Highland Springs, VA has twenty cosmetology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dominion School of Hair Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 22. It is the 850th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Cosmetology students from Highland Springs schools who go on to become cosmetologists, hair stylists, barbers, skin care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 349,210 people working as hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $27,070. Also, Manicurists and pedicurists make on average $22,150 per year and there are about 53,020 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Richmond area alone, there are ** employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $18,390. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $30,760/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Highland Springs lies in Henrico county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Richmond area has 595,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.03/hr average worker wage, and a $43,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.112 out of every 1000 jobs in Highland Springs are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and **/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 20 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Highland Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Richmond comes out as the most expensive ($33,528/yr) for cosmetology students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Highland Springs|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||55.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||90.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||95.3 miles|