Cosmetology Schools near Providence, RI / New Bedford, MA

If you are considering a cosmetology career in picturesque New England, earning licensure in Providence, Rhode Island, or New Bedford, Massachusetts may be perfect for you. Both cities have many beauty businesses and wedding venues, giving you a range of careers to choose from.

Providence cosmetologists earned a mean salary of $32,120 per year ($15.44 per hour), and those in New Bedford made $43,790 ($21.05) as of 2019. Rhode Island expects the field to grow by 6% between 2016 and 2026, while Massachusetts anticipates growth of 9% during that time.

These two states have different licensure requirements, and they don't participate in reciprocity—meaning you would need to re-license if you choose to move from one state to the other. In Rhode Island, cosmetologists must complete 1,200 hours of training, while those in Massachusetts must go through 1,000 hours. Both states require written and skills exams as well. The Providence and New Bedford schools below will help you on your way to licensure in their respective states.

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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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151 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903

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Cosmetology 101

50 Ann Mary Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

30 Chapel View Boulevard
Cranston, RI 2920

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

260 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 2721

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

1872 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 2720

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

1 School Street
Taunton, MA 2780

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

251 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

1279 Oaklawn Avenue
Cranston, RI 2920
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