Attend Cosmetology School In Pittsburgh!

Our 1,250-hour Cosmetology Program is designed to give you the ultimate beauty education experience. As a cosmetologist, your scope of license includes hair, skin care, and nails. At South Hills Beauty Academy & North Hills Beauty Academy we make it a priority that our students are well rounded in all aspects so you are salon ready upon graduation. Our qualified instructors will teach you everything from the basics to advanced methods in hair design including: styling, cutting, color, chemical texturizing, and more. Our instructional cosmetology school in Pittsburgh also includes makeup, skin care, waxing, nail enhancements, manicures, and pedicures.

By becoming a cosmetology student, you’re not just learning how to do hair, nails, and skin care. You’ll be getting the education you need for a successful career. The curriculum satisfies state requirements for professional licensing that prepares students for a wide variety of career paths in the beauty industry that can take you where you want to go.

Student Salon & Spa

Once a Student successfully completes the 0 – 300 hour fundamental curriculum you will gain hands on experience in our Student Salon & Spa.

The clinic service floor is a full-service, non-request teaching salon that allows students to apply their communication & consultation skills to live models and their practical skills to a variety of hair textures and types. Students work on clients under the direct supervision of Clinic instructors. All work is evaluated and recorded daily.

Students come from far and wide to attend our beauty school! You’ll be able to attend your beauty classes with other fun individuals who are also serious about starting their careers as cosmetologists.


Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Textbook & interactive MindTap online code

13th Edition Milady Standard Cosmetology ISBN
Exam Review 9781285769554
MindTap and Hard Cover Textbook 9781305721937


Students will receive (2) uniform sets, a kit with professional styling tools and materials necessary perform the required hair services. Also, a wax kit, MUD Beauty Essentials makeup Kit, DMK skin care kit, and a nail kit is included. You will have the learning tools to not only get you through school but also get you started in a salon when you graduate.


After a student completes 1,250 hours, performs required services, passes exams, and fulfills all financial obligations to the school, they may graduate. You will receive a diploma and a MUD Makeup Level 1 Certification.

Tuition | $18,845.00

Tuition Balances can be satisfied as follows: Paid in full | Monthly installments | Financial Aid Awards: Direct Student loans/ PELL Grant |PA Forward Loans| Scholarships

The tuition includes all books, Kit, (2) uniforms and supplies necessary to complete the course of study.

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Mud Make Up Partnership

Find out what South Hills Beauty Academy and North Hills Beauty Academy are all about! As a MUD Make-up Partner School, our esthetician programs will immerse you in the fundamentals of makeup artistry.

As an aesthetics or cosmetology student, you will receive a MUD makeup kit and the course books for the level I make-up artist certification. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate for the completion of the 84-hour Beauty Essentials course.

Based on the same educational methodology that helped make MUD a bedrock in makeup education, the Beauty Essentials course plus the Level II Certification is transferable to the MUD main campuses in Los Angeles and New York.

Contact our admissions representative today to schedule a personal tour of our facility, or to ask a question about financial assistance and scholarships — please call 412-561-3381. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Attend an accredited organization

We are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, and are members of multiple organizations, including the Pennsylvania Cosmetology Association so that we can provide the very best cosmetology education possible to our students.

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