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Empire Beauty Schools

For over 80 years of new trends, techniques and technologies, Empire Beauty School has continued to cultivate talent and style in aspiring cosmetologists and beauty professionals.

Empire Education Group was launched in 1934 and has grown to one of the largest beauty schools in the U.S. It remains centrally owned and operated to this day, and each generation has adhered to the core philosophy of providing life-improving opportunities for people.

Each of Empire's 80+ campuses located in 21 states observes and fosters the culture of providing high-quality education for those seeking rewarding careers in the beauty industry.

Empire programs utilizes a unique Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) curriculum that takes a visual approach to learning. Students can learn interactively through mannequins, special tools, and digital textbooks. The cosmetology program includes courses in a variety of hair, skin and nail care topics - including hair cutting, hair design, coloring, and makeup application. Students who enroll in the esthetics program can study facials, waxing, makeup, and other body treatment techniques, while those who choose the cosmetology educator program can gain the knowledge and skills needed to train future beauty professionals. All programs are designed to prepare students for licensure.

Empire also assists students in the first steps of their careers - and current students and graduates can utilize BeautyCareer.com to create resumes and digital portfolios as well as to search for and apply for jobs.

'My education at Empire was the best - the educators and staff were so inspiring and supportive, and they have helped enhance my creativity and hone my interpersonal skills.'

-Takemi Lucas, Empire Beauty School Graduate

'Pursuing my vision of becoming a stylist has changed my life! In two short years, I earned my cosmetology license, participated in a national competition at Future Professionals Expo, and began my training to become a licensed Cosmetology Educator.'

-Mallore Bromley, Empire Beauty School Graduate

Accreditation Statement

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

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED

Why Empire Beauty School?

Our Curriculum

  • Empire's exclusively developed, salon-centric curriculum is created and continuously updated by education professionals with real salon experience.

Our History

  • Empire Beauty Schools have been family owned and operated for nearly 85 years. As the largest centrally owned and operated beauty school system in the United States Empire Beauty Schools have been educating future beauty professionals since 1934.

Our Connections

  • Our vast alumni network combined with our BeautyCareer.com website and our partnership with Regis Corporation provides Empire students and alumni a direct pipeline to career opportunities with major salons.

Accredited Institution

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

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to Empire Beauty School must have either a high school diploma or GED. Some programs have additional requirements.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Hairstylist
  • Teacher of Cosmetology

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