques.   We offer full salon services to the public. (All services are performed by supervised students).  Preparatory Courses for State Boards/Licensing and Certifications.  General & Specialty Book/Computer Tutorials and Hands-on Training for Hair, Skin and Nails.  (Additional culturally sensitive prep for weaves, hair growth, braiding and more)!

Beauty Instruction

The Team at The Opulent Beauty Institute  has more than 30 years of experience and is prepared to teach you everything you need to know. We have preparatory courses for state board licensing and certifications that include general and specialty books, tutorials, and hands-on training for hair, skin, and nail care.

Flexible Classes

Classes  at The Opulent Beauty Institute are designed for non-traditional, limited resource, and at-risk students including single parents, women in transition, ex-offenders, and welfare-to-work participants. So, we offer flexible class schedules including night classes and give you access to a wide selection of beauty products to accommodate your needs.

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