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Empire Beauty School ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

Empire Beauty School is located in Grand Rapids, MI, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 4 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Cosmetology License, Cosmotology, and Michigan Cosmetology Licensure. Time to complete this education training ranges from 12 hours to 2 years depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 10 months. The cost to attend Empire Beauty School ranges from $2,400 to $25,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $15,000. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I received grants and/or scholarship funding".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Empire Beauty School are "Hands-on training" and "Good teachers", but respondents also mentioned "Positive environment" and "Good career preparation" as notable benefits. Empire Beauty School has been reviewed 16 times, with an average rating of 3.81 out of 5. About 81% of reviewers would recommend Empire Beauty School to a friend.

School Information

455 Standale Plaza Northwest Grand Rapids, MI 49534
12 hours - 2 years


  • Cosmetology License: $20 - $25,000
  • Received Manicurist License: $2,400
  • Cosmotology: $24,000
  • Michigan Cosmetology Licensure: $12,000

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Hands-on training Mentioned in 10 reviews
Good teachers Mentioned in 9 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 8 reviews

Recent reviews



Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training


Disrespectful students.

Other comments

Great hands on training, amazing teachers, met a lot of amazing friends & instructors, very clean, fun, loved my clients, great training on how to run your own business.



Good teachers, Positive environment, Hands-on training


Limited knowledge of products used in hair care.

Other comments

I enjoyed the hands-on training, classroom competitions, and working in an actual salon environment. We not only learned hair styling techniques for women, but men as well.

Cosmetology License Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Cosmetology License?

6,871 people answered

“I wish I had done more research on longevity of the career itself.”

Sept. 26, 2019

“I wish I had been provided more information on how to become certified.”

Sept. 26, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Cosmetology License?

7,290 people answered

“Start young, work hard, prepare yourself for highs and lows of growth.”

Sept. 26, 2019

“The test requires extensive studying and practice. Use thorough consideration when choosing a school to enroll in. Research every aspect of qualifications for this certification.”

Sept. 26, 2019
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