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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 1.6% of Georgia students graduate with certificates in beauty. That means an estimated 4,008 beauty professionals graduate from Georgia's 54 beauty schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a beauty program is Michael's School of Beauty. Michael's School of Beauty, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Macon. In 2010, Michael's School of Beauty graduated 47 students from its beauty program.

Cobb Beauty College Inc, which is located in Kennesaw, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Cobb Beauty College Inc in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a beauty program is Fayette Beauty Academy, which is located in Fayetteville. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Fayette Beauty Academy beauty program. Tuition at Fayette Beauty Academy was $0 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's beauty schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,534 per year, though tuition can range from $14,653 per year to $1,863 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia beauty schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. American Professional Institute - located in Macon, students are charged $14,653 per year
  2. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - located in Valdosta, students are charged $2,528 per year
  3. Columbus Technical College - located in Columbus, students are charged $2,468 per year

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

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

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

Many Georgia beauty graduates become a barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. If you decide to work as a beauty professional in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 15,250 Georgia beauty professional as of 2010. This number includes 7,480 hairdressers, 210 barbers, and 870 estheticians. In Georgia, the largest numbers of beauty professional work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 8,910 beauty professionals
  2. Baldwin County - 620 beauty professionals
  3. Burke County - 610 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 33% by 2018. There are projected to be 25,740 beauty professionals working in Georgia then. Of these 25,740 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 17,780 will be hairdressers, 1,340 will be barbers, and 2,780 will be estheticians.


On average, beauty professionals earn a salary of $31,098 per year in Georgia state. However, this number is only an average. Beauty professional in Georgia had varying salaries from $15,310 to $68,040 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for beauty professionals:

  1. Baker County - $39,495 per year
  2. Bryan County - $36,957 per year
  3. Houston County - $36,040 per year

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

  1. Murray County - $17,090 per year
  2. Hall County - $22,900 per year
  3. Brantley County - $25,940 per year

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

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $46,080 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $37,090 per year
  3. Barber - $26,650 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Hairdresser - $24,350 per year
  2. Esthetician - $21,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia 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.

  • Certificate in Beauty in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 7,480 $24,350 -25.7%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 4,330 $46,080 -9.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 2,360 $37,090 -43.4%
Skincare Specialists 870 $21,320 -1.1%
Barbers 210 $26,650

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