Welcome to

Natural Hair Course:


Licensed by the
New York State Department of Education

it's time to become a

Certified Hair Technician



Mandated by: New York State, Department of State, Division of Licensing Services

This course is designed to educate and prepare you to pass the written and practical exams needed to obtain a New York State-issued natural hair care license.

The Course

Program Objectives

300 Hours of Schooling

Day Class: 12 weeks
Monday: On-Site
Tuesday–Friday: Distance Review


Program Objectives

To gain knowledge on the history of hair & styling, develop the skills needed to work in a professional salon environment through hands-on technical experience & class work; and lastly, prepare you to take and pass the NYS licensing exam.


Flexible Payment Plans

While believing everyone deserves the same opportunities to follow their dreams, we offer flexible payment plans. Please contact the director, she will be more than happy to discuss monthly payment options.

The Natural Hair Course:

Consisting of 300 clock hours covering 8 modules:

Hours include in-person and online teaching plus online review and independent study.

  • New York State License Requirements
  • State & Federal Payroll Requirements
  • New York State Sales Tax Requirements
  • Career Opportunities & Placement
  • Professional Ethics, Conduct & Attitude
  • Professional Organizations, Trade Shows & Publications
  • New York State Laws, Rules & Regulations
  • OSHA Regulations Concerning Hazardous Materials
  • Communications
  • Types & Classification of Infectious Organisms: Bacteria, Viruses, Mold & Fungus
  • Growth & Reproduction of Infectious Organisms
  • Infections & Their Prevention
  • Immunity & Body Defenses
  • Decontamination & Infection Control
  • Physical & Chemical Agents
  • Structure Types of Hair & Curl Structure
  • Growth Patterns
  • Texture
  • Porosity
  • Elasticity
  • Cells, Tissues & Organs
  • Body Systems
  • Basic Principles of Nutrition
  • Dandruff
  • Alopecia
  • Fungal Infections
  • Infestations Infections
  • Forms & Properties of Matter
  • Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
  • Chemical Reactions & Solutions
  • The pH Scale
  • FDA Laws Governing Hair Care Products & Product Safety
  • Client Preparation, Analysis & Consultation
  • Hair Analysis Instruments & Equipment
  • Shampooing Products, Composition & Procedures
  • Rinsing Products, Composition & Procedures
  • Conditioning Products, Composition &
  • Procedures Procedures for Hair & Scalp Disorders
  • Scalp Manipulations
  • Tools
  • Materials for Extensions
  • Single Braids with & without Extensions
  • Cornrows with & without Extensions
  • Double Strand Twisting
  • Lock Theory: Palm Roll, Comb Twisting, Two-Strand Twisting
  • Traditional Weaving & Styling
  • Roller Styling
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Hair Styling Services: Tools & Implements, Blow-drying, Thermal Curling, Hair Pressing
  • Hair Pieces

Hands-On Experience

Hands On Experience

On-site salon experience supervised by a teacher with decades of hair styling expertise and teaching experience to help perfect your skills. Therefore, you will be prepared for an entry level position in a salon environment.

After Graduation…

Gainful Employment

While job placement may be provided, it is understood that the school cannot promise or guarantee employment to any student or graduate.


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Natural Hair Course NYC, Inc. is licensed by the New York State Department of Education, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS)

Being licensed by the New York State Department of Education means Natural Hair Course NYC, Inc. is authorized to provide a natural hair course program. 

When completed, enrollees are able to apply for a New York State license to become a natural hair care professional. In order to operate on natural hair in a salon, stylists are required by law to have a Natural Hair Styling License. 

In absence of this license, stylists and salons may be subject to penalties and fines. A Natural Hair Styling License also fulfills the state requirements needed to become a professional stylist and work in any salon.

Tuition Information

  • Class Hours:  300
  • Tuition:  $6,100.50
  • Registration Fee:  $300.00
  • Textbook:  $56.00
  • Workbook:  $43.00
  • Student Kit: $350.50
  • Mannequin: $150.00

(212) 987-8292 | [email protected]

2198 Frederick Douglass Blvd. | New York, New York 10026

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am–3pm (On-site)  |  Tuesday–Friday 10:am–12:30pm (Online)

(212) 987-8292

2198 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, New York 10026

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am–3pm (On-site) 
Tuesday–Friday 10:am–12:30pm (Online)