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Iowa Cosmetology and Beauty Schools

Considering attending a cosmetology school in Iowa will allow you to explore numerous opportunities, as cosmetology programs are offered at private universities, career colleges and cosmetology schools throughout the state. With the ability to pursue any cosmetology specialty, you can find the program and school best suited to fit your educational and career goals.

All Beauty Programs in Iowa

Mt. Pleasant, IA
Cosmetology
Cedar Falls, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Cedar Rapids, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Fort Dodge, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Davenport, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Johnston, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

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Aveda Institute – Accredited
Des Moines, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Capri College – Accredited
Cedar Rapids, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Capri College – Accredited
Davenport, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Capri College – Accredited
Dubuque, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Capri College – Accredited
Waterloo, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Anamosa, IA
Massage Therapy
Des Moines, IA
Barbering
Council Bluffs, IA
Cosmetology
Spirit Lake, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Ottumwa, IA
Cosmetology
Fort Dodge, IA
Cosmetology
Emmetsburg, IA
Cosmetology
Sioux City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Urbandale, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Davenport, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Mason City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Calmar, IA
Cosmetology
PCI Academy – Accredited
Ames, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
PCI Academy – Accredited
Iowa City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Creston, IA
Cosmetology
Cedar Falls, IA
Barbering
Des Moines, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dubuque, IA
Massage Therapy
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

Celebrate the world of beauty in an Iowa cosmetology school!

Enrolling in a cosmetology specialty program of your choice is the first step needed to get you started in the beauty industry.  In Iowa, your licensure depends on the required classroom hours needed for each specialty.  The Iowa Department of Public Health oversees the Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences,  The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy and the Iowa Board of Barbering, which set the requirements for their respective specialties.

  • Cosmetologist: 2,100 training hours
  • Esthetic Technician: 650 training hours
  • Manicurist: 600 training hours
  • Barber or Hairdresser: 1,650 training hours
  • Massage Therapy Specialist: 800 hours of training
  • Cosmetology Teacher: 550 hours of additional training, plus a year of licensed work experience
  • Esthetic Technician Teacher:  550 hours of additional training, plus a year of licensed work experience
  • Nail Technician Teacher:  550 Hours of additional training, plus a year of licensed work experience
  • Electrolysis: 500 Hours and an additional certification from the Iowa Board of Radiology

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