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Hair Dresser Colleges and Schools in the U.S.

Students interested in attending a hair dresser college may want to consider accredited schools that can provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to pass the state licensing exam for hair dressers. Graduation from a hair dresser program prepares students to perform various hair styling services within hair salons and barber shops.

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Hair dresser programs prepare students to perform various styling services in barbershops and hair salons. Students should seek an accredited school that can prepare them to pass the state licensing exam.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Aesthetician and Skin Care
  • Barber and Hair Cutting Services
  • Beauty Salon Management
  • Cosmetology, Hair, and Nail Instructor
  • Electrolysis
  • Facial Treatment Specialist
  • Hair Design
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Nail Technician - Manicurist
  • Permanent Cosmetics and Tattooing

Schools with Hair Dresser Programs

The following schools offer hair dresser programs:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition (2015-2016)*
Houston Community College System Houston, Texas 2-year, Public Certificate $1,632 In-district
$3,360 In-state
$3,756 Out-of-state
Lone Star College System The Woodlands, Texas 2-year, Public Certificate $1,504 In-district
$3,184 In-state
$3,544 Out-of-state
Riverside City College Riverside, California 2-year, Public Certificate $1,426 In-state
$7,366 Out-of-state
Santa Monica College Santa Monica, California 2-year, Public Certificate
Associate's
$1,136 In-state
$8,078 Out-of-state
El Camino Community College District Torrance, California 2-year, Public Certificate
Associate's
$1,142 In-state
$5,678 Out-of-state
Pasadena City College Pasadena, California 2-year, Public Certificate $1,152 In-state
$6,180 Out-of-state
Sacramento City College Sacramento, California 2-year, Public Certificate
Associate's
$1,104 In-state
$7,440 Out-of-state
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida 4-year, Public Certificate $2,830 In-state
$9,944 Out-of-state
El Paso Community College El Paso, Texas 2-year, Public Certificate $2,386 In-state
$4,042 Out-of-state

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Hair dresser programs teach a variety of skills to future stylists and barbers. Consider the following when looking for hair dresser schools:

  • Students may wish to choose a school that offers additional instruction in specialties, such as nails, massage therapy or skin care.
  • When choosing a hair dresser college, some students prefer to enroll in schools that are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission for Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
  • Cosmetology schools that offer school-based scholarships may be desirable to students looking for a hair dresser school.
  • Prospective hair dressers may also want to check with potential cosmetology schools to see if they offer a career placement program.

Hair dresser programs are found at accredited schools that prepare a student to pass the state licensing exam. There are a variety of additional specialties that can be earned in these programs, such as nail care, massage therapy and skin care.

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