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Thank you for your interest in Empire. Our admissions policy requires that you have a high school diploma or GED in order to enroll, so you will not be able to schedule a visit to enroll.

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Thank you for your interest in Empire. Our admissions policy requires that you have a high school diploma or GED in order to enroll, and we are currently scheduling visits to enroll only to those graduating in 2016 or earlier.

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Recognized for Excellence in Education six years in a row.

Modern Salon Media, the publisher of Modern Salon magazine and First Chair magazine, for the past six years has surveyed beauty schools and awarded “Excellence in Education” awards. For the sixth year in a row, Empire has been recognized in several areas.

Empire Beauty School graduates have great career options.

The field of beauty is diverse. Once you obtain your cosmetology license, you can work in almost any type of salon. Whether you prefer hair cutting, styling or coloring—or all three—you can work anywhere from a salon to a cruise ship. Here are some of the options you have:

Hair Stylist

Being able to express your creativity every day makes hair styling the career of choice for thousands of beauty professionals.

Platform Artist

Platform Artists often work at a salon as well, working weekends or part time as a platform artist.

Salon & Spa Ownership

Salon or spa ownership allows you to achieve a healthy income, flexibility in your personal life and work schedule, and creativity.

Celebrity Stylist

This is a glamorous position allowing you to work in a variety of positions. These professionals work behind the scenes creating innovative & trendy looks.

Skin Care Specialist

By knowing the latest in skin care products and spa techniques, skin care specialists remain at the forefront of a field of helping people change their lives.

Hair Color Specialist

Create colors to meet the needs of women and men with different types of hair, skin tones, facial shapes, personalities , and professions.

Photo, Movie & Theatrical Stylist

Work in TV, movies, theatre—anywhere performing artists need to look their best.

Image Consultant

Image Consultants are paid to show people how to create a fabulous impression, but image is more than just physical appearance.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists create incredible designs with the skin by using complimentary colors to highlight and define the best characteristics of their cli

Wedding Stylist

A wedding stylist will help a couple define the color, style, theme and mood of the wedding. She will help to ensure that the final event looks cohesive.

Nail Artist

Nail Artists are professionals performing some of the newest rejuvenating trends for skin and innovative nail art designs and applications.

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Start a career with some of the best-known salons in the business…Empire’s BeautyCareer.com can help.

80 years of cosmetology education experience.

For 80 years, Empire Beauty School has been a leading choice for aspiring cosmetologists. Empire is the largest centrally owned and operated cosmetology school system in North America. Empire is the largest centrally-owned and operated cosmetology school system in the United States, educating thousands of students annually from locations across the country.

80 Years of Service

Empire Beauty Schools has been serving the cosmetology field for more than 80 years, starting with 3 schools in Pennsylvania.

Empire Begins Expansion

Empire expanded from 3 schools in the 1930’s to more than a dozen during the 1950’s.

Styling for the Times

Empire Beauty Schools have always kept up with the latest trends in hairstyling and fashion.

Empire Grows to 20 Campuses

During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Empire expanded across Pennsylvania to reach 20 campuses.

Empire-Regis Merger

Empire Beauty Schools and the Regis Corporation School Division merged in 2007 to create the largest centrally owned cosmetology school system in North America.

Empire Launches Career Success Tablets

Empire helps make getting started in the beauty field more fun and interesting with the introduction of the Empire Career Success Tablet.

Empire Beauty School can be affordable, with a variety of grants, scholarships and financial aid options available.*

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

  • Grants
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • ACE Grant
  • Scholarships
  • Empire Education Group Good Attendance Scholarships
  • Empire Education Group High School Senior Scholarships (available in most locations)
  • Loans
  • Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans

There are also various scholarships, grants and loans available for United States Veterans. Ask your school for details!

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Empire Beauty School graduates talk about their experience

Takemi Lewis, Philadelphia, PA

Takemi Lewis, Philadelphia, PA

Richard DiGianni, Boston, MA

"I got my first job within days of leaving Empire, on Newbury Street in Boston, where I still work years later."

Jade Roetz, Tamaqua, PA

"I had a job as a stylist as soon as I got my license."

