Fully Accredited

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences.

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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 curriculum 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.

Learn it! Live it! Love it!

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

    President Sassoon Trained  NAB Team Leader Dermalogica Certified

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  • Teresa Madigan

    Director of Education Title IX Coordinator Financial Aid Milady Master Educator

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  • Jamie Miller

    Cosmetology Coach NAB Team Leader Sassoon Trained Certified Master Educator Level 1 & Level 2

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  • Kim Smith

    Student Teacher Coach Cosmetology Coach NAB Team Leader Sassoon Trained Pro MUA Certified Electrologist

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  • Rebecca Westpfahl

    Esthetician Coach Dermalogica Certified Pro MUA Certified Electrologist Certified Lash Artist

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  • Jennifer Wilt

    Career Coach Nail Tech Coach Pro MUA Certified Electrologist Certified Lash Artist

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  • Elizabeth Leeper

    Cosmetology Coach NAB Team Leader Sassoon Trained Pro MUA

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  • Susan Kephart

    Front Desk Coach

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Linzi Biesinger

President
Sassoon Trained
NAB Team Leader
Dermalogica Certified
Pro MUA
Certified Electrologist
Certified Lash Artist

Milady Master Educator

Teresa Madigan

Director of Education
Title IX Coordinator
Financial Aid

Milady Master Educator

Jamie Miller

Cosmetology Coach
NAB Team Leader

Sassoon Trained

Certified Master Educator Level 1 & Level 2

Kim Smith

Student Teacher Coach

Cosmetology Coach
NAB Team Leader

Sassoon Trained

Pro MUA

Certified Electrologist

Rebecca Westpfahl

Esthetician Coach

Dermalogica Certified

Pro MUA

Certified Electrologist

Certified Lash Artist

Jennifer Wilt

Career Coach

Nail Tech Coach

Pro MUA

Certified Electrologist

Certified Lash Artist

Elizabeth Leeper

Cosmetology Coach

NAB Team Leader

Sassoon Trained

Pro MUA

Susan Kephart

Front Desk Coach

Student Testimonials

  • The school offers a lot of support to their students. The staff is willing to help students to the best of their ability. The education is excellent, and the hands-on training far exceeded my expectations.

    Crystal J

    Great School! Super sad to go but very excited to begin my cosmetology career on my own. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me. I will cherish it & this school forever!

    Rachel K.

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