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Cosmetology in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in New Jersey

Approximately 1.5% of graduates in of New Jersey receive cosmetology certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,757 cosmetologists graduate from New Jersey's 29 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Toms River. 61 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Ocean County Vocational-Technical School in 2010.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a cosmetology program is Robert Fiance Beauty Schools. Robert Fiance Beauty Schools, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in West New York. In 2010, 124 students graduated from Robert Fiance Beauty Schools cosmetology program.

The third-ranked school in New Jersey with a cosmetology program is Parisian Beauty School, which is located in Hackensack. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. In 2010, Parisian Beauty School graduated 199 students from its cosmetology programs. The tuition rate at Parisian Beauty School was $0 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of New Jersey's cosmetology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $117 per year, though tuition can range from $3,146 per year to $3,146 per year. In 2010, the following New Jersey cosmetology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Ocean County College - located in Toms River, students are charged $3,146 per year

The cosmetology schools in New Jersey that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Ocean County College - located in Toms River, students are charged $3,146 per year

A cosmetology certificate from a New Jersey school... what next?

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in New Jersey pursue careers as a cosmetologist. New Jersey had 17,450 cosmetologists in 2010. The New Jersey counties with the largest populations of cosmetologists are:

  1. Middlesex County - 5,360 cosmetologists
  2. Essex County - 3,400 cosmetologists
  3. Burlington County - 2,680 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in New Jersey will grow by 14%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 32,500 cosmetologists working in New Jersey.


On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $29,170 per year in New Jersey state. In 2010, however, some New Jersey cosmetologists earned as little as less than $16,320 per year or as much as more than $47,190 per year. A cosmetologist in the following New Jersey counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Atlantic County - $31,520 per year
  2. Mercer County - $31,490 per year
  3. Essex County - $29,630 per year

The following counties in New Jersey have the lowest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Cumberland County - $26,280 per year
  2. Cape May County - $27,170 per year
  3. Burlington County - $28,520 per year

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in New Jersey

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Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Barbers n/a $27,430
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 17,450 $29,170 10.3%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 4,240 $24,190 73.8%
Shampooers 1,430 $20,440 -29.6%
Skincare Specialists 480 $34,120 -25.0%

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