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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Montana

Approximately 1.4% of graduates in of Montana receive beauty certificates every year. That means an estimated 233 beauty professionals graduate from Montana's 7 beauty schools each year.

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Dahls College of Beauty, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a beauty program. It is located in Great Falls. In 2010, Dahls College of Beauty graduated 12 students from its beauty program.

Modern Beauty School Inc, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a beauty program. It is located in Missoula. 8 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Modern Beauty School Inc in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Montana that has a beauty program is Academy of Nail Skin and Hair. Academy of Nail Skin and Hair, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Billings. In 2010, 101 students graduated from Academy of Nail Skin and Hair beauty program. Academy of Nail Skin and Hair charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana beauty schools were charged at the following schools:

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

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

beauty graduates in Montana can go into a variety of professions such as esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. 1,730 beauty professionals were working in Montana in 2010. Of these, 940 were hairdressers. In addition, were estheticians, and 420 were cosmetology instructors. In Montana, the largest numbers of beauty professional work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 500 beauty professionals
  2. Flathead County - 290 beauty professionals
  3. Missoula County - 180 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of beauty professionals in Montana will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 960 beauty professionals working in Montana. The greatest growth for beauty professional is predicted to be amongst Hairdressers, who are expected to increase by 7% by 2018.


beauty professionals in Montana earn $31,640 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Beauty professional in Montana had varying salaries from $15,970 to $79,680 per year in 2010. On average beauty professional earn the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Carbon County - $41,150 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $36,215 per year
  3. Beaverhead County - $33,937 per year

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

  1. Carter County - $28,810 per year
  2. Cascade County - $30,405 per year
  3. Flathead County - $31,613 per year

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

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $43,410 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $30,390 per year
  3. Hairdresser - $26,670 per year

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

  1. Hairdresser - $26,670 per year
  2. Esthetician - $26,090 per year

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Skincare Specialists n/a $26,090
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 940 $26,670 -4.1%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 420 $43,410 68.0%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 370 $30,390 -7.5%

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