What You’ll Learn in our Manicuring Program

creative manicures

If you love dazzling nails, are creative and detail-oriented, you should check out Shore Beauty School’s Manicuring Program. You’ll get on the fast-track to becoming a professional, licensed nail technician and can start your career in the beauty industry.

Gain Technical Nail Skills & Techniques

In Shore’s Manicuring Program you’ll learn:

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Nail Tipping and Extensions
  • Nail Wraps
  • Gel Nails
  • Sculptured Nails
  • Dip Powders
  • Nail Art
  • And much more!

Learn in a Hands-on, Creative Atmosphere

When you take our Manicuring Program, you’ll be given a professional Morgan Tailor kit which includes Milady textbooks as well as all the manicuring tools you’ll need to succeed. During the first half of the course, you’ll learn all the manicuring basics through a combination of lectures, demonstrations from experienced professionals, and practice on mannequins (and fellow students!).

The second half of the course is all about gaining real-world experience. You’ll begin working at our beauty clinic where you can work with live customers and further develop your technical skills, speed, confidence, customer relations, and professionalism.

Prepare for Your New Career

As you gain experience in our clinic, we’ll encourage you to:

  • Build a book of business/client list that you can take with you to a new job
  • Create a portfolio that highlights your best work

Once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the NJ state licensing exam and launch your new career.

Check out Shore Beauty School

If you love learning about nails, you should turn that passion into a career! Shore Beauty School offers an opportunity to pursue a professional nail care career with a fast track Manicuring Program. The program is designed to put you on a path for a future in the beauty and wellness industry. To learn more about Shore Beauty School and the programs offered contact us  or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 today.

The Latest Fall Beauty Trends

fall makeup trends

Yay for fall! It’s finally cool enough to put on a cute new sweater, and try the latest makeup trends without having them sweat off your face. As usual, as we move into fall, richer, darker color pallets will be all the rage, but look for softer, less precise looks. And you definitely want to keep that dewy glow going. Here are a few of the top fall beauty trends.

Smudgy Eyeliner

If you never quite mastered all those ultra-precise cat eyes or other statement liner looks, this fall trend is more forgiving. Dark, smudgy, imprecise liner has made a come-back. Use eyeliner or mascara and smudge for this expressive, “I slept in my makeup” look.

Blurred Lips

While super shiny and defined “vinyl lips” are having a moment, for a more doable, everyday option, we prefer the blurred lip trend. To achieve the blurred lip look, pat on a lip stain, or use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply.

Feral Brows

Everything seems a little more relaxed this fall, and we’re here for it. Instead of super plucked, waxed, shaped and perfect brows, it’s time to go feral. Simply brush brows upwards with a spoolie and fill in any sparse spots with a pencil.

Cream Makeup

To keep that dewy skin vibe going, cream makeup is ideal. Look for cream foundations, blush, bronzers and highlighters to keep your skin looking moisturized and luminous, even as the weather gets cold.

Metallic Eye Shadow

Metallic eye shadow is in, but we’re talking a subtle wash of shimmery color, not glitter. Look for sheer, sparkly silvers, golds, bronze, or coppers to brighten eyes. It’s your time to shine.

Check out Shore Beauty School

If you love learning about makeup and skincare, maybe you should turn that passion into a career! Shore Beauty School offers Cosmetology and Skincare programs that can put you on the path for a future in the beauty and wellness industry. Schedule a tour today, contact us to learn more or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Refresh Your Makeup Skills

refresh your makeup skills

If you took a little break from full makeup over the summer, we get it. Who’s wearing foundation at the beach? Soon it’s time to head back to school or into professional mode, so it’s a good time to brush up on your makeup skills. Check out these awesome makeup hacks to polish your technique and keep you looking your best.

Don’t conceal your concealer

If you’ve been putting on your concealer first, and then covering it with foundation, start with foundation first, and then use your concealer to cover any remaining blemishes and under eye circles or discoloration. Foundation will provide a smooth base for your concealer, and will also help to conceal any problem areas, so you’ll use less concealer, and there will be less caking or creasing.

Use a lip scrub

Lipstick not going on smooth? Try using a gentle exfoliating lip scrub once a week to achieve a softer, smoother canvas for perfect application every time.

Don’t forget to blush

Blush doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, but a soft, radiant blush can make all the difference in your overall appearance, making you look brighter, warmer, and livelier. Just add a bit of powder or cream blush on the high points of your cheeks and you’re good to go.

Get lusher lashes

Ready to make an impact? Dust some translucent powder on your lashes between coats of mascara to give your lashes some added volume and length!

