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Empire Beauty School ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

Empire Beauty School is located in New York, NY. This school offers training in 6 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Cosmetology License, Certificates for Braiding, and chair side assists certificate. Time to complete this education training ranges from 6 months to 9.4 months depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 6.2 months. The cost to attend Empire Beauty School ranges from $12,000 to $15,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $14,000. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I received grants and/or scholarship funding".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Empire Beauty School are "Good teachers" and "Hands-on training", but respondents also mentioned "Flexible class hours" and "Positive environment" as notable benefits. Empire Beauty School has been reviewed 24 times, with an average rating of 4.08 out of 5. 100% of reviewers would recommend Empire Beauty School to a friend.

School Information

22 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001
6 months - 9.4 months


  • Cosmetology License: $10 - $19,000
  • Master Cosmetologist: $12,000
  • Certificates for Braiding: $15,000
  • Master Cosmetologist Certificate: $12,000

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 17 reviews
Hands-on training Mentioned in 17 reviews
Flexible class hours Mentioned in 12 reviews

Recent reviews



Good teachers, Helpful career services, Hands-on training

Other comments

If all of you have a passion for cosmetology, then this is the place for you. It’s broken down into three parts. First is classroom book an mannequin once we learn the basics on our mannequins the second step is classroom/salon floor, third part is mostly salon-you still have days in the class but it’s mostly styling a strengthening everything you have learned. You spend a lot of time in the salon racking up experience and hours.



Good teachers, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training.


Needs African American classes.

Other comments

The teachers were great and very informative. Just wish they more diverse with the classes. The customer service classes for real people really helped me to grow my confidence it help me become a better stylist an also helped with communicating properly with them as well.

Cosmetology License Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Cosmetology License?

6,789 people answered

“I wish that I had known more on how to register for the test after graduating.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I wish I knew what my long term plan is so I could better plan.”

Sept. 24, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Cosmetology License?

7,204 people answered

“I would recommend that if they can afford it to take the fastest or full time coarse since the Illinois state requires 1500 hours.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“Prepaid to deal with people even when your days aren’t going good for you.”

Sept. 24, 2019
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