Beauty Schools in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology oversees the education and licensing of beauty careers, and the board requires specific training to become licensed and practice professionally as a beauty professional in one of the many specialty areas you could choose from. If you're interested in a beauty career, you can obtain your license as a cosmetologist, barber, esthetician, nail technician, permanent makeup artist or one of several other titles after attending one of many beauty schools in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is one of five states employing the highest number of cosmetologists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Beauty career opportunities can be found throughout the state, with the highest employment levels in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Whether you're interested in a beauty career in the fast-paced metropolitan areas of Pennsylvania or the beautiful mountainous regions, job opportunity is projected to grow at least through the year 2020 according to the BLS. Beauty schools in Pennsylvania can provide the training and education required for this creative and challenging career, and they're equipped to prepare you for the state licensing exam to practice professionally through in-class learning, textbooks and theory, and hands-on practice in the student salon.

Pennsylvania is not only the home of the Carnegie Museums and the nation's first zoo (the Philadelphia Zoo) - it is also one of the top five most concentrated states for careers in cosmetology and hairdressing, according to the BLS! Aside from being an inspirationally beautiful place to live with free admittance to their 121 state parks, it's also a wonderful place to begin your beauty career. Pennsylvania is called the Keystone State because of its centralized location in the Northeast, as well as its strong economic standing and contributions to the nation. From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, Allentown to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania beauty schools are the perfect starting point for your career in barbering, hair design, nail technology, electrolysis and any other beauty profession you can imagine! Become a beauty professional in no time with Pennsylvania beauty schools.

The state of Pennsylvania requires 1250 hours of training to sit for the board exams and get your cosmetology license, 200 hours to become a nail technician, or 300 hours to become an esthetician. The average salary range for cosmetologists is $16,590 to $36,840 per year before tips, with a median PA cosmetologist salary of $22,220. The average median salary for nail technicians is $17,670 and the median salary for estheticians is $21,910 in Pennsylvania.

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Allentown, PA

We are a brand new, premier educational facility, offering the skills and creative spark necessary for a successful career in the ever-changing and highly competitive beauty industry.
Allentown, PA

At TONI&GUY HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY everything we do, we do with you, our students, in mind. We've built our unique Spotlight Experience Culture around the needs of our students...
Allentown-Whitehall, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Altoona, PA

Altoona Beauty School continually strives to update and improve our facility and curriculums to offer students the best education at an affordable price.
Altoona, PA

All of our instructors are thoroughly qualified to instruct and demonstrate the new techniques and styles of modern Cosmetology.
Ambler, PA

At TONI&GUY HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY everything we do, we do with you, our students, in mind. We've built our unique Spotlight Experience Culture around the needs of our students...
Aston, PA

For more than 50 years, Venus Beauty Academy has trained some of the most renowned national and international award-winning stylists...
Audubon, PA

Are you passionate about the fashion and beauty industry? Make a future out of it! Star Career Academy-Valley Forge Area can help you...
Chambersburg, PA

Serving Chambersburg and Tri-State areas for over 30+ years. You can become a licensed Cosmetologist in 9.5 months or a Professional Barber in 8.5 months.. Financial Aid Available to those who qualify. Job Placement Assistance.
Downingtown, PA

At Pulse Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, your education experience will be an incredible adventure...
Du Bois, PA

Since 1962, Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology has been producing successful cosmetology graduates for exciting, creative careers...
Erie, PA

Fortis Institute believes that each student who chooses to enroll in one of our programs is different. That's why we focus on our students...
Erie, PA

TONI&GUY has established learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained hairdressers and color technicians for salons across North America.
Exton, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Feasterville, PA

The school offers a comprehensive program, educating its students to work as Hairdressers, Estheticians, Nail Technicians, and Electrologists.
Hanover, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Harrisburg, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Hazleton, PA

The purpose of Jolie Health and Beauty Academy is to provide progressive, holistic education to individuals seeking employment in the state of Pennsylvania as licensed entry-level graduates in...
Johnstown, PA

Since 1962, Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology has been producing successful cosmetology graduates for exciting, creative careers...
Lancaster, PA

American Beauty Academy's state of the art facility provides excellence in training for cosmetologists & barbers...
Lancaster, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Lancaster, PA

The Lancaster School of Cosmetology in Lancaster, Pennsylvania provides countless opportunities for growth and fulfillment in the field of cosmetology, esthetics/skin care, and nail...
Lebanon, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Mars, PA

The Institute for Laser Medicine provides a premier educational experience when it comes to laser medical...
Meadville, PA

Our goal is to provide you with quality career education and to help you develop your talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career...
Monessen, PA

We have an obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of ...
Monroeville-Pittsburgh, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding...
Moosic-Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology.
Philadelphia, PA

At TONI&GUY HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY everything we do, we do with you, our students, in mind. We've built our unique Spotlight Experience Culture around the needs of our students...
Philadelphia-Center City, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to help you succeed...
Philadelphia-Cheltenham, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Philadelphia-Northeast, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology.
Philadelphia-Northeast, PA

Today, the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, with locations throughout the Philadelphia area, is both nationally and internationally recognized as among the finest in the world.
Philadelphia-South/Queen Village, PA

Today, the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, with locations throughout the Philadelphia area, is both nationally and internationally recognized as among the finest in the world.
Philadelphia-University City , PA

Today, the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, with locations throughout the Philadelphia area, is both nationally and internationally recognized as among the finest in the world.
Pittsburgh-North Hills, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Pottsville, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Reading, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Shamokin Dam-Sunbury, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Sharon, PA

Our goal is to provide you with quality career education and to help you develop your talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career...
Sharon Hill, PA

Over the past five decades, we have trained some of New England's most renowned national and international award-winning stylists...
Spring House, PA

The Institute for Laser Medicine provides a premier educational experience when it comes to laser medical...
Springfield, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
State College, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Stroudsburg, PA

Building on a fifty-year tradition of cosmetology education, we are dedicated to providing each student with the most advanced hands-on training, an artistic...
Sunbury, PA

With seven convenient locations throughout Pennsylvania and a multitude of programs and degrees in growing fields, McCann makes it easy to find the right fit for you.
Uniontown, PA

We offer cutting-edge courses in hair styling, hair cutting, color, and esthetics. We also teach you the ins and outs of managing and owning a salon with...
Warminster-Bucks County, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Washington, PA

We offer both day and evening classes. Lifetime career placement assistance is available to graduates. In fact, we had 100% placement of students in our cosmetology...
West Mifflin-Pittsburgh, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to help you succeed...
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thanks for your interest in Jolie Health and Beauty Academy! If you want to start a new career in the cosmetology industry, we can help you begin...
Williamsport, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
York, PA

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
These schools also accept students from Pennsylvania (alphabetized by state, then city)
Hagerstown, MD

Award Beauty & Barber School has provided career training to students in Hagerstown, MD and Tri-State areas for over 60 years.
Tarrytown, NY

The Institute for Laser Medicine provides a premier educational experience when it comes to laser medical...
Draper, UT

Accelerate your career with laser & medical aesthetics training at NIMA; offering over nine laser technologies on-site and a staff of nationally recognized trainers and leading edge curriculum.

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