Whether you want to be a cosmetologist, esthetician, barber, makeup artist, or other beauty professional, beauty is a creative field with huge potential. Beauty Schools Directory is the resource to help you find the right career and beauty school.

Explore Beauty Programs

The world of beauty jobs is incredibly varied, as well as what you learn in training programs. Learn more about different beauty disciplines.

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Getting Started with Beauty School

Typical beauty school coursework

From hair styling to skincare, discover the variety of beauty school coursework that can prepare you for a rewarding career.

Cost of cosmetology school How to pay for beauty school

Launching Your Beauty Career

Licensure requirements

Find out what it takes to become a licensed beauty professional.

Creating a beauty portfolio Acing your technical audition Marketing tips for beauty professionals

Resources for Professionals

License reciprocity rules by state

Practicing in a new state? You may be able to get your license recognized by your new state to continue your work.

Continuing education guide Becoming a beauty instructor Advanced certifications

Top Cities for Launching Beauty Careers


Los Angeles is a hub for beauty and fashion, making it an ideal city to start your career in the beauty industry.


One of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S., Phoenix has a growing need for beauty professionals with knowledge of on-trend styles.


The diversity of Houston offers numerous opportunities for aspiring beauty professionals to launch their careers for a variety of clients.

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