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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Colorado


Around 1.1% of Colorado's graduates graduate from beauty certificate programs every year. Thus, Colorado's 34 beauty schools put out approximately 1,657 beauty professionals each year.

Top Schools

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, which is located in Colorado Springs, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. 87 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in 2010.

Glenwood Beauty Academy, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a beauty program. It is located in Glenwood Springs. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Glenwood Beauty Academy beauty program.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a beauty program is Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood. Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, 34 students graduated from Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood beauty program. The tuition rate at Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood was $0 per year.

Cost

Beauty schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $1,441 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $12,160 per year, or as little as $2,226 per year. In 2010, the beauty schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. National American University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $12,160 per year
  2. National American University-Colorado Springs - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $12,160 per year
  3. Lamar Community College - located in Lamar, students are charged $3,676 per year

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

  1. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  2. Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year
  3. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

A beauty certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

Esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager are the professions of choice for a majority of beauty graduates in Colorado. If you decide to work as a beauty professional in Colorado, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 11,920 Colorado beauty professional as of 2010. This number includes 6,120 hairdressers, 910 estheticians, and 2,630 cosmetology instructors. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of beauty professional are:

  1. Adams County - 6,750 beauty professionals
  2. El Paso County - 1,430 beauty professionals
  3. Boulder County - 700 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 18,540 beauty professionals working in Colorado then. Of these 18,540 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 12,680 will be hairdressers, 1,500 will be estheticians, and an unknown number will be cosmetology instructors.

Salary

On average, beauty professionals earn a salary of $26,233 per year in Colorado state. However, this number is only an average. Beauty professional in Colorado had varying salaries from $15,540 to $79,340 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for beauty professionals:

  1. Alamosa County - $41,770 per year
  2. Chaffee County - $39,495 per year
  3. Larimer County - $38,720 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for beauty professional:

  1. Pueblo County - $21,330 per year
  2. Weld County - $28,105 per year
  3. Boulder County - $34,713 per year

On average, the highest paid beauty professionals in Colorado were:

  1. Salon Manager - $39,140 per year
  2. Esthetician - $38,370 per year
  3. Hairdresser - $27,420 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Hairdresser - $27,420 per year
  2. Cosmetology Instructor - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in beauty in Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Certificate in Beauty in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,018 miles from location Aveda Institute Denver Denver CO n/a n/a n/a
7,015 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Colorado Springs CO n/a n/a n/a
7,020 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO n/a n/a n/a
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
6,915 miles from location Northeastern Junior College Sterling CO 18.6572 n/a 2,497
7,019 miles from location Emily Griffith Opportunity School Denver CO 29.376 n/a 2,230
7,022 miles from location Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad CO 21.1619 n/a 1,812
6,961 miles from location Otero Junior College La Junta CO 19.2583 n/a 1,660
7,212 miles from location Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely CO 17.2141 n/a 1,375
7,008 miles from location Pickens Technical College Aurora CO 25.924 n/a 1,362
6,910 miles from location Lamar Community College Lamar CO 14.7336 n/a 1,080
7,022 miles from location Heritage College-Denver Denver CO 25.2387 n/a 703
7,192 miles from location Delta Montrose Technical College Delta CO 32.5559 n/a 493
7,016 miles from location National American University-Denver Denver CO 10.038 n/a 362
7,017 miles from location National American University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 1.37516 n/a 343
7,014 miles from location Hair Dynamics Education Center Fort Collins CO 28.1497 n/a 251
7,017 miles from location International Salon and Spa Academy Colorado Springs CO 19.3918 n/a 216
7,014 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Thornton Denver CO 21.8778 n/a 166
7,021 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Westminster Westminster CO 24.079 100% 141
7,023 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lakewood Denver CO 19.3095 n/a 126
7,012 miles from location Xenon International Academy Aurora CO 32.8242 n/a 119
7,012 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Fort Collins Fort Collins CO n/a n/a 116
7,009 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Aurora Aurora CO 23.7529 n/a 101
7,023 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood Denver CO 33.3635 96% 91
7,212 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Grand Junction CO 25.8924 n/a 88
7,018 miles from location National Beauty College Denver CO n/a n/a 81
7,022 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Arvada Arvada CO 23.5817 n/a 81
7,013 miles from location Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy Denver CO 17.611 n/a 67
7,023 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Littleton Littleton CO 25.9172 n/a 66
6,995 miles from location Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Greeley CO 24.9667 n/a 46
7,017 miles from location Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Colorado Springs CO 37.0004 100% 39
7,013 miles from location Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Fort Collins CO 25.6759 n/a 28
7,143 miles from location Glenwood Beauty Academy Glenwood Springs CO 33.752 n/a 22
7,030 miles from location Summit Salon & Beauty School Woodland Park CO n/a n/a 14
 

Curious what studying Beauty gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 6,120 $27,420 8.1%
2
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 2,630 n/a 86.5%
3
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers + 2,260 $39,140 -13.1%
4
Skincare Specialists + 910 $38,370 75.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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