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Welcome to Shears Cosmetology School

Face the Future with A Career You Love

At Shears Cosmetology School, our mission is to prepare our graduates for a successful career in the cosmetology field. Our programs will prepare you with the latest techniques, knowledge, and trends that are necessary for you to work in your chosen profession. Our instructors are well educated, highly skilled, and have been in the industry for an excess of 20+ years.

The field of cosmetology is ever-expanding. Whether as a professional Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Nail Technician, you will find yourself engaged in a career that is dynamic, rewarding, and in-demand. Shears Cosmetology School services Carlisle, PA and the surrounding areas.

We Offer A Full Range of Programs


Our 1250-hour Cosmetology program teaches a variety of topics, including hair design and cutting, color and texture, business, and retail. Students will be prepared to pass the licensure exam and obtain gainful employment.


Turn your love for beauty and skin care into a rewarding career with our 450-hour Esthetician program. Learn about the structure of the skin and its function, disorders of the skin, and professional business skills.

Nail Technician

Our Nail Technician program consists of 300 hours of study designed to guide students in mastering the skills, science, and creativity required to achieve success in the nail care industry. Perform manicures, pedicures, nail art, and more!

Natural Hair Braiding

The 300-hour, comprehensive Natural Hair Braiding program introduces students to the art of natural hair braiding, weaving, styling, and scalp care. Become a licensed professional and take your skills and career to the next level.


Become an educator and help raise the bar of training with our 500-hour Teacher’s program. Learn classroom management as well as the techniques needed to teach students how to succeed in the beauty industry.


Licensed professionals can return to school to reacquaint themselves with the basics, master new skills, and enhance their techniques with our Refresher courses. It’s important for all beauticians to regularly hone their craft and skills.

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    Why Choose Shears Cosmetology School?

    Experienced Instructors

    Our knowledgeable, experienced staff is dedicated to our mission of providing a top-notch Cosmetology education and striving to exceed our students’ expectations.

    High Quality Programs

    The programs we offer are organized and structured, offering theory and practical training, continuous progress monitoring, and constructive feedback.

    Clinic Floor Services

    Hands-on training on our clinic floor gives our students the opportunity to practice on all textured hair, nail, and skin types, and experience working with actual customers.

    Licensing & Employment

    Pass the state licensing exam and obtain employment in an entry level position upon graduation. Enjoy a career in the field of Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Manicuring.

    Additional Benefits

    Our students not only become licensed professionals, but they also develop desirable work habits, attitude, and pride in workmanship to help them excel in the beauty industry.

    Affordable Tuition

    We offer affordable tuition rates, cheap education fees, and a variety of payment options, making enrollment quick and easy! Book an admissions tour today and start your new career.

    Is Cosmetology school right for you?


    Clinic Floor Pricing

    Haircut w/ Shampoo & Blow Dry
    Shampoo, Blow Dry, & Heat Style
    Haircut, Blow Dry, & Style
    Shampoo & Set
    Scalp Treatment
    Eyebrow Waxing
    Lip Waxing
    Chin Waxing
    Full Face Waxing
    Virgin Color
    Gel Nail Polish
    Acrylic Nails (Full Set) + Gel
    Acrylic Nails (Full Set)
    Fill In w/ Gel
    Fill In
    Cosmetology Facial
    Spa Facial
    Chemical Peel
    Basic Makeup Application
    Bridal, Prom, or Formal
    Artificial Lash Strips

    Have any questions? Call us now!

    (717) 462-4455

    Happy Clients. Satisfied Students.

    “Started July 2018, finished May 2019, became licensed September 2019! I felt prepared to take the state board test and the ladies in the office are very helpful with showing the steps that are needed to take.”

    Jamie Godusky

    “Shears is an excellent and exciting cosmetology school to attend! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and beyond willing to help you advance to become better and better with each passing day. I had put off going to beauty school for years, but am very happy with my decision to finally get my education here!”

    Bree Engel

    “If you’re looking for a great place to learn, or for a place to get your hair done, this is the spot! The atmosphere is fun and exciting and they have awesome staff! The services are not expensive and it helps the students advanced their career goals! This school is like no other!”

    Marissa Snyder


    All prospective students are welcome to tour our facilities and meet with our staff.

    Contact Info


    50 Alexander Spring Rd
    Carlisle, PA 17015

    Call us

    (717) 462-4455


    Monday - Friday
    8:30am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm