New York

New York, where the beauty industry doesn't just give customers access to cool styles, it influences and shapes the beauty industry in other states!

With world-renowned salons, fashion shows, and specialty salons, New York is an excellent place to get started as a cosmetology professional.

Cosmetology Schools in New York City

State License Requirements

To become a licensed cosmetologist, you have to get at least 1,000 hours of training. The New York Division of Licensing Services checks your hours, at which point you must pass a written test and a skills test. Licensing fees include a $40 application fee and a $30 testing fee.

Education Details

There’'s a lot you can do to jump start a career in beauty, but one of the most important factors is your education. Getting accredited, relevant education from trained instructors may help you develop your practical skills and turn your passion for beauty into a real career. Accredited cosmetology schools in NY are legally required to teach specific subjects.

Subjects and Techniques Covered at New York Schools

  • Health and safety
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Hair analysis
  • Disorders and diseases of the hair and scalp
  • Cosmetology chemistry
  • Shampoos, rinses, conditioners, and treatment
  • Hair cutting
  • Hair shaping
  • Hairstyling
  • Chemical restructuring Hair coloring and lightening
  • Nail care and procedures
  • Skin care and procedures

New York beauty schools give students plenty of time to practice on mannequins and clients. Use your time as a student to get feedback and improve your technique.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
4 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology licenses in New York must be renewed every four years and the license renewal fee is $40. There is a $10 late fee for licenses that are renewed after their expiration date. No continuing education hours are currently required, but CEUs are the recommended way of staying on top of changes in the industry.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Job outlook statistics in New York indicate that this field is growing. O*Net expects job openings for cosmetologists to increase 16% between 2014 and 2024 (2016). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $32,040 per year for New York cosmetologists (2016).

Working as a Cosmetologist

Of course, New York City is the beauty and fashion center of both New York and the country as a whole—but the rest of the state has plenty to offer beauty professionals as well. Hairstylists, nail technicians, and estheticians use the latest techniques and products to create new styles and revamp old ones. If you have a mind for business, you could even open your own salon and get a reputation for your high-quality work.

State board Contact Information

New York Dept. of State Division of Licensing Services
Albany Division of Licensing Services
1 Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231
Phone Number: 518-474-4429
Fax Number: 518-473-6648

The New York State Board of Cosmetology can answer any of the additional questions you might have about obtaining a New York cosmetology license that we didn’t note above.

There are few places where style and glamour isn’t as prized as in New
York. Cosmetology is a popular career in the state, and many who pursue
it do enjoy a measure of success either in salons or independently. Budding
cosmetologists take advantage of the data from these organizations.

New York State Division of Licensing Services
New York State Beauty School Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

Find the Beauty Schools in New York that interest you below,

American Beauty School, Inc.

1380 Metropolitan Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10462

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Brooklyn

2384 86th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Buffalo

Walden Place,2190 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Program: Cosmetology

Continental School of Beauty - Syracuse

2803 Brewerton Rd,
Mattydale, NY 13211

Program: Cosmetology

Westchester School of Beauty Culture

6 Gramatan Avenue,
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

Program: Cosmetology

Capri Cosmetology Learning Center

251 West Route 59,
Nanuet, NY 10954

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - New York City-Manhattan

22 West 34th Street,
New York City-Manhattan, NY 10001

Program: Cosmetology

Capri Cosmetology Learning Center

39 North Plank Rd.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Peekskill-Westchester County

19 Bank Street,
Peekskill-Westchester County, NY 10566

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Queens

38-15 Broadway,
Queens, NY 11103

Program: Cosmetology

Continental School of Beauty - Rochester

633 Jefferson Rd,
Rochester, NY 14623

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Rochester

Elmridge Center, 340 Elmridge Center Drive,
Rochester, NY 14626

Program: Cosmetology

Continental School of Beauty-West Seneca

1050 Union Rd,
West Seneca, NY 14224

Program: Cosmetology

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