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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Kansas

Each year, roughly 1.4% of Kansas students graduate with certificates in beauty. In other words, every year an estimated 1,275 beauty professionals graduate from Kansas' 27 beauty schools.

Top Schools

Z Hair Academy, which is located in Lawrence, is the top-ranked school in Kansas that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 55th in the country in 2010. 30 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Z Hair Academy in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Kansas with a beauty program is Old Town Barber College, which is located in Wichita. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. 29 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Old Town Barber College in 2010.

Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita, which is located in Wichita, is the third-ranked school in Kansas that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita graduated 35 students from its beauty programs. Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' beauty schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $691 per year, though tuition can range from $2,370 per year to $1,980 per year. The Kansas beauty schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Fort Scott Community College - located in Fort Scott, students are charged $2,370 per year
  2. Johnson County Community College - located in Shawnee Mission, students are charged $2,250 per year
  3. Cowley County Community College - located in Arkansas City, students are charged $2,232 per year

The beauty schools in Kansas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Kansas City Kansas Community College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $1,980 per year
  2. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School - located in Liberal, students are charged $2,080 per year
  3. Independence Community College - located in Independence, students are charged $2,080 per year

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

Barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager are the professions of choice for a majority of beauty graduates in Kansas. In 2010, there were 6,550 beauty professional working in Kansas, including 3,450 hairdressers, barbers, and 180 estheticians. The following counties have the largest number of Kansas beauty professionals:

  1. Allen County - 1,550 beauty professionals
  2. Butler County - 1,380 beauty professionals
  3. Jackson County - 390 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 9,530 beauty professionals working in Kansas then. Of these 9,530 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 6,810 will be hairdressers, an unknown number will be barbers, and 330 will be estheticians.


On average, beauty professionals earn a salary of $33,352 per year in Kansas state. But, salaries for beauty professional can vary. In 2010, beauty professional made as little as less than $15,420 per year or as much as more than $78,600 per year in Kansas. The counties in Kansas with the highest average salary for beauty professionals are:

  1. Geary County - $34,647 per year
  2. Butler County - $34,203 per year
  3. Douglas County - $31,050 per year

On average, beauty professionals earn the least in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Jackson County - $27,605 per year
  2. Allen County - $29,570 per year
  3. Douglas County - $31,050 per year

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

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $44,740 per year
  2. Esthetician - $40,070 per year
  3. Salon Manager - $31,640 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Kansas were:

  1. Barber - $27,340 per year
  2. Hairdresser - $22,970 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kansas statistics regarding a career in beauty. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Kansas
  • Certificate in Beauty in Kansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Barbers n/a $27,340
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 3,450 $22,970 -12.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 1,600 $31,640 27.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,320 $44,740 61.0%
Skincare Specialists 180 $40,070 28.6%

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