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Thornton, CO

Empire Beauty School in Thornton Denver, CO
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Learn about our Brand New Hairstylist Program.

Become a Professional, Faster.

Empire’s new Hairstylist Program provides the education you need to become a licensed professional, with the ability to cut, color, treat and design hair. As a professional hairstylist, your career can take you directly to working with clients in a salon, working on photo shoots, styling wedding and special occasion hair, salon management or ownership, and much more.

  • Be prepared to start your career sooner: the Hairstylist program consists of 1200 hours of instruction, compared to 1800 required for a Cosmetology program.
  • Lower cost of education: you pay only for the required 1200 hours of instruction, or one-third less the hours than required for the Cosmetology program.
  • Less student loan debt: with a lower cost of tuition, students may need to borrow less money***…and with less borrowed, student loan debt may be paid off more quickly.
  • The overwhelming majority of services and retail sales in a salon are hair-related.

Program Details

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences.

Our classes are taught by trained and licensed educators in a salon-centric environment. Learn the very latest in hair cutting, coloring and styling techniques, along with essential business building skills. You’ll wrap up your education gaining real world experience as a student stylist in our student salon.

A career in Hairstyling offers unlimited potential for creativity and flexibility. Schedule a tour at our campus to find out more about our Hairstylist program.

*Comparison is to 1800 hour Cosmetology Program.
** Comparison is to Empire Beauty School’s 1800 hour Cosmetology Program previously offered in Colorado.
*** Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A number of factors enter into the amount of federal student aid available to and accessed by any individual.

Hairstylists have amazing career options.

A license in hairstyling opens up a wide range of employment opportunities.

  • Hair Stylist
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Platform/On-Stage Educator
  • Salon and/or Spa Ownership
  • Photo Shoot and Editorial Stylist
  • Salon Management
  • Wedding Stylist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Manufacturers Representative
  • Hair Extension Specialist

"Empire's curriculum change (to focus on Hairstyling) gives students an edge in today's beauty industry. Empire students have an opportunity to graduate in a shorter time frame with less tuition debt. It's a win-win for everyone - for the student and for our salons in need of stylists.” "

Donna Lynch

Regional Director, Denver, CO, Regis Corporation

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Why Empire?

  • Experience: Empire has over 80 years of experience in beauty education.
  • Unique: Certified learning in cosmetology (CLIC) includes mannequins , textbooks, and special tools that all work together to enhance your learning at Empire
  • Accredited: National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ( NACCAS) accreditation
  • Committed: We’ll help you succeed, by preparing you for your state exam, as well as assisting you in your employment search, while in school and after.
  • Advanced: We’ll help you get licensed, opening new opportunities
  • Affordable: Our accreditation enables us to help students get federal financial aid to afford school.

Schedule a tour at a local campus to see for yourself.

About the area

The Thornton, CO, Empire Beauty School is located in the Mission Trace Shopping Center next to King Soopers, on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and East 120th Avenue.

Empire Beauty School in Thornton, CO, as been offering hands-on training at this modern school since 2000 for students wishing to pursue a career in cosmetology. Ample parking is available for commuting students, as well as public transportation from Bus 92. Students can enjoy nearby shopping areas such as the Mission Trace Plaza, King Sooper's and Safeway. Local restaurants and gas stations include Old Chicago, Las Palmas, Taco Bell, Arby's, Subway, McDonalds, Dominos, Wing Zone, Dairy Queen, Bradley's Gas Station, and several more. Child care centers are also within close proximity of the school such as La Petite Academy and Kindercare.

Programs

Empire Beauty School's cosmetology education programs include technical training, as well as learning the business side of the industry. Students develop fundamental and advanced skills throughout their training. Listed below are the programs that are offered at the Thornton Denver, CO beauty school. For more information on these programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.

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Hairstylist

In the Hairstylist program at the Empire Beauty School in Thornton, CO : The Hairstylist program focuses on hair services only, and includes hair cutting, color, hairstyling, and texture.

Hairstylist Program Information

Empire Beauty School’s New Hairstylist Program is a comprehensive education focusing on everything needed to become a licensed Hairstylist, including:

Hair Cutting

Learn about the latest tools, techniques, and haircutting trends.

Hair Coloring

Master the art and science of hair coloring

Hair Design

Learn to visualize, imagine and construct styles using hair as your medium.

Texture

Hair can be changed from its natural state--with the help of a knowledgeable stylist.

Business/Retail Training

Learn the business skills needed to market yourself and, if you choose to own a salon, your future business.

Great job of educating passionate people

"The Empire Beauty School system does a great job of educating passionate people who want to cut hair, teaching them strong technical skills and soft skills required for progressive careers in the hair care industry. Our ongoing paid training and development within Sport Clips is an excellent fit for hairstylists, as we provide paths with upward movement potential for individuals with goals and aspirations for a bright future."

Becky Weseman

Independent Area Developer, SportClips

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Our cosmetology school in Thornton Denver, CO has regular events for the students. Check out some videos of cosmetology students and staff at the Thornton Denver Empire Beauty School.

Community Involvement

The Thornton Empire Beauty School students gain additional real-world training and education as they participate in special events, such as fashion shows, beauty shows, competitions, fundraising events, community involvement, and more. The students also participate in Empire's National Day of Beauty event, which benefits raising awareness about domestic abuse.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Thornton, CO 80233 June 20, 2016
Thornton, CO 80233 July 11, 2016
Thornton, CO 80233 August 1, 2016
Thornton, CO 80233 August 22, 2016
Thornton, CO 80233 September 12, 2016
Thornton, CO 80233 October 2, 2016

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About Careers in Beauty

"Empire students are very fortunate because they are beginning a very special adventure. Just keep in mind that you will never stop learning. I wish you courage, patience and perseverance…with that, you will have a wonderful career."

Beth Minardi

Master Colorist, Industry Icon and Owner, Minardi Salon, New York City