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Cosmetology in Montana

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Montana

Each year, approximately 1.4% of Montana graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. That means an estimated 233 cosmetologists graduate from Montana's 7 cosmetology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a cosmetology program is Dahls College of Beauty, which is located in Great Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Dahls College of Beauty in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a cosmetology program is Modern Beauty School Inc, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Modern Beauty School Inc cosmetology program.

Academy of Nail Skin and Hair, which is located in Billings, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Academy of Nail Skin and Hair graduated 101 students from its cosmetology programs. Students at Academy of Nail Skin and Hair paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


In 2010, the cosmetology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

The lowest tuition rates at Montana cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

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

Most people who graduate from cosmetology school in Montana go on to work as a cosmetologist. 940 cosmetologists were working in Montana in 2010. In Montana, the largest numbers of cosmetologists work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 290 cosmetologists
  2. Flathead County - 150 cosmetologists
  3. Cascade County - 130 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Montana will grow to 960. This would require a 7% growth in the profession.


On average, cosmetologists earn $26,670 per year. In 2010, however, some Montana cosmetologists earned as little as less than $15,980 per year or as much as more than $55,620 per year. On average a cosmetologist earns the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Missoula County - $35,340 per year
  2. Cascade County - $28,560 per year
  3. Carbon County - $28,220 per year

The following counties in Montana have the lowest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Flathead County - $20,580 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $26,190 per year
  3. Carbon County - $28,220 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology 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%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 50 $21,510 66.7%

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