5 Reasons to Join the Barbering Program at Shore Beauty School

5 Reasons to Join the Barbering Program at Shore Beauty School

If you’re interested in gaining the technical and business skills to become a barber, and eventually want to open your own shop, Shore Beauty School offers a comprehensive Barbering Program that could put you on the path to success. Here are 5 reasons to consider enrolling.

Build Your Skills

When you train to become a barber at Shore Beauty School, you’ll learn all the latest hair cutting and shaving techniques. For example, you’ll learn fades, tapers, undercuts and more. You’ll also learn how to work with scissors, shears, thinning shears, clippers, trimmers, and straight razors. You’ll gain valuable skills and techniques that can help you prepare for licensing exams and finding your dream job.

Hands-on Training

In addition to lectures, demonstrations, and practice on mannequins, you’ll have the opportunity to work at Shore’s Beauty Clinic on live patrons. This is where theory meets practice, and you can improve your skills, speed, confidence, salesmanship, and professionalism. The Beauty Clinic gives you real-world experience, which will be invaluable when you begin your career.

Learn Business Fundamentals

Beyond the actual skills of barbering, we teach you all about the barbering business through theory and practice and provide you with the fundamentals you need to own and run your own shop. Take charge of your career and experience the freedom and flexibility that comes with owning your own business.

No Experience Necessary

Shore Beauty School cares about your success. Your experience level doesn’t matter, as our licensed instructors will guide you step-by-step through the barbering program, providing you with the knowledge and skills to take the New Jersey State Board licensure exam.

Be in Demand

Barbers are in demand as almost everyone has hair that needs to be cut regularly. You’ll develop lifelong skills you can use whenever and wherever you want, and real relationships with your clients. You can explore career opportunities that include a barbering professional in an existing shop, a hairstylist, a barber shop owner, or barbering instructor (with further education and licensing).

Get Started at Shore Beauty School

Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to find a career that you truly love. To learn more about how Shore Beauty School can get you on a path to success as a barbering professional check out our video below highlighting what you will learn in our Barbering Program.

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

Top 5 Beauty Trends to Look for in 2022

top 5 beauty trends to look for in 2022

Top 5 Beauty Trends to Look for in 2022

The beauty industry continues to evolve and, as we move into 2022, there are a lot of exciting trends you should look for, especially if you are considering a career in the beauty industry. Whether you are considering becoming a cosmetologist, skin care specialist, makeup artist, nail technician, or any other career option in beauty and wellness, it’s important to be up to date on the latest and most popular fads. Here are the top 5 trends for beauty in 2022!

Skin is In!

The skincare market is outpacing makeup and haircare, with more and more people looking for high-quality, personalized skincare products to take care of all their skincare woes and give them healthier skin.  Also, consumers began to shun complicated, multi-step skincare routines last year with the rise of “skinamalism” and are now seeking simpler solutions. Look for microbiome skincare products featuring pre- and probiotics or fermented ingredients for balanced, better skin.

Real Sustainability Rocks

More consumers are now calling brands on “greenwashing” which is claiming that products have eco-friendly ingredients and materials when they don’t. To combat this, look for more transparency in the industry, recycling initiatives and new “condensed or waterless” formulations that take up less space and cause less waste than those big plastic containers of shampoo or body wash. People want beauty products that are good for them and good for the planet.

The Guys Are Coming on Strong

Male grooming will continue to flourish in 2022. As the norms around traditional masculinity has evolved, male-focused beauty and wellness products and services are on the rise. In fact, the male grooming market is expected to generate global sales of $81.2 billion by 2024! This might be a great time to consider taking advantage of this movement and getting training as a barber.

Diversity is Key

The beauty industry continues to make strides to serve a more diverse audience by creating products and formulations that address people of all races, ethnicities and origins. Some makeup companies are helping to advance equality by offering foundations in the full spectrum of skin color, for example, and having more inclusive products and marketing. Additionally, there has been a significant rise in the number of beauty brands launched by people of color.

Beauty Gets Techy

Finally, see how the beauty and tech space combine in 2022! People will be able to personalize custom makeup and skincare formulations, try on looks virtually, and even give makeovers to their avatars to make the gaming universe more beautiful.

If you love learning the latest beauty trends, maybe you should turn your passion for beauty 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.

What is our Teacher Training Program?

