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Esthetician Schools in New York

State requirements for esthetician licensing in New York:

  • Must be at least 17 years old.
  • At least six hundred (600) hours of combined classroom and practical training from an approved esthetician school.
  • This license will need to be renewed after four (4) years.

Estimated cost: The list below is a list of esthetician schools and the accompanying cost.

  • Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics (NYC)
    • $8,100
  • New York School of Esthetics
    • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $100
    • Student Kit & Supplies: $650
    • Education Materials: $500
    • Uniform: $50
    • Tuition: $7,375
    • TOTAL: $8,675
  • Christine Valmy
    • Tuition & Fees $8,310
    • Books & Supplies $685
    • TOTAL: $8,995

Required skills and classes: Students must undergo a 600 training course which is comprised of the following:

  • Professional esthetician qualities
  • History of esthetics
  • Role of the esthetician
  • Sterilization, disinfection, and sanitation procedures
  • Anatomy, physiology, and nutrition
  • Cell, tissue, organ, and body system structure and functions
  • Physical and chemical agents

State licensing exam: Applicants must first register with the NYS License Center. Once registered; examinees will receive details regarding the location, date, and time off the said exams. Both the written and practical exams will cost $15 each.

  • Written Exam – this is a multiple-choice test that must be completed within 2-½ hours which can be scheduled in the following sites:
    • Albany
    • Binghamton
    • Buffalo
    • Franklin Square
    • Hauppauge
    • New York City
    • Newburgh
    • Rochester
    • Syracuse
    • Utica
    • Plattsburgh
  • Practical Exam – this test is designed to evaluate the examinee’s ability to perform work-related tasks like the following:
    • Preparation of work area and model/mannequin preparation
    • Removal of superfluous hair
    • Makeup application and cleanup

Applicants can schedule the practical exam in the following areas:

  • Albany
  • Manhattan
  • Rochester
  • Levittown
  • Flushing

Average salary: The average salary for estheticians in New York is $43,960 per year or $21.14 per hour.

  • As of 2021, the highest-paying areas within New York are
    • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: $37,220
    • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York: $35,090
    • Syracuse, New York: $34,760
    • Rochester, New York: $31,800
    • Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York: $30,750

Continuing education requirements: Zero (0) continuing education hours are required to renew this license.

Contact information for state licensing boards:

New York Department of State, Division of Licensing Services
Address: 99 Washington Avenue 6th Floor, Albany, NY 12231
Call: 518-474-4429
Fax: 518-473-6648