Careers as hairstylists and cosmetologists are ranked by Money magazine
as among “America’s 50 Hottest Jobs,” with annual earning exceeding
$38,000. (Wage survey conducted by the National Commission of
Cosmetology Arts and Sciences by Market Solutions, Inc. in Fairfax, Va.)
The Phillips Hairstyling Institute’s approach is recognized throughout
the area as one of the best there is. It entails both the art and
science of hair, skin and nails. Textbook study is supplemented by
laboratory work with visual aids to further educate you in the trade
techniques of today’s beauty industry.
The institute is licensed by the New York state Department of Education
as well as approved by the U.S. Department of Education and the
Veterans Administration. Students at Phillips can qualify for a number
of programs that will help them pay their educational costs including
students loans, Pell Grants and veterans benefits.
The school offers a 1,000-clock hour Cosmetology Course (Hair, Skin and
Nail Care), which prepares students to successfully take the New York
state examination for licensure, as well as a 250-clock hour Nail
Specialty Course for students who want to specialize in natural and
artificial nail care. The school has a 94 percent pass rate for its
Cosmetology course and a 100 percent pass rate for its Nail Specialty
course for the most recent reporting year.
The Cosmetology course is offered in three schedules for you to choose
from: full-time days, Tuesdays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
full-time nights, 4 to 10 p.m.; part-time weekends, Saturdays and
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5p.m., and Tuesdays, 6 to 10 p.m.
A Waxing course will be available in the spring of 2009.
Prospective students are encouraged to call 422-9656 to make an
appointment to tour the school and schedule a financial aid review.
Information is also available on the school’s Web site,