Westchester Beauty School

Westchester School of Beauty Culture has a reputation thats second to none when it comes to training students to work in the real world. The school was established in 1960 in Lower Westchester by Michael P. Salamone to train students in the art and craft of Hairdressing, Esthetics and nail technology. Since then, the school has trained more than 3,000 people as cosmetologists. While some students are working in some of the leading salons in Westchester, New York, Florida, California and throughout the world, others have created their own vision by opening their own salon (or salons as the case may be).

Others have gone in a totally different direction and used the skills they learned at Westchester Beauty School to find success as platform artists, nail technicians, product representatives, consultants, teachers, makeup artists and trainers. Many of their graduates call them when they need staff because theyre already familiar with the completeness and quality of their courses.

Westchester Beauty School is located two blocks from Metro Norths Mount Vernon East train station, and the Bee Line bus routes 7, 40, 41, 42, 52 and 55, stop nearby. Ample parking is available for those who drive.

The school occupies 7,500-square-feet of space in a modern facility that includes: four theory/lab rooms, a senior area, administrative offices, reception areas, a student lounge and storage areas. They can accommodate the handicapped.

Westchester School of Beauty Culture is:

  • Licensed by the New York State Education Department
  • Accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools
  • Member of New York State Beauty School Association
  • Member of New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association
  • Certified by the United States Department of Education

Whether youre entering the workforce for the first time, or looking to change careers, the beauty industry offers unlimited opportunities: hair stylist, colorist, platform artist, salon manager, publicist, makeup artist, nail technicianto name a few possibilities.

Hair dressing/Cosmetology

Hairdressing/cosmetology is Westchester Beauty School’s most popular course. It combines classroom lectures and demonstrations with real-world, hands-on experience in their on-site clinic thats open to the public. Youll learn what you need to know to pass the State Board Test to obtain your license and begin your career in this exciting field.

Upon graduation, you will have a comprehensive array of skills that will enable you to cut, style, perm, straighten, and color hair; perform basic manicuring procedures and skills; have a knowledge of various skin care theory and techniques, as well as primary understanding of business concerns, customer relations, ethics and salon management.

Topics covered include:

  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Analysis
  • Hair Cutting and Shaping
  • Hair Coloring & Lightening
  • Shampoos, Rinses, Conditioners Treatments
  • Hair & Scalp Disorders & Diseases
  • Safety and Health Requirements
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemical Restructuring
  • Chemistry as Applied to Cosmetology
  • Nail Care and Procedures
  • Skin Care and Procedures


This course is designed for the student who desires to expand his or her professional ability in esthetics. This course takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals and practical stages necessary to master the art of esthetics. The goal is to develop the esthetician skills needed to obtain your New York State license and obtain a position in the esthetics industry.

  • Facial and Body Procedures
  • Make Up Techniques
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition
  • Structure and Functions of the Skin
  • Paramedical Esthetic
  • Bacteriology
  • Superfluous hair
  • Chemistry as Applied to Cosmetics
  • Electricity and machines
  • Business practices
  • Safety and Health
  • Job skills
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