Beauty Schools in Virginia

Attending a Virginia Beauty School

Whether your goal is to become a cosmetologist, a creative makeup artist, or a whiz at installing hair extensions, attending one of the many beauty schools in Virginia could be the first step on your career journey. Beauty schools offer a combination of theory classes and hands-on practical training to prepare you for the state licensing board exam and serving the public. Though cosmetology, which includes training in hair, skin and nail care, is what is generally thought of when researching beauty schools, specialized courses in esthetics, hair braiding, and manicuring are also offered at some beauty schools in Virginia. Programs at Virginia beauty schools are often available on a full-time or part-time basis, as well as during the day and at night.

Considering Your Options

Sometimes known as the "Mother of Presidents," Virginia is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. If that doesn't scream success, we don't know what does. Beautiful, historic cities such as Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake are bustling with career prospects and opportunities to get ahead in the beauty trade. There are also school options in both Alexandria (DC area) and Arlington to check out. The Old Dominion State is certainly not old fashioned when it comes to leading the beauty field in cosmetology education. Virginia is known for its strong public schools and universities, so what better place to learn all about the world of beauty as a profession? Get started now! Become a beauty professional with training from Virginia beauty schools.

Licensing Requirements & Salary Expectations in VA

The state of Virginia requires 1500 hours of classroom training to sit for the board exams and get your cosmetology license, 150 hours to become a nail technician, or 600 hours to become an esthetician. The average salary range for cosmetologists is $16,520 to $48,560 per year before tips, with a median VA cosmetologist salary of $23,120. The average median salary for nail technicians is $19,340 and the median salary for estheticians is $19,340 in Virginia - all before tips. Keep in mind that many beauty professionals choose to work flexible part-time or night and weekend hours, or are in business for themselves, so these figures may vary based on your working situation.

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Charlottesville, VA

Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting? With the education you will receive at the Steiner Institute of Esthetics at VASOM, that career can be yours.
Gloucester Point, VA

Dominion School of Hair Design is a school dedicated to providing quality education in all areas of hair, nail and skin care. You'll find our faculty is professional, and our facility is well-equipped...
Great Falls (DC Metro Area), VA

We are an accredited internationally recognized institute specializing in Natural and Holistic Health. Students come from all over the world to study our advanced techniques...
Lynchburg, VA

Sylvain's vision is to deliver an education where students can thrive by understanding the fundamentally important concepts of cosmetology while expressing their creativity...
Midlothian-Richmond, VA

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

Are you ready to pursue a career in Aesthetics? We can help prepare you! Whether you're new to aesthetics or an accomplished esthetician..
Richmond, VA

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.
Roanoke , VA

Miller- Motte Technical College (MMTC) has a history of helping students succeed through hands-on education and career training.
Suffolk, VA

If you have a passion for the beauty industry and want the opportunity to work in a salon, spa, health and wellness facility, or even...
Tysons Corner, VA

Our cosmetology program features design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, makeup, fashion trends, manicuring, pedicuring, basic facials, and the art of hairdressing in a three-phase
Virginia Beach, VA

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.
Woodbridge, VA

Realize your personal and professional dreams at our state-of-the-art McLean facility, located just minutes from Washington, D.C.
These schools also accept students from Virginia (alphabetized by state, then city)
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.
Morgantown, WV

We are located in the heart of Downtown Morgantown's business district. Evening classes are available. We offer classes in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and...

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