What is our teacher training program

What is our Teacher Training Program?

If you already have your license in Cosmetology, but would like to use your skills and expertise to teach others what they need to know to pursue a profession in the beauty industry, Shore Beauty School can help. We can provide you with the training you need to launch an exciting career as a beauty instructor and teach the next generation of beauty professionals.

Take your beauty education to the next level

Our 600-hour Teacher Training Program reviews all aspects of our Cosmetology program (hair cutting, styling, coloring, barbering, nail technology, skin care, makeup and more) as well as providing specialized teaching training at our modern, technology-enabled facility in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. There you’ll be able to gain real-world experience working in our active beauty clinic with real customers, as well as practicing teaching methods with fellow students.

Go beyond beauty and gain valuable teaching skills

Beyond brushing up on your beauty skills, you will receive expert instruction in teaching including organization, leading discussions, cooperative learning, interactive lectures, one-on-one instruction, test prep and procedures, and more. Additionally, you’ll benefit from our supplemental Shear Success Business Fundamentals program, which teaches you valuable skills like building a book of business, networking, marketing and client management.

Earn your license as a cosmetology instructor

To qualify for a license as a cosmetology instructor in NJ, you must already have a cosmetology license, have worked as a cosmetologist/hair stylist or related profession for at least 6 months, and have graduated from the teacher training program in good standing, completing the full 600 hours of training. Additionally, you’ll need to take an additional 30 hours of college-level education classes (not included) and pass both a written and practical licensing exam. Our teacher training program includes the state board’s recommendations to ensure you are well prepared to earn your license and begin an exciting teaching career.

Embark on a rewarding career

Cosmetology teaching professionals is a thriving profession. While we can’t guarantee you employment at Shore or other institutions, we have and continue to help place our teacher training graduates into positions as instructors at our school, other cosmetology schools, as trainers in salons, and more. Becoming a teacher is a wonderful and rewarding way to pass on your knowledge to others, and feel the satisfaction that comes with being a part of your students’ learning process.

If you feel like you need a change or you want to take your beauty career to the next level, it’s time to consider our Teacher Training Program. Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us to learn more, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Is Cosmetology School Right for You?

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Is Cosmetology School Right for You?

If you are considering going to cosmetology school, congratulations! It could be an excellent way for you to get on the path to doing something that you love. But how do you know for sure if pursuing a career in cosmetology is right for you? To find out, see if you meet the following criteria.

You love being creative.

People in the beauty industry are typically creative and artistic. They can look at a client and instantly know what haircut, color or style would best complement their face, or understand which makeup products and techniques will let someone’s beauty shine through. If you enjoy being creative and playing with textures, colors, and experimenting with new trends, a future in cosmetology might be an ideal way for you to express yourself.

You have a passion for beauty.

Do you binge on beauty blogs and how-to videos? Do you have drawers full of hair care, makeup and skincare products? Do you dream of doing makeovers on people you meet? If so, you just might be a little beauty obsessed. Cosmetology school could be the next step for you. There, you’ll learn all about the things you love like haircutting, styling, coloring, skincare, manicuring, make-up and much more.

You enjoy being around people.

The best hair stylists are known for being extroverted, fun and friendly. If you enjoy talking to people all day and, even more important, being a good listener, cosmetology could be a great career path for you. Use your outstanding people skills to attract and keep clients, confidently make product recommendations and sales, and get tons of rave reviews.

You want options and flexibility.

Some of the nice things about pursuing a career in cosmetology is that your skills will always be in demand, there are a number of paths you can take, and you may have the freedom to choose your own schedule. Whether you want to be a hair stylist, barber, skincare specialist, makeup artist, nail technician, or even own your own salon, enrolling in cosmetology school is the first step in achieving your career goals on your own terms.

You’re looking for an alternative to college.

Finally, if you’re excited about starting a hands-on, creative career, and don’t like the idea of sitting behind a desk for four years, cosmetology school is a great alternative to going to college. You’ll learn all the tricks of the trade and gain real-world experience in school, and then be on the fast-track to the career of your dreams.

