Cosmetology Schools near Seattle / Tacoma, WA

The major metro area of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington is a perfect place to start a new career in the cosmetology industry. Not only is this beautiful region full of fun outdoor activities like hiking and wine tasting, but U.S. News also named it the 25th safest and fastest-growing, as well as the 9th best, place to live in the United States. This area also includes the nearby suburbs of Bellevue and Redmond, where the Amazon and Microsoft global headquarters are located.

Because working professionals in technology and outdoor enthusiasts alike flock to the Seattle area, there is a definite demand for more cosmetologists. In fact, CareerOneStop reports an anticipated 27% increase in jobs for cosmetologists in the state through 2026.

Seattle-Tacoma is one of the top-paying areas in the country for cosmetologists, according to the BLS. Beauty professionals here made an average of $43,560 in 2019, which is about $21.81 per hour. Apply to one of the cosmetology schools in Seattle below to work toward licensing by the state board, which requires 1,600 hours of training or 2,000 hours of an apprenticeship. Once you’ve completed your two exams, you’ll be a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Washington.

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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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Cosmetology Schools Near You

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2222 South 314 Street
Federal Way, WA 98003

(253) 839-4338
Cosmetology, Barbering

6007 A 244th Street Southwest
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

(206) 368-0210
Cosmetology, Barbering

Aria Hair and Beauty Institute – Accredited

532 Rainier Avenue South Suite B
Renton, WA 98057

Beauty Academy

208 South Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801

BJ's Beauty & Barber College – Accredited

5239 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409

Centralia Beauty College – Accredited

217 South Tower Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531

Classy Beauty School – Accredited

1231 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144

Clover Park Technical College – Accredited

4500 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499

Everett Community College – Accredited

2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201

Evergreen Beauty College – Accredited

802 Southeast Everett Mall Way Suite A
Everett, WA 98208

Evergreen Beauty College – Accredited

509 South 1st Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Evergreen Beauty College – Accredited

1222 Bronson Way North
Renton, WA 98057

Evergreen Beauty College – Accredited

18336 Aurora Avenue North Suite 103
Shoreline, WA 98133

Fosbre Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2703 Capital Mall Drive Southwest
Olympia, WA 98501

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute – Accredited

802 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

J Kinlow School of Barbering & Cosmetology

2525 Tacoma Avenue Southeast
Tacoma, WA 98402

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

11605 132nd Avenue Northeast
Kirkland, WA 98034

Majorelle Beauty Academy

14306 124th Avenue Northeast
Kirkland, WA 98034

Olympic College

1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337

Paroba College of Cosmetology – Accredited

9930 Evergreen Way Building Y
Everett, WA 98203

Renton Technical College

3000 Northeast Fourth Street
Renton, WA 98056

Seattle Central College

1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

3702 South Fife Street Suite B102
Tacoma, WA 98409

Tim's Beauty School – Accredited

22315 Highway 99
Seattle, WA 98026

Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology – Accredited

106 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Vuu's Beauty School – Accredited

807 King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Washington Beauty School – Accredited

4811 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116

Whatcom Community College

237 West Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

Zorganics Institute Beauty and Wellness – Accredited

410 West Bakerview Road Suite 112
Bellingham, WA 98226

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