Beauty Schools and Cosmetology Schools in Atlanta, GA
Map of Cosmetology Schools in Atlanta, GA
If you want to earn a degree in a specialized beauty field in Atlanta, you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled a list of all the beauty schools in the area so you can be sure you select a school that offers the program, curriculum and focus area you are looking for.
Contact the beauty schools in Atlanta that you see listed below to begin.
Once you’ve completed your education, you can find several different opportunities in Atlanta. Salaries for beauty careers vary widely between specialties. If you choose to work for a salon or rent a chair at a salon, you may also expect tips on top of your regular wages.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following salary ranges for beauty professionals:
- $16,690 to $41,960 for barbers
- $16,410 to $42,690 for cosmetologists
- $18,570 to $29,750 for manicurists
- $15,770 to $21,140 for shampooers
- $16,220 to $41,530 for skincare specialists
Your work as a cosmetologist, nail technician, barber, or esthetician is overseen by the Georgia Board of Cosmetology. While attending an Atlanta beauty school, you'll want to make sure that you meet the Board's educational requirements:
- Cosmetologist: 1,500 hours
- Barber: 1,500 hours
- Esthetician: 1,000 hours
- Nail technician: 525 hours
You have to take a comprehensive written and practical exam to receive your cosmetology license, and you will need to renew it every two years.
If you want to make the most out of your education, you could really benefit from membership in a professional development group! These groups are designed to connect beauty professionals, share legislative updates, and help members find job openings. By joining as a student member, you'll build a network of contacts that can really help you once you're ready to begin your job search. One of the largest associations in the Atlanta area is the Georgia Spa & Salon Association.
Search the list below to find cosmetology schools in Atlanta, then reach out to each one that interests you to get program details.
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