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September 24, 2019

Is Cosmetology School Right for Me?

You may be wondering if beauty school is the right choice for you. It is a big investment of time and money so make sure you feel confident that you are making the right decision! Keep reading to learn what traits make a great cosmetologist and if you have what it takes.

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Creative Mind

Being artistic often goes hand-in-hand with being a cosmetologist. Hairstylists need to embrace their creativity to bring a look to life. Successful cosmetologists are able to bring dreams to reality! Clients will bring inspirational photos and rely on you to turn it into a cut or color that will look great on them.

Knowing what is happening in the beauty industry is important to stand out as a stylist. Some clients may be looking for trims and color maintenance, but others will look to you to create fashion-forward looks. Stylists who enjoy playing with textures, colors and ever-changing trends can thrive in the world of cosmetology! Follow us on Pinterest and our Twin Falls or Boise campus Instagram for some inspiration and to see what our students are doing.

You’re a Go-Getter

Beauty school opens the door to a variety of career paths. Whatever your passion is, you can find a way to express it through cosmetology. If you love working with clients and hair, a hairstylist route would be perfect. For the more entrepreneurial-minded, the option to open your own salon or business is there for the taking! Cosmetologists can go on to teach future beauty professionals, become an industry influencer, or a product representative.

Having such a wide range of options means enjoying the flexibility to create a career that matches your goals. You can work from home, enjoy part-time hours and travel, or put your energy into creating a thriving business! Decide what you want your future to look like and how work will be.

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Love Working With People

Cosmetologists are often described as charismatic, social, and outgoing. Developing strong client relationships is a big part of achieving success. If you choose to be a stylist, much of your day will be talking with new people from behind the chair. Extroverted people that enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories can really thrive in this industry!

Retail is a great opportunity to upsell clients and being comfortable offering products will be an advantage. They rely on you to be knowledgeable and want to make sure they are purchasing the best products for their hair. If they trust you they will turn to you for help! 

Don’t forget to ask clients to leave reviews after their appointment. This will go a long way to build your brand and grow your clientele. Learn how to put yourself out there and ask for them to post pics of their new look as well as share their experience on Facebook or Google. 

Our students have the opportunity to practice their people skills on our salon floor. Under the supervision of licensed instructors, they have the chance to develop their technique as well as start building up customer relationships. Some graduates leave our school with a loyal clientele!

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Looking for an Alternative to College

Four-year college is not for everyone. If traditional college is unappealing to you but you still want a rewarding future, beauty school is a great option. In a cosmetology program, students can enjoy the social aspect of college with fellow students supporting each other and working in a classroom setting. Our cosmetology program is a 1600-hour course and can be completed in less than a year. This means less time paying for school and juggling education with a second job or family, and more time doing what you love!

The goal of our cosmetology program is to help students prepare to sit for the state exam. After passing the state exam, they are qualified to become licensed cosmetologists. Unlike college, where test preparation is mostly on your own, we are here to help you pass your exam! Our instructors want to see you succeed and focus on test preparation as well as business development.

Next Steps?

Does a future in cosmetology sound exciting to you? There’s never a better time than right now to pursue your goal and join the beauty industry. 

The best way to know if we are a fit for you is to come in for a tour. You can visit our school, learn more about our programs, and meet our instructors and students. Schedule your tour today!

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