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2021 Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Cosmetology School for You

In 2018-2019, 103,674 degrees and certificates were awarded to cosmetology students, making the major the most popular in the country.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

The Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools ranking is one of many tools that Trade College Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 1,715 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Cosmetology program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for cosmetology majors pursuing a .

Our analysis found Aveda Institute - Covington to be the most popular school for cosmetology students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Aveda Institute - Covington is a small private for-profit school located in the small suburb of Covington.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools list. Instituto de Banca is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Guaynabo.

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The excellent programs at Asian-American International Beauty College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best cosmetology schools in the United States. Asian-American International Beauty College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Westminster.

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#4

Douglas J Aveda Institute

East Lansing, MI

The excellent programs at Douglas J Aveda Institute helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best cosmetology schools in the United States. Located in the city of East Lansing, Douglas J Aveda Institute is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#5

Advance Beauty College

Garden Grove, CA

The excellent programs at Advance Beauty College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best cosmetology schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Garden Grove, Advance Beauty College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#6

Make-up Designory

Burbank, CA

Make-up Designory came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of Burbank, MUD is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools ranking. Christine Valmy International School is a small private for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#8

Studio Academy of Beauty

Chandler, AZ

Studio Academy of Beauty landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular cosmetology programs. Located in the large city of Chandler, Studio Academy of Beauty is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#9

My Le's Beauty College

Sacramento, CA

My Le’s Beauty College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for cosmetology students. It came in at #9 on the list. My Le's Beauty College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Sacramento.

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Olympian Academy of Cosmetology landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular cosmetology programs. Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is a small private for-profit school located in the town of Alamogordo.

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Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for cosmetology students. It came in at #11 on the list. Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Everett.

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#12

Jupiter Beauty Academy

Boston, MA

Jupiter Beauty Academy ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools list. Jupiter Beauty Academy is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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With a ranking of #13, Instituto Educativo Premier did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for cosmetology students. Premier is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Ponce.

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#13

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Central Georgia Technical College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for cosmetology students. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the suburb of Valdosta, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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#16

Aveda Institute - Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL

With a ranking of #16, Aveda Institute - Tallahassee did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for cosmetology students. Aveda Institute - Tallahassee is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Tallahassee.

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Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Las Vegas, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Atlanta Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for cosmetology students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the city of Atlanta, Atlanta Area Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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#19

Boca Beauty Academy

Boca Raton, FL

Boca Beauty Academy came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Boca Raton, Boca Beauty Academy is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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La Belle Beauty Academy did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for cosmetology students. It came in at #20 on the list. La Belle Beauty Academy is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Miami.

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#21

Parisian Beauty School

Hackensack, NJ

With a ranking of #21, Parisian Beauty School did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for cosmetology students. Located in the large suburb of Hackensack, Parisian Beauty Academy is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Celebrity School of Beauty landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular cosmetology programs. Located in the large suburb of Miami, Celebrity School of Beauty is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #23, Bellus Academy - Poway did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for cosmetology students. Bellus Academy is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the small city of Poway.

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Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Stafford ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Stafford, Ogle School is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#25

Turning Point Beauty College

Casa Grande, AZ

Turning Point Beauty College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Casa Grande, Turning Point Beauty College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#27

