Cosmetology Schools near Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque and Santa Fe could be the perfect places to study and begin your cosmetology career in New Mexico. Both cities boast many of the top-rated wedding venues in the state, in addition to dozens of salons, spas, and other beauty businesses. In 2019, Albuquerque cosmetologists earned a mean annual salary of $22,960 ($11.04 per hour), and those in Santa Fe made $24,280 ($11.67). If working in the performing arts is your goal, you can earn a lucrative amount as a theatrical and performance makeup artist in New Mexico, with a mean salary of $93,330 ($44.87). Both cities have a variety of live theatre, dance, and music venues. The state expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 7% between 2016 and 2026.
New Mexico cosmetologists must complete 1,600 hours of training and pass two exams to earn licensure. The Albuquerque and Santa Fe schools below can help you gain that experience and prepare you for your tests.
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1512 Eubank Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87112
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