Cosmetology Schools and Careers in Philadelphia

If you hope to become a cosmetologist in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia could be a great place to start. The city offers beauty expos, such as the Philly Professional Business & Beauty Expo, as well as hundreds of salons you could work in. The mean pay for cosmetologists in the Philadelphia area was $32,120 per year ($15.44 per hour) as of 2019, and the expected job growth for the state is 10% between 2016 and 2026. Both these figures are higher than the national averages.

Unless you want to take the apprenticeship route, you will need to complete 1,250 hours of training and pass two exams to become a licensed cosmetologist in Pennsylvania. All the Philadelphia schools below will help you achieve these goals.

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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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Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center

2615 Warren Road
Reading, PA 19604

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135 East Emaus Street
Middletown, PA 17057
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