Esthetician Schools and Careers in New York

With a glance at an events calendar in New York, it’s challenging to find a single day where there’s not an expo, event, conference, training workshop, or meetup related to the beauty industry. Long considered the fashion and beauty capital of North America, New York stands with Paris, London, and Milan as one of the four pillars of the global beauty and fashion universe. The world’s top fashion and beauty schools are headquartered in New York, as are the industry’s biggest brands, as are the world’s most famous and influential fashion and beauty shows. Additionally, the world’s only museum dedicated to makeup opened in New York in 2020.

With such a focus on fashion and makeup, estheticians play a significant role in the skin health of New Yorkers. Though they do not do makeup, estheticians help with hair removal and lash extensions, as well as helping clients cleanse and care for skin—especially as makeup can worsen skin challenges like acne. When you include the surrounding metro area, nearly 6,500 skincare professionals are working in New York—almost three times more than in No. 2-ranked Los Angeles.

The city’s cost of living is notoriously prohibitive. Astonishingly, nearly one-ninth of New York’s 8.6 million residents are millionaires, a higher percentage than in any other city on Earth. Estheticians in NYC, however, are relatively well-paid—the median wage of more than $18 an hour is higher than the national median, and industry job growth is projected at a very high 20% between 2016-26, meaning jobs are plentiful.

If jumping in while job growth is high sounds great to you, check out these esthetics programs in New York City.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Esthetician Schools Near You

Artistic Academy of Hair Design

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

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics/Skin Care
Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics

154 West 14th Street Suite 901
New York, NY 10011

Esthetics/Skin Care
Capri Cosmetology Learning Center

251 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954

Cosmetology, Esthetics/Skin Care
Capri Cosmetology Learning Center

39 North Plank Road
Newburgh, NY 12550

Cosmetology, Esthetics/Skin Care, Hair Design, Make-Up Artist Training
Kismet Beauty and Wellness Institute

9 4th Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Esthetics/Skin Care, Nail Technology
New York School of Esthetics & Day Spa

239 Central Avenue 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10606

Esthetics/Skin Care

American Beauty School

1380 Metropolitan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes

233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Beauty School of Middletown

225 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Berkowits School of Esthetics

107-25 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Beval International Beauty School

985 Church Street
Baldwin, NY 11510

Brittany Beauty Academy

375 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brittany Beauty Academy | Hicksville

1400 N Mays Street
Hicksville, NY 11801

Brittany Beauty Academy

3274 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756

Brittany Beauty Academy

29 West 36th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Career School of NY

350 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care and Makeup

1501 Broadway 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Global Beauty and Barber Institute

1485 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY 11003

Grace International Beauty School

136-31 41st Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355

9 4th Ave
Bay shore, New York 11706

Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care Training

57 West 57 Street Suite 1409
New York, NY 10019

Modern International Beauty School

4802 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

New York Institute of Beauty

11 Oval Drive Suite 180
Islandia, NY 11749

Ricci's Academy of Cosmetology

99 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 6470

Roman Academy of Beauty Culture

431 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 7506

Westchester School of Beauty Culture

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

Western Suffolk BOCES

152 Laurel Hill Road
Northport, NY 11768

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