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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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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Esthetician Schools Near You

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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

9 4th Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Esthetics, Nail Technology

239 Central Avenue 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10606

(914) 631-4432

Brittany Beauty Academy | Hicksville

1400 N Mays Street
Hicksville, NY 11801

9 4th Ave
Bay shore, New York 11706

American Beauty School – Accredited

1380 Metropolitan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

Arrojo Cosmetology School – Accredited

56 King Street
New York, NY 10014

Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics – Accredited

151 W 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes – Accredited

233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Beauty School of Middletown

225 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Berkowits School of Esthetics – Accredited

107-25 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Beval International Beauty School

985 Church Street
Baldwin, NY 11510

Brittany Beauty Academy – Accredited

375 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brittany Beauty Academy – Accredited

3274 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756

Career School of NY – Accredited

350 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

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

1501 Broadway 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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 Adult & Continuing Education

8 Bartles Corner Road
Flemington, NJ 8822

Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care Training – Accredited

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 – Accredited

11 Oval Drive Suite 180
Islandia, NY 11749

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools – Accredited

1458 Route 35 South
Ocean Township, NJ 7712

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

4741 U.S. Route 9
Howell, NJ 7731

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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