About Us - A Quick History of The School

Westchester School of Beauty Culture has a reputation that’s second to none when it comes to training students to work in the “real world.” The school was established in 1960 in Lower Westchester by Michael P. Salamone to train students in the art and craft of Hairdressing, Esthetics and nail technology. Since then, the school has trained more than 3,000 people as cosmetologists. While some students are working in some of the leading salons in Westchester, New York, Florida, California and throughout the world, others have created their own vision by opening their own salon (or salons as the case may be).

Mr. Michael P. Salamone, founder of the Westchester School of Beauty Culture, in the 1960s with a model.
Mrs. Marie Salamone has been associated with Westchester Beauty School since it opened in 1960.

Others have gone in a totally different direction and used the skills they learned at Westchester Beauty School to find success as platform artists, nail technicians, product representatives, consultants, teachers, makeup artists and trainers. Many of our graduates call us when they need staff because they’re already familiar with the completeness and quality of our courses.

Westchester Beauty School is located two blocks from Metro North’s Mount Vernon East train station, and the Bee Line bus routes 7, 40, 41, 42, 52 and 55, stop nearby. Ample parking is available for those who drive.

The school occupies 7,500 square-feet of space in a modern facility that includes: four theory/lab rooms, a senior area, administrative offices, reception areas, a student lounge and storage areas. We can accommodate the handicapped.

All of the staff at the Westchester Beauty School are licensed professionals who are skilled in all aspects of cosmetology. Because all of our teachers passionately believe in education, every staff member attends regular seminars, shows and training sessions to stay current in the latest trends, techniques, products, equipment and methodology.

The diversity of our students reflects our philosophy of providing a solid career education for people of all ages, colors, national origins and sexes.

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The school’s licenses, accreditations, certificates of affiliations and certifications can be viewed upon request.

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