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Pittsburgh North Hills School

Empire Beauty School in Pittsburgh North Hills, PA
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 4768 McKnight Rd
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • 412-367-1765
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Pittsburgh - North Hills Area Beauty School - Empire

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

Pittsburgh North Hills Campus Photos:

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 North Hills, PA, is located near North Hills Village Mall on McKnight Road (Highway 19) just off of Nelson Run Road and a mile north of I-279.

The North Hills, PA, Empire Beauty School has been educating future beauty professionals for cosmetology and beauty industry careers since 2000. Parking is available for students, as is public transportation from 12A or 13A Port Authority Bus System. Local shopping and restaurants are nearby the school and include, Ross Park Mall, North Hills Village Mall, Kuhn's Market, McDonald's, Bruegger's Bagel, Wendy's, Panera Bread, Arby's, Chili's , Qdoba, Aladdin's, Applebee's, Red Lobster, and several more. Area child care centers which provide services for parents include Tender Care and Developing Dreams.


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 Pittsburgh North Hills, 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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh, PA : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.


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


The Pittsburgh North Hills 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

The North Hills 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 school.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Pittsburgh, PA 15237 October 26, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 November 16, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"At any point possible, I would employ an Empire graduate to join my team. They have the start and understanding to live, breathe and grow within our amazing industry!"

John Simpson

North American Colorist of the Year; Goldwell Platform Artist; Lewis Salon, Pittsburgh, PA