Cosmetology Schools Near Huntsville / Decatur / Florence, AL

If you want to become a cosmetologist in northern Alabama, Huntsville, Decatur, and Florence may be great places to begin your career. With dozens of salons and spas in and near the three towns, as well as several wedding venues, you have many options for your working environment. Additionally, both Huntsville and Florence are ranked in the top 20 places to live in Alabama, with Decatur coming in 54th out of several hundred.

As of 2019, cosmetologists in Huntsville earned $23,140 per year ($11.13 per hour); those in Florence made $18,300 ($8.80); and the ones in Decatur earned $27,200 ($13.08). Alabama expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026.

To earn your cosmetology license in Alabama, you must complete 1,500 hours of training OR 3,000 of an apprenticeship, plus pass two exams. For the training route, the schools below can all help you earn your hours and prepare you for your tests.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Alabama Beauty College – Accredited

141 14th Street Southwest
Decatur, AL 35601

Apex Adult Education & Vocational Training Center – Accredited

112 North Craft Highway
Chickasaw, AL 35601

Bennett School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1620 Beltline Road Southwest
Decatur, AL 35660

Blueprint Hair Academy – Accredited

1580 Sparkman Drive Northwest #204
Huntsville, AL 35816

Dreamer's School of Cosmetology – Accredited

844 Highway 31 Suite E
Alabaster, AL 35816

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35503

J.F. Ingram State Technical College - Harvest – Accredited

28779 Nick Davis Road
Harvest, AL 35749

Jireh's International School Of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

246 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, AL 35811

Lawrenceburg Technical College – Accredited

113 South Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Lawson State Community College

3060 Wilson Road Southwest
Birmingham, AL 35601

Meraki Academy Of Cosmetology – Accredited

410 North Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35228

Mitchell Cosmetology College

116 1st Street South Suite 10
Alabaster, AL 35950

New Beginning College of Cosmetology – Accredited

421 Martling Road
Albertville, AL 35986

Northeast Alabama Community College

138 AL Highway 35
Rainsville, AL 35661

Northwest-Shoals Community College

800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL 35216

Nu2Hair – Accredited

2129 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35630

Paul Mitchell The School Huntsville – Accredited

3810 Sullivan Street Suite E
Madison, AL 35209

Shoals Hair Co. Academy – Accredited

1516 Florence Boulevard
Florence, AL 35960

Signature Design Beauty Academy – Accredited

211 West Coffee Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald – Accredited

813 West Main
Hohenwald, TN 38462

The Hair Academy - Fayetteville – Accredited

513 College Street West
Fayetteville, TN 37334

The Salon Professional Academy - Huntsville – Accredited

4925 University Drive Suite 134
Huntsville, AL 36117
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