If all these descriptions sound like you, it’s time to consider turning your passion for beauty into a career! Do what you love and love what you do. Shore Beauty School offers a comprehensive program in Cosmetology to put you on the path to a beautiful future. Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us to learn more, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Beauty Tips When You’re Low on Sleep

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Let’s face it – a good night’s sleep is a beautiful thing. On the flip side, lack of sleep can sure mess with that beautiful thing known as your face! Yes, we can all agree that getting enough “beauty sleep,” is pretty important. But who really has time for that and running the world? Whether you crammed all night for a test, or your new baby is a sleepless, milk-crazed car alarm, you probably could use some help looking less like the walking dead the next morning. Since more sleep is definitely not an option, keep reading. We’ve got some beauty hacks that will have you looking like you took a dive in the fountain of youth on your way out the door!

Close the windows

If eyes are the windows to your soul, they can also be a dead giveaway you didn’t get enough z’s. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to brighten up your eyes without napping the day away. Dab a little eye cream around your upper and lower lids, followed by a bit of concealer. Choose a concealer that’s a touch lighter than your skin tone and you’re good to go!

Go bright or go home

Lining your bottom lid with a nude or white eyeliner is another great tip for brightening up your eyes. For an even brighter effect, use a super light eye shadow and dab the inside corner of your eye.

Glowing skin is always in

How do you pull off a well-rested, dewy glow when you’re just not well-rested? Highlighter! Tilt your head down and slowly tilt your head back up, highlighting any shadows you see on your face. Voila! The darkest areas of your face will shine with a dewy glow.

Brighter lips, brighter smile

Whether you’re rocking a classic red lip or a pretty pink pout, put some lipstick on and pull yourself together! Bright or bold lips become the focal point of your face and help distract from any other unrested attributes.

The next time that “just one episode” turns into an all-night Netflix marathon, don’t sweat it! You can still look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a few simple tricks. Want to learn how to beautify yourself and others like a pro? Maybe you should consider a career as a cosmetologist! Contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs offered in your area. Start your own beautiful journey today!

How to Start a Beauty Blog


Are you a style enthusiast with tons of know-how, a passion for fashion and a love for sharing all things beauty? A great way to tap in to your inner beauty expert is to start your own beauty blog! If you already work in the beauty industry, a beauty blog is a great way to promote your business, drive product sales or just be creative. And yes, you can actually earn money in a variety of ways with a beauty blog. Not to mention possibly getting awesome free product samples to try! We’ve got some tips for you on how to get started.  

Find your focus

You have to find a way to stand out in the crowd. Think fresh and original! Start with your own beauty routine. What makes it unique? Go with what you know and grab your niche! If you are all about hair, go with it. If it’s fabulous nails that light you up, focus on that! The point is to dial in on a niche. Once you drum up some ideas, type them into a search engine and see what the competition is like.

What’s in a name?

In some cases – everything! Once you’ve decided on your blogging niche, create a catchy domain name that fits you. After all, it will be the cornerstone of your brand, so make sure it is something you can market across social media platforms.

Sign up for web hosting

There are a ton of web hosting services who offer cheap hosting and free domain names. Do some research on what’s available and what fits the vision for your blog.

Post it like you mean it!

Now that you have an actual blog space, it’s time to create some content. Keep it current, catchy and full of relevant info for your audience. Make sure your design and layout are in sync with your vision and start writing! Make sure to add visual elements like pictures and videos and share your posts via social media.


What could be better than making a living doing something you love? Whether it’s blogging or beautifying the masses, a passion for beauty can also be a successful career! Kickstart your career in beauty by contacting your local state licensing board for a list of programs and schools in your area.


Financial Aid Explained

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Going to school while trying to juggle work and a personal life all at the same time is no easy task. After all, no one wants to be the poor college student. So naturally, the urge to ask your financial aid office for more money seems like the easiest thing to do. Financial aid* is there to assist you with covering the costs of your education, but that doesn’t always mean that it’s “free money”. What steps can you take in order to have the things you need, without driving your future-self crazy with debt? We’ve some tips on borrowing responsibly.

Only borrow what you need

Getting a refund check for the amount of your financial aid that is in excess of your program cost seems like a great idea, but remember, student loans have to be repaid. Make sure that you are using your financial aid towards educational costs and not your spring break trips. Be wise and prioritize your wants from your needs to spend wisely.

Pay interest on student loans

All student loans have interest. Subsidized loans have no interest while you are going to school at least half time. Unsubsidized loans have interest during all periods of the loan. Any unpaid interest will accrue and be added to the principal amount of your loan. You can choose to pay the interest on the unsubsidized loans while you are in school. By doing this, it will reduce your overall loan balance.

