Program Overview

Teacher training programs are designed to prepare students who are interested in teaching beauty and cosmetology. Cosmetology school teacher training will equip potential instructors with all the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to become a successful educator in the beauty industry.

Cosmetology teacher classes include practical and theoretical training. Student teachers will learn how to prepare and deliver lesson plans, how to use of the issued textbooks, in-class lectures, and demonstration of the curriculum guide with practice of sanitation and sterilization.

Becoming a cosmetology teacher requires that the individual already be knowledgeable about hair, nails, makeup and skin care from their time in cosmetology school and working in the field. Teacher training classes include: theory, practical cosmetology, record keeping, lesson planning and classroom management and all related to Cosmetology Master Education Program.

Admissions Requirements

A high school diploma and three years of full-time salon experience as a licensed cosmetologist generally meets the minimum qualifications to become a COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR.

Other requirements for being a cosmetology instructor include expert knowledge of hair coloring, styling and straightening methods, make-up application and nail care. Leadership skills, excellent oral and written communications, customer service and familiarity with specific beauty products are requested.

Licensing Requirements

To become a Teacher of Cosmetology & Hairstyling you must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Provide proof of the successful completion of high school or its equivalent.
  3. Hold a cosmetologist-hairstylist license issued by the Board.
  4. Provide proof of the successful completion of a teacher training course of 500 hours at an approved school in New Jersey, another state or a foreign country. Training completed at a school in another state or foreign country must, in the opinion of the Board, be substantially similar to that offered at licensed schools within New Jersey.
  5. Provide proof of successful completion of a 30-hour teaching methods course conducted by a college approved by the State Board of Higher Education or a substantially equivalent course conducted by a college in another state which is approved by the higher education authorities in that state.
  6. Substantiate the completion of six (6) months of employment in a licensed shop within this state.
  7. Take and pass an examination administered by the Board.

Curriculum for 500-hour Teacher Training Course

State Laws, Rules & Regulations Hairstyling Administrative Shop Operations
Orientation: Rules & Regulations, Salon Laws and Practice, Licensing & Free
Decontamination & Infection Control
Sterilization Disinfection Methods, Safety in the Salon/Classroom, Bacteriology Types/Classifications
Facials, Massage, Skin Care, Make Up, Depilatory, Eyebrown, Acrhing, Shaving
Facial Massage, Facial Machines, Facial Procedures, Methods of Temporary Hair Removal, Procedures for Hair Removal, Make-Up Application & Functions of the Skin, Barbering Practice of Shaving, Practice of Shaving
Shampooing - including Temporary & Semi-Permanent Rinses
Type of Shampoos, Types of Rinses, Shampoo/Rinse Technique, Classifications of Rinses
Hair & Scalp Treatments, Reconditioning Treatments
Disorders of Hair/Scalp, Applications & Manipulations, Treatments of Hair/Scalp
Hair & Basic layers & Clipper Cut-Razor, Scissors, Thinning Shears, Tapering
Implement & Use/Safety, Terminology, Guidelines & Sectioning, Geometries & Designing, Basic/Advance Designing
Hairstyling - including Pin Curls, Fingerwaving & Blow Waving
Pin Curl/Roller Techniques, Styling/Comb Out Techniques, Finger Waving Designing, Blow Dry Styling Techniques
Hair Tinting & Bleaching including Frosting, Tipping & Streaks
Classifications of Hair Color, Types of Bleaches, Methods of Frosting/Streaking, Special Effects
Permanent Waving
Block & Wrapping Procedures, Applications & Processing, Test Curls & Neutralizing, Scalp & Hair Analysis
Chemical Relaxing & Pressing Thermal Curling & Waving
Thermal Iron & Curling Method, Hair Pressing Procedures, Relaxing Procedures/Methods, Chemical Relaxing Product Knowledge/Classifications
Manicuring & Pedicuring
Equipment & Procedures, Types of Manicures, Acrylic/Gels/Tips/Wrapping Procedures, Hand/Arm/Foot Massage, Nail Disorders/Diseases.
Chemistry Relating to Cosmetology
Sanitizing Chemicals, Hair Color/Bleach Chemicals, Permanent Wave Chemicals, Shampoos/Conditioners, Relaxing Chemicals
Teaching Methods
Instructional Methods, Effective Teaching Methods, Lecture Methods, Discussion Methods, Instructional Aids, Communication Techniques
Motivation & Learning
The Learning Process, Promoting Student Success, Student as Individuals, Constructive Criticism, Purpose of Evaluation
Purpose of Evaluation, Designing Tests, Performance Tests, Grading
Teacher Preparation
Importance of Planning, Daily Lesson Plans, Curriculum Development, Four-Step Teaching Plan
Instruction Evaluation
Effects on Students, Student Evaluation, Performance, Outcomes Assessment
Classroom Management
Physical Conditions/Safety, Organization of Materials, Student Discipline, Supervision, Positive Behaviors, Counseling/Advising Students
TOTAL  500

 Tuition Cost

Total Cost: $4,500.00

 Hours Available

Full-Time Students: Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM