Shore Beauty School’s Barbering program consists of 1,000 hours of instruction in the art, science and business of barbering. You will learn haircutting and styling using scissors, clippers and razors. In addition, you will also learn techniques for shaving, hot towel treatments, fades, and honing and stropping a razor. During the first 500 hours of the course, you will learn barbering fundamentals through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hand-on practice with mannequins and one another.
During the second 500 hours of your course, you will transition to the clinic floor where you will continue building on basic skills, while performing barbering services on live patrons. The barbering clinic is where theory meets practice, further developing your technical skills, speed, confidence, salesmanship, customer relations skills and professionalism. After completing 500 hours of education, the NJ State Board will provide you a Student Work Permit, allowing you to work as a barber through your graduation.
Your experience level doesn’t matter, as our instructors will guide you step-by-step through your education. Shore’s goal is to prepare you for professional licensing and fulfilling barbering careers. Come visit our modern, technology enabled facility in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Our instructors will guide you step-by-step through your education. They care about their students and want to help prepare you for life-long careers.
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.
Working on live patrons in our clinic and learning salon business fundamentals will help put you on a path to long-term employment.
Exciting job opportunities are available to barbering professionals in both good and bad economic times. While Shore cannot guarantee you employment, Shore has a strong track record placing its graduates in barbering careers, including:
Your Barbering program is a specialized education, including techniques in:
Part of Shore Beauty School’s mission is to prepare our barbering students for entry-level employment in barbering or related 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 graduating.
Additionally, you will learn Shear Success Business Fundamental, which Shore created as a practical supplement to the Barbering program. Shear Success teaches techniques in building a book of business, networking, marketing, client management and maximizing earnings.
The State of NJ requires a license to work as a barber. In order to qualify for a Barbering license, you must graduate from Shore Beauty School in good standing, having completed the full 1,000 hours of your program. Further, the NJ State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling requires graduates to pass both written and practical examinations with scores of 75 or better on each exam to fully qualify for NJ State licensing. The State Board will not schedule the practical portion of the exam until the written exam has been passed. Temporary Work Permits are available to graduates after passing the written portion of their exams, allowing them to work for six months prior to receiving their licenses.
(Shore’s Barbering program targets students who seek additional training beyond State Board requirements. As such, our Barbering program further reinforces technical skills unique to barbering education, as well as increased emphasis on business fundamentals to better prepare our students for licensure, the marketplace and shop ownership. Shore’s Barbering program exceeds the NJ State Board minimum 900 clock hours by 100 hours.)