Specialized Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts
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A specialized program that prepares individuals in personal grooming, possibly to cut, trim, and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities; and prepare for practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in specialized cosmetology and related personal grooming arts at each level last year.
05001K2K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year Certificate
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all specialized cosmetology and related personal grooming arts graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 83% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in specialized cosmetology and related personal grooming arts earned in the last academic year, 97% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 97% of other programs.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Specialized Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$16K$16K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$10K$12K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
$0$200K$25K
683,800
8.5%
94,600
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer specialized cosmetology and related personal grooming arts degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
ASM Beauty World Academy
FL
156
43.3
45%
Academy of Career Training
FL
170
27.3
$7,883
51%
Academy of Cosmetology
FL
122
15.6
$13,511
45%
American Academy of Cosmetology
FL
62
24.5
$14,622
28%
American Institute of Beauty
FL
317
28.0
$13,290
19%
Ann Webb Skin Institute
TX
117
14.4
$18,740
Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Lakeland
FL
151
42.5
$14,076
19%
Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Tampa
FL
124
19.7
$14,011
19%
Avi Career Training
VA
27
6.3
$15,685
40%
Beau Monde College of Hair Design - Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology
OR
106
16.3
$15,388
30%
Beauty Academy of South Florida
FL
197
25.5
$26,385
33%
Bellus Academy
KS
243
23.8
$18,234
56%
Bellus Academy - Chula Vista
CA
259
17.4
$24,243
37%
Bellus Academy - El Cajon
CA
179
18.2
$30,555
39%
Bellus Academy - Poway
CA
454
20.4
$19,547
56%
Bene's Career Academy
FL
279
12.1
$20,839
27%
Boca Beauty Academy
FL
128
5.9
$13,444
46%
Boca Beauty Academy - Parkland
FL
116
15.2
$16,057
48%
Brittany Beauty Academy
NY
85
10.6
$21,265
46%
Brittany Beauty Academy
NY
149
20.3
$20,156
39%
Explore similar programs

Specialized Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts is part of a larger collection of programs: Personal Services. Is there a different program that's close to Specialized Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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