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

Philadelphia, PA
#30

Rosemead Beauty School

Rosemead, CA
#32

Federico Beauty Institute

Sacramento, CA
#34

Aveda Institute - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN
#36

Penrose Academy

Scottsdale, AZ
#38

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
#40

Lu Ross Academy

Ventura, CA
#41

D'Mart Institute

Barranquitas, PR
#42

La Belle Beauty School

Hialeah, FL
#43

Diamond Beauty College

South El Monte, CA
#47

Coastline Beauty College

Fountain Valley, CA
#48

Elaine Sterling Institute

Sandy Springs, GA
#48

Bene's Career Academy

New Port Richey, FL
#48

Georgia Career Institute

Conyers, GA

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1715 different United States cosmetology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa Costa Mesa, CA
52 Health and Style Institute High Point, NC
53 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Mesa Mesa, AZ
54 Clary Sage College Tulsa, OK
55 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-San Antonio San Antonio, TX
55 Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School North Little Rock, AR
57 Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness Voorhees, NJ
57 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Mattydale Mattydale, NY
59 Michigan College of Beauty-Troy Troy, MI
60 Modern Hairstyling Institute-Carolina Carolina, PR
61 Sunstate Academy Fort Myers, FL
62 G Skin & Beauty Institute Oakbrook, IL
63 Emily Griffith Technical College Denver, CO
63 Paul Mitchell the School Temecula Temecula, CA
65 Milan Institute-Clovis Fresno, CA
66 Grace International Beauty School Flushing, NY
67 International Salon and Spa Academy Colorado Springs, CO
68 Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics Woburn, MA
69 Cosmetology Career Center LLC Carrollton, TX
69 Emma’s Beauty Academy-Mayaguez Mayaguez, PR
71 Paul Mitchell the School Houston Houston, TX
72 Academy of Hair Design - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
72 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Ft Worth Fort Worth, TX
74 Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento Sacramento, CA
75 Aveda Institute - Columbus Columbus, OH
76 Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics New York, NY
76 Sheridan Technical College Hollywood, FL
78 Davis Technical College Kaysville, UT
79 Avenue Five Institute Austin, TX
79 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
81 Mountainland Technical College Lehi, UT
82 Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia Gastonia, NC
83 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
84 Texas Barber College Houston, TX
85 Blue Cliff College - Metairie Metairie, LA
85 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
87 Emma’s Beauty Academy-Juana Diaz Juana Diaz, PR
87 Paul Mitchell the School Modesto Modesto, CA
89 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers Hollywood, FL
89 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
91 Medspa Academies South Jordan, UT
91 Paul Mitchell the School Esani Roswell, GA
91 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
91 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Dallas Dallas, TX
95 Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology Boise, ID
95 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Arlington Arlington, TX
95 Elegance International Hollywood, CA
98 American Institute of Beauty Largo, FL
99 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester Worcester, MA
99 Aveda Institute - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
101 Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute Levittown, NY
101 Citrus College Glendora, CA
103 Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc Knoxville, TN
103 IBMC College Fort Collins, CO
103 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
103 San Diego City College San Diego, CA
107 Vogue College of Cosmetology-McAllen McAllen, TX
108 Cinta Aveda Institute San Francisco, CA
109 Top Nails & Hair Beauty School Taylorsville, UT
110 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
111 American Educational College Bayamon, PR
111 San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc San Francisco, CA
113 Grabber School of Hair Design St. Louis, MO
113 New York Institute of Beauty Islandia, NY
115 Aveda Institute - New York New York, NY
115 Aveda Institute - Phoenix Tempe, AZ
115 Century College - San Juan San Juan, PR
118 Parisian Spa Institute Jacksonville, FL
118 Bella Capelli Academy Monroeville, PA
118 Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Cincinnati West Chester, OH
121 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
121 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview Bridgeview, IL
121 Salon Success Academy - Upland Upland, CA
124 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
125 Milan Institute-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
125 Florida Academy Fort Myers, FL
125 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
128 Paul Mitchell the School Pasadena Pasadena, CA
128 Beauty Academy of South Florida Hialeah Gardens, FL
128 Total Image Beauty Academy Union City, NJ
131 Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook Westbrook, ME
132 Paul Mitchell the School Richland Richland, WA
133 Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
133 Academy of Hair Design - Springfield Springfield, MO
135 Career Academy of Hair Design Springdale, AR
136 Florida Barber Academy Plantation, FL
136 Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, North Dayton Dayton, OH
136 Paul Mitchell the School San Diego San Diego, CA
139 Paul Mitchell the School Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks, CA
139 Aveda Institute - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
139 Skin Science Institute Salt Lake City, UT
142 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
142 Brittany Beauty Academy Levittown, NY
142 Boca Beauty Academy - Parkland Parkland, FL
145 Career Academy of Beauty Garden Grove, CA
145 David Pressley School of Cosmetology Royal Oak, MI