Know your repayment options

The Department of Education offers several student loan repayment plans. Read and research to pick the one best for your circumstances. Standard repayment plan allows you to have a fixed monthly payment for 10 years. You will know exactly what your monthly payment will be every month for the repayment period. Graduated is also paid back over 10 years, but the monthly payment will start low and gradually increase, usually every two years, during the repayment period. With this option you will pay back more in interest than in the Standard repayment plan. There are also repayment options that are based on your income. You can change your repayment plan at any time with your loan servicer for free.

Avoid default

Sometimes life gets in the way and you may fall on hard times, but that does not necessarily mean your student loans go away. If you find that you can no longer afford your student loan payment, contact your loan servicer immediately. You may be eligible for deferment or forbearance that allows you to temporarily postpone or reduce the amount of your student loan payment. By using one of these options, it will allow you to avoid default on your student loans. If you go into default on your student loans, you will not be able to receive financial aid, it will affect your credit score and your wages, as well as your tax refund, may be garnished.

Investing in your future is one of the best things that you can do! In order to set yourself up for the best future possible, you should start making good financial decisions now. Don’t let the fears of student loan payments hold you back from pursuing a career that you are passionate about. Shore Beauty School’s financial aid office is always readily available to help you on your path to success!

*Financial Aid is available to those who qualify


Coolest Makeup Trends Heating Up This Summer

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Coolest Makeup Trends Heating up this Summer

Makeup is not a mask. Makeup is art, passion, and expression of your independent spirit! This summer, why not express your passion for gorgeous looking makeup, by trying out a hot new look? Get ready to make an explosive statement with some of the coolest looks heating up this summer season.

Nice & Natural – Sticking with a simple and more natural look is the perfect trend and will give your skin a much-needed rest from heavy makeup. You can keep it light and natural, but still achieve a sun kissed glow, by adding a bit of bronzer to your cheek bones.

Sunny Daze – Show off your beach-bunny side with popping pink, blue, and orange eye shadow and liner. Mix and match! Keep if fun and find the perfect shade (or shades) to ring in this season with a brightly colored bang!

Boldly Go – Going out on the town this summer? Embolden any look with a bold lip color. Out of the ordinary colors like bright glossy purple become extraordinary when you blend them with a lavender tone. Give yourself sunset worthy kissable lips by blending bright pink with a softer, peachy orange.

Cat Eyes– If you’re a fan of the sassy cat eye look, but can’t seem to get your lines just right, this look is perfect for you. A reinvented cat eye involves zero liquid-liner mess, and lots of bronze eyeshadow. Start with a lighter shade and sweep it on your lids up to the crease. Next, apply a darker shade on top of it, stopping at just above the crease. Using an angled brush, apply a dark brown or black shadow on the outer corner of your eye, in a sideways “v” shape. Continue to fill in the “v” with the dark shadow, making sure to blend. Extended the top of the “v” slightly, going towards the center of your eye. Blend away any sharp lines and you’ve achieved the perfect cat eye.

Brows Before Bros- Eyebrow shaping is a definite must this season. There are a few different ways you can achieve the perfect brow. Most salons can do shaping and tinting for you, but you can freehand it yourself by outlining the shape and thickness you want with an eyebrow pencil. Use a shadow or filler that’s a shade darker than your natural color to shade inside your outline. Last, use concealer to blend around the brow to make them more defined.

Starry Night – Lest we forget those beautiful summer nights. Bonfires on the beach and date nights under the stars – are the perfect time to pull out a trendy new look. Tiny, colorful star-shaped appliques are the perfect nod to the summer starlit sky. Apply to the upper outside corner of your eyebrow, or the corner of your mouth. Or if you want more shimmer in your summer, apply one or many with a trail of glitter under your eye or high on your cheekbone.

Have fun with your style this summer and don’t be afraid to try all the fun, trendy styles out there! And if you want to take your love of creating cool new looks to the next level, maybe you should consider a career in the beauty industry! Programs in cosmetology, nail and makeup artistry and esthetics, are helping students to become part of the talented pool of beauty professionals out there creating signature looks and styles for a living. If you’d like to learn more about a career in the world of beauty, contact your state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.

