A Cosmetology Program as Beautiful and Diverse as You Are

Make Beauty Your Business

Have you been dreaming of becoming a beauty entrepreneur?
Do you want to work at your own time and at your own pace?

The beauty industry can create endless opportunities for you!

Cosmetology Education

Over 50 Years Of Educational Experience

American Beauty School opened its doors more than 50 years ago, and was built on a foundation of diversity, success, and innovation. Through decades of work, ABS has been cultivating our curriculum and values through exploration and creativity. We have strived to create an educational experience that prepares cosmetologists and estheticians for challenges they may face in the beauty industry.

We train our students to conquer the challenges of the beauty world. Our program is designed to teach theoretical and practical fundamentals, business education, and personal responsibility. We do this with one goal in mind: to prepare students to pass the state board exam and become a licensed professional. Welcome to the family.

Our campus is conveniently located in the Bronx area of New York City and easily accessible from Westchester, Queens and Yonkers. You can get a quality education without the time and expense of a long commute. We are proud to be your local beauty school campus and help you achieve your goals!

New York State Cosmetology Certification Requirements – 1000 hours

  • Sanitation & Sterilization
  • Shampooing & Rinses
  • Hair Analysis
  • Scalp Treatments
  • Skin Care & Make-up
  • Manicuring
  • Haircutting
  • Hair coloring
  • Permanent Waving
  • Chemical Hair Straightening
  • Hairstyling
  • Salon Management
  • Professional Development
  • Chemistry

Professional Development

Practicing technical skills is important to gain the future you dream of. Our large student salon allows students to work with real clients, interact with a diverse Bronx community which allows our students to gain valuable skills/exposure to many hair types, all while letting their creativity soar.

American Beauty School provides opportunities to help students gain experience, network and build a professional portfolio by participating in events such as New York Fashion Week, photoshoots, charity events, films and much more!

Careers You Can Prepare For:

  • Stylist/ Celebrity Stylist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Runway/ Film/TV Stylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Manicurist
  • Salon Owner
  • Educator
  • Influencer
Beyond Hair

The demand for esthetics and skincare is increasing in popularity. Did you know that a licensed cosmetologist can perform a lot of the same services as an esthetician? It’s true! Our curriculum is designed to cover skincare services including makeup application, facials, waxing, and more. Students can graduate with a wide range of skills and opportunity to pursue a variety of careers.

For A Beautiful Education™

Now Is Your Time

Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must be 17 years of age. (High school seniors require parental consent.)

2. High school diploma or General Equivalence Diploma (GED) is required for admission as a regular student. If you do not have a diploma or GED, the state of New York offers an Ability-to-Benefit exam that you could use an alternate. A pass on this exam is required.

3. Copy of birth certificate or other acceptable proof of age.

4. If you are a foreign-born applicant, an affidavit providing your age and any other missing information must be presented.

5. For foreign students who wish to study in the USA and are interested in applying for a student visa, please see Foreign Student Application for more information.

For Refresher Courses, proof of completion of 1000-hr course from a Cosmetology school or a valid license in Cosmetology must be provided.

Professional Training

Preparation for Success

With a curriculum that focuses on everything from theory to hands-on technical skills, you can be sure we’ve created a curriculum that will help you stay on not only the basics but current trends as well.

Student Focused

We have built our school to be a home to our students with a quick and convenient commute. With over 9,000 square feet of learning space, including a student cafeteria, student salon, and light-filled classrooms, we hope you feel inspired every day. Our students love our small classes where they can receive personal attention from our instructors.

Clases disponibles en español.

Take The First Step

The admission process at American Beauty School is easier than you think! Our teachers and administrative staff have walked in your place and will be there to serve your needs throughout the process. With helpful advisors to guide you through every step, you could be planning your first day before you know it.

If you’re ready to take the first step, we’re here to help! Don’t know where to start? We can help with that too. Contact us today to get in touch with our admissions team!

  1. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. (High school seniors require parental consent.)
    • If you don’t have a diploma or GED, New York State offers a proficiency test that you can use as an alternative. A pass is required on this exam.
    • If you are interested in using Federal Financial Aid, a high school diploma or GED is required.
  2. A copy of your birth certificate or other acceptable proof of age is required.
    • If you are a foreign-born applicant, an affidavit must be submitted indicating your age and any other missing information.
    • Foreign students wishing to study in the US will also need to apply for a VISA; see the foreign student application for more information.