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Empire Beauty School in Richmond, VA
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 9049 W Broad St
  • Richmond, VA 23294
  • 804-270-2095
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Richmond Beauty School - Empire

Join the exciting beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist. The Empire Beauty School in Richmond, VA offers a rare combination of advantages to advance your career. The Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, VA, is situated in West Broad Commons on West Broad Street between Tuckernuck Drive and Homeville Drive, just a mile and a half north of I-64.

Since 2005, the Richmond, VA, Empire Beauty School has been training and educating cosmetology students in preparation for rewarding and successful careers in the beauty industry. Ample parking is available for commuting students, as is public transportation from Bus line, Greater Richmond Transit Center (GRTC). Local shopping and restaurants are nearby the school such as Burger King, India K Raja, Arby's, Chik-fil-a, Zorbas, Wendy's, Food Lion, David's Bridal, TJ Maxx, Rugged Warehouse, Babies R Us, Value City Furniture, Party City, and Citgo Gas Station.


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 Richmond, VA 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 Richmond, VA : The program includes several areas of focus including hair design, hair cutting, color, texture, basic skin care, and more.

Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. 9049 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA


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


The Richmond 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 Midlothian 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

Richmond, VA 23294 October 26, 2015
Richmond, VA 23294 November 16, 2015
Richmond, VA 23294 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"I started with small goals…first working at a makeup counter, then getting my cosmetology certificate and license, then getting my first job. Then I wanted to move to a big salon, and after that open my own salon and hire stylists. Now I have the opportunity to perform on stage with Nick Arrojo--it is really incredible. If I can do this, anybody can."

Kelly Hopkins

Owner, 1213 Hair Studio, Richmond, VA and Winner, The Next Master of Beauty Contest