Cosmetology students and a professor in classLearn the skills you need for a career in cosmetology. Graduates of the program find job opportunities at salons and spas, or as a commercial stylist, beauty consultant, platform artist or salon educator.

Other cosmetology schools can cost as much as $15,000 in tuition, textbooks and supplies. EOC programs are always available at no cost, to those who qualify.

Get Hands-on Training

  • Haircutting, styling, and coloring
  • Chemical services
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Skin care and waxing
  • Makeup
  • Spa services
  • Customer service
  • Business skills

Earn Certifications/Licenses
Show your commitment to your trade. Certifications and licenses can lead to better job opportunities. New York State requires cosmetologists to be licensed. We offer:

  • Preparation for the New York State Cosmetology License Exam

Start Your New Career

  • Work with our Career Services team to develop your resume and prep for interviews
  • Attend job fairs
  • Connect with employers who need your skills
  • Secure your job!

What do I need to get started?

To enter the program, a qualifying score on the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) is required. Contact the EOC and start working toward your goal today.

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Cosmetology Program at EOC

Cosmetology Program at EOC

This program prepares students for entry-level jobs at salons and spas, or as commercial stylists, beauty consultants, platform artists or salon educators.
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