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Empire Beauty School in Reading, PA
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 2302 N 5th St Hwy
  • Reading, PA 19605
  • 610-372-2777
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Reading Beauty School - Empire

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

Just outside the city of Reading sits Empire Beauty School of Reading, PA, located on the North 5th Street Highway off of Business route 222 just south of the Fair Ground Square Mall and near the Warren Street Bypass.

The Reading location has been educating cosmetology students for a number of years for a career in the beauty industry. There is plenty of free parking and students have access to public transportation by way of Barta, which also stops right outside the school and the Metro Taxi Company. The school is situated within walking distance of the Fairgrounds Square Mall. The Berkshire Mall, Target and the VF Reading Outlets are also nearby. Students may also enjoy eateries such as Applebee's, Chef Alan's Bistro, Nino's Italian restaurant, McDonald's, Burger King and several more options. Enjoy shows and events at the Sovereign Center where The Reading Royals ice hockey team, Reading Express arena football team play. Or take in a game at FirstEnergy Stadium with the Reading Phillies. Nearby day care centers are within reasonable proximity of the school as well.


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


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


The Reading 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

Reading 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 also hold special events at the school such as hair and fashion shows, graduation ceremonies, as well as the opportunity to participate in local and national competitions to highlight their skills and talents. Students continue 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 at Empire Education Group's annual Future Professionals Expo.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Reading, PA 19605 October 26, 2015
Reading, PA 19605 November 16, 2015
Reading, PA 19605 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"My education at Empire has allowed me to live my life the way that makes me happy."

Alyssa Zobian

Empire Graduate, Reading, PA; Artisitic Director for Supercuts