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The Hair Design School is part of the Empire Beauty Schools network. Operated under the same family for nearly three generations, Empire has one core value: To create opportunities for people to improve their lives. Empire’s goal is to be the global leader in cosmetology education, focusing on the success and satisfaction of students and co-workers throughout their careers.
The largest provider of cosmetology education in North America—with more than 100 schools in 22 states—Empire trains approximately 20,000 students annually.
Interesting Empire facts:
- Empire Beauty Schools started way back in 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
- Over the next 65 years, Empire would continue in their home state of Pennsylvania.
- Finding the Atlanta, Georgia market to be a good match for Empire’s philosophies and values, Empire acquired three schools there in 2000.
- Empire Beauty Schools merged with the Regis Corporation in 2007. Regis Corporation operates over 12,000 salons, providing continuous job opportunities.