Where Can I Get Cosmetology Certification in New York?

Learn about cosmetology certification in New York. See the program options, requirements and courses, and get job growth and salary information for the state. Schools offering Culinary Arts degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Cosmetology is an attractive career for many students because of all the various specialities within the field. For students seeking certification in New York state, there are a number of schools to choose from that offer programs with instruction in nail care, hair, skin care, and variety of other topics.

Cosmetology Certification Training Schools in New York

Career School NY

You'll learn all of the techniques covered on the New York licensing exam in this program. In addition to technical skills such as hair styling, makeup techniques and manicuring, you'll study chemistry as it relates to cosmetology, as well as sterilization and professional development. Daytime classes meet Monday through Friday; evening classes are held Monday through Thursday.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology and Hair
  • Program Length: 1,000 hours
  • Tuition: $12,345 (Program cost 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: High school diploma, GED or passing score on nationally approved entrance exam
  • School Type: Less than 2-year, private, not-for-profit; 67 students (all undergraduate)

Erie 1 BOCES

Erie 1 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Adult Workforce Development Center offers a cosmetology program. The cosmetology program will offers daytime and evening classes at the West Seneca location. The program prepares you to take the state licensing exam through instruction in skin care, nail care and all aspects of hair styling and processing.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology
  • Program Length: 1,000 hours
  • Tuition: $7,000 (Program cost 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Job skills training orientation and testing session at Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center
  • School Type: Less than 2-year, public; 369 students (all undergraduate)

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

The Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Counties' BOCES offers cosmetology programs in two locations - the Liverpool Career Training Center and the Cortland Center for New Careers at McEvoy. Both locations teach the basics of hairdressing, manicuring and skin care. Students at the Cortland Center for New Careers learn in state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience through internships at local salons. At the Liverpool Career Training Center, students operate an in-school salon and work with paying clients from the community.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology
  • Program Length: 1,000 hours
  • Tuition: $8,600 - includes tuition, books, supplies and kit (Program cost 2015-2016)
  • School Type: Less than 2-year, public; about 510 students (all undergraduate)

Western Suffolk BOCES

The Wilson Tech campus of the Western Suffolk BOCES offers a cosmetology certificate program that will prepare you for New York's cosmetology licensure exam. You will practice styling, manicures, coloring and other cosmetic disciplines on mannequins, classmates and clinic clients. Cosmetology courses begin on the first of every month, and they are offered in both full-time day and part-time evening schedules at the Northport campus.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology
  • Program Length: 1,000 hours
  • Tuition:: $10,299 (Program cost 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: U.S. high school diploma, GED or an acceptable score on an Ability to Benefit Test approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • School Type: 2-year, public; almost 340 students (all undergraduate)

In summary, students seeking cosmetology certification in New York can choose from Western Suffolk BOCES, Erie 1 BOCES, the Career School NY, and Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES.

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