Fully Accredited

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences.


Progressive Curriculum

Intergrate variety of teaching methods including virtual lessons and working with E Books.

Technical Training

Develop your skills with hands on training in our Student Salon and Spa daily with professional products and business building skills.

Student Support

Experienced Staff to assist each student from the enrollment process to job placement.

Our Story

Altoona Beauty School’s fine reputation has been maintained since its establishment in August 1956. Altoona Beauty School is proud to have graduated thousands of professionals. Many of our graduates have gone on to work as stylists, salon managers or platform artists. A great deal have opened salons and surpassed even their own dreams. Altoona Beauty School continually strives to update and improve our facility and curriculums to offer students the best education at an affordable price.

Our objective at Altoona Beauty School is to prepare our students for a successful career in today’s modern world of cosmetology. To achieve these goals, we have a team of instructors who are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. The staff attends various seminars and workshops throughout the year to stay on top of today’s ever changing hair trends, as well as teaching techniques.

Altoona Beauty School practices no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, age, religion, sex, financial status or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Meet the Coaches!

An Altoona Beauty School Coach is what sets us apart. Our Coaches are passionate about their craft and educated to the highest standards in Altoona Beauty School methods. Coaches are continually updated and trained in new techniques in order to deliver subject matter to all learning styles students may posess. They share knowledge daily to enure every student receives a quality education to become successful in their future careers. Learn from coaches who love what they do!

Linzi Biesinger

Sassoon Trained  NAB Team Leader Dermalogica Certifified

Teresa Madigan

Director of Education
Title IX Coordinator
Financial Aid

Jamie Miller

Cosmetology Coach
NAB Team Leader Sassoon Trained

Kim Smith

Cosmetology Coach
NAB Team Leader Sassoon Trained

Rebecca Westpfahl

Esthetician Coach

Dermalogica Certified

Jennifer Wilt

Career Coach

Nail Tech Coach

Missy Johnson

Front Desk Coach