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You want beauty schools? We have more than 1,000 of them.

Welcome to Beauty Schools Directory – the web’s largest directory of beauty schools. Each month, we help almost 20,000 people find beauty schools to meet their needs. Today is your day, and now is the time to get started in the beauty career you’ve always wanted. Beauty Schools Directory can help you find information on beauty schools and cosmetology schools, esthetics and skin care training programs, nail technology, barbering, makeup artistry, massage therapy and more.

Turn Your Passion into a Profession

Search by location or by desired program. Contact one school or multiple schools. Beauty Schools Directory makes it easy to weigh your options, compare schools, and choose the right program for you. Plus, we offer hundreds of articles and interviews with professionals in the biz, so you can get a glimpse of what it’s like working in the industry, and stay up-to-date on the latest news and changes in cosmetology licensing.

Apply for a Beauty School Scholarship

Search schools, learn about the industry and apply for a scholarship. We offer it all right here at Beauty Schools Directory. Not only are we the largest cosmetology education site on the web, we also award a quarterly $2,500 scholarship to help students pursue their education in any of the beauty disciplines.

Empower Yourself by Making Confident, Educated Decisions

Our beauty school directory is dedicated to educating future students on the ins and outs of the beauty business, including higher education, state-by-state licensing, careers and job demand, salary expectations, continuing education requirements and more. We believe beauty education can change lives for the better, and our mission is to empower you to make confident, educated decisions for your future.

Take the First Step

Whether you are interested specifically in hair school to become a cutting edge hairstylist, makeup artist training to get certified in your state, or becoming a well-rounded cosmetologist who’s licensed and able to do hair, nails, makeup and skin care services, Beauty Schools Directory can help. Use the search box above to choose a state and program to find a cosmetology school that’s right for you. Most people contact 3 to 5 schools to compare their options all at once.

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"It has taken me a long time to start pursuing my dream of getting involved in the makeup world. I know that I will make something of myself. I have the drive to go to school and not only graduate but leave school and make it as a well-known special effects makeup artist. I am ready and willing to take on that challenge with a successful outcome."

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