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So you’ve decided to enroll in cosmetology school. Congratulations! You’re taking the first step towards a fulfilling, creative career with the potential to grow every year.

If you want to learn from the best, there’s only one choice—Rizzieri, the best beauty school and only Aveda school in New Jersey.

We’re Number One

Founded in 1924, Rizzieri was the first beauty school established in New Jersey, and remains family owned and operated.

President and owner Frank Rizzieri is a third-generation hair professional, and not only runs the school, he’s also a renowned editorial hairstylist, travels around the world, and co-founded hair tool company Rsession Pro Tools and VoMor, a hair extension company exclusive to Aveda. His wife, Ana Marie Rizzieri, is an acclaimed celebrity makeup artist who teaches guest classes at the school. Their unique combined experience in the beauty industry brings added value to students and Rizzieri teachers.

Rizzieri Aveda School also has a dedicated team of an instructors who have helped achieve some impressive stats: 86 percent completion rate, 69 percent placement rate and 99 percent licensure rate.

You can feel confident in leaving Rizzieri with an extensive education and the resources to connect you with the leading salons in New Jersey. We want you to land in your dream job and start building a career with a team you love.


Ana Marie Rizzieri with makeup students.

The Aveda Way

Our relationship with Aveda gives our students access to a huge network of Aveda salons and spas upon graduation, and our facilities are eco-friendly with a curriculum focused on techniques, theory and professionalism.

We’re proud to be an Aveda school, with products and practices that lead the industry in environmental responsibility and sustainability.

As an Aveda school, we gather as a global community during Earth month to raise awareness and fund causes close to our hearts. You’ll have the opportunity to join our green team and work with other students to inspire fellow classmates and guests to carry out Aveda’s mission on campus and in the community on a daily basis.


We love our Aveda products!

Our Campus Shines

At our state-of-the-art, 14,500-square-foot campus, you can choose to focus on cosmetology, skin care, barbering, manicuring, or enroll in an advanced program. We have both classroom and clinical environments, enhanced with digital and hands-on training that will stimulate all types of learners.

A Comprehensive Program

The Rizzieri cosmetology program incorporates 1,200 hours of hands-on learning in hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, skin care, makeup, waxing, extensions and wigs, retail, and business development.


Hands-on education is just one of the many ways students learn at Rizzieri.

Not only will you gain top-notch technical skills, you’ll also learn how to engage and retain clients and professional development and personal branding as you get ready for your state boards. At Rizzieri, we’re focused on preparing you for the entire salon experience, touching on every skill set so you’ll be a stand-out candidate at exclusive salons.

Our skin care, barbering and manicuring programs are just as comprehensive, setting you up to be at the top of your chosen field.

Learn more about Rizzieri here or start your application here. We can’t wait to meet you!

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