Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Carrie Carpinteyro
6/15/2024 via Google
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They do such a good job, and both the students and the staff go above and beyond to make the clients happy. I was so grateful for the way they handled my visit with my 3 kids getting services at the same time as me.

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Mercedes Pabon
5/31/2024 via Google
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Took my 10 year old for her first haircut! Cassidy was amazing with her and was able to give her exactly what she wanted I could see her huge smile from my chair. I also want to give a huge shout out to Paige who assisted me with my haircut and style today! Thank you for making sure I was comfortable even though I was tired from work you did amazing. You girls have a bright future ahead of you don’t stop doing what you love! It was a pleasure to meet you both. We will definitely be back.

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Jada Pabon
4/23/2024 via Google
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I had the best experience ever with my first time being there I had a great hairstylist named Ashley. She was sweet, nice and understanding completely gentle with my hair and kept asking me if I was OK She gave me a haircut that I absolutely loved made me feel beautiful and hair looked healthy, and beautiful again absolutely will be going again to get a haircut from her 🩷🩷

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In the School's Words

Do you have sense of form and artistry? Do you enjoy working with the public and helping people feel good about themselves? If so, the art of cosmetology might be right for you. Combine your natural talents and abilities with our excellent training programs to maximize your career potential.

We are an innovative and reliable school that offers quality instruction and practical hands-on training. You can confidently enter into a career within one of the world's most glamorous industries.

The choice is yours... make a decision today to get started. Contact us now and let us help you achieve the beautiful look of success with a career in cosmetology.

The Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork provides countless opportunities for growth and fulfillment. Employment options include:

  • Hair Design
  • Color Technician
  • Perm Specialist
  • Nail Technology
  • Esthetics / Skincare Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Platform Artist
  • Research Assistant

You may wish to open your own salon or work with a group of specialists in this exciting field of beauty. The Lancaster School of Cosmetology will help you fulfill your dreams.


The Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork is an accredited school that was founded and incorporated in 1979. At this time it was located in downtown Lancaster in a single-story building. In 1984 the owners of the school purchased an old elementary school building that was built in 1900, and had been vacant for some 37 years. The two-story building has since undergone a major rehabilitation and modernization, and provides 10,000 square feet of space for classrooms and student laboratory. The school can accommodate more than 60 cars in its parking lot.

The Lancaster School of Cosmetology is located in Lancaster Township East, on the corner of Ranck Avenue and Clark Street.

In addition to being licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology, we are licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.


Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,250 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $13,600

The Cosmetology program prepares students for careers in the exciting world of hair, skin and nail care. The program will instruct students in the latest techniques of cutting, styling, and chemical services needed to fulfill every client's demands. The nail and skin portion of the program provide the basic skills necessary to work in a full-service salon or open your own.


Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $5,200

The program teaches the finest in skin care techniques and offers all students the opportunity to perform facials prior to graduation. Students will also learn make-up application for daily or theatrical use.

Massage Therapy

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 7 months
Program Tuition $7,100

The field of Massage Therapy is opening new doors of opportunity to members of the profession. Therapists with comprehensive training such as the one we offer, are applying their skills to assist clients in manage stress, maintaining wellness and recovering from injuries. Massage Therapy offers the opportunity for an independent flexible career, working as part of a health-care or wellness organization, a spa or in your own private practice.

Nail Technology

Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $4,200

If you have flair for detail and design, the nail technician program provides the opportunity. The program provides detailed coursework in manicures, pedicures, gels, acrylics, silk wraps and air-brushing. If you are currently working in a salon and want to add this specialty or are starting a new career, this program is for you.

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 7 months
Program Tuition $5,200

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

17% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $3,249 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

98% Female, 2% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

42% White, 25% Hispanic / Latino, 9% African American, 2% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 7% Two or More, 15% Unknown

367 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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