Receive professional beauty instruction in Pittsburgh

Our 1250-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 & 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. Your instruction will also include makeup, skin care, waxing, 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 to get on the path towards 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.

Students come from far and wide to attend our beauty school, including Pittsburgh, all of western Pennsylvania, and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. You’ll attend your beauty classes with other fun individuals who are also serious about starting their careers as cosmetologists.


Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Textbook, interactive Coursemate and exam review book.


Students will receive (2) uniform sets, a kit with professional styling tools and materials necessary perform the required hair services. Also, a wax kit, M.U.D. 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 M.U.D. Makeup Level 1 Certification.

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Mud make up partnership

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

As an Esthetics or Cosmetology student, you will receive a MUD Make up Kit and 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 education methodology that helped make MUD a bedrock in makeup education, the beauty essentials course plus the Level II Certification is transferable to their main campuses in Los Angeles and New York.

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

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Attend an accredited organization

Know that you’re getting the very best cosmetology education possible by attending an accredited school. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, and are members of multiple organizations, including the Pennsylvania Cosmetology Association.

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