Cosmetology in Maryland

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There are schools offering cosmetology programs in Maryland!

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Maryland

Each year, approximately 1.1% of Maryland graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. Thus, Maryland's 21 cosmetology schools put out approximately 1,389 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

Aaron's Academy of Beauty, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Waldorf. 16 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Aaron's Academy of Beauty in 2010.

Maryland Beauty Academy, which is located in Reisterstown, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Maryland Beauty Academy cosmetology program.

The Fila Academy Inc, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Glen Burnie. 75 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from The Fila Academy Inc in 2010. Tuition at The Fila Academy Inc was $0 per year.


The Maryland cosmetology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

The following Maryland cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

A cosmetology certificate from a Maryland school... what next?

Most people who graduate from cosmetology school in Maryland go on to work as a cosmetologist. In 2010, there were 9,230 cosmetologists working in Maryland. The Maryland counties with the largest populations of cosmetologists are:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 4,780 cosmetologists
  2. Frederick County - 2,230 cosmetologists
  3. Washington County - 480 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Maryland will grow to 17,800. This would require a 9% growth in the profession.


A cosmetologist in Maryland makes an average of $29,200 per year. However, Maryland cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,670 per year to more than $71,700 per year in 2010. The following counties in Maryland have the highest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Caroline County - $32,880 per year
  2. Frederick County - $31,620 per year
  3. Anne Arundel County - $27,910 per year

The Maryland counties with the lowest average salary for cosmetologists are:

  1. Garrett County - $22,320 per year
  2. Allegany County - $24,240 per year
  3. Washington County - $24,310 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Maryland

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,518 miles from location Medix School-West Windsor Mill MD 26.1834 100% 846
5,532 miles from location American Beauty Academy Silver Spring MD 25.6184 100% 645
5,513 miles from location Baltimore School of Massage Linthicum Heights MD 23.7302 n/a 252
5,521 miles from location Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton Hyattsville MD 19.7674 n/a 205
5,554 miles from location The Temple-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Frederick MD n/a n/a 171
5,573 miles from location Award Beauty School Hagerstown MD 20.2678 n/a 154
5,510 miles from location The Fila Academy Inc Glen Burnie MD 33.3745 n/a 147
5,529 miles from location Montgomery Beauty School Silver Spring MD 20.2629 n/a 114
5,535 miles from location Hair Expressions Academy Rockville MD 28.2903 n/a 112
5,520 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Owings Mills Owings Mills MD 16.3207 n/a 111
5,511 miles from location Baltimore Studio of Hair Design Baltimore MD 27.4059 n/a 100
5,504 miles from location Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex Essex MD 33.1449 n/a 97
5,628 miles from location International Beauty School Cumberland MD 28.6487 n/a 92
5,494 miles from location Blades School of Hair Design California MD 27.3993 n/a 76
5,447 miles from location Delmarva Beauty Academy Salisbury MD 29.9277 n/a 69
5,519 miles from location Aaron's Academy of Beauty Waldorf MD 34.1723 n/a 61
5,515 miles from location Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences Lutherville Timonium MD 31.3483 100% 40
5,524 miles from location Maryland Beauty Academy Reisterstown MD 34.1118 n/a 38
5,539 miles from location Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology Gaithersburg MD 30.7668 n/a 34
5,555 miles from location Frederick School of Cosmetology Frederick MD n/a n/a 30
5,499 miles from location International Beauty School-Bel Air Bel Air MD 24.5087 n/a 15

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 9,230 $29,200 -2.3%
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 1,640 $22,950 16.3%
Shampooers + 1,340 $17,920 -18.8%
Skincare Specialists + 430 $29,870 -27.1%

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