Cosmetology Schools near Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM

Albuquerque and Santa Fe could be the perfect places to study and begin your cosmetology career in New Mexico. Both cities boast many of the top-rated wedding venues in the state, in addition to dozens of salons, spas, and other beauty businesses. In 2019, Albuquerque cosmetologists earned a mean annual salary of $22,960 ($11.04 per hour), and those in Santa Fe made $24,280 ($11.67). If working in the performing arts is your goal, you can earn a lucrative amount as a theatrical and performance makeup artist in New Mexico, with a mean salary of $93,330 ($44.87). Both cities have a variety of live theatre, dance, and music venues. The state expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 7% between 2016 and 2026.

New Mexico cosmetologists must complete 1,600 hours of training and pass two exams to earn licensure. The Albuquerque and Santa Fe schools below can help you gain that experience and prepare you for your tests.

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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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Adorabella Beauty Academy – Accredited

800 Juan Tabo Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87123

Aveda Institute – Accredited

1816 Central Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Central New Mexico Community College – Accredited

525 Buena Vista Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Luna Community College – Accredited

366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Northern New Mexico College – Accredited

921 Paseo De Onate
Espanola, NM 87532

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

6300 San Mateo Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87109

The Avenue Academy – Accredited

1512 Eubank Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

2201 Uptown Loop Road Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

1001 Golf Course Road
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Vogue College of Cosmetology – Accredited

2434 Cerillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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