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Cosmetology in Virginia

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Virginia

Each year, roughly 0.5% of Virginia students graduate with certificates in cosmetology. In other words, every year an estimated 1,019 cosmetologists graduate from Virginia's 21 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

Dominion School of Hair Design, which is located in Gloucester Point, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. 14 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Dominion School of Hair Design in 2010.

Avi Career Training, which is located in Great Falls, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Avi Career Training graduated 46 students from its cosmetology program.

Springfield Beauty Academy, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Annandale. 166 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Springfield Beauty Academy in 2010. The tuition rate at Springfield Beauty Academy was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Virginia cosmetology school, average tuition will be $679 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $12,900 per year to $12,900 per year. The Virginia cosmetology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Miller-Motte Technical College - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $12,900 per year

The following Virginia cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Miller-Motte Technical College - located in Lynchburg, students are charged $12,900 per year

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

A large number of Virginia cosmetology graduates become cosmetologists. 11,690 cosmetologists were working in Virginia in 2010. The largest populations of Virginia cosmetologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 2,960 cosmetologists
  2. Caroline County - 1,930 cosmetologists
  3. Alleghany County - 470 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in Virginia will grow by 9%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 20,730 cosmetologists working in Virginia.


On average, cosmetologists earn $26,650 per year. But, salaries for cosmetologists can vary. In 2010, cosmetologists made as little as less than $15,470 per year or as much as more than $52,800 per year in Virginia. The following counties in Virginia have the highest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Caroline County - $28,280 per year
  2. Albemarle County - $27,790 per year
  3. Amherst County - $27,560 per year

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

  1. Brunswick County - $19,720 per year
  2. Accomack County - $21,480 per year
  3. Alleghany County - $22,700 per year

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

  • Associate's Degree in Cosmetology in Virginia
  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Virginia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 11,690 $26,650 3.3%
Shampooers 1,190 $19,530 -9.2%
Skincare Specialists 1,010 $33,850 90.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 830 $22,960 -29.7%

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