NY Makeup Artist School Overviews with Class Descriptions

The New York area has 22 schools that offer makeup artistry training through esthetics or skin care programs. Get some information about the programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Makeup Artistry Training in New York

Public or non-profit schools in New York with programs for aspiring makeup artists are rare. However, esthetics (aesthetics) programs with training in makeup application methods as well as skin care and body treatments can be found at for-profit schools in the state. Graduates from these programs are usually prepared to pursue state licensure in this field. Learn about two schools' programs, including the curricula, length of programs and licensing preparation.

  • Beauty School of Middletown is located about 65 miles northwest of Manhattan. This school offers an esthetics program.
  • Capri Cosmetology Learning Center, located about 25 miles north of Manhattan, offers an esthetics and makeup program.

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Comparison of Schools

There are many factors beyond location and program offerings to consider when choosing makeup training. The following table provides many school details, such as tuition charges, school enrollment numbers and graduation rates.

Beauty School of Middletown Capri Cosmetology Learning Center
School Type Less-than-2-year, private, for-profit Less-than-2-year, private, for-profit
Total Enrollment (2017) 56* 245*
Campus Setting Small suburb Large suburb
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $8,500* *8,495*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 76%* 92%*
Acceptance Rate (2017-2018) 100% (open admissions)* 100% (open admissions)*
Retention Rate (2016) 93%* 57%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014-2015) 77%* 71%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Beauty School of Middletown

The Beauty School of Middletown (BSM) is a 2-year private for-profit school in Middletown, New York, with a student population of roughly 56 students. Founded in the 1960s, BSM is a nationally accredited cosmetology school. BSM's makeup classes in NY typically start in January, April and September.

Esthetics Program

The esthetics program at BSM is a full-time program, consisting of 30 weekly hours for 20 weeks and a part-time program at 19 hours a week for 32 weeks. An esthetics program is the typical training option for aspiring makeup artists. Makeup classes are currently held during the week and also offer classes in skin care, hair removal, facials and body treatments. BSM also offers related programs in cosmetology and nail specialty. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the state exam to become licensed makeup artists in New York.

Capri Cosmetology Learning Center

Capri Cosmetology Learning Center (CCLC) is located in Nanuet, New York. CCLC is a 2-year private, for-profit school that offers certificate programs in hairdressing and cosmetology, laser hair removal and esthetics and makeup.

Esthetics and Makeup Program

This program includes classroom and practical instruction in temporary and permanent makeup, facials, body treatments, waxing, aromatherapy, body procedures, job skills and business skills. Day classes are available for full-time students and a flexible evening schedule is offered for part-time students. Graduates are prepared to take the New York State Board Examination in order to become licensed makeup artists.

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