History & Culture

Continental School of Beauty has been providing beauty school training to students in the upstate New York area for over 55 years!
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Established in 1961, this second generation family-owned business has proudly grown to 6 campuses in Western New York with school locations in Rochester, Syracuse, Batavia, Buffalo, West Seneca and Olean. The Silver and Shumway family, owners of the Continental School of Beauty Culture, continuously embrace the philosophy of “looking up to the student” in every way. Continental’s dedicated staff of professionals are passionately involved in the ever-changing world of beauty and continue to be leaders of the industry in all aspects of Hairdressing and Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics and Nail Specialty. Trust us to provide you a first-hand look by joining us in “The Continental Experience”.

Rochester | Syracuse | Batavia | Buffalo | West Seneca | Olean

Looking up to our students

This philosophy puts students first and inspires the true “family” dynamic Continental School of Beauty promotes on all campuses. From our owners and dedicated staff to our students and graduates, the Continental family shares a common passion for excellence in beauty that is reflected in our daily campus culture.

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We believe we are all in this together & that our success is achieved only when our students succeed!

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