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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in New York

Around 0.9% of New York's graduates graduate from beauty certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,924 beauty professionals graduate from New York's 44 beauty schools.

Top Schools

USA Beauty School International, which was ranked 57th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New York that has a beauty program. It is located in New York. 350 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from USA Beauty School International in 2010.

The second-ranked school in New York that has a beauty program is A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc.. A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc., which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in New York. 219 students graduated with certificate in beauty from A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc. in 2010.

The third-ranked school in New York with a beauty program is Erie 1 BOCES, which is located in Buffalo. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. In 2010, Erie 1 BOCES graduated 74 students from its beauty programs. Tuition at Erie 1 BOCES was $0 per year.


In 2010, the beauty schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New York were:

The following New York beauty schools had the lowest tuition rates:

A beauty certificate from a New York school... what next?

beauty graduates in New York can go into a variety of professions such as barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, salon manager, and makeup artist. If you decide to work as a beauty professional in New York, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 42,480 New York beauty professional as of 2010. This number includes 25,160 hairdressers, barbers, and 2,310 estheticians. The New York counties with the largest populations of beauty professional are:

  1. Bergen County - 26,970 beauty professionals
  2. Nassau County - 6,970 beauty professionals
  3. Erie County - 2,440 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 17% by 2018. There are projected to be 68,450 beauty professionals working in New York then. Of these 68,450 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 44,260 will be hairdressers, 6,570 will be barbers, and 3,190 will be estheticians.


beauty professionals in New York make an average of $45,663 per year. In 2010, however, some New York beauty professional earned as little as less than $15,660 per year or as much as more than $111,170 per year. The counties in New York with the highest average salary for beauty professionals are:

  1. Bergen County - $47,585 per year
  2. Dutchess County - $42,875 per year
  3. Tompkins County - $42,827 per year

The following counties in New York have the lowest average salaries for beauty professional:

  1. Chemung County - $27,950 per year
  2. Columbia County - $28,020 per year
  3. Cayuga County - $30,645 per year

The beauty professionals with highest average salaries in New York were:

  1. Makeup Artist - $77,420 per year
  2. Cosmetology Instructor - $63,880 per year
  3. Salon Manager - $45,640 per year

On average, the lowest paid beauty professionals in New York were:

  1. Hairdresser - $28,520 per year
  2. Barber - $23,060 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New York statistics regarding a career in beauty and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as cosmetology or fashion.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Beauty in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Barbers n/a $23,060
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance n/a $77,420
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 25,160 $28,520 5.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 9,690 $45,640 -11.7%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 5,320 $63,880 28.5%
Skincare Specialists 2,310 $35,460 29.8%

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