Cosmetology Schools in Pennsylvania

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720 13Th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

(724) 843-7700
Cosmetology, Barbering

1761 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville, PA 19053

(215) 322-0666
Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

233 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

(724) 287-0708
Cosmetology, Esthetics

1522 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(800) 920-4593
Barbering, Cosmetology

1000 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

3941 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

1801 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

1716 Quentin Road
Lebanon, PA 17042

(800) 920-4593

320 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

3370 Birney Avenue
Moosic, PA 18507

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

4026 Woodhaven Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Cosmetology Teacher Training

4768 Mcknight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

396 Pottsville St. Clair Highway
Pottsville, PA 17901

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

2302 North 5th Street Highway
Reading, PA 19605

(800) 920-4590
Barbering, Cosmetology

30 Baldwin Boulevard Suite 50
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

799 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

(800) 920-4593
Barbering, Cosmetology

2394 Mountain View Drive
West Mifflin, PA 15122

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

1634 Macarthur Road
Whitehall, PA 18052


1000 Easton Road
Wyncote, PA 19095

(800) 920-4593

2592 Eastern Boulevard
York, PA 17402

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

120 Market Street
Kittanning, PA 16201

(724) 548-2031
Cosmetology, Esthetics

50 Ranck Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-0200
Cosmetology, Barbering

215 West Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

(215) 362-2322
Barbering, Cosmetology

314 East Washington Street
New Castle, PA 16101

(724) 654-6611
Cosmetology, Esthetics
The Beauty Institute – Accredited

1921 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18109

(732) 320-2194
Barbering, Cosmetology
The Beauty Institute – Accredited

344 Stroud Mall Road Suite 308
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(732) 389-1400
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Nail Technology

369 Schoonmaker Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

(724) 684-8270
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology

415 D Orchard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology

1980 Edinboro Road
Erie, PA 16509

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology
Venus Beauty Academy – Accredited

600 Turner Industrial Way
Aston, PA 19014

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Cosmetology Teacher Training
Venus Beauty Academy – Accredited

1033 Chester Pke
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

(610) 586-2500
Barbering, Cosmetology

Altoona Beauty School – Accredited

1528 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA 16602

American Barber and Beauty Academy – Accredited

733 Lancaster Avenue Unit A
Reading, PA 19607

Barber School of Pittsburgh – Accredited

5056 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146

BBC Beauty Academy

6790 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Bella Capelli Academy – Accredited

151 Wyngate Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146

Bella Capelli Academy – Accredited

2 Robinson Plaza Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Belle Institute

6534 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Berks Career & Technology Center

1057 County Road
Leesport, PA 19533

Butler County Community College

107 College Drive
Butler, PA 16002

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology – Accredited

540 North Harrison Road
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Chambersburg Beauty School – Accredited

171 Cedar Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Chrome Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

1 Chelsea Parkway Suite 109
Boothwyn, PA 19061

Clearfield County Career and Technology Center

1620 River Road
Clearfield, PA 16830

Color Vanity Training

620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

DeRielle Cosmetology Academy

44154 Railroad Avenue
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Divine Crown Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

3849-C Union Deposit Road
Union Square Shopping Center, PA 17109

Forbes Road Career and Technology Center

607 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146

Fortis Institute

5757 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506

Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

108 Scharberry Lane
Mars, PA 16046

Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

5824 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Gordon Phillips Beauty Schools

11348 South Orange Blossom Trail
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Gordon Phillips Beauty Schools

108 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center

445 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

Indiana County Technology Center

441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute – Accredited

315A Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute – Accredited

528 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute – Accredited

3943-45 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jolie Academy – Accredited

1057A North Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201

Jolie Academy – Accredited

125 North Wilkes Barre Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

KAT Beauty School – Accredited

2522 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Lackawanna College

501 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

1730 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street, PA 17584

Laurel Business Institute – Accredited

11 East Penn Street
Uniontown, PA 15401

Laurel Technical Institute – Accredited

2370 Broadway Avenue
Hermitage, PA 16159

Laurel Technical Institute – Accredited

11618 Cotton Road
Meadville, PA 16335

Laurel Technical Institute

200 Sterling Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School

833 Metro Drive
Lebanon, PA 17042

Levittown Beauty Academy – Accredited

8919 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19054

Metro Beauty Academy – Accredited

4977 Medical Center Circle
Allentown, PA 18106

North Hills Beauty Academy Inc – Accredited

813 West View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15229

Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School – Accredited

242 Oak Spring Road
Washington, PA 15301

Pittsburgh Multicultural Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

415 Smithfield Street Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Technical College

1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Premier Barber Institute – Accredited

573 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Professional Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

516 East Marshall Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Queen Beauty Academy

6133 Colgate Street
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Shears Cosmetology School – Accredited

50 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

Somerset County Technology Center

281 Technology Drive
Somerset, PA 15501

South Hills Beauty Academy Inc – Accredited

3269 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center – Accredited

2380 Elk Lake School Road
Springville, PA 18844

The Beauty Institute – Accredited

50 East Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

The Beauty Institute – Accredited

9898-9902 East Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19115

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

130 West Main Street Suite 106
Collegeville, PA 19426

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy

230 Oak Spring Road
Washington, PA 15301

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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Cosmetology Careers At A Glance
  • 1,200 education hours or 2,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for cosmetology in Pennsylvania is $21,570.
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016 - 2026.

Do you want a career that celebrates your creativity, rather than stifles it? Do you want to show up to work every day knowing that you have the opportunity to improve someone's day?

If so, you should learn more about the field of cosmetology and how it can change your career path. No matter what your personal style is, it can set you apart from other cosmetologists and help you find loyal clients in your community.

State License Requirements

1,200 Education Hours OR 2,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

You may get your beauty license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. They check your educational records to ensure that you have completed at least 1200 hours of training. After passing the written test and the skills test, you must pay a $10 licensing fee.

Education Details

Getting a thorough education is a huge part of succeeding in the beauty industry. By comparing different cosmetology schools in your area, you can find options that match your learning style and cover the skills that are important to you. However, keep in mind that all cosmetology schools in PA must teach some of the same topics to meet licensing standards.

Courses Taught at Beauty Schools in PA

  • Bacteriology, disinfection, and sanitation
  • Cosmetology law
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Hair shaping
  • Hair styling and finger waving
  • Chemical texturizing
  • Permanent waving
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair straightening
  • Skin care
  • Nail technology
  • Temporary hair removal
  • Scalp treatments
  • Makeup application

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Pennsylvania happens every 2 years. Practitioner licenses cost $67 to renew and cosmetology instructor licenses cost $105 to renew. Cosmetology continuing education hours are not currently required to renew licenses in Pennsylvania, but cosmetology CEUs are always good to stay current in the industry.

Pennsylvania Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Pennsylvania

Demand for cosmetology professionals may swell 10% by the year 2026 (O*Net, 2020). The average salary for a cosmetologist in Pennsylvania is $21,570 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Since cosmetology involves learning about hairstyling, nail technology, esthetics, and many other services that make people look their best, there are lots of ways you can customize your career to fit you. You might get started in a nail salon if you want to focus on creating dazzling nail art designs, or you may rent a chair at a boutique salon if you pride yourself on your knowledge of hair coloring techniques. If you're all about making people look better through healthier skin, a spa could be your perfect place of employment. As a general rule, the future of cosmetology looks bright in Pennsylvania.

Contact the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology

Pennsylvania Department of State

Pennsylvania is notable across the nation for keeping to valued traditions. Over time cosmetology has become one of them. Aspiring professionals get started by checking out the following information.

Pennsylvania Barber & Cosmetology Association
Professional Beauty Association