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Nova Academy of Cosmetology - Woodbury

Welcome Nova Academy of Cosmetology in Woodbury, where we stand as a premiere destination for future beauty school students from all over the Minnesota Metro area, including Woodbury, St. Paul, Eagan, Maplewood, Minneapolis, and beyond. We extend a warm welcome to those from Hudson and New Richmond who are driven to pursue their passion even from out-of-state.

Nova Academy of Cosmetology – Woodbury offers a state-of-the-art facility, fostering an optimal setting for the pursuit of knowledge. Within our walls is a team of exceptionally skilled educators, wholly committed to providing an education that is both uniquely exceptional and enriching.

If you’re ready to pursue your career in the beauty industry, look no further than Nova Academy of Cosmetology as your ultimate starting point. Review our comprehensive array of programs, to learn more about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Programs Offered

TWO Additional Start Dates added for our Advanced Practice Esthetics (500) Program!
📆 October 2nd
📆 November 13th

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A comprehensive program that covers various beauty treatments, including hairstyling, makeup application, and skincare.

Focuses specifically on skincare and related treatments, teaching techniques like facials, waxing, and exfoliation.

Training in nail care, manicures, pedicures, and nail artistry.

A higher level of skincare training, encompassing advanced techniques and treatments.

An integrated program merging advanced skincare practices with a comprehensive esthiology curriculum.

Prepares individuals to become educators in the beauty industry, teaching future professionals.

Ongoing learning for beauty professionals to update skills and stay current with industry trends.


Nova Academy of Cosmetology offers an outstanding reputation, experienced instructors, and comprehensive curriculum. With a focus on hands-on training, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive learning environment, students can be confident that they will receive the best education and preparation for a successful career in the beauty industry.
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Attending beauty school at Nova Academy of Cosmetology offers a platform for unleashing your creativity, allowing you to explore and experiment with diverse techniques in hair, makeup, skincare, and nail artistry.
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We pride ourselves on offering Prosper U and Beauty as a Business programs, providing our students with comprehensive training not only in technical skills but also in essential business knowledge, enabling them to thrive as well-rounded beauty professionals in the industry.


Nova Academy of Cosmetology becomes an affordable option for aspiring students, thanks to the availability of federal financial aid and self-loans, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder the pursuit of a fulfilling career in the beauty industry.


I enjoyed every bit of school. I highly recommend Nova as an excellent choice of school for this industry as they give you more than enough information and knowledge to set you apart and get you far into the world of hair and skin.

– Megan Millbrandt – Cosmetology + Esthiology Student

Nova is a top notch school where all instructors and staff are dedicated to top of the line education and

student success. I am so glad I took this step and that I did it through Nova!

– Sharesa Golish – Cosmetology Student

I had a great experience here at Nova! It’s a wonderful staff and great teaching! Absolutely loved the atmosphere! I was always excited to come to school!

– Kylie Canterburg – Cosmetology Student

Salon, Spa & Advanced Skin Services

We offer a wide range of services to cater to your hair, skin, and nail needs. We take pride in offering advanced skin treatments that are normally only found at med-spas. What sets us apart is not only the exceptional quality and variety of our services, but also our affordability.

Rest assured, our dedicated team of future professionals, who perform the services are backed by skilled instructors, ensuring your service is performed to your satisfaction. We use only professional-grade products, to ensure the highest quality outcomes. While we excel in individual appointments, we also specialize in catering to  special occasions like weddings, proms, and birthdays.


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Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am – 7:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (1st & 3rd Saturdays), Closed on other Saturdays

Sunday: Closed

Appointments: 651.333.1410

Admissions: 507.901.3001

Address: 1750 Weir Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125

Angie ZuberAngie Zuber
04:11 31 Jul 23
I visited in May, 2023. This was the old location of MN School of Cosmetology. I loved their services, their prices and the general vibe of the place. This place has since changed its name to Nova Academy, jacked their prices to nearly double what they were at MSC, and no longer honor MSC gift cards. I'm just out the money. Same people here as before. Just erased old records, changed the name and raised prices. Nova is "ok", I just didn't appreciate losing my stored value gc without notice. Vibe is different, and my hair was ok, but not the WOW I used to get with MSC. 💔
Claire ZdechlikClaire Zdechlik
17:04 26 Jul 23
I had my hair cut and colored by Myka Neuman! She did such a wonderful job she explained what she was doing every step of the process and was super fun to talk with during!! I love my hair
A SchusterA Schuster
18:09 21 Jul 23
I had the signature facial with Grace and am VERY happy with the results and the service. I highly recommend Grace if you’re in need of a facial or eyelash extensions or lash/brow tint or a body wrap or a back facial… She’s fabulous!
Lynn KnauffLynn Knauff
19:24 06 Jul 23
Drew is a joy to have as your beauty technican!!!
Sarah LeeSarah Lee
16:37 29 Jun 23
I had Grace do my lash refill, & Molly as the instructor supervise. Grace was amazing & you can tell she knew what she was doing. I was just sad they didn't have fan lashes, instead they had single classic lashes. But Grace went above & beyond to make sure the classic lashes blended in with what I had originally on my lashes already. I would recommend if you need refills. Would love it more if they had more lash options.
Not_ InsyncNot_ Insync
21:24 15 Jun 23
Got a trim and curtain bangs. Rescheduled for hair dye next week. Ingrid did an amazing job! Loved it. Definitely recommend
Nicole DettlingNicole Dettling
18:24 26 May 23
Wow…Love this place. Mallory is amazing. I love my new cut. Got rid of 5 inches and she also did a half foil and toner. Out of all the times I’ve foiled my hair this is the best job I have ever seen. It is soooo natural looking. Mallory is very sweet and knowledgeable. The instructors are really nice and want their students to do well. Shout out to Mallory!!!! Thank you!

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Next Class Starts In…
2023/10/30 00:15:33

Cosmetology, Esthiology, Advanced Practice Esthetics-Combined
January 9, 2023 | March 6, 2023 | May 1, 2023 | July 10, 2023 | September 5, 2023 | October 30, 2023

Advanced Practice Esthetics (500 Hours)
August 21, 2023 | October 2, 2023 | November 13, 2023

Nail Technology
January 30, 2023 | March 27, 2023 | May 22, 2023 | July 31, 2023 | September 25, 2023 | November 20, 2023

Instructor Training
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