Want to study beauty in the USA? Come learn with us at Empire Beauty School in the heart of New York City!


Our Manhattan campus is home to a diverse student body, with a location offering a cultural experience for our students. Located on West 34th St., Empire Beauty School in New York City, is situated in mid-town Manhattan next to the Empire State Building near 5th Avenue.

The Manhattan, NY, Empire Beauty School has been educating and training qualified future beauty professionals at this beautifully modern school since 2000. Public transportation is available, as is parking for commuting students. This area is one of the most visited spots in New York, home to Macy's Herald Square, iconic shopping destinations and tourist locations. It is within walking distance of New York’s famous theatre district and fashion district.

Due to its central location, Empire Beauty School students at our Manhattan campus are often involved in fashion shows and events. They also have access to industry beauty shows, advanced education classes and other special events in and around the New York area.


Empire Beauty School accepts foreign nationals with a valid non-immigrant status who are eligible to attend school. Foreign nationals may enroll at our Manhattan location if they posses an M-1 visa.

The M-1 visa is a type of student visa reserved for vocational and technical schools. To obtain an M-1 visa for traveling to the United States, a student must present a signed Form I-20 at a United States embassy or consulate in her/his home country. The I-20 is issued by a designated school official, typically the international student adviser, after the student has fulfilled a school's admissions requirements and presented proof of financial ability to pay for school.

M-1 students are admitted into the United States for a fixed time period. When they cross the border, their I-94 departure cards are stamped with a date, unlike students with an F-1 visa. They may stay for the length of their training program plus any Optional Practical Training, plus a thirty-day grace period at the end of their training. Their stay may not exceed one year unless they are granted an extension for medical reasons.

Students in M-1 status may not work on or off campus while studying, and they may not change their status to F-1.

**Eligibility to enroll does not ensure access to Federal Financial Student Aid. Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

In addition to the M-1 visa, eligible students must have a valid high school diploma or equivalent. Foreign diplomas must be translated and evaluated from a recognized agency such as World Education Services (WES), Globe Language Services, and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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