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Why Should I Attend Beauty School?

Did you ever wonder why you should go to beauty school? We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions and provided them below.

How will I know if beauty school is right for me?

Deciding on a career isn’t easy for most people. You might be a recent high school graduate or frustrated worker seeking a job change and need some direction. Like most big decisions, it’s best to begin by conducting a personal assessment. Try asking yourself the questions listed below. Think them through and answer honestly. Better yet, discuss them with someone you know and ask for honest feedback.

  • Do you have the time and determination to attend classes?
  • Are you creative and enjoy keeping up with the latest trends?
  • Do you enjoy being around people and making conversation?
  • Are you able to work hours at a time on your feet?
  • Do you like being able to work hands-on?
  • Can you balance your personal life with homework and class time?

If you had positive responses to most of these questions, then cosmetology school might be the right choice for you. Click on “Request Info” at the top of the page to learn more.

Can I get started in a career faster by attending beauty school than college?

The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors. For one, the length of a cosmetology course is determined by the required hours set by the cosmetology state licensing board. A typical cosmetology program covers all areas of beauty training including hair, skin, and nails. The program is comprehensive and requires the most class hours, with an average of about 1500-2000 until completion. This curriculum can be completed in less than two years, which is a shorter period of time than that of earning a college degree. However, a factor that can affect this time frame is whether you plan to attend beauty school full-time or part-time. A part-time student will be in school for a longer length of time.

If a student chooses to take a specialized program in one subject area only, the time for completion is shorter. Nail care and esthetics programs can be completed in six months if attending full-time. You can find out specifics about your desired course of study by contacting schools in your area for more details.

Is it too late to change my career by going to cosmetology school?

Not at all! In fact, many successful beauty professionals had been employed in other careers before deciding they needed a change. The skills they already acquired from previous jobs helped them to become good cosmetologists. After all, there are many transferrable skills that can be applied in the beauty trade, such as customer service, marketing, and communication. If you have already acquired work experience before attending beauty school, it would actually be an asset. It’s best to change into a career that makes you happy rather than stay in one that you have no passion for. It’s never too late to make a change to improve your life.

Of course, first be sure that you can dedicate the time to become a student, and that your passion to be part of the exciting world of beauty motivates the change. Discuss your decision and new schedule with your family so that there are no surprises. Most importantly, do some research and enroll in a quality, accredited cosmetology school with a professional team of educators like The Hair Design School. The staff includes Career Planning Specialists ready to assist you and answer all of your questions. Contact a campus near you for more information.

Am I too old to attend cosmetology school?

No one is ever too old to learn or attend school. In fact, almost 75% of students enrolling in cosmetology classes are not directly from high school so older learners are not at all unusual. Sometimes high school graduates choose to work before continuing their education, but the dream of attending cosmetology school was always there. Others may have delayed school to raise a family, but the desire to be a beauty professional remained. The main factor for success in cosmetology is to be motivated to achieve the career you’ve always wanted, and that can certainly occur at any age.

Everyone in cosmetology class shares the same goal, so age is never a factor or a reason to feel uncomfortable. You can apply your life experiences to a new plan, and even advise younger students. There’s a reason that you have tried other options and now are considering cosmetology- it was probably something you were meant to do. The time is right to follow through on your dream of an exciting, creative career in the beauty industry regardless of age. Explore your options now by clicking on “Request Info” and learn what’s possible once you take that first step.