Why Empire Beauty School?

  • Student-focused
  • Accredited
  • 88 campuses
  • 21 states
  • Cosmetology
  • Beauty

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

Enjoy the personal rewards of helping people look and feel their best. Empire Beauty School offers you a one-of-a-kind educational approach to learning the latest trends and fundamentals of Cosmetology.

You'll learn:

  • Haircutting
  • Styling
  • Coloring
  • Make-up Application
  • And more!

You’ll also learn the business basics as we show you how to:

  • Market your skills to new clients
  • Retain clientele
  • Increase your income potential
  • Manage a salon or spa
  • Sell professional products to your clients

Our Programs

At Empire Beauty School, our one-of-a-kind CLiC curriculum is a visual approach to learning. With our education you learn by seeing and doing. Plus you’ll apply your skills on your mannequins using your professional student kit. As part of your new student kit you will receive the Career Success Tablet. Your textbooks and curriculum are downloaded onto your tablet. As you progress through your training, you’ll have the confidence to work in a student salon environment with guests.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Our friendly financial aid representatives will help you find the financing that suits you best. We offer a variety of options to help you afford your dreams.


BeautyCareer.com is a website for Empire Beauty School students and alumni seeking career opportunities.  Stylists can create resumes, develop digital portfolios, search for career opportunities and apply for open positions through one simple site.  The beauty career website is part of the education process at Empire which assists students to better understand these elements of their career.  Empire Beauty Schools offers job placement assistance through our website BeautyCareer.com.


Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

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More about Empire programs


Your flair for style will blossom as you master basic, contemporary and advanced techniques in cosmetology. Empire's comprehensive cosmetology program will teach you to:

  • Use the latest trends in haircutting, coloring and design for men, women, and children
  • Master hair texture concepts and create the haircut or style that will please every guest
  • Provide nail services such as manicures and pedicures, as well as esthetic skin care procedures
  • Develop marketing and communication skills to attract loyal salon clients and build your business through positive word of mouth—all while serving guests in your school

The cosmetology program curriculum focuses on core concepts that you will need to succeed in the beauty industry.


Learn the growing art of esthetics with Empire Beauty Schools! Our Esthetics program prepares you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to pursue a career as a licensed esthetician, it offers:

  • Hands on instruction and education beginning with the essential basics of skin structure and its function
  • Education you need to provide the services today’s customers are looking for
  • Skillset to provide customized:
  • Facial treatments
  • Spa treatments
  • Hair removal and so much more!
As a licensed esthetician your skills can take you virtually anywhere, from a day spa or salon to a medical spa or dermatologist’s office. You can even own your own business as a self-employed esthetician!

Cosmetology Teacher

How would you like to have the knowledge and skills to train future beauty professionals?
Many experienced cosmetologists enjoy the challenge, rewards and benefits of teaching future professionals. Empire Beauty Schools offer a distinguished educator program for licensed cosmetologists. Empire's specialized Cosmetology Educator program provides everything you need to be an exceptional beauty school educator which include:

  • Educational techniques using our exclusive curriculum
  • Instructional techniques to help you guide a classroom
  • Training to help you develop lesson plans and team-building methods with your students
Empire educators bring excitement and motivation into our classrooms and create opportunities for our students to use their beauty school skills to improve people’s lives. Empire takes great pride in the success of our students and our educators are the key to that success.

Hairstylist (Only available in Colorado)

Empire’s Hairstylist program will teach you:

Hair Cutting
Learn about the latest tools, techniques, and haircutting trends.
Cutting and styling are major parts of the Empire Beauty School curriculum. We teach you how to understand what your clients want, and how to execute the latest styles.

Hair Coloring
Master the art and science of hair coloring.
Understanding how to give clients the color they want is both an art and a science. Learn the skills required to apply a variety of color results.

Hair Design
Learn to visualize, imagine and construct styles using hair as your medium.
Learn different styles and methods of hair cleansing, how different products interact with the hair, and how products may interact with different client’s hair types.

Hair can be changed from its natural state--with the help of a knowledgeable stylist.
Learn how to help your clients make their waves, curls and coils look their best every day. You’ll be educated on chemical processes to make magical transformations.

Business/Retail Training
Learn the business skills needed to market yourself and, if you choose to own a salon, your future business.
Cosmetology success doesn’t end with styling. Product knowledge and recommendations are key essentials to keeping guests satisfied while your salon flourishes.