Cosmetology Instructor Training in New York State

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Arrojo Cosmetology School – Accredited

56 King Street
New York, NY 10014

How to Become a Cosmetology Teacher in New York

New York Cosmetology Teacher Training At a Glance
  • 75 - 1000 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 4 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for teacher training in New York is $65,240.
  • There is a predicted 11.8% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

If you think New York offers just about everything for cosmetology instructors, you might be right. Like the instructors in most states, they find creative ways to train their students and perform a community service. This was on full display at the American Barber Institute, in Midtown. At this location, students earning their barber's license were practicing on people who paid a mere $3 for a cut. It's these kinds of ideas that separate the good beauty school teachers from the great ones. Are you already thinking about beauty instructor training, and how you can connect with your community?

Our top priority is making sure you have the information you need to make the best decision you can when choosing a beauty school. If you want to review the highlights of earning your instructor training in New York, check out the sections below. Or you can use the search box above and school listings on this page to narrow your options and contact schools. By comparing several programs, you can be sure you choose one that works with your personal and work responsibilities. Good luck on your path to inspiring the next generation of beauty professionals!

State License Requirements

75 - 1000 Education Hours

Required to earn a teacher training license

The first step to becoming a cosmetology instructor in New York is earning a cosmetology license, which requires 1000 hours of education at an accredited institution. Once you get your cosmetology license, you must get experience by working as a cosmetologist in an approved beauty shop. When you have enough experience to pass your instructor licensing exam, you may apply for instructor licensure.

Education Details

New York cosmetology teacher training programs can help you learn how to be a great instructor. Many programs include leadership skills, effective teaching methods, and some other critical course topics that are essential for success. You should also ask each school you speak with how they can help you prepare for your teaching license and requirements.

New York cosmetology teacher training topics include:

  • Student performance evaluation
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Learning styles

License Renewal

4 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In New York, you can teach cosmetology after earning your practitioner’s license and gaining at least two years of experience in the field. You will also have to take an exam that is given by the New York Division of Licensing Services. This will assess your ability to teach students in cosmetology. The renewal period for practitioners and instructors is the same. You are required to renew your license every four years, and pay a $40 renewal fee. New York does not require continuing education units to maintain licensure. But they are a good way to stay current in your skills.

New York Teacher Training Careers


Average yearly salary for teacher training in New York

New York is a very popular place for beauty schools, and prospective beauty school instructors have a better chance of finding gainful employment than in other states. In New York, beauty school instructors spend their time teaching the elements of a particular beauty salon practice, like nails, hair, makeup and more. Instructors, on average, make $49,470 annually. There are currently 119,800 individuals across the country who are employed as instructors.

Contact the New York State Board of Cosmetology

New York Dept. of State Division of Licensing Services
Teacher Training
New York

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