Cosmetology Schools near Cleveland / Akron / Canton, OH

If you hope to become a cosmetologist in Ohio, consider Cleveland, Akron, or Canton as places to begin. Cleveland alone has a ton of beauty-related conventions and expos to choose from so you can expand your abilities and try new products, and all three cities have a variety of types beauty businesses and fields to work in. As of 2019, Cleveland paid its cosmetologists a mean salary of $28,290 per year ($13.60 per hour); Akron paid $26,320 ($12.66); and Canton paid $24,490 ($11.77). Ohio anticipates jobs in cosmetology to grow by 12% between 2016 and 2026, which is 3% higher than the national average.

Ohio requires its cosmetologists to earn 1,500 hours of training and pass written and skills exams before earning licensure. If you hope to only work in hairstyling, you need 300 hours of training. The schools below will all help you on your way to licensure.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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1165 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

(419) 903-0440
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

2445 West State Street
Alliance, OH 44601

(330) 574-4862
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

3307 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

(330) 574-9518
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

24761 Lorain Road North
Olmsted, OH 44070

(330) 574-6605
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

34999 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

(330) 574-9054
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Alliance High School – Accredited

400 Glamorgan Street
Alliance, OH 44601

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center – Accredited

1783 State Route 60
Ashland, OH 44805

Auburn Career Center – Accredited

8140 Auburn Road
Concord Twp, OH 44077

Barberton High School – Accredited

555 Barber Road
Barberton, OH 44203

Brown Aveda Institute Mentor – Accredited

8816 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Brown Aveda Institute Strongsville – Accredited

17901 Southpark Center Space 160
Strongsville, OH 44136

Buchtel High School – Accredited

1040 Copley Road
Akron, OH 44320

Buckeye Career Center – Accredited

545 University Drive Northeast
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Canton City Schools Adult Community Education Center – Accredited

521 West Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44702

Cleveland Heights High School – Accredited

13263 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Cuyahoga Community College District

700 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Cuyahoga Falls High School – Accredited

2300 Fourth Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center – Accredited

8001 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

EHOVE Career Center – Accredited

316 West Mason Road
Milan, OH 44846

Gerbers Akron Beauty School – Accredited

1915 West Market Street Suite 800
Akron, OH 44313

Glen Oak School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1801 Schneider Road Northeast
Canton, OH 44721

Handz R Us Beauty Academy – Accredited

15740 Broadway Avenue
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Inner State Beauty School – Accredited

5150 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Lorain County Adult Career Center – Accredited

15181 State Route 58 South
Oberlin, OH 44074

Lorain County Community College

1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Maple Heights High School – Accredited

5445 West Boulevard
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Maplewood Career Center – Accredited

7075 State Route 88
Ravenna, OH 44266

Mayfield High School – Accredited

215 Alpha Park Drive
Highland Heights, OH 44143

Medina County Career Center – Accredited

1101 West Liberty Street
Medina, OH 44256

Nailtorious Iconz Beauty Academy – Accredited

6553 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105

National Beauty College – Accredited

4642 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44709

Normandy High School – Accredited

2500 West Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44134

Northern Career Institute – Accredited

34343 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

Northern Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

669 Broadway
Lorain, OH 44052

Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland – Accredited

10735 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Perry High School – Accredited

3737 13th Street Southwest
Massillon, OH 44646

Polaris Career Center – Accredited

7285 Old Oak Boulevard
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Portage Lakes Career Center – Accredited

4401 Shriver Road
Uniontown, OH 44685

Professional School of Cosmetology – Accredited

8555 Hough Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

R. G. Drage Career – Accredited

6805 Richville Drive Southeast
Massillon, OH 44646

Remington College - Maple Heights – Accredited

14801 Broadway Avenue
Maple Heights, OH 44137

RG Drage Career Technical Center

2800 Richville Drive Southeast
Massillon, OH 44646

Shaw High School of Cosmetology – Accredited

15320 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112

Theodore Roosevelt High School – Accredited

1400 North Mantua Street
Kent, OH 44240

Washington High School – Accredited

1 Paul East Brown Drive Southeast
Massillon, OH 44646

Wayne County Schools Career Center & Adult Ed – Accredited

518 West Prospect Street
Smithville, OH 44677
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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 Cleveland / Akron

In the Cleveland / Akron area, the range of reported Cosmetology schools runs from $6,950 – $21,490, with an average of $15,336.

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