Meghan Lee, Philadelphia, PA

"Thanks to Empire, I've been able to live out my dreams. My educators prepared me with the knowledge and skills I needed to be successful."

Matthew Privatera, Arrojo Sylist

Empire provided the tools and inspiration I needed to start my career, and the training I take with me wherever I go.

94 Schools Across the U.S.

Arizona

  • Avondale-Goodyear
  • Chandler-Gilbert
  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix-Glendale
  • Tucson-University Area

Colorado

  • Aurora-Denver
  • Littleton-Denver
  • Thornton-Denver

Florida

  • Fort Lauderdale-Lauderhill
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven
  • Tampa-Brandon
  • West Palm Beach

Georgia

  • Atlanta-Dunwoody
  • Atlanta-Kennesaw
  • Atlanta-Lawrenceville
  • Atlanta-Morrow
  • Atlanta-Northlake
  • Augusta
  • Savannah

Illinois

  • Hanover Park-Chicago
  • Stone Park-Chicago
  • Vernon Hills-Chicago

Indiana

  • Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis-Speedway

Kentucky

  • Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
  • Florence-Northern Kentucky
  • Louisville-Dixie Highway
  • Louisville-Fern Creek
  • Louisville-St-Matthews

Massachusetts

  • Boston
  • Framingham-Boston
  • Malden-Boston

Maryland

  • Glen Burnie-Baltimore
  • Owings Mills-Baltimore

Maine

  • Bangor
  • Portland

Michigan

  • Grand Rapids-East
  • Grand Rapids-Walker
  • Portage-Kalamazoo

Minnesota

  • Bloomington
  • Brooklyn Park-Fridley

North Carolina

  • Charlotte
  • Charlotte
  • Charlotte-Concord
  • Charlotte-Pineville
  • Greensboro
  • Greensboro
  • West Greensboro
  • Winston-Salem
  • Winston-Salem

New Jersey

  • Bloomfield-East Orange
  • Bordentown-Trenton
  • Cherry Hill
  • Paramus
  • Union-Newark

New York

  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • New York City-Manhattan
  • Peekskill-Westchester County
  • Queens
  • Rochester

Ohio

  • Cincinnati

Pennsylvania

  • Allentown-Whitehall
  • Hanover
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Monroeville-Pittsburgh
  • Moosic-Wilkes Barre-Scranton
  • Philadelphia-Center City
  • Philadelphia-Cheltenham
  • Philadelphia-Northeast
  • Pittsburgh-North Hills
  • Pottsville
  • Reading
  • Shamokin Dam-Sunbury
  • Springfield-Delaware County
  • Warminster-Bucks County
  • West Mifflin-Pittsburgh
  • York

Rhode Island

  • Warwick

Tennessee

  • Brentwood-Nashville
  • Jackson
  • Jackson
  • Memphis
  • Memphis-Coleman Road
  • Memphis-Coleman Road
  • Memphis-Highland
  • Memphis-Highland

Virginia

  • Midlothian-Richmond
  • Richmond
  • Virginia-Beach

Wisconsin

  • Ashwaubenon
  • Milwaukee

What the industry thinks of Empire graduates

Dennis Bernard, Founder/CEO, Dennis Bernard, Inc

I have found Empire to be the best: at the top of education, forward-thinking and professional. Empire graduates do get the best education within the industry.

Shannon Lamm, Goldwell Inspiration Team and Salon Owner

If you want to have fun, this is the career...you can learn a lot with a school like Empire.

Ivan Zoot, World's Fastest Haircutter

You can go anywhere in the world you want in this profession. I've had a great relationship with Empire because we both believe you need to keep learning.

Jan Nordstrom-Arnold, Creative Nail Design

I tell students the key to success in cosmetology is simple. Find a big dream. identify it, then surround yourself with people who bring the dream it to life.

Brig Van Osten, Salon Owner & Winner, Shear Genius

It’s an incredible industry…Empire students have so many exciting things ahead of them.

Beth Minardi, Owner, Minardi Salon

Empire students are very fortunate because they are beginning a very special adventure.

Gordon B. Lagan, CEO of Sports Clips

The preparation future professionals receive at Empire is outstanding.

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