Cosmetology Schools near Des Moines / Ames, IA ranked Des Moines as the sixth-best city to move to based on factors such as cost of living, crime, and climate. If you are looking to become a cosmetologist in Iowa, Des Moines may be the perfect place!

As of May 2019, cosmetologists in the Des Moines area earned an average yearly salary of $31,940 ($15.35 per hour), which is slightly higher than the national average. The job outlook for cosmetologists in Iowa is better than the national average, with the number of jobs expected to increase by 12% between 2016 and 2026.

You need to complete 2,100 training hours to become a licensed cosmetologist in Iowa. The schools below will provide you with this training.

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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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2419 5th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

(515) 209-7984
Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

8805 Chambery Boulevard
Johnston, IA 50131

(515) 209-7984
Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

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Aveda Institute Des Moines – Accredited

6905 Mills Civic Parkway #120 #120
Des Moines, IA 50266

Iowa Central Community College

1 Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Iowa School of Beauty – Accredited

3305 70Th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

PCI Academy – Accredited

309 Kitty Hawk Drive
Ames, IA 50010

Southwestern Community College

1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801

World of Beauty Academy – Accredited

3409 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320
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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.

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