Comprehensive, forward-thinking cosmetology education for everyone

As a licensed cosmetologist, you have the opportunity to explore a wide range of careers, from hairstyling and salon ownership to becoming a beauty educator and beyond. In our courses, we’re committed to providing a variety of skills that can help launch your career in the captivating world of beauty.
PMCA takes a multicultural approach to cosmetology education, offering one of Pennsylvania’s only natural hair braiding courses. Students can learn how to work with all hair textures and can have the opportunity to master a wide range of cosmetology skills in a supportive, hands-on environment
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Why Choose
Pittsburgh Multicultural Cosmetology Academy?


Our in-depth cosmetology courses can prepare you for state board exams and cover the latest beauty techniques and trends.


Practice skills in our student salon under the supervision of expert instructors. All students can have the chance to work with real clients in a real setting.

Class Sizes

We keep class sizes small to ensure that every student gets one-on-one attention and support. You’re not just a name to our instructors.

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What Pittsburgh Students Are Saying

Excellent curriculum, seasoned teachers, an abundance of information and job placement, by far the best cosmetology Academy I've seen!

Autumn B.

Amazing school. They really make you feel good. I suggest PMCA to everyone I know.

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FAQs About Our Cosmetology Classes

Who can enroll in our courses?

Our courses are open to students over the age of 18 who have completed high school or a GED equivalent. Students will need to complete an application in order to enroll.

What are the graduation requirements for this program?

Graduation requirements vary depending on which course you enroll in. Our complete cosmetology course (which includes our natural hair braiding program) requires 1260 hours. Our standalone natural hair braiding program requires 315 hours, while our instructor program requires 630 hours. Students will prepare to take the Pennsylvania Cosmetology State Board examination.

Do you accept financial aid?

We currently accept federal financial aid for our cosmetology course. However, we do not typically accept financial aid for our natural hair braiding course or our instructor course.*

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

What will I learn in PMCA’s cosmetology courses?

PMCA’s cosmetology courses cover a wide variety of hair, skin, makeup, and nail techniques. We also believe that students should learn to work with all hair textures regardless of their background. Therefore, we specialize in teaching hair techniques for all hair types.

Our natural hair braiding course covers French braids, cornrows, twists, dreads, and a variety of other natural hairstyles.

In addition to cosmetology techniques, we also teach business development skills that can be essential for a career in the beauty industry.

Do you offer cosmetology instructor training?

Our cosmetology instructor course can provide the education you need to become a licensed instructor. We cover teaching methodology and business management in addition to practical skills that can prepare you for a future in the industry.

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Pittsburgh Multicultural Cosmetology Academy

415 Smithfield St Floor 3,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Multicultural Cosmetology Academy

415 Smithfield St Floor 3,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222