Top notch beauty schools in New York City provide the training needed to meet the diverse service opportunities demanded by its clientele from nails to elaborate day spas. With salons and day spas stretching across neighborhoods from the Bronx to the Upper West Side, a license in cosmetology in New York City provides promising employment possibilities.

Empire Beauty School

Manicure
Manicure

Nationally accredited, in business for over 70 years and with three campuses across New York City (Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens), the Empire Beauty School is one of the city’s largest and possibly the finest. Students receive all the instruction needed to pass licensing exams, with a focus on skin care, makeup, hair styling and manicuring. Students also learn how to perform massages. Employment possibilities include work right at the school as instructors on graduation. Successful completion leads to state licensure in cosmetology. Programs include cosmetology and hairstyling, nail technology, and teacher of cosmetology.

Empire Beauty School, Inc. 22 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001 (866) 232-2771 empire.edu

The USA Beauty School

Hair styling
Hair styling

The USA Beauty School International has several programs in cosmetology and hairdressing. The curriculum includes a focus on hair styling, coloring, nail and skin care, health and safety, anatomy and physiology, and even some instruction in Asian languages. English as a Second Language courses are offered when needed so that all students can be successful. The school commits itself to “assist students in making the transition from school to employment in the cosmetology field.” All students are prepared to take the New York state board examinations for licensure in cosmetology. Admission involves passing a written entrance exam that tests basic skills.

USA Beauty School International, Inc. 87 Walker Street, Ground Floor New York, NY 10013 (212) 431-0505 usabeautyschool.com/en

New York International Beauty School

Facial
Facial

The New York International Beauty School prepares students for cosmetology practice through 1,000 hours of training in hair styling, coloring and washing, nail and skin care, health and safety practices. Students get to practice in the low-cost beauty salon on real customers for hair cutting, styling, braiding, highlights and coloring, perms, manicures, and facials. The school offers a cosmetology program as well as a cosmetology refresher for those re-entering the field. All students prepare to take the New York State board exam for licensure in cosmetology. Services services include job placement for graduates.

500 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018 (212) 868-7174 nyibs.com