Cosmetology Schools near Richmond / Petersburg, VA

To become a cosmetologist in Virginia, Richmond and Petersburg may be great places to start. Virginia is so proud of its wedding industry that they even recommend it on their state website, which, combined with the many salons and spas in these cities, means you can have the cosmetology career of your dreams.

Cosmetologists in the Richmond area, including Petersburg, earned a mean salary of $37,960 per year ($18.25 per hour) in 2019. Virginia anticipates cosmetology jobs will grow by 11% between 2016 and 2026.

To earn a cosmetology license in Virginia, you must complete 1,500 hours of training or 3,000 hours as an apprentice, plus pass a written and practical exam. The Richmond and Petersburg area schools below can help you achieve these requirements.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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10807 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

(804) 773-4266

9049 West Broad Street #3
Richmond, VA 23294


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American Spirit Institute Of Cosmetology – Accredited

368 Mclaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School – Accredited

102 North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

Audrey's Designer Of Fashion Hair – Accredited

417 Flat Rock Road
Kenbridge, VA 23944

Chester Career College – Accredited

751 West Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23836

Chesterfield Technical Center – Accredited

10101 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Dream Beauty Salon And School – Accredited

13201 Rivers Bend Boulevard
Chester, VA 23836

Golden Opportunities Beauty And Barber Academy – Accredited

10301 Hull Street Road Suite 4 Office 3
Midlothian, VA 23112

Hair Fashions Salon & Beauty Academy – Accredited

7717 Richmond-Tappahannoak Highway
Aylett, VA 23009

Hanover Center For Trades & Technology – Accredited

10002 Learning Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Innocent Beauty Collections Academy – Accredited

9200 Stony Point Parkway Suite 197
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Jazz Barber & Hairstyling Academy – Accredited

1024 East Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

Kingdom Kuts Christian Cosmetology School – Accredited

304 General Mahone Highway Suite B
Wakefield, VA 23867

Kulture Kuts Barber & Styling Academy – Accredited

2313 Oaklawn Boulevard
Hopewell, VA 23860

LB Beauty Academy – Accredited

3114 West Marshall Street Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230

Nu Image Salon & Beauty School – Accredited

315 South Main Street
Blackstone, VA 23824

Outer You School Of Cosmetology & Nail – Accredited

208 North South Street
Farmville, VA 23901

Redefine Barber And Beauty Academy – Accredited

5664 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Salon Eleven Academy – Accredited

185 South Liberty Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Southside Virginia Community College

109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821

Southside Virginia Community College – Accredited

316 North Main Street
Chase City, VA 23924

Stepping Stone Career Training School – Accredited

1010 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227

T And L Beauty Academy – Accredited

6316-B Horsepen Road
Richmond, VA 23226

Trojan Beauty And Barber College – Accredited

26 Pickwick Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

VA Beauty College – Accredited

9200 Stony Point Parkway Suite 154-155
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Visions Hair Studio – Accredited

2825 South Crater Road G
Petersburg, VA 23805

Williamsburg Beauty & Barber Academy – Accredited

1505 A Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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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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