There are many wonderful career opportunities available within the beauty industry. Beside hair and working in a salon, this industry offers opportunities in areas such as make-up and hair styling for film and TV, platform artistry, product education, salon management and being an instructor.
The Total Image Beauty Academy program includes employment skills, training and counseling. Students learn how to prepare for a job and where to look for gainful employment in their chosen fields. Total Image Beauty Academy maintains a book of current job openings that are available exclusively to our students, graduates and alumni. Although the school cannot guarantee placement, all reasonable efforts will be made. We maintain an aggressive job placement program with local salons and inviting salon owners and guest artists to speak and give seminars.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides complete facts for all careers and explains what you may be expected to perform for a specific job or occupation. All occupations are categorized into groups and assigned a Standard Occupation Code (SOC) for each profession. To view a specific occupation visit http://www.onetonline.org and provide the SOC code for the program. (Cosmetology: 39-5012, Esthetics: 39-5094, Teacher/Instructor: 25-1194, Barber: 39-5011, Manicure: 39-5092.00)
Students are provided with academic advising and additional assistance as necessary. If referral to professional assistance is necessary, the school maintains a record of such referral. Total Image Beauty Academy also gives advice and information on:
- Regulations governing licensure to practice, including reciprocity among jurisdictions
- Employment opportunities
- Opportunities for continued education following graduation
Graduation Requirements In Courses
- Receive the required number of clock hours of training.
- Complete and receive passing grades on all practical graduation requirements and projects, including mock practical and theoretical state board examinations and have a minimum of 75% average on Academic SAPs.
- For a student to meet requirements, all practical worksheets must be completed 100%.
- Have completed Exit Interview and received the Student Release Form.
- Pay all tuition costs or make satisfactory arrangements for payment of all debts owed to the school.
- Upon graduation the student will receive a certificate of completion/diploma.
- Total Image Beauty Academy can retain the student until all graduation requirements are met.
- A student who withdraws will receive a certified transcript, which will include the number of hours attended as well as their grades. Transcripts will be issued upon satisfaction of all monies and exams owed. For purposes of transfer, the school will not release hours until all monies owed to the institution have been paid and all academic requirements pertaining to those hours have been completed.
***Cosmetology and Manicure classes are available in English and Spanish***
Total Image Beauty Academy performs all Instruction at our sole campus at 3900 Bergenline Ave, 2nd Floor, Union City NJ.
Total Image Beauty Academy campus performance statistics for the calendar year 2018:
Cosmetology and Hairstyling – 17 years of age, proof of HS diploma or GED, proof of successful completion of 1,200 hour of instruction at an approved school in NJ, or another state. Take and pass examination administered by NJ Board of Cosmetology.
Manicure – 17 years of age, proof of HS diploma or GED, proof of successful completion of 300 hour of instruction at an approved school in NJ, or another state. Take and pass examination administered by NJ Board of Cosmetology.
Student Teacher – 18 years of age, proof of HS diploma or GED, proof of successful completion of 500 hour of instruction at an approved school in NJ or another state. Take and pass examination administered by NJ Board of Cosmetology. Must complete 30 clock hours (3 credits) of method of teaching program at the college level. Substantiate the completion of 6 month of employment in a license shop within the NJ.
Shaving – 17 years of age, proof of HS diploma or GED, proof of successful completion of 100 hour of instruction at an approved school in NJ or another state. Take and pass examination administered by NJ Board of Cosmetology.
Skin Care Specialist (Available In Spanish Only) – 17 years of age, proof of HS diploma or GED, proof of successful completion of 600 hour of instruction at an approved school in NJ, or another state. Take and pass examination administered by NJ Board of Cosmetology.
Student Consumer Information
Provisions of the Higher Education Amendment of 1976 require that effective July 1, 1977; each post-secondary institution which receives Federal Financial Aid funds must make certain student consumer information available to any enrolled or prospective student who requests such information.
This section compiled by the Financial Aid office staff attempts to meet the requirements.
The school is approved for and participates in Federal PELL Grants, Subsidized Direct loans, Unsubsidized Direct Loans, and Parent PLUS loans. Such programs help to defray the costs of attending school for those students eligible for financial aid consideration.
Financial aid is any mechanism that reduces out of pocket costs that the student and/or parents must pay to obtain a specific post-secondary education. Put differently, financial aid is monies made available to help students meet the cost of the program. Financial aid includes grants and need and non-need loans. Need-based financial aid is available to families that demonstrate a financial need for additional resources. The formula below is used to determine how much financial need a student has.
All Federal Disclosures regarding access to Student Records including FERPA can be found in our Catalog on pages 28-29.
State Licensing Disclaimer
The state may refuse to grant a license if a student has been convicted of a crime; committed any act involving dishonesty, fraud, or deceit; or committed any act that, if committed by a licentiate of the business or profession in question, would be grounds for the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling to deny licensure. The New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling many deny licensure on the grounds that the applicant knowingly made a false statement of fact required to be revealed in the application for such license. Students who are not U.S. citizens or who do not have documented authority to work in the United States will not be eligible to apply to take the state licensure examination. Total Image Beauty Academy is not responsible for students denied licensure.
The following careers require a physical demand for which an individual may need to be standing for long periods of time and may be in the presence of chemicals. Prospective enrollments should consider these and other demands before making their decision to enroll in our school.