Cosmetology Schools Near Cedar Rapids / Waterloo / Iowa City / Dubuque

If you're looking for somewhere in Iowa to begin your career as a cosmetologist, consider the area of Iowa that includes Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, and Dubuque. These cities have at least 219 wedding venues, giving you plenty of opportunities to work with bridal parties. There are also numerous theaters and spas in the area, providing you with a diverse set of opportunities to show off your skills.

Cosmetologists in Cedar Rapids earned a mean annual pay of $26,110 ($12.55 per hour) in 2019. Those in Waterloo made $28,260 ($13.59), Iowa City cosmetologists earned $31,260 ($15.03), and the professionals in  Dubuque garnered $28,210 ($13.56). The national median pay in 2019 was $26,270 per year ($12.63 per hour). Jobs for cosmetologists in Iowa are expected to grow by 12% between 2016 and 2026—higher than the national projection of 9%.

To become a licensed cosmetologist in Iowa, you need to earn 2,100 training hours. You must also pass a written test and a skills test. The schools below will help you earn your training hours and prepare you for your exams.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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4444 1st Avenue Northeast 12
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

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Capri College – Accredited

2323 Crossroads Boulevard
Waterloo, IA 50702

Capri College - Cedar Rapids – Accredited

2945 Williams Parkway Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Capri College - Dubuque – Accredited

395 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52004

PCI Academy - Iowa City – Accredited

1550 South 1st Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore, WI 53809
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

Cost of Cosmetology Schools in Cedar Rapids / Waterloo / Iowa City / Dubuque

In the Cedar Rapids / Waterloo / Iowa City / Dubuque area, the range of reported Cosmetology schools runs from $18,580 – $26,988, with an average of $20,859.

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