Cosmetology Schools in Arizona

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Avalon Institute – Accredited

2111 South Alma School Road
Mesa, AZ 85210

(480) 897-1688
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics
Avalon Institute – Accredited

410 East Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

(602) 443-0076
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Cosmetology Teacher Training

9945 West Mcdowell Road
Avondale, AZ 85323

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

2978 North Alma School Road #1-3
Chandler, AZ 85224

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

3030 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716


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Advanced Permanent Cosmetics Academy

7119 East Sahuaro Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Arizona Academy of Beauty – Accredited

5631 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85712

Arizona College

4425 West Olive Avenue Suite 300
Glendale, AZ 85308

Arizona Permanent Makeup Academy

20542 North Lake Pleasant Road #107
Peoria, AZ 85382

Arizona Western College

2020 South Avenue 8 East
Yuma, AZ 85365

Aveda Institute – Accredited

8475 South Emerald Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284

Aveda Institute – Accredited

145 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Bella's Beauty College – Accredited

3302 West Catalina Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Career Success Schools – Accredited

3814 Norht 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85017

CAVIT Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

1789 West Coolidge
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Central Arizona College

8470 North Overfield Road
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

2626 East Pecos Road
Chandler, AZ 85225

Charles of Italy Beauty College – Accredited

2135 South Highway 95 Suite 191
Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Charles of Italy Beauty College – Accredited

1987 Mcculloch Boulevard Suite 205
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

D'Image Beauty College – Accredited

2539 North 35 Avenue Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Don Villa Beauty School – Accredited

1837 West Guadalupe Road Suite 118
Mesa, AZ 85202

East Valley Institute of Technology – Accredited

1601 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Eastern Arizona College Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

1550 West Thatcher Boulevard
Safford, AZ 85552

Eastern Arizona College

615 North Stadium Avenue
Thatcher, AZ 85552

Eii Images Enterprises

6002 West Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85043

Fine Arts Permanent Cosmetics

1820 East Ray Road Suite A4
Chandler, AZ 85225

GateWay Community College Deer Valley Campus – Accredited

2931 West Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85053

GateWay Community College Washington Campus

108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Gila Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

8274 Six Shooter
Canyon Globe, AZ 85501

IMAj Institute – Accredited

8370 East Via De Ventura Suite K200
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

JJ Beauty Institute – Accredited

644 East Southern Avenue #204
Mesa, AZ 85204

JTED – Accredited

8727 East 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710

JTED – Accredited

2855 West Master Pieces Drive
Tucson, AZ 85741

Kor Beauty Academy – Accredited

16610 North 75th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Make' N the Cut Barber College

13340 West Van Buren Street Suite B
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Maricopa Beauty College – Accredited

515 West Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323

Mima's Beauty College

12806 North 28th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85209

Northland Pioneer College – Accredited

2251 East Navajo Boulevard
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Olympus Beauty Academy – Accredited

4601 East Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Passion for Beauty Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

13250 West Van Buren #104
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3423 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Penrose Academy – Accredited

13402 North Scottsdale Road Suite B160
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Phoenix College

1202 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Protege College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1900 West Thomas
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Rim Country Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

201 North Mud Spring Road
Payson, AZ 85541

Roger's Academy of Beauty – Accredited

2375 East State Route 69
Prescott, AZ 86301

Sally Rogerson Academy – Accredited

7625 East Redfield Road Suite 145
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Santa Cruz Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

860 East Patagonia Highway
Nogales, AZ 85621

Sigma Cuts School Of Beauty

6409 West Glendale Avenue Suite B
Glendale, AZ 85301

Southwest Leadership Academy – Accredited

4301 West Filmore Street
Phoenix, AZ 85043

The Studio Academy of Beauty – Accredited

610 North Alma School Road #38
Chandler, AZ 85224

The Studio Academy of Beauty – Accredited

8046 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

8939 East Talking Stick Way Suite B2
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Tucson College of Beauty – Accredited

3955 North Flowing Wells Road
Tucson, AZ 85705

Turning Point Beauty College – Accredited

2081 North Arizona Avenue Suite 121
Chandler, AZ 85225

Turning Point Beauty College – Accredited

5127 West Indian School Road Suite 125
Phoenix, AZ 85031

Xtylo Beauty College – Accredited

2828 North 36th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Xtylo Beauty College – Accredited

1200 North 91st Avenue
Tolleson, AZ 85353
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Arizona

Arizona Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,600 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Arizona is $26,340 ($12.66/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

When you get a job that you love, work does not feel like work. That's why the cosmetology field is growing so quickly in Arizona.

Cosmetologists provide in-demand services and may enjoy flexible schedules, a growing income potential, and career satisfaction.

State License Requirements

1,600 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

The time you spend in beauty school should give you plenty of practice with mannequin heads and real clients. This experience helps you stay calm and collected when you take your written and skills tests. Once you pass your tests, you may get your license from the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.

Education Details

It's important to find a school that's a good fit for you. Although there are many differences between beauty schools in Arizona, licensing standards mean that the same basic set of skills is taught across the state. The Arizona State Board of Cosmetology requires applicants to complete 1600 hours of training.

Topics Covered in Cosmetology School in AZ

  • Infection control and safety
  • Diseases of the hair, skin, and nails
  • Treatments of skin, hair, and nail diseases
  • Product chemistry
  • Cosmetology machines, instruments and tools
  • Chemical texturizing
  • Hair coloring
  • Hairstyling
  • Body, facial, and scalp massage
  • Nail technology
  • Client consultation
  • Body and facial hair removal Industry standards

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

As an Arizona licensee, you must renew your license every two years by your birthday. Beauty licenses cost $60 to renew. Arizona does not currently require you to complete continuing education hours to renew your license, though CEUs (Continu-ing Education Units) are one of the best ways to learn about changes in the cosmetology industry.

Arizona Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Arizona

This field is still growing. By the year 2026, O*Net predicts a 10% increase in cosmetologist jobs in Arizona (2019). Arizona cosmetologists earn an average of $26,340 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Licensed cosmetologists in Arizona work in salons, spas, and beauty shops across the state. When you're ready to start working, you can gain experience at chain salons, family owned salons, and even high-end boutique salons.

The beauty community in Arizona is thriving, which may give you the opportunity to explore other job opportunities. Arizona is home to the Professional Beauty Association. With experience, you may learn how to train beauty professionals in specific procedures. If you become a platform artist, you can showcase techniques and products at seminars, conferences, and training events. Salons and brands, including nationally known names, hire artistic directors to show cosmetologists how to use products and how to re-create styles.

Contact the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology

Arizona’s cosmetology industry is unique in the fact that it has embraced the region’s preserved beauty traditions while mixing it with contemporary trends. Those looking to make a career in cosmetology can avail themselves of a great deal of data thanks to these institutions.

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools


How to Become a Cosmetologist in Your State