Ask This When Going To Beauty School

For anyone who is passionate about building confidence in others by helping them look their best, cosmetology is an ideal career choice. By staying on top of the latest beauty trends, those who work hard build steady clienteles or go into business for themselves. If you’re interested in this fulfilling, financially rewarding career, the following questions will help you get started:


  1. AskThisWhen on September 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Is beauty school a better choice for me than traditional college?

    If you’re a motivated self-starter who enjoys working closely with people, beauty school may be the perfect alternative to a four-year degree. However, the courses are not necessarily easier. You will still have textbooks, homework, exams and hands-on training. You’ll learn some anatomy. You’ll study sanitation practices. There’s even some chemistry involved. You should also consider the big picture: Are you highly social? Do you mind working on your feet all day? Can you offer criticism in a tactful way and make helpful suggestions? If so, beauty school may be right up your alley.

  2. AskThisWhen on September 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    How much is the tuition?

    Cost of tuition depends on the length of the program, what it offers and where it’s located. Programs can last from eight months to two years, and tuition ranges anywhere from $7,000 to $20,000. Some of the pricier colleges include courses in makeup, nail care and full spa services. In general, schools in rural areas are less expensive than their big city counterparts. Most schools offer financial aid or scholarships if you qualify.

  3. AskThisWhen on September 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    How are schools, academies and colleges different?

    There is seldom any difference; the names are most often used interchangeably. Also, the terms “beauty school” and “cosmetology school” are usually synonymous. Concentrate instead on the courses offered. If you’re primarily interested in hair styling, you needn’t spend a lot of time and money learning how to do pedicures.

  4. AskThisWhen on September 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Is placement guaranteed when I graduate?

    Very rarely, in any course of study, are you promised a job when you graduate. Most beauty schools, however, offer placement services and provide leads. During your education, adhere strictly to the standards of your school. Continually set personal goals. If you’re especially gifted in one area, such as hair coloring, make it your specialty. The salon business is a small world, and standing out will get your name in circulation.

  5. AskThisWhen on September 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Are some beauty schools better than others?

    Before you schedule a visit, make sure the school is accredited in your state and that it has a good reputation. Big, expensive schools aren’t necessarily the best, and lesser-known ones aren’t necessarily the worst. Do some research online, paying special attention to schools’ job placement rates.