Why Robert Fiance?

When it comes to cosmetology education and career training, Robert Fiance can help you. We have over 50 years of experience in the beauty industry and our educational systems can provide you with the professionalism and foundation you need to launch your new career, with style and success.

  • The Robert Fiance Beauty Schools of New Jersey continues to carry out the original teachings and philosophies expanding the brand to its 6th and largest campus, located at the beautiful Jersey Shore in Ocean Township, NJ.
  • Every campus is being renovated and modernized. We are implementing exciting new systems to provide our students and clients with a thriving atmosphere that promotes advanced education and a highly qualified environment to learn, create, and have fun.
  • Robert Fiance’s trademark Makeup Bars are being installed in our clinics with live broadcasts which are available via public CCTV and internet streams. Our senior salons are welcoming new product lines, cosmetic retail centers, and state of the art equipment.
  • Through innovative and effective methods of teaching and teamwork, Paul Ferarra has established Robert Fiance as one of the most famous names in the industry of beauty education.
  • As New Jersey’s largest institute of hair, makeup, and barbering, we take great pride in being a leader and we welcome students to explore the endless opportunities available at Robert Fiance.

Our Mission

Our Mission Statement is to provide students the necessary fundamental education they need to

1. Obtain licensure by passing the New Jersey State Board examination and

2. Prepare them for entry-level employment in the industry.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide our students with a positive learning experience in an environment they can be proud to attend. We are committed to being the beauty school of choice and to enhancing the education of our future beauty industry leaders. Through exceptional training and innovation, we transform our students’ goals into realities.

Our Philosophy

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools of New Jersey delivers the quality education, environment and experience that our students need to succeed. As a beauty school with a proven record of prosperity, we know how to provide superior guidance to our students and our philosophy does not allow compromising these standards.

Meet the Team

Paul Ferrara

Mr. Paul Ferrara

President
Mr. Paul Ferrara first joined the Robert Fiance Beauty School family business as a young enthusiastic hairstylist in 1969 and he quickly worked his way his way up to School Director of Robert Fiance Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses. Since then, Mr. Ferrara has expanded the schools throughout New Jersey and worked immensely hard to grow the Robert Fiance brand.

Throughout the years of adaptation, Mr. Paul Ferrara has modified the Robert Fiance Beauty School systems and perfected the educational outline that continues to lead generations of up and coming hairstylist, barbers and makeup artists. This outstanding gentleman has gained prominence in the beauty industry with an abundance of credits as an educator, motivational speaker, author of fashion and beauty articles, platform artist, and school director. He is now reaching a new plateau as the guiding force and President of the Robert Fiance Beauty Schools and Makeup Academy of New Jersey.

Linda Karas

Executive Director
The Robert Fiance Beauty Schools of New Jersey are under the Operations of Ms. Linda Karas. Ms. Karas has been in the Cosmetology & Education industry for over 25 years, her career began as a leading student at Robert Fiance Beauty Schools in Perth Amboy.

After receiving her Cosmetology license, Linda returned to Robert Fiance to earn her Teaching License. Quickly rising, she became School Manager of our North Plainfield location, successfully growing the school to over 100 students per year. Ms. Karas was soon promoted to Corporate Compliance Officer, overseeing the company’s Financial Aid department and Government Regulations Committee; she played an instrumental role in the expansion and accreditation of the newer Robert Fiance campuses as well as the establishment of the Robert Fiance Makeup Academy in 2009.

Ms. Karas currently serves as the company’s Senior Director of Operations, overseeing all departments and continuing to work side by side with our Educational supervisors ensuring our curriculums and teaching methods are consistently updated to reflect the most current industry trends and techniques. She administers many of the small details that help make Robert Fiance Beauty Schools of New Jersey a successful and exciting learning environment.

Linda Karas

Our History

Having worked alongside Vidal Sassoon, Robert Fiance was the first hairstylist to open an advanced training academy for professionals, the Robert Fiance School of Beauty Culture in the 1930s.