DIY lip gloss

Here’s a fun tip: if you have an eyeshadow, blush, or bronzer in powdered form, you can mix it with a little petroleum jelly to make a custom-colored lip gloss you’re sure to love.

Come to the Shore!

If you love learning about makeup and skincare, maybe you should turn that passion into a career! Shore Beauty School offers Cosmetology and Skincare programs that can put you on the path for a future in the beauty and wellness industry. Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us to learn more or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Back-to-School Beauty Essentials

back to school beauty essentials

When it’s time to head back to school, whether in-person, online or a combination, you want to look your best throughout the day and with the least amount of effort. Here are some back-to-school beauty essentials that you can use for a quick fix, and make your classmates turn their heads.

An awesome concealer

Up late studying? Or up early for class? Banish those dark circles with a concealer that brightens and depuffs. Choose one with a cool metal applicator or roller ball to soothe. Bonus trick: keep yours in the fridge for more depuffing power. You’ll look refreshed and awake.

A BB or CC cream

When you are looking for a multi-purpose beauty basic, don’t forget your BB and CC creams. A BB cream, known as Beauty Balm, is a great time saver and often acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen, and light foundation all in one. You’ll look naturally radiant and not overly made up, while protecting and hydrating your skin. A CC cream or Color Correcting cream is similar to a BB cream but offers additional coverage to correct discolorations such as hyperpigmentation or redness.

Dry shampoo

In a rush or just want to sleep in? Good news, you don’t have to wash, dry and restyle your hair every day! That’s what dry shampoo was made for. Spray some dry shampoo at the roots of your hair, let it do its oil-absorbing magic, and brush out. It will extend the life of your latest style, preserve your style, and if you have long hair save you a lot of time.

Oil blotting sheets

If you notice as the day goes on that you’re starting to look a little shiny onscreen, oil blotting sheets are your new BFF. You don’t have to redo, or undo, your makeup. Just simply press a discrete little sheet of paper on your face, and watch any excess oil disappear. Keep them handy in your purse or pocket.

Your favorite (portable) perfume

Love your signature scent, but hate how quickly it fades? Keep a travel sized version of your favorite perfume with you, either a spray, rollerball, or solid version, and feel free to reapply throughout the day, whenever you need a little refresher.

Check Out Shore Beauty School

Love learning about all things beauty? Shore Beauty School can help you turn your passion into a career. Check out our Cosmetology Program or Skin Care Specialty Program to learn more.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get on a path to a beautiful future.

Shore Beauty Students Get Down to Business with Shear Success Program

what is our shear success program

At Shore Beauty School, we realize that it takes more than exceptional hair cutting or coloring skills to launch a successful beauty career. To help improve our graduates’ success rate in a competitive marketplace, we created the Shear Success Business Fundamentals program. This program is a practical supplement to our Cosmetology & Hairstyling, Barbering, Skin Care, and Teacher Training programs.

What You’ll Learn

Shear Success is your guide to best practices in the beauty industry. You’ll learn valuable business skills such as:

  • Building your book
  • Networking
  • Marketing and promoting your services
  • Managing client relationships
  • Maximizing profitability per customer
  • Selling and cross selling products
  • And setting and meeting personal financial goals.

Best Practices from the Best Beauty Brands

Shear Success is a proprietary educational supplement that we developed, based on information we’ve gathered from managers and owners of leading salons, our Redken partner, and other beauty product manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Just as our clinic combines theory and practice, Shear Success melds technical skills with business success.

While your beauty talents can get your career off to a great start, having a solid foundation of business fundamentals will help ensure that your career can support you and your family for years to come.

Come to the Shore!

Whether you decide to pursue a career in Cosmetology, Barbering, Skin Care or Teacher Training, be sure that you also learn the business fundamentals you need to succeed.

Whatever path you choose, Shore Beauty School’s Shear Success Business Fundamentals practical supplement is offered to all students enrolled in any of our programs as an enhancement to the curriculum to help you gain the beauty and business skills necessary to find a beauty career that you truly love.

Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark on a career in the beauty industry.

How to Take Care of Your Skin During the Summer

how to take care of your skin during the summer

Summer is the perfect time of year to show off your gorgeous, healthy skin! Be sure to keep your skin looking and feeling it’s best by taking care of it properly during the hot, summer months.  Here are some of our top tips for caring for your skin during the summer.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

It is a well-known fact that being out in the sun can cause premature aging, sunspots, and even cancer. It’s recommended to make applying sunscreen a daily habit. Use sunscreen that offers an SPF of 30 or more, broad spectrum protection, and apply it generously everywhere you are exposed to the sun. Reapply every two hours. Don’t forget the tops of your ears, the part in your hair, or your lips! You can also try lip balm that offers a high SPF rating for added protection. Other protective measures that can help is wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection, SPF clothing, and finding a shady spot to hang out.

