Top 10 Most Asked Questions
How long does it take to graduate from the school?
We offer programs that last anywhere from a week to a few months. We also offer flexible schedules to allow you to balance your life and your education. Our esthetics programs can be completed in 17 weeks, our nail technology program in 9 weeks and our waxing program in 3 weeks if you choose the full-time schedule.
How can I register for a class?
To register for any of our classes, we encourage you to contact one of our enrollment officers that will guide you through the process. For more information on our admission process, click here.
Why should I choose Christine Valmy?
Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care and Makeup is the founder of esthetics in the United States. Ms. Christine Valmy founded the first esthetics school in the USA in 1966. We have dedicated our efforts to offer the most advanced and latest education in the beauty field for over 50 years. Your success is our success. At Christine Valmy, we put your interest first and do everything to prepare you for a career in the beauty industry.
When should I register?
Our programs are very popular so we recommend students register as soon as they have a start date in mind. In order to offer an excellent education to our students, our classrooms are kept at a specific student/teacher ratio.
What are the programs that you offer?
We offer 3 licensed programs: Esthetics, Nail Specialty and Waxing, that will prepare you for the New York State Board exam as well as a career in the field. We also have basic and advanced makeup programs that will prepare students to learn the latest makeup trends and techniques.
How old should I be to register at your school?
To register, you must be at least 17 years old.
How often do classes start?
Our classes start as often as every week. For a complete calendar, please click here.
Is your school accredited?
Yes, Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care and Makeup is accredited by ACCSC.
Do you offer financial aid?
We offer financial aid for the Esthetics program, for those who qualify.
Do you have job assistance?
We offer job assistance to all our graduate students, from preparing resumes and cover letters to providing you with access to our online job postings. Students are responsible for contacting the companies but we will provide you with assistance in the process.
Why is it important for the school to be licensed by New York State?
Being a licensed school is important as it means that we are approved by New York State to teach New York State licensed programs that will prepare students for the New York State Board Exam. When you pass the New York State Board Exam, you will receive a license that will allow you to work in the state of New York.
Which offered programs are licensed by New York State?
Christine Valmy International School offers the following programs, licensed by the State of New York: Esthetics, Nail Specialty, and Waxing
How can I get my esthetics, nail or waxing license?
By registering for a licensed program for esthetics, nail specialty or waxing, you will receive the training to prepare you for the board exam. Once completing the program, you will be given instructions on how to apply for your license.
What is a credit transfer?
A credit transfer allows a student to transfer credits from prior programs that are covered in the curriculum of the program you are applying for. A transcript will be required and evaluated by our enrollment officers and the school Director. For more information, please contact us.
Do you accept credit from other institutions?
Credits from other institutions are accepted. Subjects of studies must be the same as the ones offered in the program you are applying for. A transcript will be required and evaluated by our enrollment officers and the school Director. For more information, please contact us.
What are the program requirements?
Eligible students must:
- Be 17 years of age or older (official government-issued document or affidavit must be shown as proof of age)
- Conduct a personal interview at the school
- Provide evidence of one of the following: (1) proof of high school diploma, GED equivalent, home-study certificate or transcript from a home-study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the student’s home state; (2) college degree or official college transcript, such as AS, AA, BA, BS, MBA, PhD. (Foreign diplomas must be translated and certified.)
What certificate or diploma should I have to register?
To register, you will need to provide one of the following: (1)Proof of High School Diploma, GED equivalent, home-study certificate, or transcript from a home-study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the student’s home state; (2)College degree or official college transcript, such as AS, AA, BA, BS, MBA, PhD.
Can I apply with a diploma from a foreign country?
Yes, foreign diplomas are accepted. All diplomas must be translated into English and certified to be at least equivalent to a US high school diploma.
Do you offer financial aid?
We offer financial aid for the Esthetics program for those who qualify.
What type of payment plan do you offer?
All students are offered an interest-free, weekly payment plan. Weekly payments vary based on the length and total cost of the program. For more information, please contact one of our enrollment officers.
Where are you located?
We are located in Times Square in New York City.
How can I get to you?
We’re conveniently located near most subway lines, Penn Station, and the Port Authority.
Do I need an appointment or can I come directly?
No appointments are necessary but we encourage you to give us a call ahead of time so we can make sure to have one of our enrollment officers available when you walk through our doors.
What is the best time to call?
The school operates year-round except for major holidays. We are open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 9:30 pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5:30 pm