Cosmetology Schools near Washington, D.C. / Hagerstown, MD

If you want to begin a career as a cosmetologist in the U.S. capital, now could be a perfect time. As of 2018, D.C. cosmetologists made an average of $39,290 per year ($18.89 per hour), which is about $15,000 more than the national average. The job is also expected to grow by 12% between 2016 and 2026, also higher than the national expectations. Though most tourists come to the city for the history, many enjoy some pampering while vacationing. Plus, the city has a population of over 700,000 people, with a larger population in the entire metro when you include the outlying neighborhoods in V.A. and M.D.—not to mention the political bigwigs who may also need help with makeup, hair, or relaxation. This means you may have quite a large client base to work with.

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Washington D.C. requires 1,500 hours of training, or 500 hours plus 1,500 hours of apprenticeship practice, to qualify for licensure. (If you hope to practice in nearby Maryland or Virginia, your requirements may be different.) The schools below will all help you not only fulfill these requirements for D.C. but to prepare for your practical and written exams.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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671 North Glebe Road Suite 1280
Arlington, VA 22203

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
Award Beauty School – Accredited

26 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

(301) 459-2509
Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology

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Paul Mitchell

7351 Assateague Drive Suite 370
Jessup, MD 20794

Ai-Lien International Beauty Academy – Accredited

5541 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207

Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Road Southeast
Cumberland, MD 21502

Alma Beauty Academy – Accredited

512 Maple Avenue West
Vienna, VA 22180

Alure Hair Academy – Accredited

1020 East Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132

Anna Beauty Academy – Accredited

778 South 23Rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Arlington Education Center – Accredited

2615 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Beatriz International Beauty Academy – Accredited

3010-3014 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Belleza Academy – Accredited

1549 Old Bridge Road Suite 205
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Blades School of Hair Design – Accredited

22576-316 Macarthur Boulevard
California, MD 20619

C & S Beauty School – Accredited

8029 Centreville Road
Manassas, VA 20111

Claudia Beauty Academy – Accredited

62 Plaza Street Northeast Unit C
Leesburg, VA 20176

College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Columbia College – Accredited

5940 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, VA 20121

Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center – Accredited

311 South East Street #120
Culpeper, VA 22701

Danville Community College – Accredited

820 Bruce Street South
Boston, VA 24592

Daydreamers Academy – Accredited

10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 300
Manassas, VA 20109

Dominican House Of Beauty Academy – Accredited

14404 Jefferson Davis Highway
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Elany Beauty Academy – Accredited

8091-G Alban Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Hair Remede Beauty College

4586 Beech Road
Marlow Heights, MD 20748

Hands To Hold Academy – Accredited

1515 Stafford Market Place Suite 123
Stafford, VA 22556

Infinity Beauty Academy – Accredited

13874 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

Innovation Beauty Institute – Accredited

8255 Shoppers Square
Manassas, VA 20111

International Beauty School 4 – Accredited

201 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

J's Hair Design – Accredited

13895 Hedgewood Drive Suite 305
Woodbridge, VA 22193

Kenny's Beauty Academy – Accredited

3461 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Military Beauty And Barber School – Accredited

323 Potomac Avenue
Quantico, VA 22134

Moda Beauty School – Accredited

9921 Wellington Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

8041-L Tysons Corner Center
Mclean, VA 22102

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

14445 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

PR Partners Academy – Accredited

11740 Sudley Manor Drive
Manassas, VA 20109

Pro Nail & Skin Care School – Accredited

161 Fort Evans Road Northeast Suite 125
Leesburg, VA 20176

Romans Hair Empire & Beauty Academy – Accredited

480 South Commerce Avenue Suite D & E
Front Royal, VA 22630

Ruth Beauty Salon & Academy – Accredited

101 East Holly Avenue Suite 16
Sterling, VA 20164

Shenandoah Beauty Academy – Accredited

19204 Black Oak Road
Purcellville, VA 20132

Star Beauty School – Accredited

2263 Valor Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Statements The Academy – Accredited

2253 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Super Hair's Beauty Academy – Accredited

165 Maple Avenue
Vienna, VA 22180

U & G Beauty School – Accredited

14641 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20121

Unique U Academy – Accredited

8961 Ox Road Suite 120
Lorton, VA 22079

V Salon & Academy – Accredited

19341 Diamond Lake Drive
Lansdowne, VA 20176

Victory Nails – Accredited

2735 Metro Plaza
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Yen Beauty Academy – Accredited

5511 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205
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You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Learn more about the requirements in your state.

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