Di Tran - CEO of Di Tran Enterprise - Louisville Business First - Award 2021 - Louisville, KY

Louisville Beauty Academy – Part of Di Tran Enterprise LLC – Di Tran CEO – Louisville Business First Award 2021

Rising Star/Next Gen: Recognizes emerging leaders/next generation leaders who are making an impact in their business and their local community.https://3ed9f78323d699d3489d8e8af4546e46.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

  • Chelsea Ellis, CEO, Jim Reynolds Asphalt Contractor Inc.
  • Terry Hyland, president, Hyland Insurance/AHA Insurance Network
  • Christina Searcy, director of client experience, Mira
  • Di Tran, President/CEO, Di Tran LLC – the Di Tran Enterprise that includes Louisville Beauty Academy LLC, Louisville Institute of Technology, Trans Family Properties LLC and USA, US and Bardstown Road Nails Salons LLCs
  • Lee Weyland, director, Weyland Ventures



Press Release: Editor, The Louisville Courier Journal – Louisville Beauty Academy – 03-10-2021

To:                  Editor, The Louisville Courier Journal

Date:               March 10, 2021

The leaders of Kentucky’s public community colleges raised an important and timely issue (“Will you be ready to go to work…” CJ, 3.8.2021) regarding the resources and support necessary to put Kentuckians back to work as the restrictions from the pandemic abate. The gap between available occupational, technical, and professional career opportunities and the workforce-ready talent to meet them has grown, not shrunk, in the last year. Lifting restrictions and opening in-person enterprises will unleash a tidal wave of pent-up demand that generates economic activity and wealth. The question is, who will benefit from that economic turbo-charge and for how long?

The emphasis on institutional diversity, equity and inclusion appropriately sets expectations that demand much more than status quo. Specifically, the DEI post-pandemic economy should benefit minority and low-income populations, and in a manner that is sustainable and long-term. The post-pandemic workforce and small business community in Louisville must reflect and support economic success and personal achievement by minorities, low-income individuals, immigrants, and those displaced by poor health, military service, and other social circumstances. Principles of diversity and inclusion are paramount.

Include Kentucky-based career colleges in the mix of institutions that are helping individuals re-train, re-skill and re-tool for employment and entrepreneurship post-pandemic. The Louisville Beauty Academy (www.louisvillebeautyacademy.net) and the Louisville Institute of Technology (www.louisvilleit.org) excel at providing on-time, immersive and true work-ready programs that prepare graduates for employment on day one.  Completers at LBA immediately go to work for nail and beauty salons because the training specifically ensures their success in earning Kentucky licensure. Likewise, successful apprentices at LIT can attain the Full-Stack Programmer “I Have Done It” certificate in three months. Employers in financial, healthcare, logistics and manufacturing are eager to put those IT professionals to work immediately, solving enterprise system deficiencies and delivering end-to-end interoperability that includes text-driven end user applications.

LIT and LBA programs are extremely specific to the workforce. They are typically shorter and more intense than programs offered at other institutions because they recognize the importance of timely completion and employment. They are highly hands-on, emphasizing practical real-time instruction. The programs are highly affordable and accessible in-person, on-line or in combination.

Community college leaders acknowledged that job-seekers post-pandemic are “most likely to enroll in a nondegree program or seek skills training.” That phenomenon is driven by the economic and entrepreneurial opportunities right around the corner. LBA and LIT are ideal complements to public post-secondary education. The diversity and inclusion principles apply to the academies’ ownership, staff, and student populations. It should also apply to the institutional diversity that is supported in our community to achieve the DEI economic boom that is so necessary.

Di Tran, CEO – Louisville Beauty Academy/Louisville Institute of Technology


Pandemic Rise Back Scholarship

Louisville Beauty Academy – $8,300 to 100% tuition Scholarship for Licensed Beauty Instructor Program – Community Rise Back Effort 2021 – Text Us Now 502-625-5531

In the effort of grooming future beauty (cosmetology, esthetic, and nail technology) instructors, and community rise back effort from pandemic, Louisville Beauty Academy is offering 100% of tuition scholarship ($8,300) = FREE TUITION for Licensed Beauty Instructor programs, thanks to school’s partner Louisville Fund A Student Foundation.

Louisville Beauty Academy instructor program’s total package price is $11,652. With this scholarship, our students would only be accountable for the instructor program student kits, books and fees that would equals two $1800 enrollment deposit and $200/month for 5 months (small payment plan with zero interest.

What’s the Catch?

The catch is that student with this scholarship are committed to completing this program in seven months; which full time student only need 4.5 months to finish and pass the Kentucky State Board exam in 2 months after graduation. He/she is also committed to working for Louisville Beauty Academy for 2 years.

