History of

Austin’s Beauty College

J.T. Austin’s barbering career began over six decades ago in Clarksville, Tennessee where he started as a barber at 18 years of age. J.T. made the decision early on in his career to open a salon in every major shopping center or mall in Clarksville. While working as a licensed Master Barber he realized the great income potential and business opportunity of owning and operating his own salons.

J.T. dedicated his time and talents, along with his business knowledge, to opening many salons in the area, thereby giving the opportunity to numerous licensed cosmetologists and beauty operators.

Austin’s Beauty College, Inc. was the first Pivot Point Member School in the Clarksville area. Pivot Points internationally recognized training program remains in place today.J.T. Austin and his wife Linda Austin worked together to operate the school until October 2014 when Mr. Austin passed away from a long- term illness.

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Mission &               Vision

J.T.’s early vision to own and operate multiple salons was pioneering for the Beauty industry and paved the way for countless numbers of barbers and cosmetologists to continue in his footsteps to this day.

Ms. Austin continues to work daily in the operations of the College. Austin’s Beauty College, Inc. has a strong working relationship with the community and supports the military families at Ft. Campbell. The college offers Financial Aid for those who qualify and accepts Veteran’s Benefits and MYCAA for spouses of military personnel.

Today, J.T.’s vision, philosophy, and approach to hairdressing is the foundation of our education at Austin’s Beauty College, Inc. Austin’s Beauty College’s continued relationship with Pivot Point International remains an essential element in the College’s mission to educate, train, and inspire students with a high level of professionalism and the skills that will foster employment opportunities in the beauty industry. Austin’s Beauty College continues to be a leader in the beauty industry by providing highly trained Cosmetologists, Instructors, and Aestheticians for the workplace.It is the goal of Austin’s Beauty College to impact the international beauty industry through the influence and success of its graduates.

We are located on Riverside Drive next to the Railroad Bridge and Lasaters Coffee Shop.

Coming from Fort Campbell 41A South, turn right on Riverside Drive. We are on the left in the Riverside Center in the historical district on the Cumberland River. Our school is gray with burgundy letters for Austin's.


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