• New Program! Barbering in Rochester Only
  • New Program! Esthetics & Nails in Rochester, Syracuse and West Seneca
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  • Learn More About Our Esthetician Program
  • Nail Specialty Program
  • Get Started with Cosmetology Career Training
  • Bring Your Talent to Continental
  • Learn More About Our Programs


Welcome to Continental School of Beauty, a family owned business for over 50 years. At Continental, we offer programs in Hairdressing and Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nails, and Barbering. Continental has six campuses in New York State with locations in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, West Seneca, Batavia and Olean. Our expert instructors and staff are here to help you fulfill your passion to succeed in the beauty industry. Join the Continental family and we will help you realize your dreams.

Let’s get YOUR career started! CLASSES START SOON – DON’T WAIT.



Start your career and take it anywhere
with your diploma from Continental.

  • Own your own business with great income potential.
  • The Salon Industry is constantly changing, with increases in the overall number of salons and a growing number of specialized salons.
  • You can Take Your Career Anywhere!
  • It’s a glamorous and fashionable business . . . Always changing!
  • Short term education lets you graduate in 8 months for Hairdressing and Cosmetology, 4 months for Esthetics, or 2 months for Nails & Waxing.
  • Financial Aid options are available for those who qualify … and so many do!
  • The Beauty Industry offers a flexible work schedule providing the opportunity for part-time employment for those with family or school responsibilities.
  • Licensed by NYS Education Department.
  • Newly-remodeled locations.
  • Nationally accredited by NACCAS.
  • Committed and experienced teaching staff.
  • More than 50 years serving upstate New York.
  • National reputation and accreditation.
  • Continental was established over 50 years ago and remains one of the largest beauty schools in New York State with campuses in 6 upstate cities.
  • Approved by NYS Division of Veterans Affairs.
  • Full range of courses includes Hairdressing and Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nails & Waxing, and Barbering.
  • Continental School strives to offer programs with the employability and earning potential of the graduate in mind.
  • Continental is committed to both community and charitable events & organizations.

There are many options to help you pay for school. We can tell you about them during your first visit. And we’ll work with you to obtain a Financial Aid package that will enable you to achieve your goals. Contact us and see how we can help.

Financial aid is available if qualified – and most are – including Veterans Benefits and Native American aid. 


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What Our Grads Are Saying

Regardless of how tired or frustrated students ever get, there are always caring teachers ready to offer their knowledge and encouragement to us.
Maria V.
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