Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a cosmetology and esthetics license?
Skin is the main focus of an esthetics license while hair is the main focus of a cosmetology license. In New York, a 600-hour state-approved esthetics course is required in order to apply for your esthetics license, and a 1000 hour state-approved cosmetology course is required in order to apply for a cosmetology license.
Are books and equipment included
in the cost?
Yes. As a part of your enrollment fees, we provide you with all the technical tools, books, and an iPad to use while enrolled.
How can I pay?
We offer an interest-free monthly payment plan. Your tuition is paid off before your completion date. Our zero-interest payment plan allows our students to complete the program debt-free without the heavy burden of sizable student loans before entering the workforce. A discount is provided if the student pays their tuition in full by the start of the course. We also have partnered with a company to offer longer-term loans in the event you would like to spread out payments after you have graduated.
What is the average class size?
The average size of our classes varies by schedule and enrollment is limited. Classes will have a maximum of 10 students.
Do you offer advanced courses?
Many advanced classes will be offered such as; chemical exfoliation,dermaplaning, eyelash extensions, microneedling, microdermabrasion, micropigmentation, and more. All graduates of the 600-hour course will get discounts on advanced courses. Check our website often for new and interesting topics taught by industry professionals.
What sets you apart from other schools?
Our program focuses exclusively on skincare education instead of hair and nails like other cosmetology schools that also offer an esthetics program.
We will do everything we can to help you find employment after graduation. Some of our services include:
- Help to schedule your state board exams
- Help to identify current job openings
- Assistance with cover letters, resumes and portfolios
- Conducting mock interviews
- Networking assistance and advice
What does a NYS licensed esthetics school mean?
All esthetics schools MUST have a NYS license in order for a student to graduate and qualify to take the NYS written and practical esthetics exam that is required to get their esthetics license. All schools must go through a strict process of catalog, admission requirements, enrollment agreements, curriculum, refund policy, tuition protection and reimbursement, facility, safety, employee, and financial approvals before receiving their license.
What does it mean when a school is accredited?
Accreditation is voluntary and another verification process that ensures the school is following common national standards established by an independent commission. The process takes several years to establish and allows the school to offer Title IV federal financial aid funds (Pell Grant and/or federal student loans) if a student qualifies. The Academy of Skin and Beauty has already begun this process and should be offering Title IV funding in 2024. We will be sure to keep you posted!