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Cosmetology in New York

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in New York

Around 0.9% of New York's graduates graduate from cosmetology certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,954 cosmetologists graduate from New York's 44 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

USA Beauty School International, which is located in New York, is the top-ranked school in New York that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 57th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 371 students graduated from USA Beauty School International's cosmetology program.

The second-ranked school in New York that has a cosmetology 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 cosmetology from A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc. in 2010.

The third-ranked school in New York with a cosmetology 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 cosmetology programs. Erie 1 BOCES charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


In 2010, the following New York cosmetology schools had the highest tuition rates:

The cosmetology schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in New York were:

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

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in New York pursue careers as a cosmetologist. In 2010, there were 25,160 cosmetologists working in New York. The largest populations of New York cosmetologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bergen County - 15,740 cosmetologists
  2. Nassau County - 4,730 cosmetologists
  3. Erie County - 1,770 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 44,260 cosmetologists will be working in New York state. This would require the number of cosmetologists to grow by 10%.


A cosmetologist in New York makes an average of $28,520 per year. In 2010, however, some New York cosmetologists earned as little as less than $15,660 per year or as much as more than $44,210 per year. The counties in New York with the highest average salary for a cosmetologist are:

  1. Bergen County - $31,240 per year
  2. Warren County - $28,750 per year
  3. Dutchess County - $27,810 per year

On average, cosmetologists earns the least in the following New York counties:

  1. Columbia County - $20,850 per year
  2. Allegany County - $21,600 per year
  3. Chemung County - $22,090 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Barbers n/a $23,060
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 25,160 $28,520 5.8%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 6,680 $20,940
Skincare Specialists 2,310 $35,460 29.8%
Shampooers 2,270 $18,210 84.6%

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