Cosmetology Schools Near Portland / Auburn, ME

If you want to become a cosmetologist in Maine, Portland and Auburn may be great places to start. Both cities have a variety of beauty companies and wedding venues, and Portland has a growing niche industry of vegan salons. Additionally, both cities are frequented by tourists, thanks to the mix of beautiful landscapes and city life, so you could help people from all over the country look and feel their best.

As of 2019, cosmetologists in Portland earned a mean salary of $28,900 per year ($13.89 per hour), while those in Auburn made $34,560 ($16.62). Maine expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 4% between 2016 and 2026.

To earn your Maine cosmetology license, you must complete 1,500 hours of training or 2,500 hours of an apprenticeship, as well as pass both a written and practical exam. The schools below can help you earn your training hours and achieve your goals.

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Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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319 Marginal Way
Portland, ME 4101

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Aveda Institute Maine – Accredited

43 Bridge Street
Augusta, ME 4330

Bath Regional Career & Technical Center – Accredited

826 Shipbuilder Drive
Bath, ME 4530

Empire Beauty Schools - Somersworth – Accredited

465 High Street
Somersworth, NH 03878

Paul Mitchell The School Portsmouth – Accredited

140 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Sanford Regional Technical Center – Accredited

100 Alumni Boulevard
Sanford, ME 4073

Spa Tech Institute - Westbrook – Accredited

100 Larrabee Road
Westbrook, ME 4092

Westbrook Regional Vocational Center – Accredited

125 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 4092
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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