Cosmetology Schools near Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, PA
If you are dreaming about becoming a cosmetologist in Pennsylvania, you should check out schools and careers around Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Hazelton. With New York City just over two hours away by car, you have the benefit of the lower costs of living when compared to Manhattan without losing out on the Manhattan beauty scene's resources. As of 2018, cosmetologists in these three locations made a mean salary of $23,650 per year ($11.37 per hour), and the state of Pennsylvania expects the field to grow by 10% between 2016 and 2026.
To earn your cosmetology licensure in Pennsylvania, you need to complete 1,250 hours of training and pass two exams or go through 2,000 hours of an apprenticeship. If you opt for the training route, the schools below can help you achieve your goals.