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Iowa School of Beauty is the leader in Cosmetology education in Iowa and has five campuses located in Urbandale (Des Moines), Ankeny, Ottumwa, Marshalltown and Sioux City. We’ve been training professionals since 1923.
At Iowa School of Beauty, you can realize your dream of becoming a successful professional in Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Esthetics, Nail Technology, or as an Instructor. Each program provides the classroom instruction and hands-on-training you’ll need to launch an exciting and rewarding new career.
Iowa School of Beauty will provide you with the opportunity to develop essential skills while you explore your talents, passion, and creativity. You’ll experience a positive learning environment with a culture that inspires confidence and success.
Our admissions department would be happy to sit down and explain the programs we have available. As always, there are no hidden fees with your education and your total cost is explained to you before you enroll.
The Cosmetology program consists of 2100 hours of study that can be fulfilled within 60 weeks. A full-time student attends classes a minimum of 35 hours per week.
The Nail Technology program consists of 325 hours of study. (Ottumwa/Marshalltown locations)A student attends classes a minimum of 21 hours per week. When regular attendance is followed the program can be completed within 15 weeks. (Sioux City/Marshalltown option 2) A student attends classes a minimum of 32 hours per week. When regular attendance is followed the program can be completed within 10 weeks.
The Esthetics program consists of 600 hours of study and can be fulfilled within 20 weeks. A student that attends day classes will attend a minimum of 30 hours per week. (Des Moines and Ankeny locations only)
The Massage Therapy program consists of 650 hours of study. A student that attends day classes will attend a minimum of 25 hours per week and can complete the program within 26 weeks. (Program in Ankeny only)
The Instructor Training program consists of 1000 hours of study and can be fulfilled within 25 weeks. A student-teacher attends classes 40 hours per week. The 1000 hours consist of a minimum of 50 hours in teaching demonstrations, 175 hours of teaching observations, 250 hours of Science of Teaching, 525 hours in supervised practical instruction.
We offer financial aid for those who qualify through both Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Student loans.