Empire Beauty Schools

Empire Beauty Schools

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Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Empire Beauty Schools is the largest provider of cosmetology education in the United States. In 2007, Empire consolidated its 37 schools with 51 cosmetology schools run by Regis Corporation in order to form a new super-entity known as Empire Education Group. Since then, the company has expanded even further, boasting more than 100 campus locations across 21 states. The schools provide hands-on training in cosmetology, makeup artistry, esthetics and cosmetology education. Graduates are awarded with a Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLIC) certificate.

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences.

Points of Distinction

  • Over 100 locations in 21 states
  • Hands-on beauty training
  • Flexible full-time and part-time programs
  • Backed by the Regis Corporation
  • State-of-the-art salon facilities


Empire Beauty School instructors are seasoned educators who impart their practical knowledge to the students that they teach. Instructors are all Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLIC) Certified Educators. Faculty members provide students with hands-on instruction, using mannequins, textbooks and special tools that all work together. Digital teaching aids, such as Whiteboard and digital textbooks, are used at each location. Since the school educates more than 15,000 students annually, faculty members have the ability to tap in to a large network of industry professionals to keep current on industry trends and training techniques.

Student Life

Every Empire Beauty School is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art salon where students will hone their skills on real-life clients. Facilities include salon-standard equipment and use professional products. Individual Professional Student Kits give students access to high-end professional tools including shears, texture shears, blow-dryers, clippers, brushes, irons, and state-of-the-art mannequins. The school is backed by the Regis Corporation which owns more than 12,000 salons nationwide. Empire provides students with licensing assistance in their state of residence. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Enrolled students are required to commute since no student housing is available.


  1. Home Page, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/
  2. About Us, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/about-us
  3. Why Empire, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/why-empire
  4. Beauty Programs, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/programs
  5. Corporate Overview, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/corporate-overview

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Programs of Study

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Beauty And Cosmetology

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Nail Technician
  • Teacher of Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools Degrees or Coursework

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Degrees or Coursework

  • Diploma
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Empire Beauty Schools Campus Locations


  • Aurora
  • Thornton


  • Portland

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