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The saying goes that “beauty is only skin deep,” but apparently that’s enough for most of us: The beauty industry is a thriving one, one which helps its clients gain confidence by improving their appearance. There are many specializations within the beauty industry, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the beauty care regimen. Barbers, hairdressers, and hairstylists work with their clients’ hair, cutting, styling, and offering additional hair care services. Our hands and feet receive attention from nail technicians who apply nail extensions and color and polish nails. Estheticians and skin care professionals are a rising group of beauty workers. They attend to their clients’ skin by offering services like peels, facials, and head and neck massage. They also apply makeup and offer skin care tips and techniques.

Most beauty workers are required to earn a state-issued license before they can begin offering their services to the public. In order to earn this license, they must first graduate from a state-recognized certificate or degree program. These programs can take six months to two years to complete, depending on the type of program and the amount of additional liberal arts courses included. They are offered by junior colleges and vocational/technical schools. After completing a recognized program, applicants must pass the state’s written and practical exams, before they can earn their license.

Most beauty specialties will be seeing much faster than average job growth in the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the aging baby boom population and younger adults begin utilizing more beauty services, there will be a rapid growth in entry-level positions. Beauty and cosmetology workers can expect to earn $19,000-40,000 a year, depending on their professional experience and place of employment.

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Virginia College Annual Tuition $12,060 - $13,932 Recommend Rate Add Review
59 Programs, 2 in Beauty (view all)
Campuses: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery
  • Cosmetology - Certificate
  • Cosmetology - Diploma
McCann School of Business and Technology Annual Tuition $9,480 - $10,326 Recommend Rate Add Review
47 Programs, 3 in Beauty (view all)
Campuses: Monroe, Shreveport
  • Cosmetology - Associate in Specialized Technology
  • Cosmetology - Diploma
  • Cosmetology Teacher - Diploma
Remington College Annual Tuition $14,566 - $16,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
33 Programs, 1 in Beauty (view all)
Campuses: Mobile
  • Cosmetology - Diploma
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Academy at Austin
Campuses: Pflugerville
Annual Tuition $14,600 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Cosmetology - FL
Campuses: Merritt Island
Annual Tuition $10,400 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Hair Design - Lufkin
Campuses: Lufkin, Jasper
Annual Tuition $10,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Hair Design Four
Campuses: Pearl, Grenada, Jackson, Hattiesburg
Annual Tuition $10,169 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Salon Professionals
Campuses: Sedalia
Annual Tuition $11,375 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adrians Beauty College of Turlock
Campuses: Turlock
Annual Tuition $15,085 Recommend Rate Add Review
Advance Beauty College
Campuses: Garden Grove
Annual Tuition $501 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albany Technical College
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $4,792 Recommend Rate Add Review
Altoona Beauty School Inc
Campuses: Altoona
Annual Tuition $11,475 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville
Campuses: Belleville, Edwardsville, Godfrey
Annual Tuition $12,600 - $12,650 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Beauty Academy - MD
Campuses: Wheaton
Annual Tuition $16,500 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Professional Institute
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Decatur, ...
Annual Tuition $15,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arizona Academy of Beauty-East
Campuses: Tucson
Annual Tuition $14,060 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design
Campuses: North Little Rock
Annual Tuition $14,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas State University-Newport
Campuses: Newport, Marked Tree, Jonesboro
Annual Tuition $4,008 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arthur's Beauty College Inc
Campuses: Jacksonville, Fort Smith, Conway, Pine Bluff
Annual Tuition $11,240 - $11,420 Recommend Rate Add Review
Artistic Academy of Hair Design
Campuses: Morris Plains
Annual Tuition $15,600 Recommend Rate Add Review
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $8,563 Recommend Rate Add Review
Asian American International Beauty College
Campuses: Westminster
Annual Tuition $900 Recommend Rate Add Review
ASM Beauty World Academy
Campuses: Davie
Annual Tuition $11,652 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlanta Beauty Academy
Campuses: Doraville
Annual Tuition $10,408 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlantic Beauty & Spa Academy LLC
Campuses: Pleasantville
Annual Tuition $14,525 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,780 Recommend Rate Add Review
Austin Kade Academy
Campuses: Idaho Falls
Annual Tuition $12,900 Recommend Rate Add Review
Autry Technology Center
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Avalon School of Cosmetology-Layton
Campuses: Layton
Annual Tuition $16,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Avalon School of Cosmetology-Phoenix
Campuses: Phoenix
Annual Tuition $16,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aveda Fredric's Institute
Campuses: Cincinnati
Annual Tuition $17,150 - $21,035 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Campuses: Provo
Annual Tuition $14,500 - $20,600 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baldwin Beauty School-North Austin
Campuses: Austin
Annual Tuition $12,200 Recommend Rate Add Review

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