Cosmetology is a growing and promising profession. When you go to cosmetology school, you will learn everything you need to know to pass a state test to earn your hair cutting license. You will learn about trimming, cutting techniques, coloring, styling, some nail polish and makeup application, and surprisingly a ton of science. You need to know about pressure points, head massage points, muscles, bones, and nerves in the body. You will also learn about chemicals and reactions. Cosmetology is growing because with machines replacing everything, your hair will always grow regardless. Capilo Institute and Empire Beauty Schools are the cosmetology school choices you have in Maine. Capilo is a little bit pricier, but in all it is better. Empire does not teach coloring, cutting, and styling all in the same program like Capilo does. Capilo is Paul Mitchell based, and Empire is Regis based. Capilo is located in Augusta, and Empire has locations in Bangor, Augusta, Portland, and Waterville.