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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Virginia


Around 0.5% of Virginia's graduates graduate from beauty certificate programs every year. Thus, Virginia's 21 beauty schools put out approximately 1,013 beauty professionals each year.

Top Schools

Dominion School of Hair Design, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a beauty program. It is located in Gloucester Point. 14 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Dominion School of Hair Design in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Virginia that has a beauty program is Avi Career Training. Avi Career Training, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Great Falls. 43 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Avi Career Training in 2010.

Springfield Beauty Academy, which is located in Annandale, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 166 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Springfield Beauty Academy in 2010. Springfield Beauty Academy charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Virginia's beauty schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $679 per year, though tuition can range from $12,900 per year to $12,900 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia beauty schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Miller-Motte Technical College - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $12,900 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Virginia beauty schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Miller-Motte Technical College - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $12,900 per year

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

Many Virginia beauty graduates become a esthetician, cosmetology instructor, salon manager, and makeup artist. In 2010, there were 17,850 beauty professional working in Virginia, including 11,690 hairdressers, 1,010 estheticians, and 1,390 cosmetology instructors. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia beauty professionals:

  1. Chesapeake County - 4,100 beauty professionals
  2. Caroline County - 2,960 beauty professionals
  3. Alleghany County - 620 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 27,830 beauty professionals will be working in Virginia. This would require the number of beauty professional to grow by 14%.

Salary

beauty professionals in Virginia make an average of $35,404 per year. However, Virginia beauty professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,320 per year to more than $100,400 per year in 2010. On average beauty professional earn the most in the following Virginia counties:

  1. Botetourt County - $38,547 per year
  2. Buchanan County - $36,900 per year
  3. Albemarle County - $36,485 per year

Beauty professionals in the following counties in Virginia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Danville County - $22,860 per year
  2. Accomack County - $27,690 per year
  3. Amherst County - $29,590 per year

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

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $52,250 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $41,130 per year
  3. Esthetician - $33,850 per year

On average, the lowest paid beauty professionals in Virginia were:

  1. Hairdresser - $26,650 per year
  2. Makeup Artist - $23,140 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in beauty and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as cosmetology or fashion.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Beauty in Virginia
  • Certificate in Beauty in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,545 miles from location Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics Richmond VA n/a n/a n/a
5,540 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Mclean McLean VA n/a n/a n/a
5,634 miles from location Miller-Motte Technical College Lynchburg VA 24.8928 n/a 468
5,550 miles from location Heritage Institute-Manassas Manassas VA 22.1731 n/a 382
5,540 miles from location Columbia College Fairfax VA n/a n/a 237
5,545 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Richmond Richmond VA 20.7176 n/a 187
5,463 miles from location Rudy & Kelly Academy of Hair and Nails Virginia Beach VA 28.2972 n/a 121
5,467 miles from location Wards Corner Beauty Academy Norfolk VA 14.3199 n/a 112
5,531 miles from location Graham Webb International Academy of Hair Arlington VA 25.0441 n/a 112
5,537 miles from location Springfield Beauty Academy Annandale VA 35.3739 n/a 103
5,473 miles from location Virginia School of Hair Design Hampton VA 20.5677 n/a 94
5,673 miles from location Bar Palma Beauty Careers Academy Roanoke VA 30.9055 n/a 90
5,545 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Midlothian Midlothian VA 23.745 n/a 85
5,463 miles from location Wards Corner Beauty Academy-Virginia Beach Virginia Beach VA 14.1009 n/a 69
5,483 miles from location Suffolk Beauty Academy Suffolk VA 11.7758 n/a 67
5,600 miles from location Virginia School of Massage Charlottesville VA 23.5861 n/a 58
5,632 miles from location Staunton School of Cosmetology Staunton VA 34.1145 n/a 38
5,631 miles from location Legends Institute Lynchburg VA 20.5389 n/a 32
5,484 miles from location Dominion School of Hair Design Gloucester Point VA 39.3083 n/a 22
5,544 miles from location Avi Career Training Great Falls VA 37.4251 n/a 21
5,577 miles from location Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center Culpeper VA 34.0157 n/a 18
 

Curious what studying Beauty gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance + n/a $23,140
2
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 11,690 $26,650 3.3%
3
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers + 3,760 $41,130 1.3%
4
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,390 $52,250 -7.3%
5
Skincare Specialists + 1,010 $33,850 90.6%
 

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