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Empire Beauty School in Lancaster, PA
  • Empire Beauty School
  • Wheatland Shp Ctr 1801 Columbia Ave
  • Lancaster, PA 17603
  • 717-394-8561
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Lancaster Beauty School - Empire

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

Empire Beauty School of Lancaster, PA, is located in the in the Wheatland Shopping Center on Columbia Avenue.

The modern Lancaster beauty school holds a long standing tradition of training cosmetology students. Students have access to plenty of free parking as well as available public transportation around the school via the Red Rose Transit. Local gas stations for commuting students include Getty Food Mart and Turkey Hill. Several restaurants are within walking distance and include McDonald's, Hong Kong Garden Chinese, Quiznos, and Sloppy Jane's Café and Columbia Diner. Enjoy shopping at the Wheatland and Stonemill Shopping Center and Park City. Or take in the sights in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country with an Amish buggy ride through the park. Relax at a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and more.


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 Lancaster, PA beauty school. For more information on these programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.

Programs Available At This Location:


In the Cosmetology program at the Empire Beauty School in Lancaster, PA : 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 Lancaster, PA : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.


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


The Lancaster 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.

Community Involvement

Lancaster Empire Beauty School students participate in community events which support their hands-on training such as performing a day of beauty services for local patrons. The proceeds benefit raising awareness about domestic abuse. The students additionally participate in fundraising activities to support their local children and women's shelter by holding year-long holiday events offering beauty services to families in need. They also have the opportunity to participate in local and national competitions, as well as their own beauty shows to highlight their skills and talents.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Lancaster, PA 17603 October 26, 2015
Lancaster, PA 17603 November 16, 2015
Lancaster, PA 17603 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"I know firsthand how challenging it can be to have a life and family obligations and to attend beauty school. But I persisted, continued on to get a teaching certificate, and love what I do. I love to watch my students now go from day one to graduation. I take pride in my work and my greatest reward is graduating my students."

Natasha Drayton

Empire Graduate, Lancaster, PA; Student Salon Team Leader at Empire Beauty School in York, PA