East Lansing:
(517) 324-3388
Mt. Pleasant:
(989) 317-8260
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At Protégé Academy you can expect an exceptional education. We offer a world-renowned education that is affordable and, being a TIGI Creative School, we give you over 40 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industries. Our mission is to cultivate and nurture the lives of others, making their future success our goal. We work to create future Protégés in the beauty industry. Our welcoming staff, along with our talented team of professional, internationally trained educators, put us at the top of the industry. Students train in our state of the art facilities that provide a training experience like no other.

Protégé Academy's mission is to provide our students with a specialized education from qualified instructors and professionals in each program. In accordance with the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology, our goal is to bring the highest standards in business, ethics, and techniques in our Cosmetology, Manicuring, and student instructor programs.

Protégé Academy of East Lansing is located located next to Hobby Lobby on Grand River Ave on Northwind Drive. Our newly opened Mt. Pleasant campus is conveniently located on East Pickard, just a few miles from the Central Michigan University campus.

  • State Board Preparation
  • Building Salon Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Client Retention
  • Product Knowledge
  • Pre-Booking Skills

We will help you to not only gain the confidence working with others, but also prepare you for your newfound career in cosmetology!

Here at Protégé, our main focus is YOU.

East Lansing Location Accredited by NACCAS.
Mt. Pleasant Location Accredited by NACCAS.

The National Accediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for postscondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy. Financial Aid available for those who qualify.

 2016 Annual Report Outcomes* (calculations based on July 1st through June 30th)
Graduation Rate:    67.50%
Licensure:      95.74%
Placement:     74.07%

*These annual rates are based on the 12-month period that ended August 31st of the prior year. These rates will track the outcomes for students for whom 150% of the normal time for completion or graduation has elapsed. The rates are currently disclosed through December 31st and not August 31st.

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