In 1955, he launched the world-renowned Robert Fiance Hair Design Institute of New York, home to hundreds of today’s leading hairstylists including celebrity stylists Brad Johns and Louis Licari, as well as celebrities Cyndi Lauper and Debi Mazar.

To date, we have successfully trained over 1 million qualified beauticians to be fine professionals. One of our most outstanding achievements is a prominent list of books and articles which have been translated into foreign languages. Cosmetics manufacturers have come to us for help in training personnel and creating product ideas.

These achievements have led us to use Robert Fiance’s world-famous methods as the core of our training programs, making us one of the top ranking and sought after schools in the industry, still to this day over 50 years later.

1939

International Hairstylist and Educator, Robert Fiance opens the first advanced training center for hairdressers, the Robert Fiance Hair Design Institute of New York City. Shortly after opening, the Robert Fiance Hair Design Institutes quickly became the largest school in the country for advanced hairstylist training.

1955

Robert Fiance School of Beauty Culture opens, one of the first beauty schools to implement the teaching and training of basic Cosmetology. The school quickly gained a national reputation a graduated many of today’s most successful hairstylist, makeup artist, and beauty professionals.

1969

Mr.Paul Ferrara Sr., joins the family business working his way up, becoming the School Director of Robert Fiance Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses.

1987

Mr.Paul Ferrara Sr., becomes President of Reignbow Beauty Academy and Hair Fashion Institute in New Jersey.

1992

Graduate, Linda Karas is recruited as an Educator, quickly promoted to School Supervisor, and eventually goes on to serve under Paul Ferrara Sr., as the company’s Director of Operations.

2008

Paul Ferrara Jr. joins the family business and helps transition Reignbow Beauty Academy into the New Generation of Robert Fiance Beauty Schools as the company opens its 4th campus in North Jersey.

2009

The Robert Fiance Makeup Academy is founded as New Jersey’s first professional school of makeup artistry and special effects.

2012

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools opens its 5th campus in Pitman, expanding its presence into South Jersey.

Advantages of Robert Fiance Beauty Schools

Licensed. Accredited. Approved.

Since the 1980s, Robert Fiance Beauty Schools have been Licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology, Accredidited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS), and Approved for Federal Financial Aid Grants & Loans by the U.S. Deptartment of Education. We are a proud and longstanding member of AACS. We take providing a great learning environment seriously. We understand the importance of attending a recognized, reputable school. We are committed to upholding our standards of excellence and to providing our students with a reputable education and learning experience. *Ocean campus granted provisional accreditation by NACCAS.

National Awards & Recognitions

Robert Fiance schools and students have competed and won various awards and competitions throughout multiple industry events.

  • 2016: Global Beauty Masters – As Seen on TLC Network (Las Vegas, NV)
    • North Plainfield / Perth Amboy Team “Beauty Transformers” 1st Place
  • 2015: Supreme Hair Artistic Design Showcase (NYC)
    • West New York Campus – 1st Place
  • 2014: Bobbi Boss – Live on Stage:
    • Vocational School of the Year – Perth Amboy Campus
  • 2014: SalonCentric (Emiliani) Student Competition:
    • West New York Campus – 3rd Place
    • Perth Amboy Campus – Top 10
  • 2012: Robert Fiance Beauty Battle f/ the cast of Jerseylicious:
    • North Plainfield campus wins 1st Place
  • 2008: NJBIZ 1st in Class: Top Private Career Schools in NJ
First in Class

Robert Fiance has 5 beauty school campuses and a Makeup Academy in New Jersey. We take pride in being the leading school and strive to maintain our strong position by staying at the forefront of the industry by being the first to introduce new products and services.