145 Aveda Institute - Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
148 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
148 The Salon Professional Academy - Tonawanda Tonawanda, NY
148 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland Highland, IN
151 Paul Mitchell the School Arlington Arlington, TX
151 Leons Beauty School Inc Greensboro, NC
151 Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy Medford, MA
154 The Institute of Beauty and Wellness Milwaukee, WI
154 Central Carolina Community College Sanford, NC
156 Latin Beauty Academy Greenacres, FL
157 Southeastern Esthetics Institute Columbia, SC
158 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
159 Vista College El Paso, TX
159 East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa, AZ
161 New England Hair Academy Malden, MA
161 Palomar Institute of Cosmetology San Marcos, CA
161 Paul Mitchell the School San Jose San Jose, CA
161 The Esthetic Institute Vienna, VA
165 Institute of Beauty Careers Arecibo, PR
165 Palace Beauty College Los Angeles, CA
167 The Spa School Columbus, OH
167 Paul Mitchell the School Fresno Fresno, CA
169 Berkowits School of Electrolysis Forest-Hills, NY
169 Manatee Technical College Bradenton, FL
171 Xenon International Academy-Omaha Omaha, NE
171 Bellus Academy - El Cajon El Cajon, CA
171 Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
171 Sharp Edgez Barber Institute Rochester, NY
175 Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton New Carrollton, MD
175 Crave Beauty Academy Wichita, KS
175 Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
175 Ogden-Weber Technical College Ogden, UT
179 Ingram State Technical College Deatsville, AL
179 John Amico School of Hair Design Oak Forest, IL
181 Paul Mitchell the School North Haven North Haven, CT
181 ASM Beauty World Academy Davie, FL
181 Paul Mitchell the School San Antonio San Antonio, TX
181 Eric Fisher Academy Wichita, KS
181 Aveda Institute Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
181 PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green Bowling Green, KY
187 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA
187 Paul Mitchell the School Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
187 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW Chicago, IL
187 Cameo College of Essential Beauty Murray, UT
191 Empire Beauty School-Michigan Grand Rapids, MI
192 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-North Dallas Dallas, TX
192 Sunstate Academy Clearwater, FL
192 Neo-Esthetique European Institute San Juan, PR
195 Aveda Institute - Lafayette Lafayette, LA
195 Hairitage Hair Academy Saint George, UT
195 The Chrysm Insitute of Esthetics Virginia Beach, VA
198 Shear Excellence Hair Academy Tampa, FL
198 Summit Salon Academy - Tampa Tampa, FL
198 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow Ludlow, MA
198 Paul Mitchell the School Springfield Springfield, MO
198 Paul Mitchell the School Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN
203 Florida Technical College Orlando, FL
203 Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology-Dallas Grand Prairie, TX
205 Douglas Education Center Monessen, PA
205 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-El Paso El Paso, TX
205 Modern Hairstyling Institute-Arecibo Arecibo, PR
208 Orange Technical College - Westside Campus Winter Garden, FL
208 Fullerton College Fullerton, CA
210 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Clifton Clifton, NJ
210 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
210 Paul Mitchell the School Orlando Oviedo, FL
213 Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology Pine Brook, NJ
214 UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-Harlingen Harlingen, TX
214 California Hair Design Academy La Mesa, CA
214 Paul Mitchell the School Denver Lakewood, CO
214 Empire Beauty School-Center City Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
214 Paul Mitchell the School St Louis St. Louis, MO
219 Redondo Beach Beauty College Redondo Beach, CA
219 Paul Mitchell the School Salt Lake City Holladay, UT
219 Artistic Academy of Hair Design Morris Plains, NJ
219 Gould’s Academy Memphis, TN
219 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Hurst Hurst, TX
219 Paul Mitchell the School Tampa Tampa, FL
219 Paul Mitchell the School Bradley Bourbonnais, IL
226 Northwest College School of Beauty - Eugene Springfield, OR
226 GateWay Community College - Central City Phoenix, AZ
226 Ohio State College of Barber Styling Columbus, OH
229 Continental School of Beauty Culture, West Seneca West Seneca, NY
229 Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy Reston, VA
229 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
229 New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Parker, CO
233 Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady Schenectady, NY
233 Pickens Technical College Aurora, CO
233 Empire Beauty School-Hooksett Hooksett, NH
233 Cosmo Beauty Academy Sacramento, CA
237 Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork Lancaster, PA
237 Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City, OK
239 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
239 Moler Barber College Oakland, CA
239 Bellus Academy Manhattan, KS
239 Georgia Institute of Cosmetology Athens, GA
239 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
239 Ann Webb Skin Institute Austin, TX
239 Innovate Salon Academy South Plainfield, NJ
239 South Hills Beauty Academy Inc Pittsburgh, PA
247 The Salon Professional Academy - Evansville Evansville, IN
247 Salon Success Academy - Corona Corona, CA
247 Aveda Institute - Maryland Bel Air, MD
247 Shear Ego International School of Hair Design Rochester, NY
247 Long Island Beauty School-Hauppauge Hauppauge, NY
247 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford Rockford, IL
247 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton Denton, TX
254 Metro Beauty Academy Allentown, PA
254 Genesis Career College-Cookeville Cookeville, TN
256 National Beauty College Denver, CO
256 Jolie Health & Beauty Academy-Cherry Hill Cherry Hill, NJ
256 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance Alliance, OH
