Cosmetology Schools near Washington, D.C. / Hagerstown, MD

If you want to begin a career as a cosmetologist in the U.S. capital, now could be a perfect time. As of 2018, D.C. cosmetologists made an average of $39,290 per year ($18.89 per hour), which is about $15,000 more than the national average. The job is also expected to grow by 12% between 2016 and 2026, also higher than the national expectations. Though most tourists come to the city for the history, many enjoy some pampering while vacationing. Plus, the city has a population of over 700,000 people, with a larger population in the entire metro when you include the outlying neighborhoods in V.A. and M.D.—not to mention the political bigwigs who may also need help with makeup, hair, or relaxation. This means you may have quite a large client base to work with.

Washington D.C. requires 1,500 hours of training, or 500 hours plus 1,500 hours of apprenticeship practice, to qualify for licensure. (If you hope to practice in nearby Maryland or Virginia, your requirements may be different.) The schools below will all help you not only fulfill these requirements for D.C. but to prepare for your practical and written exams.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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671 North Glebe Road Suite 1280
Arlington, VA 22203

Cosmetology, Esthetics
Award Beauty School – Accredited

26 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

(301) 459-2509
Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology

Paul Mitchell

7351 Assateague Drive Suite 370
Jessup, MD 20794

Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology

701 Russell Avenue Space H103/H110
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Road Southeast
Cumberland, MD 21502

Alure Hair Academy – Accredited

1020 East Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132

Blades School of Hair Design – Accredited

22576-316 Macarthur Boulevard
California, MD 20619

College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Columbia College – Accredited

5940 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, VA 20121

Columbia College

8620 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center – Accredited

311 South East Street #120
Culpeper, VA 22701

Flair Beauty Institute

3328 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

Hair Remede Beauty College

4586 Beech Road
Marlow Heights, MD 20748

International Beauty School 4 – Accredited

201 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Kenny's Beauty Academy – Accredited

3461 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
Annandale, VA 22003

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

8041-L Tysons Corner Center
Mclean, VA 22102

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

14445 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Star Beauty School – Accredited

2263 Valor Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

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