About Us

Empire Beauty School students practice cutting layers into hairEmpire Beauty School students practice cutting layers into hair

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.

1930S

Vintage photo of Empire Beauty School students in the 1930s

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.

1980S

Vintage photo of Empire Beauty School students in the 1980s

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.

2000S

Empire cosmotology students practice cutting and styling hair in the 2000s

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

Modern Empire cosmotology student straightens hair

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.

CORE PURPOSE

To create opportunities for people to improve their lives.

CORE VALUES

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Customer Dedication
  • Co-Worker / Team Focus
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Passionate Commitment
6 fashionable women with stylish hairstyles and makeup, including colored hair and box braids
6 fashionable women with stylish hairstyles and makeup, including colored hair and box braids
6 fashionable women with stylish hairstyles and makeup, including colored hair and box braids
6 fashionable women with stylish hairstyles and makeup, including colored hair and box braids

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