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Recent Reviews

Charlotte Barrett
3/22/2024 via Google
via Google

Shamiya the young lady at Empire Beauty School was nice , very professional took good care of me and did a good job on my hair.

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Tia Harrod
2/9/2024 via Google
via Google

For aspiring cosmetologists, be cautious when considering this institution, especially if you expect the education to justify the hefty price tag of over $20,000. The primary focus here appears to be on preparing students for the state board exam, but many struggle to pass both the theory and practical tests. The teaching quality is lacking, with numerous instructors unable to adequately cover all aspects of cosmetology. Despite being a cosmetology program, some teachers fall short in teaching essential skills like sculptured nail construction, haircuts and basic facials. In certain instances, students were left to learn haircutting independently due to insufficient guidance during evening sessions. The teaching methods are subpar, as some instructors simply distribute packets, write tasks on the board, or leave students to figure things out without proper support. It seems that anyone with a cosmetology license can become an instructor, resulting in a noticeable lack of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, the school environment is filled with drama and immaturity reminiscent of high school, with safety concerns sometimes overlooked. This place may have a negative impact on your mental well-being if you value your peace of mind. In conclusion, I advise against attending this establishment disguised as a school. While some instructors made the experience worthwhile, most have departed, leaving only a couple remaining. It's best to seek alternative options!

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Lena R-Williams
1/26/2024 via Google
via Google

I am a recent graduate of Empire and the school was a complete waste of money and time. I am completely dissatisfied with the level of education I received. I am in the process of preparing for my practical for state board and I realize just how little I was taught. I was never told how to do a sculptured nail, a proper 90 degree haircut, and was never able to provide nail or aesthetic services the entire time on the senior salon floor. The only reason I gave an extra star is because of the people I got to meet in the evening program. My pre-salon classes were amazing until my instructor left. She was my saving grace for staying in the school. I don’t recommend Empire at all for education. I got no preparation for the state boards from the educators besides some outdated handouts. Go to another school.

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In the School's Words

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology? Enjoy the personal rewards of helping people look and feel their best. Empire Beauty School offers you a one-of-a-kind educational approach to learning the latest trends and fundamentals of Cosmetology.

You'll learn:

  • Haircutting
  • Styling
  • Coloring
  • Make-up Application
  • And more!

You'll also learn the business basics as we show you how to:

  • Market your skills to new clients
  • Retain clientele
  • Increase your income potential
  • Manage a salon or spa
  • Sell professional products to your clients

Our Programs

At Empire Beauty School, our one-of-a-kind CLiC curriculum is a visual approach to learning. With our education you learn by seeing and doing.

Plus you'll apply your skills on your mannequins using your professional student kit. As part of your new student kit you will receive the Career Success Tablet. Your textbooks and curriculum are downloaded onto your tablet. As you progress through your training, you'll have the confidence to work in a student salon environment with guests.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Our friendly financial aid representatives will help you find the financing that suits you best. We offer a variety of options to help you afford your dreams. is a website for Empire Beauty School students and alumni seeking career opportunities. Stylists can create resumes, develop digital portfolios, search for career opportunities and apply for open positions through one simple site. The beauty career website is part of the education process at Empire which assists students to better understand these elements of their career. Empire Beauty Schools offers job placement assistance through our website

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

For more information about Empire Beauty School's graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at


Empire Beauty School - Owings Mills offers the following programs:



Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $19,260

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

60% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,636 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

97% Female, 3% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

3% White, 4% Hispanic / Latino, 83% African American, 0% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 1% Hawaiian / Pacific, 7% Two or More, 1% Unknown

90 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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