Chattanooga's Largest, Private,

Locally-Owned Cosmetology School

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Styling hair at Alternative Visions
blow drying hair at Alternative Visions



Butch Guhne - Owner, Admissions Director

• 33 years experience within the Cosmetology Industry

• Former sales representative for State Beauty Supply

• Licensed Cosmetologist

• Former Admissions Director, Volunteer Beauty Academy

• Former Admissions Director, University of Beauty

Darlene Stansell - Senior Instructor/Manager

• Licensed Cosmetologist

• 23 years experience within the Cosmetology Industry

• Certified Redken Master Specialist

• Former founder and co-owner of Hair Affair, Ringgold, GA

• Former stylist, The Hair Tamer, Ringgold, GA


Amber Mealer - Senior Instructor, Day Classes

• Licensed Cosmetologist

• Former Stylist at Southern Roots Hair Salon

• 19 years experience within the Cosmetology Industry

Lisa Green - Senior Instructor, Night Class

• Licensed Cosmetologist/Aesthetician

• 35 years experience with the cosmetology industry

• Former owner, Salon Style


Melanie Cantwell - Senior Instructor, Basic Class Days

• Licensed Instructor/Cosmetologist

• 31 years experience within the cosmetology industry

• Former salon owner



Comments and Ratings


April Grimmett — "I wouldn't have chosen any where else to further my knowledge in cosmetology."


Dominique Emanuel — ★★★★★ Alternative Visions Hair Academy is indeed a great school! I have successfully completed the cosmetology program and now am a licensed stylist! The staff ensures you have the right skills needed to pass state boards and to be successful in the industry. Lotsof opportunity to network with industry professionals. Education is what you make of it…. they point you to success and open all the right doors for their students. It up to you to step in and take advantage of the opportunities they offer. That includes access to major hair shows in the industry.


April Lingerfelt — ★★★★★ Alternative Visions is a great school! I regularly get my hair done there by students and it's a wonderful experience!


Erica Owen — ★★★★★ I love going to school here! I've never been so excited to wake up everyday to go to school and learn more and more things about hair! The instructors are awesome!

Alternative Visions Hair Academy

6227 Lee Highway, Suite 121 • Chattanooga, TN 37421