Which Schools in New York Offer Beauty Courses?

Learn about a variety of beauty courses offered in the state of New York. See program options and classes, admission requirements, and prerequisites for the schools offering these programs. Schools offering Culinary Arts degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

The state of New York offers many options when it comes to beauty and cosmetology programs. Read on to learn about the associated costs and important school information.

What You Should Know

Beauty courses in the state of New York are generally available through 2-year schools. First-time cosmetology students may complete a program within 29-50 weeks, earning the required 1,000 hours of training in basic cosmetology skills through either part- or full-time programs. Many programs are offered during both day and evening hours and some offer specializations in skin care or nail care. If you already have cosmetology training, you might want to consider a post-mortem cosmetology training course that may be completed in about 6 weeks. You might also consider a general esthetics, or skin care training course spanning 50 weeks, or a week-long laser training course for previously licensed estheticians. Programs are hands-on and basic cosmetology and esthetics programs lead to state licensing. Keep reading to choose a program that seems like the right fit.

Cosmetology Programs in the State of New York

Career School of NY

The Career School of NY offers a diverse cosmetology program. You'll study shampooing, permanent waving, manicuring, hairstyling, haircutting, chemical hair straightening, hair coloring, makeup application, skin care and salon management. Depending on your personal needs, you have the choice of attending courses during the day or evening.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology & Hair
  • Program Length: Day program is 29 weeks; evening program is 50 weeks (1,000 hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $12,345 total (for 2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: Entrance test
  • School Type: 2-year, private, non-profit; about 43 undergraduate students

Erie 1 BOCES

Offered through the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), this program will help you prepare for your board exam and may be available at multiple locations. Your program will cover areas involving hair, nails and skin. You may choose to attend classes during the days or evenings as well.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology
  • Program Length: Roughly 42 weeks, full-time (1,000 hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,500 total (for 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Orientation and admission test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 360 undergraduate students

Onondaga - Cortland - Madison BOCES

This interactive program teaches you about hair restructuring, coloring, shaping and massage. You can expect your instruction to take place in both group and individualized settings. Meeting times are late afternoon into the evening.

  • Program Name: Appearance Enhancement - Cosmetology
  • Specialization Areas: Esthetics and nail specialist
  • Program Length: Roughly 37 weeks (1,000 hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,600 total (for 2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: Attend information and testing session
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 400 undergraduate students

Wilson Technological Center

If you already have your cosmetology license, or if you're studying mortuary science, you can learn how to use cosmetic artistry for presentation of the deceased in this program. Classes will meet one evening per week, and field trips to local funeral homes are included.

  • Program Name: Post-Mortem Cosmetology
  • Program Length: About six weeks
  • Tuition: $1,500 (for 2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites:Cosmetology license preferred
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 400 undergraduate students

Esthetics Programs in the State of New York

Career School of NY

Your program at this school includes facials, makeup, superfluous hair, safety, bacteriology, paramedical esthetics, structure of the skin and business practices. Upon completion, you'll be trained for entry-level jobs in skin care. After graduating, you can proceed to take your licensing exam.

  • Program Name: Esthetics
  • Program Length: 50 weeks (600 hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,450 total (for 2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: Entrance test
  • School Type: 2-year, private, non-profit; about 40 undergraduate students

Wilson Technological Center

Taught by licensed estheticians, the use of medical lasers is the focus of this hands-on program. You'll learn about your role in a doctor office or medispa, practicing methods of skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal and the treatment of skin lesions. After finishing this training, you'll be able to decide whether laser treatment is right for an individual.

  • Program Name: Laser-Training For Licensed Estheticians
  • Program Length: one week
  • Tuition: $1,500 (for 2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: License in Esthetics
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 400 undergraduate students

Prospective beauty school students in New York can pursue cosmetology training at the Career School of NY, the Wilson Technological Center, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES or Erie 1 BOCES. Esthetician training is also available at Wilson Technological Center and the Career School of NY.

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