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Cosmetology in Georgia

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Georgia

Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Georgia receive cosmetology certificates every year. Thus, Georgia's 54 cosmetology schools put out approximately 4,008 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

Michael's School of Beauty, which is located in Macon, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 47 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Michael's School of Beauty in 2010.

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

Fayette Beauty Academy, which is located in Fayetteville, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Fayette Beauty Academy cosmetology program. Fayette Beauty Academy charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's cosmetology 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 cosmetology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  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 following Georgia cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 cosmetology certificate from a Georgia school... what next?

Most people who graduate from cosmetology school in Georgia go on to work as a cosmetologist. In 2010, there were 7,480 cosmetologists working in Georgia. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia cosmetologists:

  1. Barrow County - 5,430 cosmetologists
  2. Burke County - 330 cosmetologists
  3. Bryan County - 270 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Georgia will grow to 17,780. This would require a 35% growth in the profession.


On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $24,350 per year in Georgia state. But, salaries for cosmetologists can vary. In 2010, cosmetologists made as little as less than $15,380 per year or as much as more than $64,010 per year in Georgia. A cosmetologist in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Floyd County - $31,250 per year
  2. Bryan County - $28,620 per year
  3. Clarke County - $27,530 per year

A cosmetologist in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Murray County - $17,090 per year
  2. Appling County - $18,520 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $19,180 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology 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%
Skincare Specialists 870 $21,320 -1.1%
Shampooers 420 $18,820 -10.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 300 $18,330 114.3%
Barbers 210 $26,650

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