Lighten Up

Summer is the time to lighten up! Ditch the heavy foundation, lipsticks and liners and go for a sheer CC cream or tinted moisturizer, lip balm, and some waterproof mascara for a more relaxed, natural look. Also, swap out your thick winter moisturizer for a lighter lotion or gel-based version.

Use Products that do Double Duty

You probably don’t love the idea of slathering sunscreen on your face and then putting makeup on top of it.  Fortunately, there are lots of primers, tinted moisturizers, CC creams, and other products that include SPF 30+. You can also find tinted sunscreens that can act as a light, natural-looking base, while still protecting your skin from the sun.

Exfoliate & Moisturize

Sunscreen, sweat, bug spray, and oils can all wreak havoc with your skin, blocking pores and causing blemishes. Gently exfoliate your skin once or twice a week for a clean feeling and to keep you looking radiant. Also remember that salt, heat, chlorine, and sunburn can dry out your skin, so be sure to continue to moisturize over the summer.

Don’t Over Wash

Finally, it can be tempting to shower multiple times a day when it’s hot and sticky out and you are sweaty and coated with sunscreen. Try to limit showers to once a day, 15 minutes or less, and keep the water lukewarm or cool to prevent drying out your skin.

Check Out Shore Beauty School

Love learning about skin care? Shore Beauty School can help you turn your passion into a career. Check out our Cosmetology Program or Skin Care Specialty Program to learn more.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark upon a future in beauty.

Tips to Protect Your Hair When Swimming

tips to protect your hair when swimming

As summer heats up, you may be ready to get out and cool down with a dip in the pool. Unfortunately, chlorinated water can do a number on your hair, stripping it of its natural moisture, causing split ends and other damage. It can even change your hair color!

People with hair that is thin or fine, color-treated or bleached, chemically treated, dry or damaged need to take extra precautions to make sure their lovely locks stay healthy, even after a refreshing dip in the pool. Here are some tips to keep your hair looking great after swimming.

Wet hair thoroughly before swimming

Dry hair will soak up chlorine like a sponge, which is why you should thoroughly rinse and wet your hair with non-chlorinated water before diving in.

Add a protective barrier

In addition to pre-soaking your hair, consider coating it with a little natural oil (coconut, olive, or jojoba) or buy a protective hair product specifically made for swimmers.

Style your hair to minimize exposure

If you have long hair, consider putting it in a ponytail, braid, or tight bun to minimize your hair’s contact with chlorine.

Wear a swim cap

If you swim regularly instead of just on occasion, you may want to consider wearing a swim cap as it’s your best defense against chlorinated water. Just remember to still wet your hair and pull it all back before putting on the cap because it makes it easier to put on.

Rinse, wash, and condition hair after swimming

Be sure to rinse your hair with clean, unchlorinated water as soon as you get out of the pool to get as much chlorine out as soon as possible.  Then wash with a gentle, clarifying shampoo and follow with conditioner to combat dryness. Again, you can find shampoos and conditioners made especially for swimmers.

Check Out Shore Beauty School

If you love learning about all things hair, Shore Beauty School can help you turn your passion into a career. Check out our Cosmetology and Hairstyling Program to learn more.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark upon a beautiful future.

How to Maintain and Care for your Beard

How to Maintain and Care for your Beard

Many men, at some point in their lives, decide to grow a beard. Knowing how to maintain and care for that beard can make all the difference between looking sophisticated and sexy to looking like you were raised by wolves. The good news is that growing a beard and caring for it is not hard, and with a few simple tips, you’ll be looking and feeling your best.

Let it grow, let it grow!

Step one for growing a beard is leave it alone. Don’t shave, don’t try to shape or style it. Just leave it untouched for 4 to 6 weeks. After that, your beard should have grown in evenly and will be long enough to work with.

Visit your barber

At this point, it might be a good idea to enlist some expert help. A good barber can help you pick the right style and length of beard for your face shape and do the initial shaping. Once you find a look you love, you’ll just have to maintain it.

Keep it trimmed

Remember that your beard and mustache are always growing, so you’ll need to invest in a good beard trimmer and a pair of grooming scissors to keep everything under control. Also note that the shorter the beard style you choose, the more often you’ll need to trim it to keep that tight style.

