Grand Rapids Walker School
- Empire Beauty School
- 455 Standale Plaza
- Grand Rapids, MI 49534
About the Grand Rapids Walker Beauty School
The Empire Beauty School of Grand Rapids, MI, can be found at the intersection of Lake Michigan Drive and Kinney Avenue NW, about 5 miles from the 196 Expressway.
Walker Empire Beauty School has been educating and training future beauty professionals since 2000 at this state-of-the-art school. Parking is available for commuting students, as is public transportation from the Rapid Bus Line. Students have access to convenient shopping and local restaurants such as Meijer, Wendy's, McDonalds, Arby's, and Applebees. Area day care centers include Bear Hugs, Walker Child Care and Children's Garden Child Care, which offer child care services for working parents.
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 Walker, MI beauty school. For more information on these programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.
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The Grand Rapids Walker Empire Beauty School students also have the opportunity to attend and participate in local and national competitions, as well as their own school’s events, to highlight their skills and talents. Empire's Future Professionals Expo offers students exposure to beauty industry leaders, one-on-one mentor workshops with beauty professionals and the opportunity to interview with prospective employers.
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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. Flexible evening classes are available at this location.
"I grew up in Detroit, but didn't want to work in factories or go to college. I used to draw hairstyles onto characters in comic books, and one day tried to sell them at a salon. The salon owner did me the biggest favor of my life and told me I was a hairdresser and just didn't know it yet. I've never looked back, after appearing as a platform artist and working in hairstyling for advertising and magazines. It's a great, fun career."