Nail Specialist
Waxing Specialist

Welcome to American
Beauty Institute

Our school is located in midtown Manhattan in the center of the Asian district located at 30 West 32nd Street on the 4th Floor. The school occupies approximately 2500 square feet, which is comprised of three classrooms and the administrative offices. The environment has been conceived with the express purpose of creating a salon-like atmosphere to simulate an actual working environment.


The school is situated within short walking distance of Penn Station, along with all major subway lines and bus lines for the midtown area of Manhattan.


The American Beauty Institute Inc. is dedicated to preparing individuals seeking a career in the field of Cosmetology and where applicable to prepare them for their State Board Examinations. The school is licensed by the New York State Education Department.


American Beauty Institute Inc. is an equal opportunity education institution. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, physical handicap, martial status, sexual preference or national origin in administration of its admissions policies, administrative policies and other school-administered programs.


Theory Classes: 1:20
Laboratory classes 1:20


All Faculty at American Beauty Institute are experienced in their field of training and are licensed by the New York State Education Department. Please refer to the faculty listing in the front of the catalog for specific details.


New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, President Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. The school closes for Thanksgiving break from Thanksgiving Day through the weekend.

About School

The American Beauty Institute was incorporated in the State of New York in February 2001. The school specializes in training individuals in the field of Cosmetology.


Requirements and Procedures

All applicants must have at a minimum a High School Diploma or GED. A personal interview is required before enrollment. If you are interested in attending the American Beauty Institute, call the admissions office at any time to arrange for an interview.


New Students may enroll at anytime. Classes start at frequent intervals, usually each month. Consult an Admissions Representative for the dates of the next starting class.

Students are expected to be in class for the prescribed n umber of hours for which they have enrolled. All students must be present for at least 85% of offered hours in order to graduate. Continuous absences, which, in the opinion of the faculty and administration, hinder educational objectives and result in unsatisfactory achievement, may lead to termination of the students’ enrollment. Absences for acceptable personal or medical reasons will not lead to termination although the students projected date of graduation may have to be revised. Excessive lateness and leaving early will be counted as absences. Keeping good attendance in school will benefit you both in your training and in employment.


Classroom work missed because of an absence can be made up through arrangement with the Director of Education. Make-up work, however, does not remove an absence. Absences exceeding 15 % of instructional hours must be made up in supervised work, documented by faculty, in order for the student to receive credit. Otherwise, his or her graduation date will be ex tended by the number of hours missed. Attendance at make-up sessions will be permanently recorded in an attendance register maintained by the instructor.


A Leave of Absence may be granted if the reason is determined to be valid by school officials. A written request for the leave must be submitted prior to the leave of absence. A leave of absence cannot exceed sixty (60) days. Only one leave of absence may be granted to a student in any 12-month period. All requests for a leave of absence should be addressed to the School Director. Upon return from an approved leave of absence, the student will be evaluated to determine re-entry skill level. This evaluation may result in transfer to another section in order to reestablish that necessary level of skill. It may result in an extension of the student’s projected graduation date. There are no additional tuition charges to a student who returns from an approved leave of absence within the prescribed time.


The Tuition Reimbursement Fund is designed to protect the financial interest of students attending proprietary schools. If a school closes while you are in attendance, prior to the completion of your educational program, then you may be eligible for a refund of all tuition expenses, which you have paid. If you drop out of school prior to completion and you file a complaint against the school with the State Education Department, you may be eligible to receive a tuition refund if the State Education Department is able to provide factual support that your complaint is valid and to determine that there was a violation of Education Law or the Commissioner’s Regulations as specified is Section 126.17 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. To file a claim to the Tuition Reimbursement Fund, you must first file a complaint with the State Education Department at the New York State Education Department.

Excessive lateness and leaving early will be counted as absences. Keeping good attendance in school will benefit you both in your training and in employment.


Recapture the beauty of self-confidence.


To train individuals for entry-level employment in the hairdressing/cosmetology industry. (Offered in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean)


To train individuals for entry level employment in the Esthetics/Skin Care Industry and to obtain an Esthetics License. (Offered in English, Chinese and Korean)

Nail Specialist

To train individuals to be professional Nail Technicians (Offered in English, Korean, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese)

Waxing Specialist

To train individuals for entry level employment as a waxing specialist. (Offered in English, Korean, Spanish and Chinese)

Practical Refresher Course

To prepare the students for the New York State Board Practical Examination. (Offered in English and Korean)


Recapture the beauty of self-confidence.


The student is given a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations of the school, salon and the Cosmetology State Laws.


Students learn about school rules and regulations, history of Esthetics and the role of the Esthetician, code of ethics and the New York State law, rules and regulations.

Nail Specialist

The student is given a through understanding of the rules and regulations of the school, salon and the Cosmetology State Laws.

Waxing Specialist

Students are taught the basic requirements to become a waxing specialist. In this module students learn the local city, state and federal laws regarding health and safety in a Salon.

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Payment Plans

Payment plans for the programs can be arranged through the Business Office at the time of Registration.

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