Welcome To Stacey James

The mission of Stacey James Institute is to provide post-secondary students an excellent opportunity to learn and develop career professional skills, as well as understand common problems and solutions presented by a salon environment. Our program, along with experienced and dedicated instructors, provides the knowledge and tools necessary for students to be successful in preparing for licensure and employment in the industries of Cosmetology and Barbering and Esthetics fields.

What Makes the Beautiful Difference?

The vision for Stacey James Institute was formed out of Stacey’s creative talent and her desire for students to have the best quality education possible. At Stacey James Institute we have a learning environment that is state of the art, upbeat, positive, and comfortable. We use a hands on approach to learning and recognize that every student is also our client. We feel that every student should graduate feeling confident to enter the industry ready to work and not just apprentice. We want you to feel confident in knowing the retro styles along with the current trends in the industry. We’ll give you the opportunity to learn in a working environment and to experience situations that salons have daily.  There will always be a professional in attendance making sure you are comfortable every step of the way with your education. In fact we require that our instructors have a minimum of 2 years documented experience working “hands on” in the industry and we also put them through continual training.  Many Stacey James instructors have built successful careers and currently still maintain an active clientele. Their goal is to pass their knowledge of the industry on to you, and to give you the tools to succeed in the ever changing beauty world.


When Stacey James opened Stacey James Salon & Spa in Parker, Co more than 10 years ago, she found it difficult to hire stylists who had the technical creative skills required for today’s beauty industry.

Stacey saw a need and decided to fill it. Soon after opening her salon, she also created and opened Stacey James Institute, a full service cosmetology and esthetic school.

“The unique atmosphere at our school is to give the support, skill and specialized attention to our students, enabling them to be career-ready, not just license-ready,” she says.

“We are committed to giving students an experience of a real salon and spa. My focus and passion is on the school as I love to watch students develop their creative talents. They have the skill set and confidence to enter the ever-changing beauty industry in their new careers. It’s not about growing a business, it’s about growing people.”

Stacey James Institute wants to change the old beauty school stigma, as the beauty industry has evolved tremendously.

“Having a cosmetology license requires as many hours as having an associate degree, and our students accomplish this in about a year,” Stacey says. “The income to be made is just as much, if not more, than someone coming out of college. Baby Boomers are retiring by the millions and have finished raising their families. They now have the money to take care of their skin and beauty needs. We are seeing more and more surgeons and doctors hiring cosmetologists and estheticians for their offices. Plus, more salons and spas are opening and looking to hire beauty professionals.

Cosmetologists and estheticians are poised to take care of the high demand for the latest trends in hair, skin and nails.”

“It’s the first time I think I’ve been in an environment where everyone truly wants you to do your best and succeed,” says Stacey James Institute graduate, Hallie Miller.

School director Patty Westra sums it up well. “Stacey is continually on the move and always helping others and giving back,” she says. “From students to staff, this culture breeds a camaraderie and collaboration that benefits all.”

Goals & Objectives

  1. To teach and familiarize students in the current methods and theories of cosmetology and esthetics.
  2. To qualify and prepare students for the State Board examination.
  3. To graduate proficient, qualified, and competent students who can go on to be successful in the field of their choice.
  4. To provide assistance, advisement, and mentoring.



How Much Will It Cost?

Prices are not published but we have competitive rates and we believe that the overall value of our courses are very high.  If you would like to know specifics, you can contact one of our Admissions Representative at 303-810-1033.

When Can I Get Started?

Prospective students may enroll anytime. However, their exact start date will be determined by the course start date. Late enrollments will be accepted only one week into the course and must be made up at the next rotation.

Cosmetology Program – Every 10 Weeks
Esthetician Program – Every 6 Weeks


Graduation Rate


Passing Rate for State Board Exam


Job Placement Rate


Stacey James Institute is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO  80202

Stacey James Institute is accredited with NACCAS (The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc.) We provide in house financing as well as outside lenders are also available. Currently awaiting final Department of Education approval to offer full Financial Assistance to those who qualify.

Phone: 303-862-3001, FAX:  303-996-1330


Financial Aid

Stacey James Institute is accredited with NACCAS (The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc.)

We provide in house financing as well as outside lenders are also available.

We are approved with the Department of Education to offer full Financial Assistance to those who qualify.

  • Graduation Rate 86% 86%
  • State Board Exam Pass Rate 100% 100%
  • Job Placement 88% 88%

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