An Esthetics Program as Caring and Driven as You Are

Is beauty your calling?

Have you been dreaming of a career doing hair or makeup?
We understand you because we’re just like you.

Cosmetology Education
Over 50 Years of Educational Experience

We have over 50 years of educational experience, a dedicated staff, and a commitment to our students.

We strive to train our students to conquer the challenges of the beauty world. To do this we have designed our program to teach theoretical and practical fundamentals, business education, and personal responsibility. We do this with one goal in mind: prepare our students to sit for the state board, and help them build a brighter future for themselves. 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!

What You Can Learn:
  • Hair Cutting
  • Styling
  • Color Theory
  • Skincare
  • Makeup
  • Braids
  • Two Strand Twists
  • Chemical Restructuring – Perms and Relaxers
  • Weaves
  • Chemical Treatments
  • Manicures
  • Waxing
  • Client Relationships
  • Business Development
Beyond Hair

The demand for esthetics is growing 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.

Careers You Can Prepare For:
  • Stylist
  • Esthetician
  • Manicurist
  • Salon Owner
  • Instructor
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.

Training For The Whole Professional

Preparation for Success

With a curriculum that focuses on everything from theory to hands-on technical skills, you can be sure we’ve created this curriculum with you in mind.

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.

Hands On
Practicing real-life skills is important to gain the future you dream of. Our large student salon allows our students to work with real guests, 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.

Clases disponibles en español.


Completion of a 1000-hour course in Cosmetology from a school that is licensed by the New York State Education Department.

Take and pass the written and practical exam given by the New York Licensing Department.

Take The First Step

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

If you are ready to take the first step, we are here for you! Don’t know where to start? We can help with that too. Contact us today to get in touch with one of our helpful staff members!

Do you belong here?
Product We Use & Teach

Here are just a few of the products American Beauty School uses in the classroom.

Mac Pro