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Matthews, NC

Empire Beauty School in Charlotte Matthews, NC

Notice: This school is not currently enrolling new students.

Matthews - Charlotte Area Beauty School - Empire

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

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About the area

The Matthews, NC, Empire Beauty School is situated at the intersection of Weddington Road and Pitts School Road Northwest, near Matthews Mills Mall at the Shoppes in Kings Grant.

Since 2000, the Matthews, NC, Empire Beauty School has been educating and training future beauty professionals for the beauty industry. Public transportation is available for students, as well as available parking near the school. There are several shopping areas such as the Matthews Mills Mall, Food Lion and local eateries such as The Little Dooey, Firehouse Subs and Cinco De Mayo. Kids R Kids, Advantage Child Development and Kid Zoo Academy offer child care services.

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 Charlotte Matthews, NC 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 Matthews, NC : 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 Matthews, NC : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.

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

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Community Involvement

The Matthews Empire Beauty School students are offered additional real-world and hands-on training and education as they participate in special events, such as fashion shows, beauty shows, fundraising events, community involvement, and much more. The students also participate in Empire's National Day of Beauty event, which benefits raising awareness about domestic abuse. The students also have the opportunity to attend and participate in local and national competitions, as well as their own events to highlight their skills and talents. Empire's Future Professionals Expo allows students 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. The Matthews cosmetology school hosts their own graduation ceremonies and open house celebrations.

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About Careers in Beauty

"I never thought I'd be on stage in front of so many people. I saw the Sassoon stylists at shows and said I wanted to be like them. So I did--I went for advanced education. Now I am doing what I love, traveling the world…but it all started by attending beauty school.'

Traci Sakosits

Sassoon Academy Creative Director, LA