Since 1934, Empire Beauty School has been educating future beauty professionals in the art of cosmetology.
From its Home Office in Pottsville, Pennsylvania Empire Beauty School continues with providing a high-quality education and training to future beauty professionals for rewarding careers in the beauty industry. The goal of every Empire Beauty School employee is to support students through every phase of their education, graduation and career placement. Providing opportunities for others and maintaining excellence in education is at the cornerstone of the company, and has been from the very beginning.
In 1934, the first Empire Beauty Schools opened in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The small, family-owned business operated 3 campuses, preparing future beauty professionals for licensed careers in cosmetology.
Over three generations, the company focused on expanding opportunities for students to attend beauty school, eventually growing to more than 20 schools throughout Pennsylvania. Empire Beauty Schools had become one of the best known beauty school chains in the Northeast.
In the early 2000’s, Empire Beauty School began expanding beyond the Northeast, acquiring schools in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, while implementing our exclusive Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) curriculum. By the end of the decade, Empire had grown to more than 80 schools in 21 states.
Today, Empire Beauty Schools educates thousands of future beauty professionals annually. Through decade after decade of new trends, techniques and technology, Empire Beauty Schools continues to ensure our program meets the needs of today’s salon professionals.