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Portage Kalamazoo School

Empire Beauty School in Portage Kalamazoo, MI
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 6091 Constitution Blvd
  • Portage, MI 49024
  • 269-329-3333
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Portage - Kalamazoo Area Beauty School - Empire

Join the exciting beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist. The Empire Beauty School in Portage, MI offers a rare combination of advantages to advance your career. The Portage 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 Portage 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 Portage, MI, is found on Constitution Boulevard just south of West Milham Road and I-94. And conveniently just one mile west of the Southland Mall.

Portage Empire Beauty School has offered hands-on cosmetology training for future beauty professionals since 2000 at this modern beauty school. Nearby parking is available for commuting students, as is public transportation from the Metro Transit. The Southland and Crossroads Malls are within close proximity of the school. Local gas stations and numerous restaurants and shopping areas are available for students and near the school. Area day care centers may offer services for parents attending the beauty school such as Gardner School and Second Presbyterian School. 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 Portage Kalamazoo, 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 Portage, 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 Portage, MI : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.


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


The Portage Kalamazoo 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

Portage 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

Portage, MI 49024 October 26, 2015
Portage, MI 49024 November 16, 2015
Portage, MI 49024 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"This career has given me so many opportunities I never expected--working as a platform artist on the biggeststages, as a stylist for advertising and magazines, and educating and consulting for manaufaturers. It's a great, fun career I commend to any potential student."

Rob Willis

Empire FPE Judge and Hairstylist/ Editorial Consultant, Detroit, MI