Find an Esthetician School in New York City

City living can be hard on a person’s skin. That may be bad news for New Yorkers, but it’s great news for the aspiring student eager to become an esthetician who can soothe and repair damaged skin. Whether you’re a native or a soon-to-be transplant, New York is a city of 8.5 million people, with quality esthetician schools to choose from and plenty of residents in need of skincare services (Wikipedia, 2017).


Finding the right Esthetician School

If you’re wondering, “Is there an esthetician school near me?” take a look at the schools listed below, and learn about specific programs and two or three nearby. Once you find a school that’s a good match with your career goals, get enrolled! In a short time, you’ll have the training and license you need to keep fellow New Yorkers and tourists looking their best.

Sometimes two or three esthetician schools may all have programs that appeal to you. In such cases, you should try to arrange an in-person visit before you enroll. This extra step can familiarize you with the specific techniques being taught and give you a better idea of the pace, teaching styles and facilities you’ll learn in. It takes a little longer to enroll when you add a visit to your decision steps, but it can also ensure you choose the absolute best school for you.

Becoming a Esthetician in New York City

For providing soothing facials, rejuvenating chemical peels, and other in-demand esthetic services, you’ll earn around $39,120 as a New York City esthetician (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). When you’re scoping out desirable neighborhoods, pay special attention to those with high tourist traffic. People on holiday are already in the mood to be pampered, and since demand for estheticians is growing -- as much as 12 percent through 2024 -- visitors will probably contribute to that growth. Find work in a tourist-friendly salon, and you’ll be well-positioned to reap the financial benefits of this trend.

To start your search, check out the career opportunities for New York City estheticians at these spas, skincare boutiques, and salons:

Joanna Varga
Phone: (212) 949–350
501 5th Ave, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10017


Lenox Laser & Esthetics
Phone: (646) 854-2424
337 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027


Ildi Pekar
Phone: (212) 682-6080
20 E 49th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017


Don’t forget -- there’s more to New York than Manhattan. Get to know the subway system and you’ll have five boroughs to explore before you even think about heading upstate. Maybe you’ll venture into Brooklyn for a night in Williamsburg? Or be a foodie for the day in Queens. There’s always the free Staten Island Ferry … Or make a full day of the Bronx Zoo and Italian food somewhere along Arthur Avenue. Regardless which borough is your favorite, your NYC esthetician training will serve you well.


Esthetician Schools in NYC

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Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics

226 West 26th Street
7th floor, New York NY 10001

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup

9th Floor, 9th Floor, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Long Island Nail, Skin & Hair Institute

3709 Hempstead Turnpike, 3709 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

New York School of Esthetics

3rd floor, 3rd floor
White Plains, NY 10606

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Below are other beauty schools that offer similar programs

Empire Beauty Schools

38-15 Broadway, 38-15 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11103

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

15 Ward Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

2384 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

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

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

332 Route 4 East, 332 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

19 Bank Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

1126 Morris Avenue, 1126 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Program: Cosmetology

Other Schools in this area:

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc.

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Tribeca Inc.

Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics NYC

Arrojo Cosmetology School

Beauty School of Middletown

Cactus Academy

Career School of NY

Dermalogica Academy

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Elite Academy of Beauty Arts

Gloria Francis School of Make-Up Artistry

Grace International Beauty School

Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care

Long Island Barber Institute

New York Institute of Beauty

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Poughkeepsie

Western Suffolk BOCES