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Are you creative?  Do you like working with other people?  Consider a career in cosmetology, a career that is projected to grow 10% faster than other occupations.  Prepare for the New York State Board Exams as you develop hair styling, cutting, coloring and chemical techniques in addition to make-up and skin care and nail technology.  Begin your career in the beauty industry by registering today!  This course is now eligible for federal student aid.  Please call 233-4450 for more information.

Additional Requirements:  Students are required to purchase their own cosmetology kit.

Register for Cosmetology - Full-Time Day - 172 Classes

Register for Cosmetology - Part-Time Evening - 139 Classes
Register for Cosmetology - Part-Time Evening - Part 2 - 125 Classes 
Cosmetology Make-Up Hours- 5 Classes Day/8 Classes Evening

Do you need to make up cosmetology hours in order to qualify for the New York State
Cosmetology licensing examination? Between September and June, you can make up your hours during the day or in the evening. Students MUST meet with our cosmetology teacher for an evaluation of formal transcripts describing accumulated cosmetology hours prior to acceptance into this program. Where necessary, an entrance exam may be required. Once accepted, the appropriate module(s) and schedule(s) will be assigned. Section A will be offered in 30-hour/ 1-week sessions at $410 per week for day classes.  Section B will be offered in the evening in 30-hour/2-week sessions for $410.   Placement in this program is contingent upon space availability in the class. 

Additional Requirements:  Students must come to class with their own manikins, tools, and non-consumable supplies.

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Preparation for the New York State Licensing Cosmetology Exam- 10 Classes

Do you need to prepare for the New York State Cosmetology Licensing exam?  This course is designed for individuals who have completed the required 1,000 hours for licensing.  All skills for the written and practical exam will be demonstrated.  You will need to bring your transcript to the Adult Education office upon registration. A manikin and review text are included in tuition.  

Additional Requirements:  Students must supply their own tools.

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Esthetician - 75 Classes 
Beauty is BIG business!  Learn how you can make money keeping your clients gorgeous!  You will acquire the knowledge and skills to perform various facial and skin treatments to improve and maintain healthy skin.  Our instructor is an industry leader who will prepare you to take the New York State licensing exam so you can start your career working as a professional esthetician in a spa, laser clinic, plastic surgeons office, vacation resort, cruise ship or salon.
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NEW Airbrush Make-Up - 1 Class
Airbrushing has become one of the premier ways of applying make-up. We will give you a clear and easy demonstration on how the tool works and show how to properly care for and maintain it. You will learn the techniques to apply beautiful, flawless beauty make-up.  
Additional Requirements:  Students are required to purchase the TEMPTU airbrush kit for $385. Information for purchasing the kit will be available at registration.
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Advanced Hairstyling and Haircutting for the Licensed Cosmetologist - 8 Classes

Prerequisite: New York State Cosmetology License.  Barbara Lhotan, a world-renowned hairstylist who styles models and celebrities, will provide you with the newest trends in haircuts, hairstyling, hair coloring and special occasion long hair to offer to your clients. Two manikins are included in the tuition. 

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NEW Waxing  -  13 Classes

This 75-hour New York State licensed class will prepare you for a career in face and body waxing. The course will include state laws and professional requirements, physiology and histology of the skin, disorders and diseases, bacteriology, sanitation and disinfection and the removal of superfluous hair. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to take the New York State written and practical exams and obtain the New York State specialty license in Waxing. 

Register for the Waxing Certificate Program

Nail Technician - 104 Classes

In just 7 months you can begin a career as a Nail Technician.  Curriculum for this licensing program covers all phases of manicures, pedicures, artificial nail applications, nail art, and all other sanitation and sterilization procedures.  Students in ESOL and TASC courses are welcome.

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Barbering - 134 Classes

Barbers are in high demand!  Whether you are interested in working in a traditional barbershop or executing the latest trends in a high end salon, Eastern Suffolk BOCES Barbering program is the first step to a successful career.  Cutting and styling techniques, shaving and beard designs, shampoos, rinses and conditioning treatments are just a few of the skills you will learn from our professional Barbering instructor in a state-of-the-art facility.  Throughout the program, you will be provided with valuable experience working with visiting clients in our student clinic.  Successful completion of the program will prepare you to take the New York State Licensing exam. 

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Skin Care and Make-Up Academy - 15 Classes
Are you creative and like to make people feel beautiful? A career in skin care and make-up may be waiting for you. A licensed Esthetician will teach you how to relate to clients, basic skin care, the color wheel, facials, and creating day, evening, high fashion and wedding applications according to facial shapes and tones.  A make-up kit is included in tuition.  
Please visit for textbook information and ordering.  Please call 631-286-6585 for financial options.  
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NEW Laser Hair Removal - 7 Classes
Prerequisite:  Licensed Cosmetologist, LPN or Licensed Esthetician.  The laser hair removal industry generates billions of dollars in revenue each year. Learn how you can increase your profits by tapping into additional revenue streams. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to offer hair removal and/or skin pigmentation removal to your clients.  This course is offered in partnership with Suffolk Imaging at their Lake Grove location.  You must register in-person at an ESBOCES registration office and bring your license/certification with you.  
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NEW Electrolysis - 30 Classes
Did you know certified electrogists can work virtually anywhere in the world?  Permanent hair removal is in demand.  Eastern Suffolk BOCES has partnered with Suffolk Imaging to provide you with state-of-the-art, real-world learning experiences in a Lake Grove business setting.  Start your personally and financially rewarding career in as little as two months.  
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