Teacher Training
New Jersey

New Jersey knows style, in part because of their red-hot salon scene, led by some of the coolest instructors who use their status to help the greater good. You can see this in the effort by instructor Kathy Johnson at the Monmouth County Vocational School District. At a recent event, she and her students practiced their cosmetology skills on people in need. This is a great way for students to get practice on real people who truly appreciate it as well. Cosmetology teacher training is more than teaching hands on skills – you have to teach personal development as well.

There’s nothing we love more than helping beauty professionals connect with the right education! In fact, we have years of experience helping over two million students connect with cosmetology and beauty schools in all 50 states, plus DC. To help with your search for the right cosmetology teacher training program, we’ve got essential information listed below. At the top of this page, you can use our simple search box to narrow your school options, or you can scroll down and browse the listings below.

State License Requirements
Hours + 30 Methodology + Cosmetology License + 6 months of Work Experience

Before you teach cosmetology courses in New Jersey, you need a cosmetologist-hairstylist license valid in this state. You must also go through a 500-hour teacher training course and earn 30 credits in teaching methods coursework. The board also requires six months of experience in a cosmetology setting. After passing your examinations, you can work as a cosmetology instructor.


Contact the licensing agency for more information:

New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

Education Details

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best New Jersey cosmetology teacher training program. However, you should start with comparing the coursework for all the training options near you. It is important to learn how to design curriculum, communicate effectively and manage classroom behavior. You should also ask each school how they help you prepare for teaching licensure.

New Jersey beauty school teacher training should cover: •

  • Curriculum design •
  • Learning styles •
  • Teaching methods •
  • Student retention
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period

In New Jersey, if you want to become a cosmetologist, you will not need a separate licensure than practitioners. However, there are additional hoops you have to go through, and be mindful of the renewal fee. You must earn your license, plus complete 6 months of work, and gain 500 hours at a school including a 30 hour course that covers teaching skills. Practitioners do not have to take continuing education courses. You will renew by September 30th of even-numbered years, and pay a $60 fee to the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hair Styling.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Cosmetology Instructor
State board Contact Information

New Jersey Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling
PO Box 45003
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone Number: 973-504-6400
Fax Number: 973-504-6477

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.

In order to have a successful cosmetology career in New Jersey, it is vital to be connected with the best instructors and networking organizations 0. Such schools and organizations include:

  • Empire Beauty School (Bloomfield, Trenton, Cherry Hill)
  • New Jersey Fashion Week
  • New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling

Find the Beauty Schools in New Jersey that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Bloomfield-East Orange

15 Ward Street,
Bloomfield-East Orange, NJ 07003

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School - Bordentown-Trenton

610 Route 206,
Bordentown-Trenton, NJ 08505

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School - Cherry Hill

2100 State Highway #38, Plaza Cherry Hill,
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School - Union/Newark

1126 Morris Avenue,
Union-Newark, NJ 07083

Program: Teacher Training

Rizzieri Aveda School

8200 Town Center Blvd,
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Program: Teacher Training

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Cherry Hill

1490 Haddonfield Berlin Rd.,
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Program: Cosmetology

Innovate Salon Academy

25 Scotch Road,innovate Salon Academy is a Redken Premier Academy
Ewing, NJ 08628

Program: Cosmetology

Artistic Academy

Rt. 10 East, 301 Gibraltar Drive,Suite 1-A
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Program: Cosmetology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Northfield

801 Tilton Road,
Northfield, NJ 08225

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Paramus

Neptune Plaza, 332 Route 4 East,
Paramus, NJ 07652

Program: Cosmetology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Turnersville

5200 Route 42,
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Program: Cosmetology

2019-09-16 14:35:37