Side view portrait of a young African American woman with dreadlocksLearn the skills you need for a career in natural hair styling. Graduates will find job opportunities at salons and spas. The EOC has professional connections with salons, spas and stylists who need these skills.

Natural hair styling training can be expensive. EOC programs are always available at no cost, to those who qualify.

Gain specialized Knowledge in:

  • Natural hair styling
  • Salon safety and health standards
  • Hair analysis
  • Hair pressing, thermal braiding, locking and weaving
  • Customer service and business skills
  • Offering clinical services to the community

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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Get in Touch

Contact the EOC

Fax: (518) 273-1919


431 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Albany Center for Education
30 North Russell Road (Second Floor), Albany, NY 12206
NOTE: The Albany location is open for ESL classes only.

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