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.
Cosmetology Schools Near You
You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Click here to learn more about the requirements in your state.
301 Gibraltar Drive Suite 1-A
Morris Plains, NJ 7950
251 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954
39 North Plank Road
Newburgh, NY 12550
Pine Brook, NJ 7058
Westchester School of Beauty Culture – Accredited
Mount Vernon, NY 10550