Text us today for questions at Louisville Beauty Academy enrollment 502-625-5531

Instructor Program Requirement

Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology Requirement to be Apprentice Instructor/Cosmetology Instructor
  • Must be a currently licensed cosmetologist, esthetician or nail technician, must have been licensed at least one (1) year
Louisville Fund A Student Foundation - Make Tuition To Trade School Affordable
Louisville Fund A Student Foundation – Non-Profit 501c3 Organization

Make A Payment – Louisville Beauty Online Payment System

New Student Enrollment Deposit – Online Option

Cosmetology – Enrollment – $1800 Deposit Online Option
Esthetic/Aesthetic – Enrollment – $1500 Deposit Online Option
Nail Technology – Enrollment – $1200 Deposit Online Option
Beauty Instructor – Enrollment – $1800 Deposit Online Option

Student Zero Interest Monthly Payment – Online Option

Cosmetology Payment Plan – $650/Month – Or Any Agreed Amount
Esthetic Payment Plan – $650/Month – Or Any Agreed Amount
Nail Technology Payment Plan – $650/Month – Or Any Agreed Amount
Instructor Payment Plan – $650/Month – Or Any Agreed Amount

Louisville Fund A Student Foundation LLC

One $18,000 and Five $15,000 Scholarships From Louisville Fund A Student Foundation – Toward Cosmetology Program – 2021 Start With Positive Bang – Text Us Now – 502-625-5531

Louisville Fund A Student Foundation LLC is giving ONE $18,000 (Full Tuition Scholarship) and FIVE $15,000 scholarship toward the COSMETOLOGY program to the qualified students who will enroll with Louisville Beauty Academy before the 2020 year ends. The cosmetology program costs $20,652 for the total package price, and this scholarship will cover almost the entire tuition of the program, nearly 75% of the total package cost for the 1-year program.

Text us at 502-625-5531, Louisville Beauty Academy Enrollment number to show your interest, and let us know how this would assist you and your life. Best, email us a letter of why this is important to you to get this scholarship. Yes, there is a CATCH and that is your commitment to finish the COSMETOLOGY Program in less than 1 year (usually takes 9.5 months for a full-time student). Louisville Fund A Student Foundation is investing in a commitment to self-learning and success.


Thank You – Louisville Fund A Student Foundation LLC

Louisville Beauty Academy - Request Student Certification Process

Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser – Request Certification of Hours or License – Application + Process

There are times that you move from one beauty school to another in the same state or between the state. The school will need your certification of completed hours as registered in the KY State Board of Cosmetology before your continuing education can be enrolled in the school. To do that, the school will have to fill out the application below to request that certification of hours/license on the student’s behalf.

The student will need to fill out this online agreement and give the school (Louisville Beauty Academy) permission to request that information on your behalf.

Click Here To Fill Out School Agreement to Request KY StateBoard Certification for you

KY-StateBoardOfCosmetology-CertificationRequestForm – as of 10-06-2020

Louisville Beauty Academy - KY Stateboard of Cosmetology and Hairdresser - Preferred Language Translation Agency

Louisville Beauty Academy – KY State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser – Preferred Language Translation Agency

As of 08-28-2020, Beauty students in Kentucky with English as a Second Language, and foreign high school graduate are receiving mails from Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser after submitting his/her application for KY Beauty Licensing Examination; about his/her high school certificate/transcript/diploma translation or simply with the response as No Proof of High School Education along with a list preferred translating agencies as pictures shown here.

Have your foreign high school diploma be translated by these agencies for enrollment in Louisville Beauty Academy or before applying for the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser Examination.

Sample of Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology Response of Student Licensing Exam Application – Noting Proof of High School Education Needed, When It is About Using the Translation from the Preferred Translation Agency Only
Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser – Preferred List of Language Translation Agencies

Language Unlimited
7401 Springvale Dr.
Louisville, KY 40241

International Language Bank
P.O. Box 145
Cleveland, OH 44030

Catholic Charities of Louisville
2911 South 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202

Ameri-Lingua (Spanish)
312 Deerfield Ln
Lexington, KY 40511

Translations Unlimited
1951 Fallbrook Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45240

Louisville Beauty Academy - Students and Graduates Transfer of Hours From and To Other States in United States

Louisville Beauty Academy – Students and Graduates Transfers of Hours Between States – Regulated By Kentucky State Board Of Cosmetology and Hairdressers


“Can I transfer my certified training hours for cosmetology, nail technology/manicure, and esthetic/aesthetic or state license from and to other states?”

“How can I do the transfer of hours from out of Kentucky state to Kentucky state?”

Can Louisville Beauty Academy do this for me?”

“Do I have to take the exam again?”

Questions like these have been asked many many times and over and over again.

