COSMETOLOGY LICENSING ROADMAP & CURRICULUM OUTLINE
Employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2020 to 2030,
much faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services.
In 2020 the median pay for barbers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists was $27,630 per year or $13.28 per hour.
Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
Students in the Cosmetology Program learn the fundamental skills to gain employment in the field of Cosmetology, including hair care, makeup, barbering, and nail care. Students also learn the skills related to seeking and maintaining employment as well as small business operations. Course work is both hands-on and academic. Students will have the opportunity to obtain additional certificates such as shop safety and extensions. During the course of their second year, once students have obtained 600 hours they can apply for their permit which will allow them to work in a salon. During the course of their fourth year, students who have obtained 1,000 hours will have the opportunity to take the State Cosmetology Board Exam. Many students choose Cosmetology as a career and a means to help financially while attending college or university.
Foundations: Shop Safety, Responsibilities,
Sanitation, Sterilization, Career Paths,
Basic Life Skills, Basic Hairstyling
and Nail Services
Fundamentals: Booking Clients,
Salon Operations, Basics of Haircutting,
Make-Up, Skin Care
Chemistry of Cosmetology:
Permanent Waving, Hair Straightening, Nail Care
Laws & Regulations,
Business Operations, Resume Building/
Shaving/Barbering, State Exam,
Classes meet for 2 periods/1 hour 20 minutes per day, 5 days a week
Average number of new students accepted per year: 25
Opportunity for professional certifications: YES
Opportunity to earn college credits: NO
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Montclair State University
Raritan Valley Community College
Liquid Hair Salon
Splash Salon and Spa
Please check out our Cosmetology Student Handbook for more information
regarding the day to day operations within the shop.
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