New Jersey – The beacon for fashion and beauty studies:-
New Jersey is a great place for fashion, beautician and cosmetology education. The State has one of the best public education systems in the United States. About fifty-four percent of high school graduates take up higher education and career-oriented courses in New Jersey. Many of New Jersey’s colleges and universities offer beautician / cosmetology degrees. In addition to the two famous universities Rutgers & Princeton, there are 19 county colleges in New Jersey, and a number of beautician / cosmetology technical schools. In particular, Fashion Beauty Academies impart a perfect combination of creativity in fashion technology, state-of-the art technical know-how and above all skills to handle people.
Courses include Hair Care Techniques, Aesthetics, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Color theory, Nail Care and Skin Care. Few Beauty Academies, with a step ahead to make their students a successful person to operate independent business include professional management requisites like bookkeeping, marketing, and other aspects of business training in their curriculum
A study in a beauty School may be widely classified into three branches:-
• Cosmetology & Hair Styling Course
• Aesthetics Course &
• Student Teaching Course
Cosmetology & Hair Styling Course:-
To appear before the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling for a license to practice in this field, the candidate should have taken up 1200 clock hours of theory and practical training in all phases of Cosmetology. Reputed Cosmetic Schools impart the necessary theory and practical exposure for the candidate to start practicing on receipt of the license in an entry level in all phases of Cosmetology
Artistic Beauty Schools give equal importance to this branch which includes facials, body procedures and make-up artistry. The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling prescribes 600 clock hours of learning to make the candidate eligible for taking up the licensing examination
Student Teaching Course:-
An NJ State Cosmetology License holder with a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 6 months salon experience, shall take up the Student teaching Course with 500 clock hours of training and 30 clock hours exclusively in Methods of Teaching.
The professional approach to the subject, practical exposure to teaching, lesson planning and methodology are the quintessential requirement for this career.
A trained cosmetologist applies the present trend in beauty technology in a creative and imaginative fashion to satisfy the needs of a discerning clientele. Few of the career opportunities available for a graduate from a cosmetology academy include
• Entrepreneur by becoming a Salon Owner
• Specialist in Facial Skin Care/Spa/Salon Management/Body Treatment
• Nail Artist
• Make up Consultant
• Freelance Artist
• Representative of the Manufacturer/ Marketing Manager of the Salon
• Marketing Manager of a Salon
• Aesthetician in Dermatologist/cosmetic Surgeon
An artistic beauty school by its curriculum does not only educate students with the state-of-the-art technologies available in the field but also gives hands-on experience with clientele and takes them a mile ahead in the competitive market. New Jersey houses many such cosmetology schools and academies which train candidates and prepare them to become knowledgeable, respectful, accountable and professional…
The increased aesthetic awareness across the globe, the available expertise in the field and the perennial demand in the market has made this Cosmetology a commercially viable product. The commercial viability of this field has made this avenue a lucrative one for Candidates to take up this course for their Career.