St. Joseph Beauty University  of Hair & Nail Design



In 1952, the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology issued a school license to William and Helen Gilchrist for St. Joseph Beauty University, located at 805 ½ Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO. In July of 1966, the school moved to 22nd and Mitchell, St. Joseph, MO. The name and ownership remained the same. On April 14, 1987, the ownership of the school changed and a new school license was issued to St. Joseph Beauty University Inc., Robby Robertson. The name and address remained the same.

In September 2006, the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology approved a change of ownership and a new license to Cheryl Cattan. The name and address remained the same.

On October 28, 2008 Cheryl moved the school to our present location on the Belt Hwy in the Anderson Ford Plaza.

          December of 2011 Missouri Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners approved & licensed St. Joseph Beauty University of Hair & Nail Design as a “Cross-Over” school. That allows instruction of barbering to be taught in addition to our other programs.

St. Joseph Beauty University is located at 2207 N Belt Hwy in St, Joseph, MO. The building has 6200 square feet with a large open clinic floor, a classroom, facial room, manicure and pedicure areas, and administrative offices. The facility can accommodate a maximum of 6 Barber students, 50 Cosmetology students, 6 Manicuring students, and 6 Esthetic students.


Cheryl Cattan, Owner

Jeanette Moran, Campus Director

Gina Daul, Instructor


To provide quality education and instruction by highly qualified and trained instructors in the fields of Cosmetology, Manicuring, and Esthetics and to promote strong work ethics and instill professionalism in each student.

Program Start Dates


January 9th 2018, March 13th 2018, May 15th 2018,
July 10th 2018, September 11th 2018, November 13th 2018

Please contact director enrollment deadlines.
*Start dates are subject to change due to scheduling.​


New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day

Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas & 26th of December.

Closings are subject to change due to scheduling.


​​We do not currently offer student loans.​


We have financing options available 

Forms of Financial Aid Accepted:

GI Bill benefits maybe available to eligible veterans that enroll in the approved courses. (For those who qualify)

Vocational Rehabilitation (For those who qualify)