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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Alabama

Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of Alabama receive beauty certificates every year. That means an estimated 929 beauty professionals graduate from Alabama's 29 beauty schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama that has a beauty program is Alabama State College of Barber Styling. Alabama State College of Barber Styling, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Gardendale. 11 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Alabama State College of Barber Styling in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Alabama that has a beauty program is Blue Cliff Career College. Blue Cliff Career College, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Mobile. In 2010, Blue Cliff Career College graduated 116 students from its beauty program.

The third-ranked school in Alabama with a beauty program is Southeastern School of Cosmetology, which is located in Birmingham. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. In 2010, Southeastern School of Cosmetology graduated 28 students from its beauty programs. The tuition rate at Southeastern School of Cosmetology was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Alabama beauty school, average tuition will be $3,292 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,308 per year to $12,300 per year. The Alabama beauty schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Virginia College-Huntsville - located in Huntsville, students are charged $12,300 per year
  2. Virginia College-Montgomery - located in Montgomery, students are charged $12,100 per year
  3. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,570 per year

The beauty schools in Alabama that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. J F Ingram State Technical College - located in Deatsville, students are charged $1,308 per year
  2. Southern Union State Community College - located in Wadley, students are charged $2,834 per year
  3. Central Alabama Community College - located in Alexander City, students are charged $3,270 per year

A beauty certificate from an Alabama school... what next?

beauty graduates in Alabama can go into a variety of professions such as barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. If you decide to work as a beauty professional in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,010 Alabama beauty professional as of 2010. This number includes 3,250 hairdressers, barbers, and 200 estheticians. In Alabama, the largest numbers of beauty professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bibb County - 1,360 beauty professionals
  2. Limestone County - 850 beauty professionals
  3. Mobile County - 790 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of beauty professionals in the state of Alabama will grow to 15,770. This would require a 18% growth in the field.


beauty professionals in Alabama make an average of $30,894 per year. In 2010, however, some Alabama beauty professional earned as little as less than $15,370 per year or as much as more than $75,340 per year. Beauty professionals in the following Alabama counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Autauga County - $40,990 per year
  2. Limestone County - $34,927 per year
  3. Bibb County - $34,615 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for beauty professionals are:

  1. Lawrence County - $23,995 per year
  2. Cullman County - $24,315 per year
  3. Bullock County - $24,465 per year

The beauty professionals with highest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $46,160 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $32,800 per year
  3. Esthetician - $27,270 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Hairdresser - $24,210 per year
  2. Barber - $24,030 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in beauty in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as cosmetology or fashion, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Beauty in Alabama
  • Certificate in Beauty in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,040 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville Huntsville AL n/a n/a n/a
6,051 miles from location John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner AL 9.72355 n/a 11,212
5,995 miles from location Gadsden State Community College Gadsden AL 17.7292 n/a 6,917
6,040 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville AL 24.8428 n/a 6,311
6,084 miles from location Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL 7.95344 n/a 5,808
5,968 miles from location Southern Union State Community College Wadley AL 13.8231 n/a 5,111
5,957 miles from location George C Wallace Community College-Dothan Dothan AL 12.4472 n/a 4,653
6,055 miles from location Bevill State Community College Jasper AL 14.0469 n/a 4,554
6,093 miles from location Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals AL 15.3568 n/a 4,520
6,045 miles from location Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Birmingham AL 15.7035 n/a 4,353
6,109 miles from location Bishop State Community College Mobile AL 8.92793 n/a 3,598
5,988 miles from location Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville AL 19.7256 n/a 3,370
6,006 miles from location Snead State Community College Boaz AL 17.4406 n/a 2,483
5,990 miles from location Central Alabama Community College Alexander City AL 11.6004 n/a 2,441
6,051 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Selma AL 12.8749 n/a 1,938
6,017 miles from location Lurleen B Wallace Community College Andalusia AL 12.8289 n/a 1,790
6,011 miles from location H Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery AL 15.9418 n/a 1,733
6,052 miles from location Jefferson Davis Community College Brewton AL 21.1461 n/a 1,433
6,068 miles from location Alabama Southern Community College Monroeville AL 9.92787 n/a 1,431
6,030 miles from location J F Drake State Technical College Huntsville AL 9.75257 n/a 1,258
6,002 miles from location Virginia College-Montgomery Montgomery AL 11.7715 62% 1,012
6,032 miles from location Virginia College-Huntsville Huntsville AL 25.0555 100% 934
6,045 miles from location Reid State Technical College Evergreen AL 13.6293 n/a 760
6,015 miles from location J F Ingram State Technical College Deatsville AL 11.399 n/a 543
6,115 miles from location Fortis College School of Cosmetology Mobile AL n/a n/a 225
6,113 miles from location Blue Cliff Career College Mobile AL 31.7788 48% 220
6,043 miles from location Southeastern School of Cosmetology Birmingham AL 30.5895 n/a 118
6,041 miles from location Xcell Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Birmingham AL n/a n/a 112
6,035 miles from location Alabama State College of Barber Styling Gardendale AL 34.4308 n/a 15

Curious what studying Beauty gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Barbers + n/a $24,030
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 3,250 $24,210 7.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,910 $46,160 30.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers + 1,650 $32,800 1.9%
Skincare Specialists + 200 $27,270 -35.5%

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