Find out more about cosmetology academies here and other beauty specialties here.

Browse New York cosmetology schools online with our form below. Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed NY cosmetologist.


Take a look at our page about why you should go to beauty school (in case you’re having doubts).

Austin’s School of Spa Technology – Albany

Europa School of Cosmetology – Schenectady

Jordan Lynn School for Appearance Enhancement – Schenectady

Nail & Skin Care Academy – Jamaica

Troy School of Beauty Culture – Troy

USA Beauty School International – New York

Phillips Hair Styling Institute – Syracuse

Continental School of Beauty – Buffalo

Continental School of Beauty – Rochester

Continental School of Beauty – Olean

Continental School of Beauty – Batavia

Continental School of Beauty – West Seneca

Empire Beauty School – Brooklyn

Empire Beauty School – Cheektowaga

Empire Beauty School – Westchester County

Empire Beauty School – Rochester

Empire Beauty School – Manhattan

Empire Beauty School – Queens

John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute – Latham

John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute – New York Mills


John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute – Saratoga Springs

The Salon Professional Academy – Buffalo area / Tonawanda – At TSPA we teach innovation in all things hair, basic skin and nail care, knowledge of beauty business strategies, and training in client services. Our cosmetology program will help prep you for the board exam but, more importantly, for a long and fascinating career in beauty.

Elim Beauty School – Flushing – at Elim we teach our students to be more than just beauty graduates; we prepare them for real-world work in professional salons. Call to arrange an interview or tour.

Westchester School of Beauty Culture – Westchester School of Beauty Culture has been educating for careers in beauty for over 50 years. We are centrally located in lower Westchester servicing the surrounding areas. We are accredited by NACCAS and licensed by the NYS Education Department. Federal Financial Aid is available.

Marjon School of Beauty – Tonawanda


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NY Cosmetology Board info & cosmetology application (pdf).

Academy of NYC – Paul Mitchell Partner School – Staten Island

American Barber Institute – New York

American Beauty School, Inc. – Bronx

Anousheh School of Hair – Binghamton

Arrojo Cosmetology School – New York

Austin Beauty School – Albany

Aveda Institute New York – New York

Beauty School of Middletown – Hyde Park, Middletown

Beval International Beauty School – Baldwin

BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education – Verona

Brittany Beauty School – Bronx, Levittown

Cactus Academy – Paul Mitchell Partner School – Garden City

Capital District Educational Opportunity Center – Troy

Capri Cosmetology Learning Center – Nanuet, Newburgh

Career School Beauty Institute – Staten Island

Carsten Institute of Cosmetology – New York

Continental School of Beauty

Elite Academy of Beauty Art – Brooklyn

Ferrara’s Beauty School – Forest Hills

John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute

Leon Studio One School of Hair Design – Buffalo area / Amherst

Long Island Beauty School – Hauppauge, Hempstead

Midway Paris Beauty School – Brooklyn

OCM Boces – Liverpool

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute – Binghamton, Poughkeepsie

Shear Ego International School of Hair Design – Rochester

Southern Westchester BOCES – Harrison

The Hair Design Institute – Brooklyn, Manhattan

The Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology – Albany

Western Suffolk BOCES – Northport

Let us know if we missed any cosmetology schools in NY.