Going to beauty school

There are a lot of benefits of going to beauty school. A lot of people are attracted to the short study period before they’re able to get a license, and others are attracted to how well their education will prepare them for multiple careers. Whatever your reason, you’ll have fun learning about creative ways to style hair, apply makeup, and make peoples’ nails shine.

Get Started on Your Career Sooner
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et’s face it, a lot of people are pretty impatient, especially when it comes to their career. Most people don’t want to wait for the promotion, or the bonus, or the new job that they really want. And whether you’re just starting out in professional life or you’ve decided to switch it up after years in the game, you probably don’t want to wait either. If you had chosen to go to a traditional four-year institution, it would take you (obviously) four years just to graduate. And if you have to keep working while you’re in school or tend to a family, you might only be able to go part time. Then think of how long it would take you! You might be in classrooms for eight years before you’d be ready to go on interviews again. That’s why beauty school is such a benefit to you. Most beauty schools only take nine months to a year for you to learn everything you need to be prepared for multiple professions – makeup artistry, hairstyling, or nail care. First and foremost, you’re probably eager to get started making money doing something you actually enjoy, as opposed to blankly sitting in an office or running around in a restaurant as you watch the clock tick. Of course, if you’re going full time, you’re probably equally eager just to be earning an income again! Either way, in such situations, one year looks a lot better than two or four.

Prepare for Multiple Careers

At some vocational schools, such as dental assistant or physical therapist assistant schools, you are prepared only for a very specific profession. Once you graduate you are ideally suited for one job with only a minimal amount of wiggle room. If you are dead set in what you want to do with your life, then this doesn’t pose a problem at all. But what if you are concerned that at some point in your career you’re going to get bored or frustrated with your job? It’s not uncommon. Luckily, many beauty schools prepare you for multiple jobs. You could start working as a stylist in a hair salon, and if after a couple of years you decide it’s not for you, you could quit and find a job working for a makeup company. And if after a few more years you’re tired of foundation, eyeliner, and lipstick, you could quit again and start working as a nail technician. At beauty school you will be prepared for all of the above! Furthermore, the business skills you learn will be helpful if you ever decide to get into the administrative side of things. And once you’ve managed a salon or spa, you can use that work experience to break into management in other industries as well. Keep this in mind when applying to school, as some institutions only prepare you for one specific area, such as hair styling, or leave out some classes, like business and management. But if you pick the right school for you, upon graduation you’ll be prepared for wherever your interests take you for years to come.
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http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Personal-Care-and-Service/Barbers-hairdressers-and-cosmetologists.htm

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