This is a Natural Hair Styling course consisting of 300 contract hours designed to enable a successful graduate to meet all the requirements to take the N.Y. State test for a Natural Hair Stylist License. Passage of this test permits employment as a Natural Hair Stylist.

What does the practice of Natural Hair Styling Cover?

The practice of Natural Hair Styling means providing for a fee (or any consideration or exchange, whether direct or indirect), any of the following services to the hair of a human being: shampooing, arranging, dressing, twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding the hair or beard by either hand or mechanical appliances. Such practice shall not include cutting, shaving, or trimming hair except that such activities are permissible to the extent that such activities are incidental to the practice of Natural Hair Styling. Such practice shall not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals, or other preparations to alter the color or to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair. Techniques which result in tension on hair roots such as certain types of braiding, weaving, wrapping, locking and extending of the hair may only be performed by a Natural Hair Styling or cosmetology licensee who has successfully completed an approved course of study in such techniques.


Hair Academy accepts persons beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in New York (17) who have the ability to benefit from training provided by the school. Persons 16 years of age may enroll provided they have written parental consent. Applicant must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (a GED Certificate) or otherwise demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training. Applicants may demonstrate “ability to benefit from training” by passing a Wonderlic WPT test that has been approved by the N.Y. State Dept. of Education, or the Basic Skills Test that has been approved by the United States Dept. of Education. Hair Academy can arrange for this examination to be conducted in several different languages, to meet the needs, and assure the comfort, of those students who do not consider English to be their primary language.

Course Price

  1. Tuition $ 1,650.00
  2. Registration Fee $ 100.00
  3. Student Kit/Books $ 575.00
  4. Total Cost $ 2,325.00


Hair Academy, Inc. offers “Natural Hair Styling” classes Monday through Saturday

Hair Academy has two class schedules (A & B) plus the exclusive FLEX TIME SCHEDULE.

PLAN A Mon. thru Fri. 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM

PLAN B Mon. thru Fri. 2:45 PM to 7:15 PM Saturday 9:45 AM to 5:15 PM

Payment plans available