About Shear Ego

Turn your passion into... YOUR PROFESSION

Shear Ego International School was specifically created – and continues to evolve – with you, our student, in mind. We incorporate the industry’s latest trends and technologies into programs that produce the most skilled professional graduates in New York.

Shear Ego International provides comprehensive programs in Cosmetology and Hairdressing, Nail Specialty, Waxing, Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup and Barber/Styling.

Our academic and professional standards are among the highest in the nation. The Shear Ego International curriculum is structured to fully prepare you for the New York State Board Examination. You’ll be provided with a thorough understanding of proven business theories and modern salon practices. As you learn hands-on techniques you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful professional.

Whether you are planning to study full-time, part-time or just need a refresher while you prepare for your Board Examination, Shear Ego International has a program for you. Our faculty to student ration is low so that you benefit from direct coaching and feedback. Financial assistance may also be available to those who qualify.

Our History:

During the 1980s, Gene Cardamone (founder of Shear Ego Salon and Spa) found it increasingly challenging to staff his four salons with well-skilled, creative stylists. His perpetual desire to improve the hair industry propelled Gene to implement a training program that, among other things, required young stylists to shadow and assist an established Shear Ego stylist for one year before endeavoring on
their own.

The impact of Shear Ego's revolutionary training could be seen not only in the swelling numbers of satisfied clients, but also with the ever-increasing collection of stylist applications Shear Ego was acquiring. It was evident that Rochester's hair community wanted more of Shear Ego's progressive education and training. In 1986, Gene Cardamone responded to that demand by transforming his state of the art spa and salon into Shear Ego International School.

In 1997, Gene persuaded Peter Webb, long-time friend, teacher and Great Britain's world-champion hairstylist, to leave England and join him as Artistic Director of the salon and school. Peter keeps Shear Ego Salon and Spa - and many other salons throughout the country - up-to-date on the most advanced hair practices from around the world.

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"I enjoyed my time at Shear Ego School. Ms. Fustanio ("Fusti" as we the student affectionately call her) is a fantastic and knowledgeable instructor! She runs the school, the class etc. (Super woman!) Thank you for the opportunity!"

Corey Hightower Barber/styling

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