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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Maine

Each year, roughly 1.1% of Maine students graduate with certificates in beauty. That means an estimated 297 beauty professionals graduate from Maine's 4 beauty schools each year.

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The top-ranked school in Maine with a beauty program is Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook, which is located in Westbrook. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. 21 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Maine with a beauty program is Spa Tech Institute, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, Spa Tech Institute graduated 53 students from its beauty program.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a beauty program is Empire Beauty School-Maine. Empire Beauty School-Maine, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 162 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Empire Beauty School-Maine in 2010. The tuition rate at Empire Beauty School-Maine was $0 per year.


In 2010, the beauty schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

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

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

Some of the most popular jobs beauty graduates in Maine pursue include esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. 2,810 beauty professionals were working in Maine in 2010. Of these, 1,460 were hairdressers. In addition, were estheticians, and 620 were cosmetology instructors. The Maine counties with the largest populations of beauty professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 2,070 beauty professionals
  2. Penobscot County - 270 beauty professionals
  3. Androscoggin County - 260 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,620 beauty professionals working in Maine then. Of these 5,620 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 3,970 will be hairdressers, 110 will be estheticians, and an unknown number will be cosmetology instructors.


beauty professionals in Maine earn $34,400 per year on average. But, salaries for beauty professional can vary. In 2010, beauty professional made as little as less than $15,970 per year or as much as more than $71,780 per year in Maine. Beauty professionals in the following Maine counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Penobscot County - $37,740 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $35,880 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $33,856 per year

The Maine counties with the lowest average salary for beauty professionals are:

  1. Androscoggin County - $33,450 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $33,856 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $35,880 per year

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

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $43,130 per year
  2. Esthetician - $36,610 per year
  3. Salon Manager - $32,370 per year

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

  1. Salon Manager - $32,370 per year
  2. Hairdresser - $25,490 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine 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 Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Skincare Specialists n/a $36,610
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,460 $25,490 15.0%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 730 $32,370 40.4%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 620 $43,130 93.8%

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