Artistic Academy of Hair Design
301 Gibraltar Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Artistic Academy of Hair Design and Aesthetics, a progressive cosmetology school where an expert staff trains students far beyond that which is required. Artistic's reputation in producing students with a strong foundation in both technical and people skills keeps their students in high demand.
We are dedicated to providing an opportunity to pursue a career in the Art and Sciences of Cosmetology (Hair, Skin and Nails).
It is our desire to lay a foundation in both theory and practice that will prepare our students for an exciting journey leading to high self-esteem and a quality lifestyle.
We strive to exceed not only what is expected from us, but also what we expect of ourselves.
We offer programs in Cosmetology and Aesthetics.
During the first part of both programs, your work will consist of lectures, demonstrations, practicing on mannequins, and written and practical examinations. After passing of both the practical and written midterm, recommendation of your instructor and a doctor's certificate, you will advance to the Senior floor. The remaining hours will consist of class projects, additional lectures, salon management and working in the Senior Clinic. The Senior Clinic patrons pay a reduced fee for services performed by students. As a Senior student you will perform services on clients, building your self-esteem and knowledge.
The educational objective of the complete Cosmetology curriculum is to provide the student with sufficient training to pass the State Board Exam, become properly licensed, and perform duties required under such license to secure employment at an entry level.
A cosmetologist/hairstylist license allows an individual to practice all phases of cosmetology.
The educational objectives of the Aesthetics curriculum is to provide the student with sufficient training to pass the State Board Exam, become properly licensed and perform all duties required under such license to secure employment at an entry level.
An aesthetics license allows an individual to practice all phases of aesthetics including facials, body procedures and make-up artistry.
The educational objective of the Student Teaching curriculum is to provide the student with sufficient training to pass the State Board Exam, become properly licensed and perform all duties required under such license to secure employment at an entry level.
Requirements of the Student Teaching course are as follows:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be the recipient of a current NJ State Cosmetology license
- You must have a high school diploma or GED
- You must have a minimum of 6 months salon experience
- You must complete 30 clock hours in "Methods of Teaching"
Observation, practice teaching, instruction in lesson planning and teaching methodology are requirements of completion for the Student Teaching course.
Artistic Academy provides financial assistance approved by the U.S. Department of Education for the following programs to qualified students in order to help meet the costs of education:
- Pell Grant (Government Funded)
- SEOG Grant
- Direct Student Subsidized Loan
- Direct Student Unsubsidized Loan
- Direct Parent Plus Loan
- ACE Grants / Tuition Rebates
- Scholarships for High School Seniors (Please see your High School Guidance Counselor for eligibility and an application)
We believe every student should be able to obtain an education regardless of financial status. Our Financial Aid office will assist students in completing the necessary forms and counsel students on money management and loan responsibility. To determine a student's financial need, we utilize the Federal Need Analysis set forth by the U.S. Department of Education. For funds to be available for students, we encourage candidate students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at least 30 days prior to their start date.
Whether you like to work with hair, skin or nails, once you acquire the appropriate license you will have the opportunity to explore the many different facets available to licensed cosmetologists and licensed aestheticians.
Here are just some of the many possibilities that you may be curious to explore once you graduate.
- Salon Owner
- Salon Manager
- Image Consultant
- Platform Artist
- Manufacturer's Representative
- Freelance Artist for film, theatre, fashion, or print
- Manicurist/Nail Artist/Pedicurist
- Facial Skin Care Specialist
- Make-up Artist in Spa/Salon
- Spa Therapist
- Body Treatment Specialist
- Temporary Hair Removal Technician
- Dermatologist Office Aesthetician
- Plastic Surgeon Office Aesthetician
- Freelance Make-up Artist
Artistic Academy of Hair Design