Iowa School of Beauty operates five locations throughout the state of Iowa. Founded in 1923, the schools goal is to provide the very best education in order to prepare students for a career in the beauty business.
ISB is considered a leader of cosmetology education in Iowa given their rich history and overall reputation. The school is licensed by the Iowa D1epartment of Public Health and accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. The five campuses are located in Des Moines, Ankeny, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, and Sioux City.
ISB offers several programs of varying length to help aspiring students choose the career path that best suits their needs. The dedicated instructing staff will work with students to ensure their strengths and abilities are developed. ISB prides itself on its teachers, record and ability to deliver a quality education.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to apply should set up an appointment with the admissions office. Applicants should complete the admissions form, provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED, and provide a copy of their birth certificate/driver's license along with a copy of their social security card and application fee. The school does offer financial aid assistance. Interested students should complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Iowa School of Beauty – Des Moines. Actual programs may differ from the list below, to get an official list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at 51527911.
Personal Grooming Arts
The personal grooming arts programs listed below are broken down by the number of contact hours offered.
2,100 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $18,000 per year*
- Cost of required supplies: $2,100*
- Takes about 15 months to complete
1,000 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $3,000 per year*
- Cost of required supplies: $100*
- Takes about 6 months to complete
Massage Therapy (650 Hours)
The massage therapy program offered on average takes about six months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.
- Estimated tuition cost of this program is $9,000*
- The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,700*
- 13 students completed this program in the previous reported year
- The length of the massage therapy program is usually 6 months
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Esthetician (600 Hours)
The esthetician program takes about five months for most students to complete.
- Estimated tuition cost of this program is $6,000*
- The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,600*
- 25 students completed this program in the previous reported year
- The length of the esthetician program is usually 5 months
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The program offered on average takes about three months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.
- Estimated tuition cost of this program is $3,000*
- The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $800*
- The length of the program is usually 3 months
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$5,431|
|Receiving Student Loans||58%||$6,926|
Other Cosmetology Schools Nearby
The list of nearby cosmetology schools below offer beauty and cosmetology programs similar to Iowa School of Beauty – Des Moines. Click the links below to get a detailed profile for each school.
- La James International College - Johnston in Johnston, IA (3 miles away)
- American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines in Des Moines, IA (6 miles away)
- Aveda Institute Des Moines in West Des Moines, IA (6 miles away)
- PCI Academy - Ames in Ames, IA (26 miles away)
- Iowa School of Beauty - Marshalltown in Marshalltown, IA (49 miles away)