Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Diane Theodore
5/7/2024 via Google
via Google

Empire Beauty School must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis since the students are constantly revolving, of course, but today I received an excellent cut and color from RiRi. She helped me choose the right auburn colors for my (sadly) gray roots and the rest of my hair and gave me a lovely cut. I am very pleased. She also has a fun personality and is easy to talk to. I will not be able to afford RiRi when she's finds herself at a salon and can command top dollar, but she will deserve it. Book her while you can! Shout outs to the delightful Ashley who assisted and Miss Gigi who oversees the students and is absolutely charming. Listen, you're not always going to get the most talented student, but for the price, you have to be willing to be a guinea pig. And today I felt like I got a true professional haircut and color. Kudos

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Bella Christensen
4/9/2024 via Google
via Google

I came across Riri’s social media and reached out and booked with her for extensions. I absolutely love them and will be continuing to book with her. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend going there. I also met Ashley who Riri recommended that does amazing nails so I’m booking with her as well! 10/10 experience!

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Mike Czaplinski
4/8/2024 via Google
via Google

Went for a trim and a beard shaping. Nothing complex but Riri did an excellent job, for both me and for my friend who needed a touch up of their hair extensions.

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In the School's Words

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology? Enjoy the personal rewards of helping people look and feel their best. Empire Beauty School offers you a one-of-a-kind educational approach to learning the latest trends and fundamentals of Cosmetology.

You'll learn:

  • Haircutting
  • Styling
  • Coloring
  • Make-up Application
  • And more!

You'll also learn the business basics as we show you how to:

  • Market your skills to new clients
  • Retain clientele
  • Increase your income potential
  • Manage a salon or spa
  • Sell professional products to your clients

Our Programs

At Empire Beauty School, our one-of-a-kind CLiC curriculum is a visual approach to learning. With our education you learn by seeing and doing.

Plus you'll apply your skills on your mannequins using your professional student kit. As part of your new student kit you will receive the Career Success Tablet. Your textbooks and curriculum are downloaded onto your tablet. As you progress through your training, you'll have the confidence to work in a student salon environment with guests.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Our friendly financial aid representatives will help you find the financing that suits you best. We offer a variety of options to help you afford your dreams. is a website for Empire Beauty School students and alumni seeking career opportunities. Stylists can create resumes, develop digital portfolios, search for career opportunities and apply for open positions through one simple site. The beauty career website is part of the education process at Empire which assists students to better understand these elements of their career. Empire Beauty Schools offers job placement assistance through our website

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

For more information about Empire Beauty School's graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at


Empire Beauty School - York offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,250 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $17,500

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $7,500

Nail Technology

Program Length 210 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $125 application fee.

Financial Aid

65% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,678 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

94% Female, 6% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

2% White, 8% Hispanic / Latino, 74% African American, 0% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 2% Two or More, 14% Unknown

142 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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