Cosmetology Schools in Seattle

Choose a Career in Beauty!

Making the decision to become a cosmetologist or other beauty professional can be exciting and possibly even a little confusing at first. That’s why BeautySchools.com is here to help you navigate the decision-making process while finding the right program. You can contact all the beauty schools in Seattle from right here to request more information. Be sure to compare multiple programs to be sure you choose the right one for your goals!

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Find a Cosmetology School in Seattle

Once you’ve made the decision to get training in the beauty field, you’ll need to decide where you want to go to school and what license you’d like to pursue. There are various schools in Seattle, WA that you can request information from, including Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology, Evergreen Beauty College and Gary Manuel Aveda Institute. There are different beauty courses available at these schools, and each have different time requirements in order to become licensed. According to the Washington Board of Cosmetology, the following amount of hours are required for the different beauty service providers:

• Manicurist – 600 hours
• Esthetician – 750 hours
• Cosmetologist – 1,600 hours
• Barber – 1,000 hours

To help you find a beauty school that will train you in the beauty field you’re interested in, you can use our convenient online database.

Focus on the Beauty Field that Suits You

Now, it’s time to look into the various beauty courses to see which of them would best fit your goals. One way to do this is to learn about the various duties that are required of each. Here’s a list of the beauty fields mentioned above, and the duties they have to perform in the workplace:

Manicurist/Pedicurist: Sanitizing work tools, scheduling appointments, cleaning customer’s nails, polishing nails, applying undercoat to nails using a brush, assessing the conditions of a client’s hands and nails, removing dead skin from hands and feet, and painting unique nail designs requested by clients.

Esthetician: cleaning work area and tools, analyzing the skin of clients, removing blackheads, researching latest trends in skincare, conducting facials using creams and masks, determining which products to use for clients based on their skin type and referring clients to dermatologists.

Barber: Cleaning combs and clippers, cutting hair, trimming hair, staying abreast of trending haircuts, sweeping work area, shaping and trimming facial hair and suggesting treatments for hair and scalp problems.

Cosmetologist: Cleaning work area, working cash register, taking appointments, styling hair, washing and conditioning hair, coming up with new hair styles, basing hair styles off of client’s facial features, braiding hair, weaving hair, applying makeup and doing facials.

There are other beauty courses that you can look into as well. Simply browse our directory to contact the beauty school that tickles your fancy, and you can learn all about it.

Networking Your Way into Becoming a Paid Beauty Professional

They key to growing as a beauty professional is to network like crazy. Attending beauty events, contacting beauty salons and spas, and even creating fliers and business cards can help you to get clients or even employment. The way you network will depend on your goals – do you want to be an employee or start your own business? If you plan to work for a salon or spa, you can reach out to those like Bowie Salon and Spa or Ten Pachi Modern Salon. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye out for beauty and fashion expos hosted by the Northwest Women’s Show.

Knowing your worth in the beauty industry is important. Financial data typically plays a key role in deciding which profession to pursue. According to ONet, cosmetologists and hair stylists in Seattle can earn anywhere between $20,000 and $69,100. If you’re more interested in skincare, the annual salaries they have in Seattle lies between $19,200 and $48,700.

Whatever beauty field you decide to pursue a career in, try to imagine if it’s something you will enjoy doing for years to come! Don’t wait to find out how quickly you can be working in the beauty industry. Contact the schools listed here to learn more today!

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Seattle Beauty and Cosmetology Schools

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute

1514 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Programs Offered: Cosmetology, Cosmetology and Hair Styling, Esthetics and Skin Care
Student to Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1
Weekend Classes: Yes
Retention Rate: 90%

Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty

10715 8th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

Programs Offered: Cosmetology, Cosmetology and Hair Styling, Nail Technician
Student to Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1
Weekend Classes: No
Retention Rate: 97%

GP Institute of Cosmetology

306 23rd Avenue South Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98144-2371

Programs Offered: Cosmetology
Student to Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1
Weekend Classes: No
Retention Rate: 70%

Seattle Vocational Institute

2120 S Jackson Seattle, WA 98144-2219

Programs Offered: Cosmetology
Student to Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1
Weekend Classes: No
Retention Rate: 68%