Career Paths

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Empire Beauty School is intensely focused on the health and safety of our students, staff, and, community. During this unprecedented time, we are working closely with our students ensuring that they continue via online distance learning.

We look forward to opening our doors for our students, staff, and, communities as soon as it is safe to do so.

making your dreams a reality

Hairstylist

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon, Spa, Weddings, Cruise Ships

Graduate profile:

Ask any hairstylist why they do what they do and they will tell you they love making people feel beautiful. As a professional hairstylist creating looks clients love while expressing your talent and passion for the beauty industry can lead to a lifelong fulfilling career.

Benefits:

Flexible schedule, creative, growing field

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Lily Keitsock

HAIRSTYLIST

2015 GRADUATE // Pottsville campus

As a hairstylist no two days are ever the same! I get to be creative with new styles and techniques and having other stylists around me in the salon allows me to grow as a professional every day.

Haircolor specialist

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon, Spa

Graduate profile:

Creating the perfect shade, highlight, contrast and more is the ultimate creative passion for a Haircolor Specialist. Color techniques and trends are always changing and evolving and these professionals love to be on the cutting edge of it all.

Benefits:

Creative, knowledge driven, trend setting

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Kara Kirkpatrick

Hair Color Specialist

2018 GRADUATE // Wyoming Valley

As a Hair Color Specialist I thrive on creating beautiful color treatments for my clients. My education at Empire Beauty School taught me the science behind hair color techniques so I can continue to grow and offer the latest trends and colors to my guests.

NAIL DESIGN

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon, Spa, Resort

Graduate profile:

The professional beauty industry stretches far beyond hair services. Cosmetologists can provide a range of services including manicures, pedicures, paraffin treatments and more. Nail services can be a main focus or an add on service for clients visiting the salon or spa.

Benefits:

Creative, growing field, improving products, specialty

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Heather Buzzell

Nail Technician

2017 GRADUATE // Wyoming Valley

During my time at Empire Beauty School I fell in love with nail art and design. I knew I wanted to specialize in nails and now, as a full time nail technician, it’s rewarding to provide great service and creative designs to my clients.

Salon Owner

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon

Graduate profile:

Owning your own business can be a rewarding, independent and flexible way to do what you love. Whether a small, boutique salon or a larger business with a team of stylists, there are many ways to succeed as your own boss.

Benefits:

Leadership and mentoring opportunities, development of business skills.

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Erica Franco

Salon Owner

2014 GRADUATE // Harrisburg

Owning my own salon gives me the freedom to provide my guests with a custom experience and flexibility in scheduling appointments. It’s been a dream come true to open and build my own business.

Platform Artist

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Educational Events, Hair Shows, Product demos, videos

Graduate profile:

You like to showcase your talent and you’re not afraid of a crowd. Educating other stylists on new techniques, trends and products is you’re passion. Great communications skills and the ability to teach others comes naturally to these artists.

Benefits:

Travel opportunities, latest industry knowledge, networking

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Camilo Vergara

Platform Artist

2009 GRADUATE // Manhattan

Styling hair for Saturday Night Live, Telemundo and Florence and the Machine are only a few of Camilo Vergara’s highlights as a beauty professional. This Empire Beauty School graduate says the staff at Empire helped him make the connections that propelled his success. Today, he gives back to current students in the same way