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Your Esthetician Training Starts Here

Pursue Your Passion for Beauty, Cosmetics, Skin Care, and more!

At Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, we empower aspiring estheticians for rewarding careers. Our comprehensive esthetics training prepares you for New York State licensure, equipping you with the skills needed for a thriving career in the skin care industry.

Our dedication continues even after you obtain your license! We encourage continuing education for estheticians and offer a variety of advanced courses, hosted workshops, and seminars to help grow their skill sets, expand their opportunities in the skin care industry, and increase their earning potential.

Atelier graduates are in demand by various salons, spas, clinics, and paramedical facilities. Many graduates have also gone on to open their own businesses and create skin care product lines.

If you are thinking about starting a new career in skincare and beauty esthetics or looking to improve your skills for your clients, Atelier can assist you at every step of the way. Check out our programs and courses below to find the right one for you.

Atelier Esthetique esthetician esthetics career training

Esthetician Licensing

Receive individualized, hands-on training from New York State licensed instructors. With our flexible course schedules, you can complete the program in as little as 16 weeks!

Atelier Esthetique esthetician esthetics career training

Waxing/Hair Removal Licensing Course

Get trained in Waxing/Hair Removal in as little as 2 weeks! Classes are hands-on and students are prepared to sit for the NY State licensure exam.

Atelier Esthetique esthetician esthetics career training

Advanced Training Courses

Are you a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist? Advanced Esthetician Training helps you offer a new array of services and treatments to your clients and to further your esthetics career & earning potential.

Atelier Esthetique esthetician esthetics career training

Hosted Workshops

The faster you acquire the right skills, the faster you can build your client base.  Atelier hosts many industry-recognized professionals who offer one, two, and five-day workshops in areas like eyelash extensions, dermaplaning, skin care technology, and more.

Why Choose Atelier Esthetique Institute?

For 35+ years, Atelier Esthetique Institute has been one of the country’s prestigious and innovative educational facilities in the skin care industry. We offer training for in-demand licensing, skills, and professional services. A faculty of industry-experienced professionals leads our hands-on training. Annette Hanson, a renowned skincare expert, published author, and sought-after lecturer founded the Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics. Ms. Hanson’s advocacy for high educational and professional standards remains at the core of our philosophy: “Excellence in Education… One Student at a Time.” Today, Atelier graduates are in demand in various salons, spas, clinics, and paramedical facilities.

World Class Training and Instructors

Hands-on training focused on YOUR education and career, and helping you achieve your dreams and goals.

World Class Training and Instructors

We have a fully-trained staff of New York State Education Department licensed and experienced estheticians and teaching professionals. We regularly bring in industry experts from across the country to provide specialized instruction and to teach advanced skin care topics.

Career Placement

With a team of educational professionals and our renowned reputation, we help set up our graduates for success.

Career Placement

We are dedicated to the success of our students. We will help you map out your career in the skincare industry and offer a “graduates only” online bulletin board for job opportunities. Many graduates have also gone on to open their own businesses as well as create their own skin care product lines.


Centrally located in Midtown Manhattan near all major NYC transit lines.


Our campus is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan’s art district with easy access to public transit. Our school is home to a community that is rich in culture and diversity.

Atelier Esthetique Institute earned a global spotlight on Bloomberg TV’s World’s Greatest!
Watch the video here and find out what makes Atelier Esthetique the leader in aesthetics training in NYC.

About Atelier

Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics is a New York State-licensed esthetics school and postgraduate facility and the first internationally recognized and accredited U.S. member of the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC). The school is licensed by the State Education Department of New York and nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).

Since 1985, Atelier Esthetique Institute has offered the NYS licensing Esthetics course, the NYS specialty licensing course in Waxing/Superfluous Hair Removal, a Master Esthetics Course, and many specialty and advanced courses for the skin care professional, including Laser/IPL Hair Removal on our new Candela Gentlemax Pro Laser.

  • I chose Atelier Esthetique because of their rating online. A past employee of mine also attended Atelier Esthetique and graduated and is currently working at a spa. The education at this school is great.

    Jahmesh Holmes
    Class of 2016
  • Studying esthetics almost 10 years ago was the best decision of my life! I had been practicing law for 12 years, but I was very unhappy. So, I kept my job and started the part-time evening program to pursue my passion for skin care. I am currently in my 8th year of business as the owner of a top laser center in Midtown Manhattan.

    Kim Schanzer
    Class of 2009
  • I chose Atelier Esthetique because of their close relationship with European Wax Centers. I also liked that there was a two-week intensive New York State waxing license program. Someone I know who took this class at Atelier Esthetique and recommended it to me.

    Lauren Harmon
    Class of 2019
  • I chose Atelier Esthetique after doing a lot of research and based on the classes available. The advanced classes, once I get my license, are important to me. The teachers here are great and have a style that adds to my overall experience.

    Roxanne Smart
    Class of 2016
  • I chose to attend Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics after I saw all the great reviews and online ratings.

    Tracia Walters
    Class of 2016
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