The Aesthetics curriculum consists of 600 hours as required by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling. Our course encompasses and provides hands-on trainings in all aspects of aesthetics including facials, body procedures, and make-up artistry.
The Artistic Academy of Hair Design strives to provide quality education that prepares students to pass the state board examination, become properly licensed, and to secure employment at entry level. In a competitive and fast-growing industry, well qualified and diversified professionals skilled in all aspects of skin care are increasingly in demand.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
The Aesthetics education is provided through structured and sequential learning objectives in preparation for the State Board Exam. During the initial 300 hours of the course, underclassmen receive class instruction consisting of theory, demonstrations, written and practical examinations and student hands-on practice. Student hands-on practice requires students to practice techniques on mannequins and each other. By incorporating student participation, students gain insight from the esthetician and client perspective. At completion of 300 hours, passing of both the practical and written midterm, recommendation of instructor and a doctor’s certificate, students advance to the senior level. Senior instruction consists of theory classes and skill building activities including: class projects,job searching skills, resume writing, interview preparation, professionalism, retail and salon management skills, and the ability to hone skills in the Student Clinic.The Student Clinic patrons pay a reduced fee for services performed by students. As a senior student you will hone your skills by performing services on clients, building your self-esteem and knowledge.
State Board-issued permits and collaboration with a licensed educator, allow senior students to perform and practice all techniques under the aesthetics program guidelines on the Student Clinic clientele. Facials, back facials, make-up applications, body procedures such as enzymatic body peels, waxing and paraffin hand treatments are just a few of the procedures our students provide for our clients. Client consultation, client retention, customer service skills and business management are just a few of the career-oriented skills that students will also develop and enhance. Our 600 hourcourse also incorporates audio-visual aids, guest speakers and demonstrations, and other learning methods that enhance and go beyond the standard State Board mandated requirements.
AESTHETICS PROGRAM TESTING AND GRADING PROCEDURES
Written and practical exams and clinical practical work are all graded on a 0-100% basis. In order to maintain a satisfactory level of achievement at The Artistic Academy of Hair Design, a student must maintain a 75% or C average as a minimum passing standard set forth on the State Board Exam. Practical exams have several components assessed and cumulative grade for each practical must meet a minimum of 75% to be deemed as passing. Students may re-take a failed exam one time for a higher score. The average of the two exam scores will be the standing score for that exam. All assessments are expected to be taken as scheduled. If a student is absent during initial exam, they will be expected to take the exam immediately upon their return. If a student is absent for more than 2 days with a verified doctor’s note, their educator may schedule the re-take within one week of the student’s return. Failure to take the exam within one week of the original date will result in a "0."
|Grading Scale:||A = 95%-100%||B = 85%-94%||C = 75-84%||Failing = Below 75%|
NEW JERSEY STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS
The New Jersey state law requires that students meet specific requirements to receive a New Jersey Cosmetology License.
- Completion of 600 clock hours of training and be graduated from a licensed cosmetology school
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Be free of communicable diseases
- Pay the required licensing fees: $39.00 Examination fee for written portion/PSI Exam, $50.00 Examination fee for practical portion, $20.00 optional temporary license fee, $45.00–1 year license fee* or $90.00–2 year license fee* (*Licensing fees determined by date of graduation and NJ State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling licensing cycle.)
- Take and pass the Written Examination and State Board Practical
Please note: If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted for a violation of any law or regulation,The Artistic Academy of Hair Design will require specific documentation from the student. While a conviction does not preclude the student from enrolling in a program it may impact upon their ability to become licensed. Furthermore, should the State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling determine you may not apply for licensure, student will remain obligated for tuition and fees as outlined on the enrollment agreement.
As with other professions, physical demands are placed upon you. In accommodating clientele, you may have to stand long hours and/or be standing on your feet all day.
Aesthetician CourseSkin Care
Full Time Day Schedule
|9:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Friday||30 hours per week||Tuition||$7,980.00|
|5 Months to complete||20 weeks||Books, Equipment, Taxes||$1,790.00|
|Initial Deposit (includes $100 registration fee*)||$800.00|
|5 Consecutive Payments of||$1,814.00 per month|
Part Time Evening Schedule
|6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday - Thursday||16 hours per week|
|9½ Months to complete||37.5 weeks|
|Initial Deposit (includes $100 registration fee*)||$800.00|
|8 Consecutive Payments of||$1,007.78 per month|
|1 Final Payment of||$1,007.76|
*$700.00 Balance of the initial deposit is applied towards tuition. The $700.00 initial depositis refunded if the applicant does not start classes.
*Please note other costs include student uniforms and licensing/exam fees which are approximately $230.00.
Acceptable Methods of Payment - Money Order, Cash or Check (payable to "The Artistic Academy of Hair Design")