New York Skin Care & Esthetics Schools

Whether you want to work in the Big Apple or upstate, for students looking for a skin care and esthetics career in New York, this is one of the top states in the country for the profession.

Get Esthetics Training in New York

Students looking for a beauty career in New York can consider attending an esthetics school in the state to pursue a specialty path in the trade. Estheticians are skin care specialists who provide facials, waxing, makeup application, and anti-aging skin care treatments to clients. This career has a promising potential for growth according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and in fact the state is the fourth highest employer for this job. Graduating from an esthetics school here requires dedication and attention to detail on the student's part. The New York Department of Labor also shows that earnings for these professionals may be even higher for estheticians working in the performing arts, than for estheticians working in spas or salons.

Earn Your New York Esthetician License

NY esthetics students study bacteriology, health and safety, skin anatomy, and other aspects of professional salon operations. They learn the arts of giving facials and providing hair removal services, along with techniques for applying cosmetics, airbrush make up, and spray tans. The New York Department of State - Division of Licensing Services requires completion of 600 hours of coursework, and passing written and practical tests. New York does not allow apprenticeship training to count towards the initial licensing education requirement. Once coursework and tests are completed and verified, the Division issues the initial esthetician license.

Work as a New York Esthetician

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the annual average salary for estheticians in New York is $34,170 before tips. New York has the fourth highest employment level for skin care specialists in the nation, with more than 2,300 licensed as of May 2012. New York City has the second highest employment level for estheticians among all cities in the country. Nearly 1600 estheticians work in the metropolitan area. Estheticians in New York City earn an annual average salary of $37,780 before tips. The profession is projected grow by 30 percent in this state by 2020, compared to 25 percent growth nationwide. Licensed estheticians work providing skin care services in spas, salons, department stores, hotels, and resorts. They can become makeup artists for photography studios, theaters, and in the film industry. New York City is second only to Los Angeles in the employment of theatrical and performance makeup artists. These professionals train as estheticians and then perfect their craft through ongoing training and years of practice.

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Esthetics/Skin Care Schools in New York (alphabetized by city)
Buffalo area / Tonawanda, NY

The Salon Professional Academy is committed to excellence. We train students in all the business, technical and academic skills to assure a successful career.
Levittown, NY

The The Nail & Skin Institute Institute has been educating students in a state-of-the-art learning environment in which students are granted the opportunity...
Mattydale, NY

Make your future one that's full of possibilities with Continental School of Beauty. We offer Cosmetology and Esthetics programs to help you reach your career goals...
Nanuet, NY

Whether you need a career to improve your quality of life or just a second income, Capri Cosmetology Learning Center has the right program to fit your needs.
New York, NY

Atelier Esthtique Institute of Esthetics (AEIE) in New York City is one of the industry's most respected educational facilities and distribution centers for estheticians.
Newburgh, NY

Do you want to work in the glamorous beauty industry, own a business or begin a career in the exciting field of fashion? Capri Cosmetology Learning Center - Newburgh can give you a solid foundation for success.
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Bronx, NY

We're a comprehensive, post-secondary vocational school centrally located in the Parkchester area of the Bronx, NY. Classes offered in both English and Spanish. Cosmetology & Esthetics...
Brooklyn, NY

We have been involved with educational training for over fifty years and are proud to offer a high quality level of education...
Brooklyn, NY

Our dedicated staff and experienced instructors are committed to providing you with the individual attention and...
Hauppauge, NY

We offer a curriculum that is well diversified. The many disciplines that you will receive will further personal creativity and career direction. The curriculum includes...
Hempstead, NY

We offer a curriculum that is well diversified. The many disciplines that you will receive will further personal creativity and career direction. The curriculum includes...
Levittown, NY

Our staff and faculty recognize and accept our responsibility to you the student and to the cosmetology industry as a whole. Our sole mission is a clear commitment to producing...
Mt. Vernon, NY

Our curriculum is designed to fulfill all the course requirements necessary to become licensed hairdressers, to provide the students with proper training and the expertise needed to...
Staten Island, NY

The Cosmetology Program features design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, makeup, fashion trends...

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