  • Robert Fiance was the first Makeup Academy in New Jersey, offering students the opportunity to get certified in advanced makeup for fashion and film.
  • Robert Fiance was the first beauty school in New Jersey to launch the new 900 hour Barber program.
  • Robert Fiance is the first and only Cosmetology school to feature our trademarked MAKEUP BARS, where our master makeup artists give complimentary demonstrations which are broadcasted live on the internet and to the public through CCTVs and Internet Web Cams.
Job Placement Assistance

One question that every prospective student asks is “Will you get me a job?” To answer this question, it is important that you understand we do not guarantee employment simply because we can not attend the interview for you. However, it is our goal to help you get the skills and resources needed to find a job during or after school. Because of our long standing reputation and presence throughout New Jersey, many salon owners and industry employers reach out to us first for job placement. We have an outstanding relationship with National chain salons such as Supercuts, as well as local privately owned salons.

At least 4 times a year, each campus holds a career fair for students and graduates and welcomes dozens of salons, spas, barber shops, makeup stores, and other employers. Our schools have dedicated job placement coordinators to help with resume writing, interview arrangements, networking, and other needs to help you find and secure a job.

Affiliations

With over a dozen affiliations, Robert Fiance Beauty Schools are a proud member of multiple state and national associations; and has strong partnerships with leading product and service companies as well as many employers in the beauty and education industries.

Not a Franchise

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools is proud to be family owned and operated. Although we are a large company, we are not a National franchise chain. See how this benefits you:

  • Our Corporate management staff are licensed hairdressers and education professionals, not just entrepreneurs seeking a new business venture.
  • Our curriculums and course material is developed in house by our own qualified professionals. Our education materials are not purchased from 3rd party companies.
  • The corporate staff of our company is very involved with each campus and its respective students and faculty. We strive to cultivate a positive and creative environment where we get to know people individually.
  • Unlike franchise schools, Robert Fiance is not a boot camp for our own products, we expose students to multiple major product lines to make them more valuable and knowledgeable. Not every salon carries the same product line as your franchise school and therefore, if your school trains with only a franchised product line, you will be at a disadvantage in the workforce.
Pre-Salon Certified

Just before transitioning to the Senior Floor, all Robert Fiance students will complete an intense 50 hour course that has been carefully designed to prepare them for the Senior Salon. Content includes product up-selling, salon coordination, client retention, color, cuts, and makeup artistry.

Once the course is completed, seniors will receive their Certified pins.

The Makeup Bar

Our trademarked Makeup Bars offer complimentary 10-15 minute make-up lessons and product tutorials daily to students and the public. They are also streamed live on the Internet.

Products / Discounts

Unlike the large franchised beauty schools, we don’t limit our students’ training to a single product line. Students can gain exposure and experience with as many products and techniques as possible. We carry a variety of brand name hair and beauty products such as Matrix, American Crew, Dermalogica, Wella, and NYX Cosmetics.

All of our products are available for purchase in-store and on-line. Students receive 10-15% discount on everything during active enrollment. Our makeup and cosmetics are sold at MakeupAcademy.com. Our beauty supplies can be purchased at SalonProBeauty.com.

Advanced Education

Students can benefit from advanced education certification classes and demonstrations throughout the term of their enrollment. Some classes may have a nominal fee for the purchase of equipment. Some advanced classes offered are:

  • Hair Extensions
  • Airbrush, Bridal, and FX Makeup
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Freestyle Barbering Designs (hair tattoos)
  • Lash Extensions

Accreditation, Licensing & Affiliations


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Ocean Township, NJ

1458 NJ-35
South, Ocean, NJ 07712
732-695-6800 (x102, Admissions Office)

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Perth Amboy, NJ

312 State St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 442-6007

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Pitman, NJ

70 E Holly Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
(856) 553-6079

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am -10:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

North Plainfield, NJ

121 Watchung Ave
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 754-4247

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

West New York, NJ

5518 Bergenline Ave
West New York, NJ 07093
(201) 866-4000

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Boynton Beach, FL

552 E Woolbright Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 733-2223

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm