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Empire Beauty School in Portland, ME
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 319 Marginal Way
  • Portland, ME 04101
  • 207-774-1913
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Portland Beauty School - Empire

Join the exciting beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist. The Empire Beauty School in Portland, ME offers a rare combination of advantages to advance your career. The Portland location offers you a cosmetology education with all the support to start your training.

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited* which holds us to a higher standard of quality.

Empire’s fun and interactive classes are conducted by trained and licensed beauty educators. Our Portland school has a student salon where you will work on real clients while you learn to build your own book of business.

If you want a career with unlimited potential for creativity, flexibility, and making others feel more beautiful the world of beauty is the perfect place for you.

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Why Empire?

  • Experience: Empire has over 80 years of experience in cosmetology education
  • Unique: Certified learning in cosmetology (CLIC) includes mannequins , textbooks, and special tools that all work together to enhance your learning at Empire
  • Interactive: White board technology and digital textbooks make learning more visual, easy, and fun
  • Accredited: National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ( NACCAS) accreditation
  • Advanced: We’ll help you get licensed, opening new opportunities
  • Affordable: Our accreditation enables us to help students get federal financial aid

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About the area

Located in the heart of Downtown Portland and situated within walking distance of the Old Port District on Marginal Way off of I-295, is Empire Beauty School of Portland,Maine.

The Portland beauty school has been educating future beauty professionals since 2000 at this modern school. There is plenty of free parking as well as available public transportation via Congress Street Stop and the Metro bus lines around the quaint waterfront of the Old Port district for students. Local eateries and shopping areas include the Whole Foods Market, the Hannaford's Supermarket, and CB Sullivan Beauty Supply, as well as the Maine Mall. Students will also enjoy seeing the sights of local art exhibits and walking tours of the Old Port district where the Portland Pirates Hockey team plays, film festivals and jazz shows are ever present and more.


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 Portland, ME beauty school. For more information on these programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.

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In the Cosmetology program at the Empire Beauty School in Portland, ME : The program includes several areas of focus including hair design, hair cutting, color, texture, basic skin care, and more.

Cosmetology Educator

In the Cosmetology Educator program at the Empire Beauty School in Portland, ME : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.


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


The Portland Empire Beauty School has received both industry honors, and recognition as a high performing school within the largest system of cosmetology schools, the 110 campuses of Empire Education Group. Several Empire Beauty School locations all around the country, as well as Empire Education Group as an organization, have also received several Modern Salon’s excellence in education awards for outstanding achievement in cosmetology education.

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Community Involvement

Portland Empire Beauty School students participate in community events which support their hands-on training such as performing a day of beauty services for local patrons. The proceeds benefit raising awareness about domestic abuse. The students also have the opportunity to participate in local and national competitions, as well as their own beauty shows to highlight their skills and talents. At Empire's Future Professional Expo students continue to gain exposure to the beauty industry, experience one on one mentor workshops with beauty professionals and have the opportunity to interview with salon leaders.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Portland, ME 04101 October 26, 2015
Portland, ME 04101 November 16, 2015
Portland, ME 04101 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"If you ever get any opportunity from somene, just say yes. Everything is a stepping stone to your next move in this field..take it! You really can stand out."

Nicole Obert

Stylist, Mizu Salon, New York, NY, Finalist on Shear Genius, and Wella Platform Artist