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Application Deadline: March 31
Cosmetology Exam: April 6
Information will be sent via email to applicants in reference to test location (Freehold or Neptune) after March 15.  

The HIGH SCHOOL program consists of two years and is designed and driven by the philosophy that a career and technical background provides students with an added dimension to their intellectual and emotional development, the tools necessary for self-discovery, and the skills needed for success. The curriculum will allow students to develop skills related to the services of the hair, skin, and nails. Skills are learned through theoretical instruction, demonstrations, practical work, and by working with fellow learners.

Location: Freehold
21 Robertsville Road, Freehold 07728
Phone: 732-462-7570      Fax: 732-294-0569
Teachers: Mrs. Denise Gatto/Mrs. Elyse McMahon

Location: Hazlet
417 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730
Phone: 732-264-4995      Fax: 732-264-3846
Teacher: Mrs. Kimberly Felicetta

Location: Neptune
105 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune 07753
Phone: 732-431-7245      Fax: 732-897-1676
Teacher: Mrs. Jennifer Gallagher

Location: Keyport
280 Atlantic Street, Keyport 07735
Phone: 732-739-0592      Fax: 732-739-1470
Teachers: Mrs. Suzanne Martin/Mrs. Brigida Alonzo


Career Pathways

  • Hair Designer and Coloris
  • Nail Technician
  • Skin Specialist (Esthetician)
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Marketing, Sales & Distribution
  • Salon Business and Ownership

Program Requirements

  • Entrance Exam- Reading Comprehension (25%); Mathematics (15%); Practical (15%)
  • Grades (20%)
  • Attendance (25%)
  • Recognition of mandatory program costs and obligations (uniform, kit, and licensing fees)
  • 1,000 hour accumulation for state licensure and course completion
  • Receptivity to New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology’s Regulations, Statues, and Laws

Cosmetology Admissions Policy Here

Program Skills And Tasks

This course meets the licensing requirements for the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology:
  • Demonstrate proper safety techniques
  • Prepare and effectively use EPA Registered Disinfectants/Chemicals
  • Maintain Client Records
  • Prepare tools and materials for designated procedures
  • Perform and demonstrate proficiencies within all hair, skin, & nail service procedures (i.e. Haircutting, Facials, Manicures)
  • Maintain theoretical concepts for State Board licensure
  • Resume/ Portfolio Development

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Cosmetologists must follow specific rules and protocols to protect the general public.

Interpersonal skills. Cosmetologists must work closely with the general public and others within the industry. Strong communication skills, self-management, and development of a professional image including professional ethics, and personality development must be well developed.

Listening skills. Cosmetologists must have good listening skills, including reflective listening, to consider each client’s individual needs.

Organizational skills. Cosmetologists must have excellent organizational and time management skills. (i.e. record keeping, appointment booking)

Continuing Education

  • Universities & Community Colleges (Business)
  • Vidal Sassoon Academy
  • Paul Mitchell Schools
  • Make-Up Designory (MUD)
  • Christine Valmy Education
  • Advanced Courses available for each discipline

High School Credits Earned

Level One
Cosmetology 1 10 credits
CTE Math I 5 credits
ICTE Science I 5 credits
Level Two
Cosmetology 2 10 credits
CTE Math II 5 credits
ICTE Science II 5 credits
TOTAL: 40 credits

Certificates Upon Graduation

MCVSD Program Certificate of Completion
New Jersey State Cosmetology License
(Upon passing written/practical exam)

**The DIvision of Consumer Affairs requires that applicants for professional and occupational licenses provide, as part of their application, either a Social Security Number or an Individual Tax Identification Number. This information is necessary to ensure an applicant's compliance with applicable tax laws. In addition, the Division's boards and committees are obligated to ensure that licenses and permits are not provided to non-qualified aliens because Federal law limits the issuance of professional licenses to U.S. citizens and qualified aliens.

The following is a list of acceptable documents that may be used to establish a student's identity and eligibility to be licensed by the Board and/or to renew his or her license:
Primary ID (w/ Photo)- Choose one
State Driver's license or nondriver's ID
US Passport
Military ID
I-551 Permanent Resident Card
I-571 Refugee Travel Document
I-688 Temporary Resident Card
I-688A Employment Authorization Card
I-688B Employment Authorization Document
I-766 Employment Authorization Card
Secondary ID- Choose one
State Driver's license or nondriver's ID
Utility or credit card bill (w/in past 90 days)
Checking or Savings Account statement from bank (w/in past 60 days)
Original lease or rental agreement
Property tax bill, statement, or receipt
Any letter or correspondence received from the IRS or state tax office (w/in past year)
First-class mail received from any federal, state, or local gov't (w/in past 6 mos)

Call 800-733-9267 at least 3 weeks in advance if you cannot provide the required documentation.

Questions about your immigration status and whether or not it is a qualifying status under federal law should be directed to the USCIC at:1-800-375-5283
More information

Additional Information
NJ State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling
NJ Licensing Requirements
PSI Bulletin