Barbers in New Jersey are Dinasours. For the last 24 yrs. there has not been a Barber or Barber Shop License issued in NJ.
The reason is the State combined the Barber Board and the Beauty Board and created the Cosmetology Hairstyling Board. The schools were supposed to train sudents in both disciplines. What a joke. The use of the straight edge Barber Razor is no longer in use. You can't get a real professional shave by qualified Barbers who are under the age of 30. Never taught.
There has been a conserted effort to re-establish a Barber course in Cosmetology Schools since 27 Nov. 2010, when the Gov. signed the revision to the Cosmetology Bill to incorporate a Barbers course.
Now is the time to reaach out to the Cosmetology Board and push for Apprentice Licenses to be available to Barber Shops in NJ.
We also need to get the law to require Barber Shops to have a Barber Pole outside the Shop.
We need to have any one of us who know how to instruct the use of a Razor to be a teacher on Barbering in NJ, and work at the schools to train the students.
This requires a group effort to reach the ears of the Board Members.
If this is important to you, let's get together and speak out.
Maybe there ought to be a Barber School License available to get the job done right!