It’s time to get serious about your cosmetology career.
If you’re ready to enroll at a cosmetology school, there are several things you need to check off your list in order to get the ball rolling. There are simple things you can do that will make your time learning about the world of beauty go much smoother.
So, where to begin? Let’s start with the basics.
Look for a school that features a professional salon setting and see how the students interact with their instructors. Are they having fun? Do the class sizes seem manageable? What’s the vibe like?
While you’re on campus, take the time to speak with students. Ask them how they like it. See if you can talk to an instructor. Check out the area around the school.
Try to imagine yourself at the school and determine whether it’s a good fit for you. You’ll be spending plenty of time there, so you want to make sure you will feel comfortable.
Hopefully, you’ve done your research and are ready to apply to a respected cosmetology school.
It’s a good idea to contact an admissions representative and go through the process together. It probably won’t be as hard as you think!
You should have a timetable in mind for when you want to start school and plan accordingly. Do you want to go full or part time? What about your work and family schedule? Keep these things in mind as you apply.
Consider where you are in your life and start getting ready to make school a part of it.
As you enter the application phase of this exciting new experience, you should absolutely take a close look at your financial aid options for those who qualify.
Many cosmetology schools have financial aid reps who can assess your needs, make recommendations and outline what you need to do.
Start by filing out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and also ask about any low-interest loans, grants or scholarships you may qualify for.
Paying for school shouldn’t be a major burden, so be sure to explore all the alternatives available to you. Cosmetology school could be more affordable than you initially thought!
As you start to plan the next chapter in your life, remember to develop a support network around you. That means reaching out to family and friends to see how they can help you along the way.
Do you work full time? Do you need to coordinate child care for your toddler? Are you living at your parents’ house and have responsibilities there?
These are things you want to get settled before you start school. But don’t worry! People will usually be happy to help you reach your goals. You just have to communicate.
You can also continue to build your support network once classes begin. Make friends! It will help you form study groups, make potential industry connections and give you someone you can bounce ideas off of. Plus, school will be that much more fun.
Everyone has their own challenges and hurdles to overcome. By leaning on your friends, family and classmates, you will be more prepared to focus on your education and achieve your dreams.
Remember: A problem shared is a problem halved.
It’s time. You’ve been thinking about. You’ve got a plan in place and you’ve been accepted to cosmetology school. You can’t wait to help people look and feel great.
It’s time to start your training and enter the beauty industry.
Be committed to your education; get excited about learning new techniques, styles and treatments; immerse yourself in your schooling.
It’s an exciting time in your life—you don’t want to miss out on a great opportunity to further your personal and professional goals.
Being a cosmetologist is an awesome way to take your passion for beauty and turn it into a fun and rewarding career. Don’t let another year go by wishing you had started school.