Cosmetology Schools and Careers in New York

New York City is considered by many to be the fashion center of the U.S. People in the city work hard to look their best—not just the 18 million-plus residents of the metropolitan area, but also the tourists who swarm the streets. That means cosmetologists like you are in high demand. NYC is brimming with opportunities that you can't find elsewhere. It has the greatest number of theatres of any city in the world, hosts hundreds of fashion events each year—including the internationally renowned New York Fashion Week, and is home to many of the world's top hair salons. The city also has the second-highest number of celebrity residents—all of whom need your services.

In May 2019, cosmetologists in the New York City metropolitan area earned a mean salary of $36,130 per year ($17.37 per hour). Job growth in the state of New York is twice the national average for cosmetologists—18% between 2016 and 2026.

If you are interested in becoming a cosmetologist in the vibrant city of New York, check out the schools below. All will provide you with the 1,000 hours of training required by New York state and prepare you for licensing exams.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Learn more about the requirements in your state.

301 Gibraltar Drive Suite 1-A
Morris Plains, NJ 7950

(973) 656-1401
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

251 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954

(845) 623-6339
Cosmetology, Esthetics

39 North Plank Road
Newburgh, NY 12550

Cosmetology, Esthetics

38-15 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11103

(800) 920-4593

15 Ward Street
Bloomfield, NJ 7003

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

2384 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

(800) 920-4593

22 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

(800) 920-4593

332 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 7652

(800) 920-4593

19 Bank Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

(800) 920-4593

1126 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 7083

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

Brittany Beauty Academy | Hicksville

1400 N Mays Street
Hicksville, NY 11801

Cosi Bella Academy of Beauty | New York

145 N 3rd Street
New York, NY 7093

Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics NYC – Accredited

187 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306

American Beauty School – Accredited

1380 Metropolitan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

Arrojo Cosmetology School – Accredited

56 King Street
New York, NY 10014

ASA College

151 Lawrence Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes – Accredited

233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Beauty Culture Academy – Accredited

233 Stobe Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Beauty School of Middletown

225 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Bella Cosmetology Institute

532 10Th Street
Pallsades Park, NJ 7650

Beval International Beauty School

985 Church Street
Baldwin, NY 11510

Blanco's Barber & Beauty Academy

1 Bloomfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 7104

Brittany Beauty Academy – Accredited

210 East 188th Street Floor 2
Bronx, NY 10458

Brittany Beauty Academy – Accredited

375 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Capri Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

268 Brick Boulevard
Brick, NJ 8723

Capri Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

1595 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 7011

Capri Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

660 North Michigan Avenue
Kenilworth, NJ 7033

Capri Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

615 Winters Avenue
Paramus, NJ 7652

Career School of NY – Accredited

350 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Carsten Institute of Cosmetology

290 Madison Avenue 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care and Makeup – Accredited

285 Changebridge Road
Pine Brook, NJ 7058

Cosi Bella Academy of Beauty

6020 Bergenline Avenue
West New York, NJ 7093

Cosmo Beauty Academy

431 North Midland Avenue
Saddle Brook, NJ 7663

CUNY Queensborough Community College

222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364

Cutting Edge Academy – Accredited

45 Sunset Strip And Route 10 East
Succasunna, NJ 7876

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

375 Locust Avenue
Oakdale, NY 11769

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

970 North Griffing Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

Essex County College

303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

Global Beauty and Barber Institute

1485 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY 11003

Grace International Beauty School – Accredited

136-31 41st Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355

Hunterdon County Polytech (high school students only)

10 Junction Road
Flemington, NJ 08822

Hunterdon County Polytech Adult & Continuing Education

8 Bartles Corner Road
Flemington, NJ 8822

Innovate Salon Academy – Accredited

4985 Stelton Road
South Plainfield, NJ 7080

International Barber & Beauty Institute

118 East Suffolk Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722

Long Island Beauty School – Accredited

173-A Fulton Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Long Island Beauty School – Accredited

544 Route 111
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Luxurious Beauty Academy

368 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Midway Paris Beauty School – Accredited

54-40 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Modern International Beauty School

4802 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Monmouth County Vocational School District

4000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 7728

Morris County Vocational School District

400 East Main Street
Denville, NJ 7834

Nassau BOCES

1196 Prospect Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590

New York College of Health Professions

6801 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791

New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants

33-10 Queens Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

137 Bey Lea Road
Toms River, NJ 8753

Parisian Beauty School – Accredited

21 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 7601

Parisien Beauty School

50-15 Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

712 Route 70
Brick, NJ 8723

Pro Beauty Academy

1655 Oak Tree Road Suite
Edison, NJ 8820

Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools – Accredited

121 Watchung Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 7060

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools – Accredited

1458 Route 35 South
Ocean Township, NJ 7712

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools – Accredited

312 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 8861

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools – Accredited

5518 Bergenline Avenue
West New York, NJ 7093

The Bridge Advanced Academy

1420 Burnet Avenue
Union, NJ 7083

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

4741 U.S. Route 9
Howell, NJ 7731

Total Image Beauty Academy – Accredited

3900 Bergenline Avenue 2nd Floor
Union City, NJ 7087

Tribeca Barber & Beauty Academy

95-16 63rd Road
Rego Park, NY 11374

Union County Vocational Technical School

1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 7076

Westchester School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

6 Gramatan Avenue 2nd Floor Suite 200
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Western Suffolk BOCES – Accredited

152 Laurel Hill Road
Northport, NY 11768

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