- Location. It varies from state to state, and it can vary by proximity to major metropolitan cities vs. rural areas.
- School ownership. Sometimes a brand name chain can affect cost over a smaller, local cosmetology school â€“ but both can offer high quality programs.
- Supplies. Some schools include cosmetology kits, books and other supplies with tuition, whereas others donâ€™t.
- The program you choose. Comprehensive cosmetology takes longer and costs a little more, but you learn many different beauty skills. Surveys show that comprehensive cosmetology programs usually cost between $10,000 and $15,000 â€“ though that varies, so check with your schools of choice. A more specific esthetics and skin care program or nail tech program takes less time and costs less to complete. Surveys show that esthetics usually cost between $5,000 and $10,000, nail technology usually cost between $3,000 and $7,000, and makeup artistry programs are usually under $5,000.
Many people find that cosmetology school is more affordable than traditional four-year universities, but because the cost of beauty school depends on so many factors, we always recommend requesting information from the schools youâ€™re interested in, and asking them directly.
However, donâ€™t let cost stop you from enrolling in cosmetology school and pursuing your dreams. There are multiple options available to help you finance your education.
- Accredited cosmetology schools can offer federal financial assistance.
- About 2/3 of the schools we surveyed said they offered private financing.
- Many also said they had scholarship opportunities. In fact, Beauty Schools Marketing Group gives away a $2,500 beauty school scholarship every three months.
- And nearly all of them said they offered career placement services after you graduate to help you find a job and finish paying for school.
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