256 Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek Goose Creek, SC
256 P B Cosmetology Education Center Gloucester, NJ
256 Capilo School of Hair Design Augusta, ME
256 Bellus Academy - National City National City, CA
256 Paul Mitchell the School Boise Boise, ID
256 New York School of Esthetics & Day Spa white plains, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Cosmetology students that almost earned our Most Popular Cosmetology Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
265 Sebring Career Schools-Houston Houston, TX
265 Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc Santa Rosa, CA
267 Phagans School of Hair Design Happy Valley, OR
267 Empire Beauty School-Queens Astoria, NY
267 Aesthetic Science Institute Latham, NY
267 Aveda Institute - Des Moines West Des Moines, IA
271 Brittany Beauty Academy New York, NY
271 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy Perth Amboy, NJ
273 Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC
273 International School of Beauty Inc Palm Desert, CA
273 Empire Beauty School-Morrow Morrow, GA
273 MTI College Sacramento, CA
277 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Plano Plano, TX
277 Paul Mitchell the School Columbia Columbia, SC
277 The Beauty Institute-Ambler Ambler, PA
277 The Salon Professional Academy - San Jose San Jose, CA
277 Z Hair Academy Overland Park, KS
277 Paul Mitchell the School Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
277 Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute Skokie, IL
277 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs Blue Springs, MO
285 Aveda Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
285 UCAS University of Cosemtology Arts & Sciences-McAllen McAllen, TX
285 Houston Barber School Houston, TX
285 Central Oklahoma College Oklahoma City, OK
285 Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East OREGON, OH
290 Brown Aveda Institute - Mentor Mentor, OH
290 Aveda Institute - Chicago Chicago, IL
290 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston Cranston, RI
293 Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg Rexburg, ID
293 Cambridge Technical Institute San Juan, PR
293 Paul Mitchell the School Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
293 San Jose City College San Jose, CA
293 Empire Beauty School-Bloomington Bloomington, MN
293 Fosbre Academy of Hair Design Olympia, WA
293 Paul Mitchell the School Reno Reno, NV
300 Kaizen Beauty Academy Pembroke Pines, FL
300 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
300 L’esprit Academy Livonia, MI
300 Alamo City Barber College San Antonio, TX
300 Nova Academy of Cosmetology Rochester, MN
305 The Salon Professional Academy - St Charles St. Charles, MO
305 Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way Federal Way, WA
305 Paul Mitchell the School Lexington Lexington, KY
305 Dallas Barber & Stylist College Dallas, TX
305 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
305 Casal Aveda Institute Austintown, OH
305 Paroba College of Cosmetology Everett, WA
305 International Institute of Cosmetology Wethersfield, CT
305 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
314 Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson, MS
314 Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty Lake Park, FL
314 PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville Clarksville, IN
314 Tri-State Cosmetology Institute El Paso, TX
314 Paul Mitchell the School Memphis Bartlett, TN
319 Salon Success Academy - Redlands Redlands, CA
319 Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology Wallingford, CT
319 PCI Academy-Plymouth Plymouth, MN
319 Cosmetology & Spa Academy Crystal Lake, IL
323 Rudy & Kelly Academy - A Paul Mitchell Partner School Virginia Beach, VA
323 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Northfield Northfield, NJ
323 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
323 Paul Mitchell the School Logan Logan, UT
323 Lancaster Beauty School Lancaster, CA
323 Aveda Institute Portland - Vancouver Campus Vancouver, WA
323 Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Seattle, WA
323 Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics Omaha, NE
323 W Academy of Salon and Spa Danville, CA
323 Austin Kade Academy Idaho Falls, ID
333 Arrojo Cosmetology School New York, NY
333 Academy of Career Training Kissimmee, FL
335 College of International Esthetics Inc Arvada, CO
335 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus WOODBURY, MN
335 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Reno Reno, NV
335 Paul Mitchell the School Lombard Lombard, IL
335 Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane, WA
335 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Wilkes-Barre Wilkes Barre, PA
341 University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts Springfield, IL
341 Paul Mitchell the School East Bay Pleasant Hill, CA
341 MKG Beauty & Business Cranston, RI
341 Blake Austin College Vacaville, CA
341 Atlanta School of Massage Atlanta, GA

Cosmetology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 3 majors within the trade school area of study, cosmetology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Cosmetology Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 52,002
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 23,657
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 10,042
Barbering/Barber 8,937
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 1,881
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist 1,732
Other Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts 1,563
Make-Up Artist/Specialist 1,409
Master Aesthetician/Esthetician 1,142
Hair Styling/Stylist & Hair Design 773
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager 247
Electrolysis/Electrology & Electrolysis Technician 239
Permanent Cosmetics/Makeup & Tattooing 50

Related Major Annual Graduates
Culinary Arts 26,643
Funeral & Mortuary Science 1,965
Other Personal & Culinary Services 320

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Tiffany Bumgardner.

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