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How much does a Cosmetologist make in the United States? According to the BLS, the median Cosmetologist hourly wage in the United States is $14.26 as of May 2021. Overall employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists, at (visited March 16, 2023).


  • Is virtually recession proof, hair and nails always grow.
  • Offers a wide variety of full and part time positions.
  • Over 50,000 Cosmetology positions went unfilled in 2001.
  • In most cases, allows you to set your own hours.
  • Affords you the flexiblity of nation wide employment opportunities with better than average income.
  • Is an over $52 Billion dollar a year industry.
  • Offers a multitude of continuing education, travel and networking opportunities.
  • Gives you great personal satisfaction by helping others look and feel great.

The Rivertown 1500 hour Cosmetology program will train potential Cosmetologists in the general skill of hairdressing and their practical shop applications. The program includes lectures, demonstrations, student practical and theory work, and written and practical demonstrations. The student will have a great deal of hands on training in a clinical setting. After the first 250 hours of training, students work on the clinic floor under the guidance of our instructors. Rivertown has a large clientele, giving students experience in cutting, styling, perming, hair coloring, manicures, pedicures and all areas the curriculum requires.

Daytime Classes:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday

Evening Classes:
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Monday - Friday

For more information, give one of our Admissions Representatives a call.

Credit Hours 1500
Hourly Rate 12
Tuition Amount $18,000.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Kit Charge $900.00
Book Charge $400.00
Total Tuition $19,400.00

All prices are subject to change without prior notice

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Rivertown School of Beauty, Barber, Skin Care and Nails
3625 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31909