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The Academy of Cosmetology & Esthetics NYC

At The Academy of Cosmetology & Esthetics NYC, we prepare our students—or as we call them, Future Professionals—for successful careers in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists. Students are guided through our program's three levels—CORE, ADAPTIVE, and CREATIVE—by expert, dedicated Learning Leaders, taking on more advanced hair techniques, real-world skills, and independence as they move through each stage of the cosmetology program.

Level 1 Core

CORE allows you to learn the fundamentals in a classroom environment. Practice techniques on mannequin heads while a Learning Leader guides you every step of the way.

Level 2 Adaptive

  • Practice on real people in a salon-like environment
  • Perfect your skills with help from Learning Leaders

Level 3 Creative

  • Work independently (under the supervision of a Learning Leader)
  • Prepare a career portfolio
  • Prepare to pass the State Board test
  • Develop speed and prepare to start your career

Phase Two

  • Optional course of intensive study for the highest-achieving Future Professionals

Student Kit

One of the most exciting days for our Future Professionals is the day they get to unwrap their very own professional kit. It's packed with all the essentials—hot styling tools, mannequin heads, scissors and clips, and much more—so you're ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

How Much Will It Cost?

School Supplies, Kit, And Tuition Costs

Tuition: $14,500.00

Registration Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $2,995.00

New York State Sales Tax on Kit: $237.52

New York Sales Tax on Books: $28.29

Drop Fee: $100.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1000 hours

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

  • 3/06/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 3/06/18-Cosmetology Night (Evening)
  • 4/24/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 6/12/18-Cosmetology Night (Evening)
  • 6/12/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 7/24/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 9/04/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 9/12/18-Cosmetology Night (Evening)
  • 10/16/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 11/27/18-Cosmetology Day (Daytime)
  • 12/4/18-Cosmetology Night (Evening)

Student Educational Materials

  • 1 Cutting System DVD Box Set, ISBN 978-0-9743205-2-6, $300.00
  • 1 Cutting System Cutting Cards, ISBN N/A, $12.00
  • 1 Color System DVD Box Set, ISBN 978-0-9743205-1-9, $300.00
  • 1 The Coloring Book, ISBN 978-0-9743205-3-3, $26.00
  • 1 Color System Skill Cards, ISBN N/A, $2.000
  • 1 Texture System Skill Cards, ISBN N/A, $2.000
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook, ISBN N/A, $2.50
  • 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • 1 Multiple Intelligence Letter
  • 1 Service Menu Experience, ISBN-N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Plugged In thumb drive, Plugged In membership, and MASTERS Audio Club subscription throughout enrollment (minimum 1 year), ISBN N/A, $30.00
  • 1 The Color paper swatch chart, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 PM SHINES® paper swatch chart, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Blonding Brochure 2012, ISBN N/A, $N/A

Required Textbooks

  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2012 Textbook, ISBN-13: 9781439059302 (Hardcover), $112.50
  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2012, Theory Workbook; ISBN-13: 9781439059234, $47.95
  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2012, Exam Review; ISBN-13:9781439059210, $35.95

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