Shampoo and condition

When you shower, be sure to wash and condition your beard just like you would the hair on your head. Since the skin on your face is more sensitive than your scalp, you may want to consider a beard wash/conditioner for a little extra TLC.

Tame unruly facial hair

If your beard hair grows neatly downward, consider yourself lucky, as for others, it may stick out or be rebellious. Once your beard is completely dry, smooth on a few drops of beard oil to soften the hair and use a beard comb to gently remove tangles. You may also want to try a beard pomade or mustache wax to help create and maintain the shape you want.

Check Out Shore Beauty School

If you love grooming your own beard and want to help others look and feel their best, Shore Beauty School can help you turn your passion into a career. Check out our Barbering Program to learn more.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark upon a beautiful future.

How to Use Your Cosmetology License

how to use your cosmetology license

When you get your Cosmetology license, you’ll be ready to pursue a wide range of careers in the beauty industry. First, you’ll need to go through an accredited Cosmetology Program (like ours!) where you’ll learn advanced techniques in hair cutting and styling, hair coloring, chemical treatments, barbering, skin care, facials, makeup, nail technology, and business fundamentals. Then, you’ll be fully prepared to take your state licensure exam and then go on to launch a career in beauty.

Hair Stylist

As a professional hair stylist, you’ll get to use your creative talents to cut, color, and style hair to make people feel better about themselves – you’ll also do keratin treatments, perms and more.

Hair Color Specialist

While hair stylists do color and highlights, a hair color specialist has extensive knowledge of the technicalities of hair color, depth, and tone, and has mastered a range of coloring techniques.

Barber/Barber Shop Owner

You may choose to become a barber or even open your own shop. As a barber, you’ll cut and style hair using scissors, clippers, and razors; shave clients, and offer hot towel treatments.

Skin Care Specialist

As a skin care specialist, you’ll teach people how to care for their skin, address any issues, and recommend what products and treatments should work best for their skin type.

Makeup Artist

There are many different paths you can take if you decide to become a makeup artist. You can do make up for weddings and events, fashion shows and photo shoots, or even theatrical makeup.

Salon Owner/Manager

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and some business training, you may be able to use your Cosmetology license to become a manager, or even an owner, of a salon.

And More

Cosmetologists work in a wide range of positions – you could also be a manicurist, work in beauty product sales or even teach cosmetology to a new generation of students.

Come to the Shore!

Whatever path you choose, Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to find a beauty career that you truly love. Check out our Cosmetology Program to learn more.

Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark on a career in the beauty industry!

Hair Coloring Styles and Trends

Hair Coloring Styles and Trends

There’s no faster, easier, or cooler way to change up your whole look, and your whole outlook, than by changing your hair color. This Spring, there are some gorgeous hair color trends that you are sure to love. Check out some of the latest and greatest color options below, gather some pictures of your favorites, and make an appointment at your favorite nearby Beauty Clinic. Get ready for the new you!

Peek-a-Boo Color

Peek-a-boo color is a surprising and fun way to show off your wild side, while still looking office appropriate. In this process, a section of hair that is typically hidden underneath your top layer of hair is dyed in a non-traditional pop of color (think purple, turquoise, pink or blue). The color only peeks through occasionally as you move about, or when you put your hair up into a ponytail or pull it back.

Warm or Cool Brunette

Brunette hair is in this season as more and more people are opting for a brunette look. Warm brunettes are highlighted with amber, caramel, and gold tones for a subtle, natural look. Alternately, if warm tones don’t work well with your skin tone, “smokey” or “mushroom” brunettes have more of an ashy, cool hue.

Beige Blonde

Beige Blonde is anything but boring – this neutral, “looks good on almost everyone” blonde is pale and sandy – not too gold and not too ashy. Just right. Beige blonde is muted, natural, and very flattering on a wide range of skin tones.

Blush / Nude Colors

Ok – nude hair color sounds a little weird, but wait till you see it! We’re talking about colors like rose gold, peach, pastel pink and apricot blonde. This type of hair color will leave your skin glowing and are bound to make your eyes pop.

Silver

Many people stopped touching up their gray hair during the pandemic, and now are looking to embrace those silver strands. Silver highlights are chic, edgy and being embraced by women of all ages, from bright platinum to smokey grays this trending hair color can give you a gorgeous sparkle that is sure to turn heads.

If you love learning about the latest hairstyles and beauty trends, consider turning your passion into a career! Shore Beauty School offers a program in Cosmetology which can put you on the path to a career in the beauty industry. Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us to learn more or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.