Cosmetology in New Hampshire

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There are schools offering cosmetology programs in New Hampshire!

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in New Hampshire

Each year, roughly 1.3% of New Hampshire students graduate with certificates in cosmetology. Thus, New Hampshire's 10 cosmetology schools put out approximately 471 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

Continental Academie of Hair Design, which is located in Hudson, is the top-ranked school in New Hampshire that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. 39 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Continental Academie of Hair Design in 2010.

The second-ranked school in New Hampshire with a cosmetology program is Portsmouth Beauty School of Hair Design, which is located in Portsmouth. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. 16 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Portsmouth Beauty School of Hair Design in 2010.

The third-ranked school in New Hampshire that has a cosmetology program is Keene Beauty Academy. Keene Beauty Academy, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Keene. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Keene Beauty Academy cosmetology program. The tuition rate at Keene Beauty Academy was $0 per year.


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

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

A cosmetology certificate from a New Hampshire school... what next?

A large number of New Hampshire cosmetology graduates become cosmetologists. 2,180 cosmetologists were working in New Hampshire in 2010. The largest populations of New Hampshire cosmetologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Hillsborough County - 750 cosmetologists
  2. Belknap County - 380 cosmetologists
  3. Strafford County - 240 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of cosmetologists is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,550 cosmetologists working in the New Hampshire then.


On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $27,050 per year in New Hampshire state. However, New Hampshire cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,110 per year to more than $56,420 per year in 2010. The following counties in New Hampshire have the highest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Grafton County - $32,200 per year
  2. Carroll County - $30,840 per year
  3. Hillsborough County - $27,590 per year

The New Hampshire counties with the lowest average salary for cosmetologists are:

  1. Strafford County - $21,680 per year
  2. Belknap County - $24,380 per year
  3. York County - $25,620 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in New Hampshire

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,272 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Somersworth Somersworth NH 20.1613 n/a 149
5,295 miles from location Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School Bedford NH 33.4998 n/a 148
5,262 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Portsmouth Portsmouth NH 22.0477 n/a 147
5,295 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Hooksett Hooksett NH 24.0232 n/a 141
5,303 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Laconia Laconia NH 21.1636 n/a 139
5,290 miles from location Continental Academie of Hair Design Hudson NH 40.2294 100% 86
5,346 miles from location New England School of Hair Design Inc West Lebanon NH 24.1724 n/a 62
5,337 miles from location Keene Beauty Academy Keene NH 34.3406 n/a 59
5,261 miles from location Portsmouth Beauty School of Hair Design Portsmouth NH 39.5245 100% 27
5,294 miles from location Continental Academie of Hair Design Manchester NH 32.0339 100% 22

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 2,180 $27,050 6.9%
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 290 $22,540 61.1%
Skincare Specialists + 170 $28,950 -19.0%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are cosmetology related jobs in New Hampshire