Cosmetology in Montana

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There are schools offering cosmetology programs in Montana!

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Montana

Each year, approximately 1.4% of Montana graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. That means an estimated 233 cosmetologists graduate from Montana's 7 cosmetology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a cosmetology program is Dahls College of Beauty, which is located in Great Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Dahls College of Beauty in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a cosmetology program is Modern Beauty School Inc, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Modern Beauty School Inc cosmetology program.

Academy of Nail Skin and Hair, which is located in Billings, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Academy of Nail Skin and Hair graduated 101 students from its cosmetology programs. Students at Academy of Nail Skin and Hair paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


In 2010, the cosmetology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

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

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

Most people who graduate from cosmetology school in Montana go on to work as a cosmetologist. 940 cosmetologists were working in Montana in 2010. In Montana, the largest numbers of cosmetologists work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 290 cosmetologists
  2. Flathead County - 150 cosmetologists
  3. Cascade County - 130 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Montana will grow to 960. This would require a 7% growth in the profession.


On average, cosmetologists earn $26,670 per year. In 2010, however, some Montana cosmetologists earned as little as less than $15,980 per year or as much as more than $55,620 per year. On average a cosmetologist earns the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Missoula County - $35,340 per year
  2. Cascade County - $28,560 per year
  3. Carbon County - $28,220 per year

The following counties in Montana have the lowest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Flathead County - $20,580 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $26,190 per year
  3. Carbon County - $28,220 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Montana

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,362 miles from location Bitterroot School of Cosmetology Hamilton MT n/a n/a n/a
7,208 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Great Falls MT n/a n/a n/a
7,111 miles from location Academy of Nail Skin and Hair Billings MT 32.4424 n/a 167
7,293 miles from location Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Butte MT 22.019 n/a 47
7,230 miles from location Academy of Cosmetology Inc Bozeman MT 27.5215 n/a 44
7,343 miles from location Modern Beauty School Inc Missoula MT 32.5137 100% 40
7,207 miles from location Dahls College of Beauty Great Falls MT 32.8011 n/a 21

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Skincare Specialists + n/a $26,090
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 940 $26,670 -4.1%
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 50 $21,510 66.7%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are cosmetology related jobs in Montana