Cosmetology in Michigan

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Michigan

Each year, approximately 1.1% of Michigan graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. Thus, Michigan's 51 cosmetology schools put out approximately 3,209 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan that has a cosmetology program is Twin City Beauty College. Twin City Beauty College, which was ranked 59th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, 78 students graduated from Twin City Beauty College's cosmetology program.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a cosmetology program is Douglas J Aveda Institute, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. 623 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Douglas J Aveda Institute in 2010.

Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe, which is located in Monroe, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe graduated 87 students from its cosmetology programs. The tuition rate at Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Michigan cosmetology school, average tuition will be $948 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,106 per year to $19,790 per year. The Michigan cosmetology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Siena Heights University - located in Adrian, students are charged $19,790 per year
  2. Northern Michigan University - located in Marquette, students are charged $7,864 per year
  3. Gogebic Community College - located in Ironwood, students are charged $3,340 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year
  2. Mott Community College - located in Flint, students are charged $2,602 per year
  3. Schoolcraft College - located in Livonia, students are charged $2,610 per year

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

A large number of Michigan cosmetology graduates become cosmetologists. 12,090 cosmetologists were working in Michigan in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan cosmetologists:

  1. Lapeer County - 4,270 cosmetologists
  2. Wayne County - 1,710 cosmetologists
  3. Barry County - 1,510 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Michigan will grow to 24,770. This would require a 11% growth in the profession.


On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $24,760 per year in Michigan state. In 2010, however, some Michigan cosmetologists earned as little as less than $15,870 per year or as much as more than $58,630 per year. The counties in Michigan with the highest average salary for a cosmetologist are:

  1. Berrien County - $32,680 per year
  2. Washtenaw County - $30,230 per year
  3. Ottawa County - $29,040 per year

On average, cosmetologists earns the least in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Alcona County - $21,170 per year
  2. Allegan County - $21,550 per year
  3. Muskegon County - $21,960 per year

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

  • Associate's Degree in Cosmetology in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Cosmetology in Michigan
  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Michigan

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,888 miles from location Marketti Academy of Cosmetology Waterford MI n/a n/a n/a
5,886 miles from location L'esprit Academy Livonia MI n/a n/a n/a
5,881 miles from location Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills MI 13.5337 n/a 28,042
5,890 miles from location Schoolcraft College Livonia MI 14.2976 n/a 13,042
5,905 miles from location Mott Community College Flint MI 10.8541 n/a 12,151
5,923 miles from location Delta College University Center MI 14.2836 n/a 11,354
6,101 miles from location Northern Michigan University Marquette MI 29.1086 41% 9,428
5,917 miles from location Siena Heights University Adrian MI 23.1842 35% 2,351
5,978 miles from location Montcalm Community College Sidney MI 12.4097 n/a 2,328
5,949 miles from location Kirtland Community College Roscommon MI 10.9292 n/a 1,972
6,232 miles from location Gogebic Community College Ironwood MI 24.1512 n/a 1,162
6,004 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Michigan Grand Rapids MI 24.7845 n/a 479
5,875 miles from location Michigan College of Beauty Troy MI 25.291 n/a 304
5,870 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan Sterling Heights MI 28.9156 n/a 285
5,874 miles from location Michigan Barber School Inc Detroit MI 10.3258 n/a 278
5,945 miles from location Douglas J Aveda Institute East Lansing MI 38.8036 100% 273
5,876 miles from location David Pressley School of Cosmetology Royal Oak MI 28.1635 n/a 270
5,862 miles from location Gallery College of Beauty Clinton Township MI 7.23618 n/a 214
5,886 miles from location Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe Monroe MI 34.0696 96% 198
5,877 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Detroit Southgate Southgate MI n/a n/a 173
5,887 miles from location Virginia Farrell Beauty School Westland MI 16.8264 n/a 153
5,999 miles from location West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty LLC Kalamazoo MI 33.4502 n/a 148
5,844 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes Port Huron MI 26.4175 n/a 123
5,875 miles from location Virginia Farrell Beauty School Ferndale MI 11.6923 n/a 117
5,871 miles from location Mr Bela's School of Cosmetology Inc Warren MI 30.4932 n/a 112
6,007 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI n/a n/a 110
6,004 miles from location International Cosmetology Academy Grand Rapids MI n/a n/a 109
5,890 miles from location Port Huron Cosmetology College Waterford MI 16.3502 n/a 108
5,887 miles from location Virginia Farrell Beauty School Livonia MI 17.3426 n/a 101
5,963 miles from location M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant MI 23.0031 n/a 91
5,876 miles from location P&A Scholars Beauty School Detroit MI 20.1391 100% 91
5,909 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Flint Flint MI n/a n/a 90
5,845 miles from location Blue Water College of Cosmetology Inc Marysville MI 33.6881 n/a 78
5,926 miles from location In Session Arts of Cosmetology Beauty School Saginaw MI 4.36319 n/a 76
5,868 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Detroit-Lakeside Utica MI n/a n/a 73
0 miles from location Twin City Beauty College Saint Joseph MI 40.7638 n/a 69
6,034 miles from location Nuvo College of Cosmetology Muskegon MI 26.757 n/a 68
5,949 miles from location Hillsdale Beauty College Hillsdale MI 21.9566 n/a 65
5,880 miles from location Taylortown School of Beauty Inc Taylor MI 26.0382 n/a 64
5,863 miles from location Virginia Farrell Beauty School Saint Clair Shores MI 11.5792 n/a 63
5,979 miles from location Wright Beauty Academy Battle Creek MI 31.6066 n/a 58
5,909 miles from location Flint Institute of Barbering Inc Flint MI 27.3075 61% 56
5,981 miles from location School of Designing Arts Battle Creek MI 21.2837 n/a 56
5,968 miles from location Salon Academy Coldwater MI 20.5111 n/a 56
5,902 miles from location Sharps Academy of Hair Styling Grand Blanc MI 22.3448 n/a 54
5,919 miles from location Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft Inc Bay City MI 25.1534 n/a 51
6,083 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Escanaba Escanaba MI 31.0174 n/a 42
6,033 miles from location French Academy of Cosmetology Spring Lake MI n/a n/a 36
5,965 miles from location Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology LLC Houghton Lake MI 26.1008 n/a 21
5,998 miles from location Wright Beauty Academy Portage MI 28.2817 n/a 17
5,918 miles from location Fiser's College of Cosmetology Adrian MI 30.53 n/a 8

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Barbers + n/a $16,740
Shampooers + n/a $17,940
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 12,090 $24,760 -11.6%
Skincare Specialists + 1,040 $30,990 67.7%
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 780 $21,700 1.3%

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