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

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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Capri College – Accredited

2945 Williams Parkway Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Capri College – Accredited

395 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52004

Capri College – Accredited

2323 Crossroads Boulevard
Waterloo, IA 50702

La James International College – Accredited

6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

La James International College – Accredited

4444 1st Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

La James International College – Accredited

227 East Market Brewery Square
Iowa City, IA 52245

Northeast Iowa Community College – Accredited

1625 Highway 150
Calmar, IA 52132

PCI Academy – Accredited

1550 South 1st Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
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