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Grand Rapids East School

Empire Beauty School in Grand Rapids East, MI
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 1735 Four Mile Rd
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • 616-363-9853
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Grand Rapids Beauty School - Empire

Join the exciting beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist. The Empire Beauty School in Grand Rapids, MI offers a rare combination of advantages to advance your career. The Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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

The Empire Beauty School of Grand Rapids, MI, is situated about 0.7 miles north of the I-96 Expressway at the intersection of Plainfield and 4 Mile Road NE near Bud & Stanley's Pub & Grill.

Grand Rapids Empire Beauty School has been preparing future beauty professionals through their dedicated and hands-on training and education since 2000 at this progressive beauty school. Nearby parking is available for commuting students, as is public transportation from the Grand Rapids Area Transit Authority. Local gas stations and shopping areas include Speedway Gas Station, Meijer, Walgreens, and Save-A-Lot. Nearby restaurants for students include McDonalds, Arbys, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Subway, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Stanleys, Denny's, Fred's Italian Restaurant, and much more. Our Grand Rapids location also offers flexible evening classes for busy students.


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 Grand Rapids East, MI 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 Grand Rapids, MI : 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 Grand Rapids, MI : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.


Our cosmetology school in Grand Rapids East, MI has regular events for the students. Check out some videos of cosmetology students and staff at the Grand Rapids East Empire Beauty School.


The Grand Rapids East 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

Grand Rapids Empire Beauty School students have the opportunity to participate in local events benefiting the community as well as contributing to real-world training. Some of these events include day of beauty services for local patrons, fundraising benefits and more. Proceeds from Empire's National Day of Beauty event benefits raising awareness about domestic abuse. The students also may participate in local and national competitions, as well as the school's own beauty shows to highlight the students' skills and talents. Empire's Future Professionals Expo offers students exposure to the beauty industry, as well as beauty workshops headed by industry professionals, mentoring and students also are able to network and interview with salon leaders and representatives to further their career objectives.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Grand Rapids, MI 49525 October 26, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 November 16, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

Jimmy has travelled the world, as a member of the USA World Championships of Hairdressing official competition team, and has won numerous awards in several countries including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in USA, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Greece.  This unique experience has placed him among the top names in the industry, and has enabled him to teach at schools and salons, as well as develop the product line and salon brand, uberzoot. 

Jimmy Van Boxel, Jr.

Empire Graduate, Grand Rapids, MI; Owner, Uberzoot Hair Company and UberZoot Salon, St. Simons Island, GA