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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304 South Iris
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
4444 1st Avenue Northeast Suite 12
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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.