Cosmetology Program

Cosmetology & Hairstyling Program:  Preparing you for diverse career paths in hairstyling, barbering, skin care, manicuring and makeup.

Cosmetology and Hair School

Train to be a cosmetology and hairstyling professional at Shore Beauty School in Egg Harbor Township, NJ! In Shore’s Cosmetology & Hairstyling program, students learn haircutting and styling, hair coloring, barbering, skin care, manicuring and makeup techniques. If you want to train in all aspects of cosmetology, this is the program for you.

The beauty industry is about helping others look and feel good. At Shore Beauty School, you can do what you love and love what you do!

Train in our modern, technology-enabled facility and learn the tools you’ll need for a successful career in cosmetology and hairstyling.

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Why Choose Shore Beauty School?

Are you looking for a beauty school that truly cares about your success? Your experience level doesn’t matter, as our licensed instructors will guide you step-by-step through your education. Shore Beauty School focuses on providing you the knowledge and skills to sit for New Jersey State Board licensure, hands-on experience working on live patrons in our clinic, an education in salon business fundamentals and a path to long-term employment.

Our education is designed to be fun and engaging, with activities such as styling competitions, awards for exceptional performance and an annual themed charity hair show. Shore tries to be more than a school. It’s not just about learning here. It’s about building a career in a fun and engaging manner that we hope you will never forget!

Possible Career Paths

Exciting job opportunities are available to cosmetology professionals in both good and bad economic times. While Shore cannot guarantee you employment, Shore has a strong track record placing its graduates in a variety of cosmetology-related careers, including:

  • Hairstylist
  • Hair color specialist
  • Barber
  • Facial and skin care specialist
  • Medical esthetician
  • Makeup artist
  • Manicurist
  • Salon/spa owner
  • Cosmetology instructor
  • Beauty product sales

What You'll Learn

Your Cosmetology & Hairstyling program is a broad based education, including techniques in:

  • Hair cutting and styling
  • Hair coloring and treatments
  • Barbering
  • Shaving
  • Shampooing
  • Nail technology
  • Makeup techniques
  • Salon business fundamentals

Licensure Requirements

Cosmetology & Hairstyling is a 1,200 hour program teaching the art, science and business of hair cutting and styling, barbering, skin care, manicuring and makeup. Under your “junior status,” your first 600 hours of training will emphasize theory (based on textbooks and lectures) and building basic practical skills as a cosmetology professional. Under “senior status,” your next 600 hours of training will continue building on cosmetology fundamentals, while providing you the opportunity to work on live patrons in our clinic under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

Audio Visual aids and guest artists will supplement your core instruction. In order to become a licensed cosmetology professional, you are required to graduate in good standing from Shore, and pass the NJ State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling’s theory and practical examinations.

Real-world Learning

Part of Shore Beauty School’s mission is to prepare our students for entry-level employment in cosmetology, hairstyling or related beauty fields. Shore’s active student clinic provides our students the opportunity to practice and build their skills while performing services on live patrons.

The school also encourages students, while training in the clinic,  to build a book of business that can be taken with them to a job after graduation. Additionally, you will learn Shear Success Business Fundamentals, which Shore created as a practical supplement to the Cosmetology & Hairstyling program. Shear Success teaches techniques in building a book of business, networking, marketing, client management and maximizing earnings.


"My experience at Shore Beauty School was wonderful. I made so many friends that share the same interests and passion for cosmetology. I have learned skills that I will be using every day in the industry and learning the basics for hair has helped me greatly in the salon. My teachers have been exceptional and have been very thorough and helpful." Anna Kirchoff, 2016 Graduate
"I loved meeting new friends and learning different techniques while I was here. I made a lot of memories that I will never forget. I can't wait to bring what I have learned to wherever I end up working. Ms Tia, Ms Tedesco and all of the other teachers that have helped me through anything I needed help on, were all equally great in their own way." Cara Kirchoff, 2016 Graduate

Consumer Info

For US Bureau of Labor Statistics information on Cosmetology and Hairstyling careers (SOC Code: 39-5012 and CIP Code: 12.0401) go to and For our graduation, job placement and licensure pass rates, as well as our graduates' median school debts and costs of enrollment, click here.

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