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Grand Rapids, MI

Empire Beauty School in Grand Rapids East, MI
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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.

Our New Student Kit

We’ve made some exciting new additions to our student kit! In addition to our full line of hair tools and mannequins, we have added professional makeup, nails and skin care items to compliment our education in these areas. To learn all about it click below.

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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 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.

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 Grand Rapids East, MI beauty school. For more information on these programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.

Programs Available At This Location:

Cosmetology

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.

Videos

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.

Latest News & Articles

See what is going on at the Grand Rapids East, MI Empire Beauty School.

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.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Grand Rapids, MI 49525 August 22, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 September 12, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 October 3, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 October 24, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 November 14, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 December 5, 2016

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About Careers in Beauty

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