Am I Prepared for Beauty School?

When students begin their studies at beauty school, they can sometimes feel overwhelmed. This is understandable. While studying at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Chubbuck can be a fun and creative experience, it can also be a lot of hard work. It’s in your best interest to make sure you are prepared for your first day of class. Here are a few suggestions for what you can do to feel more prepared.

Be Sure You Have the Prerequisites

According to the Idaho Board of Cosmetology, you must be at least 16 and a half years old to attend beauty school. It’s also important that you make sure you have the required prerequisites ahead of time. Usually, this means having a high school diploma or passing the GED. If you do not meet these requirements, you should make it a priority so you can get into beauty school. Before attending, you must also schedule an admissions interview and have any high school or post-high school transcripts sent to us.

Be Prepared to Invest in Yourself

To prevent stress, it’s a good idea to have financial concerns figured out before enrolling. You don’t want to worry about this while attending school because that could be a distraction from your education. Whether you want to save money before starting or you’re looking for financial aid options, you should have this sorted out ahead of time. If you have questions about financial aid, contact us. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Are you more passionate about one thing over another? You might be interested in hair cutting and coloring, or dying to learn professional makeup application. Whatever the case, think about what interests you and what you’d like to specialize in. You can specialize in more than one practice area, but it can be beneficial to think of what you’re most interested in beforehand. This way you can enroll in the program that is right for you.

Do Research

Check out the Elevate Salon Institute, Chubbuck website! You can do research online to find out what classes we offer, learn about financial aid, get details on student life, and read our blog. Doing a little bit of research before enrolling can be a great way to learn what attending our institute might be like.

Think About the Flexibility

Think about your schedule. Do you have some flexibility or will you be working at another job full-time to support yourself? If you’re living at home and don’t have major financial concerns, it may be your best bet to attend school full time. If you’re living on your own, working another job, and have bills to take care of, attending the institute half-time might be a wise decision. With our cosmetology program requiring only 1600 hours, you can complete this course in as little as a year.

Get More Information

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Feeling more prepared for beauty school? If you’re interested in any of our programs at Elevate Salon Institute, Chubbuck, don’t hesitate to call us for more information. We’d love to hear from you and would be happy to answer any of your questions.

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