Short Answers:

You can transfer your beauty license, and certified completed training hours to and from Kentucky StateBoard of Cosmetology and Hairdress to and from other states and it is NOT HARD to do, BUT it is TIME-CONSUMING

Key Notes:

  • Louisville Beauty Academy can help, guide and advice, but we still follow exactly the guideline of KY State Board of Cosmetology, with NO EXCEPTION
  • Applicant or license/certified training hours holder has to be the one who all these steps as required by State Board of Kentucky
  • License or Certified Training Hours MUST BE transferred by one State Board to another State Board, NOT by the applicant – therefore, the applicant has to call to request the state board to make the transfer on his/her behalf
  • The applicant has to apply for the destination State Board to accept and process his/her transferred license/certified training hours and guide him/her in next steps – either to take the exam again or apply to get the new license in that state
  • You MUST TAKE STATE BOARD EXAM AGAIN in Kentucky if you did not take the exam on NIC examination system (National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology)
    • NIC provides national theory and practical examinations for cosmetology and related fields that are standardized, valid, and legally defensible using psychometric principles. Computer-Based Testing and practical examinations are administered by Test Administration companies and States upon approval and authorization of NIC.
    • Here is a list of States that utilize NIC Testing (https://nictesting.org/state-agencies-test-administration/)

Long Answers:

Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdress – Out of State Info

*** Due to the high volume of applicants, please allow a minimum of 30 days for application processing time. Receipt of applications cannot be verified by the office unless it has been more than 30 days from submission. If you require verification of receipt, please submit your application by traceable means through the postal system. ***All out-of-state applicants must have a certification of license from state board that issued the license.
Cosmetologist Requirements

  • 1500 Hours
  • 12th Grade Education

Nail Technician Requirements

  • 450 Hours
  • 12th Grade Education

Esthetician Requirements

  • 750 Hours
  • 12th Grade Education

Apprentice Instructor/Instructor Requirements

  • 750 Hours
  • 12th Grade Education

Individuals with Hours Completed in Another State

Must provide a certification of hours and/or license from the state licensing agency where the hours were obtained.  This is to be requested by the applicant from the licensing agency of the state they are transferring from and must be submitted from the transferring state.  Certifications cannot be accepted from the applicant.  All out-of-state hours must be certified by the State Board or Official Licensing Agency of the state the hours were obtained in. Only hours certified by the state licensing agencies will be accepted. School transcripts will not be accepted.

If the applicant’s hours obtained out-of state are equivalent to Kentucky’s hourly requirement then the applicant will apply as an Out-of-State Exam applicant.
 If the applicant does not have enough hours to match Kentucky’s hourly requirement the applicant must complete remaining hours required for that license in a school of cosmetology in Kentucky before applying for the licensing exam.
Please Note: Kentucky will only accept the amount of hours the state you are transferring from requires for licensing. (Example: Florida requires 1250 hours to be licensed as a cosmetologist – that is the maximum amount of hours that we will accept from that state).

Examinations Required:


  • Written and Practical

Nail Technician 

  • Written and Practical


  • Written and Practical

Please see the Exams section of the website for examination information.

Licensed Out-of-State

Any person who holds an out-of-state license and gained licensure by a nationally certified examination may apply for licensure without completing the NIC examination in Kentucky.  Approved transfers will not be required to complete an examination for licensure in the state of Kentucky.
Any person who holds an out-of-state license that did not complete a nationally certified examination to obtain licensure in the transferring state will be required to successfully complete the NIC examination, theory and practical, before licensure will be granted in Kentucky.

Out-of-State License Transfer Application- Required Documentation:

  The following documentation must be submitted with your application before it will be evaluated for approval:

  • Copy of Applicant’s Driver’s License or State Issued ID.
  • Certification of Professional License-  Must be requested by applicant from professional licensing board for that state.  Please request all certifications be submitted directly to the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology.  Certifications cannot be accepted from the applicant.  (Applicants holding an Indiana license may submit electronic certification from their state licensing agency.)
  • Proof of 12th Grade Education- College, High School, or GED transcript or Diploma is Acceptable.  Education obtained outside of the United States must be submitted with an offical translation.

All requested documentation (except license certification) must be received with the transfer application and fee listed on the application.  Applications missing documentation will not be placed for approval.

PLEASE NOTE:  Processing Time for Out-of-State transfer applications received complete and correct in the Board office is 30 days.  Please Plan Accordingly.

Louisville Beauty Academy - Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser -
Out of State Transfer Application Instruction
Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser –
Out of State Transfer Application Instruction
Louisville Beauty Academy - Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser -
Out of State Transfer Application Form
Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser –
Out of State Transfer Application Form


Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdressers – Transfer Out of State License and Certified Training Hours https://kbc.ky.gov/Licensure/Pages/Out-of-State-Info.aspx

National INterstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) – Course Content Focused for State Board Examination – Cosmetology & Hair Design, Barbering (Barber Styling, Barber, Barber 1), Body Piercing, Electrology, Esthetics/ Aesthetic, Esthetics-Advanced Practice (AP), Instructor, Manager, and Nail Technology


Louisville Beauty Academy - Online Learning at School and At Home or Anywhere at Your Convinience - Flexibility

Online Learning – At School and At Home – 10-20% of Required Hours – Esthetician, Nail Technician and Cosmetologist Program

Louisville Beauty Academy adapt and adopt technology to advance our training and better empower our students with beauty knowledge. Milady Mindtap Digital Learning Solution Enable Louisville Beauty Academy students to conveniently manage his/her learning with success.

As of  April 6, 2020, State Board of Cosmetology and Hairdresser in state of Kentucky allows 200 hours for cosmetology student, 150 hours for esthetic license and 100 hours for nail technology student to be taken online.