Which New Jersey Schools Have Barber Training Programs?

Find schools in New Jersey offering barber programs and courses. Learn about the state requirements and get salary information for barbers living in New Jersey. Schools offering Culinary Arts degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Should Know

In New Jersey, most barber training programs are offered by less-than-2-year, for-profit schools. Programs span approximately 1 year and teach you skills to pass your barber licensing exam and get started in the profession. Most programs are hands-on and also include management skills. Keep reading to explore the schools and locations.


Barber Programs in New Jersey

Empire Beauty School

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Program
  • Program Length: About a year, full-time
  • Tuition: $14,400 a year (cost for 2012-2013 academic year, amount before financial aid and scholarships)
  • School Type: Less than two years, private, for-profit; roughly 100 undergraduate students
  • Address: 1126 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083
  • Phone: (800) 920-4593

With four locations scattered around New Jersey, the Empire Beauty School will prepare you to sit for your licensing examination. While enrolled, you'll learn the latest styling, cutting and coloring techniques in addition to the business side of the beauty industry. Your instructors will also teach you about managing your own salon, nail care and skin care.

Shore Beauty School

  • Program Name: Barbering Program
  • Program Length: Less than a year, full-time
  • Tuition: $13,370 a year (cost for 2012-2013 academic year, amount before financial aid and scholarships)
  • School Type: Less than two years, private for-profit; approximately 100 undergraduate students
  • Address: 103 W Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, New Jersey 08232
  • Phone: (609) 645-3635

Located in the suburb of Pleasantville, the Shore Beauty School's barber program is part of its cosmetology program. After graduating from Shore Beauty School, you'll be ready to work as either a barber or cosmetologist. The school also operates as a full-service salon, so you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Atlantic City is located seven miles from the school, so there's a chance that after you graduate you can become employed at one of the many resorts and casinos in the city.

Roman Academy of Beauty Culture

  • Program Name: Cosmetology and Hairstyling
  • Program Length: One year, full-time
  • Tuition: $14,150 per year (cost for 2012-2013 academic year, amount before financial aid and scholarships)
  • School Type: Less that two years, private for-profit; about 150 undergraduate students
  • Address: 431 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506
  • Phone: (973) 423-2223

Located in the suburb of Hawthorne, the Roman Academy of Beauty Culture will instruct you to connect with customers and clients as you cut, style and color their hair. After completing the cosmetology and hairstyling program, you'll be prepared to take your state licensing exam. The coursework will cover state laws, regulations and rules, haircutting, permanent waxing, chemistry related cosmetology, scalp treatments and chemical relaxing. The academy will also assist you with job placement after you graduate. In addition to a school, the academy is also a salon, so there is the possibility of gaining hands-on training to supplement your education.


Career Info for Barber Professionals in New Jersey

Barbers, hairdressers and cosmetologists talk with customers about their hairstyling options, inspect the hair and scalp to make recommendations and clean their tools and work area. As a barber, you'll offer customers a facial shave. Barbers who own their shop also interview, hire and train new employees, order supplies and handle advertising.

In order to work as a barber in New Jersey, you must be licensed. In order to obtain a license, you must be at least 16, be a graduate of an accredited school in New Jersey and successfully pass your licensing exam. Since the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling doesn't offer different licenses for barbers and beauticians, you can obtain one license for both job positions.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cited that between 2010-2020, barbers could experience a seven percent job growth, which is slower than the average of all occupations. Most of this estimate was attributed to the growing population. According to BLS, barbers in New Jersey earned an approximate yearly average of $23,000, as of May 2011.

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