Summer Proof Your Hair

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Pool parties, warm sunshine and sand at the beach are some of the best things about summer. Unfortunately, those same things we love about summer can do a real number on our hair in a season that is all about getting out and about, socializing and enjoying all the things summer has to offer. Don’t sweat it fans of 80° and above! We’ve got some great tips to help you summer-proof your hair to keep you looking hotter than the summer sun itself!

Give it a rest – From shampoos containing moisture robbing sulfates. Enjoying the pool and the beach + chlorine and salt water = washing your hair more often than usual. Using sulfate-free shampoo will help keep moisture in and is less stressful on your hair.

Speaking of moisture – Use a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair nourished and static-free.

What’s the magic word – Sunscreen, of course! Just like your skin needs protection from harmful UV rays, so does your hair. Not to mention your scalp. Be sure to apply a good quality sunscreen to your scalp to avoid a sunburn followed by an itchy and flaky mess!

Keep it real – Meaning, work with the natural texture of your hair in the summer. Instead of forcing it into submission with a flat iron or blow dryer, try a light texture spray for beachy waves that are summer friendly and low-maintenance.

Containment is key – Keep it together with a bouncy pony tail or braid held together with a soft elastic band or tied up with a ribbon. Rocking a casual look like this means you can forego the blow dry and minimize the heat exposure to your hair.

When all else fails – Top if off with a topper! If you just can’t deal with trying to tame the beast that is your hair for a day at the beach or that pool party you’ve been looking forward to, channel your inner glamour girl and grab a stylish hat or wind a colorful scarf around your hair.

Bad hair days just seem worse in the summer. Keep them at bay using these practical tricks and make this summer memorable for all the right reasons. And don’t be afraid to try out a fun new style. If you’re a fan of creating signature styles, consider taking it to the next level with a career in cosmetology! If you’d like to learn more about a career in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of cosmetology schools in your area.

It’s a great time to start a beautiful future!

Makeup that Pops!



In today’s selfie driven world where standing out from the crowd is more important than ever, fortune favors the bold!  And for those of you bold enough to make a statement with a signature look that pops? You’ll surely have heads turning and all eyes on you! So, get bold and get noticed with some of these hot makeup trends that do more than pop. They explode with style! 

Eye of the tiger – Straight from the decade that made the song famous, circa 1980’s, bright colors are back! Sultry stares from brightly shadowed violet lids or smoky gray shadow combined with bright blue eye shadow are popping up everywhere and we love it!

Doing dewy and doing it well –Dewy, glowing skin is in! How do you “dew” it? Simple! Put down the matte finish and dry powder in favor of a good moisturizer or serum before applying foundation. And exfoliate once or twice a week to keep skin smooth and fresh looking!

Glossing it over – Speaking of dewy skin, pair your glow with high gloss – on your lips. Shimmery, shiny lip gloss is the perfect accessory to complete your eye-poppin look!

And if you’re feeling extra sassy, don’t be afraid to be even bolder with a bright cherry red or hot pink color under your gloss.

Get cornered – Applying a bit of color to the inner corners of your eyes is technique used by makeup artists to achieve a more wide-eyed, refreshed look. Adding color with some glitter or shine adds even more pop!

Make mine metallic – Metallic shades of silver, gold and rose-gold have all seen their ways to eye shadow, liner and even bronzer. Metallic lipstick is even more hot and can be part of your cool, futuristic look or hot, edgy rocker vibe. And it won’t leave you with the glitter litter that came from the glitter lipsticks of last year.

Upside down is right on – Continuing on from 2017, upside-down liner is still making an appearance on eyes everywhere in 2018. Applying your favorite shade to your bottom lash-line is an easy and fast way to make your eyes pop even more! Choose a color that works well with your skin tone and get your stare on.

Whether you’re trying to perfect a look that pops for the perfect selfie or for Saturday date night, be bold and have some fun with it. After all, the beauty of a beautiful new look is that it can be taken on and off whenever you choose for an even newer one. Are you a fan of creating signature looks and have a real talent for it? Maybe you are the perfect candidate for a career in the world of beauty! Not everyone has that beauty artist inside them and if you want to tap into yours, check out the programs offered by beauty schools in your area. Cosmetology, makeup artistry and esthetics are all parts of the beauty industry as a whole. Contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area to learn more. It’s a beautiful world and you can be a part of the artists who help keep it that way!