Barbering Schools in New Jersey

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Cutting Edge Academy – Accredited

45 Sunset Strip And Route 10 East
Succasunna, NJ 7876

(862) 251-7290
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Barbering

2100 State Highway 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 8002

(856) 320-5341
Cosmetology, Barbering

121 Watchung Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 7060

(908) 754-4247
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

1458 Route 35 South
Ocean Township, NJ 7712

(732) 695-6800
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

312 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 8861

(732) 442-6007
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

70 East Holly Avenue
Pitman, NJ 8071

(856) 553-6079
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

5518 Bergenline Avenue
West New York, NJ 7093

(201) 866-4000
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

4741 U.S. Route 9
Howell, NJ 7731

(732) 845-6289
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

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Blanco's Barber & Beauty Academy

1 Bloomfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 7104

Innovate Salon Academy – Accredited

25 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 8628

Innovate Salon Academy – Accredited

4985 Stelton Road
South Plainfield, NJ 7080

Jana's Cosmetology Academy

1397 Blackwood Clementon Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021

PB Cosmetology Education Centre – Accredited

110 Monmouth Street
Gloucester, NJ 8030

Pro Beauty Academy

1655 Oak Tree Road Suite
Edison, NJ 8820

Shore Beauty School – Accredited

3003 English Creek Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 8234
Accredited School

You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

How to Become a Barber in New Jersey

New Jersey Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,200 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in New Jersey is $40,630 ($19.53/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 26% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers. This is higher than the expected national growth of 7%.

Think you have what it takes to battle with Jersey's hottest barbers? Just check this video out before you start talking big game. And once you're humbled by their shear awesomeness, let's talk barber college options, so you can get licensed and prepare to make your own mark in the Garden State. As you know, barbers are more than people who cut hair. They are recognized, respected and relied on in their communities. On top of that, there are many ways to this career: by working for yourself, or in an existing shop with more flexible hours than a standard 9-5.

So, where do we fit in? We have helped students locate cosmetology schools that offer barbering programs in their area for years now. Below, you will find the quick info you need to know about hours required for licensure, and that kind of thing. If you're ready to view schools, you can easily use the search box above, or scroll through the listings below. Either way, we try to keep it simple so you can find what you need and move forward in your career. Cool? Good. Now let's keep going.

State License Requirements

1,200 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

When you submit your barbering application, you must pay a $50 application fee and a $60 licensing fee. The licensing fee is only $30 if you are in the second year of a licensing cycle. You also have to verify that you have completed at least 1,200 hours of training at an approved barbering school. You can then take your written and practical exams.

Education Details

When you compare barbering programs in New Jersey, you should first look at learning outcomes the courses aim to achieve. You should seek courses that cover New Jersey laws and regulations for safety and sanitation. And, you will want to learn advanced skills, such as coloring, facial treatments, and beard grooming, for instance.

New Jersey barbering courses may cover these topics:

  • Tools and equipment
  • Hairpieces
  • Skin disorders
  • Safe work practices

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Once you start working as a barber in New Jersey, you’ll want to do everything you can to stay on top of renewal. Here’s the skinny on renewing in New Jersey: This must be done every two years in even-numbered years, and includes a fee of $60. This license renewal falls under the cosmetology license for this state. So you will have to visit the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology for complete information. Continuing education courses are not a requirement for renewal.

New Jersey Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in New Jersey

Contact the New Jersey State Board of Barbering

New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology can help you with updating your name or change of address information, acquiring out-of-state licensing, renewal and other useful forms, as well as answer other questions about obtaining a New Jersey cosmetology license. Barbers have found a fertile ground in New Jersey. The industry is expanding in very promising ways catering to all kinds of customers. Those who seek to make barbering a career choice have a couple of areas to satisfy their curiosity.

New Jersey Barber Testing Portal
New Jersey State Licensing Information

New Jersey

How to Become a Barber in Your State