We know it’s hard to believe, but the school year is almost here again. While we are going to miss the warmer temperatures and late summer nights, we’re excited for the fresh start this time of year brings. This new school year is extra special for high school seniors who are getting ready to graduate. It’s a big accomplishment and one that opens a variety of opportunities. If you’ve thought about a future in cosmetology after high school, then don’t wait till graduation to start preparing. There are a variety of ways to start getting ready for your next step as you head into senior year. Find out what they are and start planning!
Take Classes That Can Help Your Cosmetology Skills
As your senior year comes closer, it’s important that you start looking at your classes through a cosmetology lens. There are a lot of subjects that could help prepare you for your future cosmetology education. Some may even surprise you!
As someone who loves the transformation of beauty, this school subject comes as a given. Taking art classes is a great way to show off your creativity and prepare you to become comfortable as you try out new styles. Whether you want to take pottery, painting, or maybe even theater is all up to how you want to express your individuality.
This might not be a subject you usually associate with beauty, but science classes can help you a lot as you begin cosmetology school. You’ll soon learn that a big part of cosmetology focuses on chemistry and anatomy. Applying chemicals to clients’ hair for a color change requires you to know how it’s going to react. It’s important that you learn the science behind cosmetology so you practice what you love safely.
Having business and marketing skills is just as important as gaining technical skills. When you’re looking for a beauty school to attend, make sure that business is incorporated into their curriculum. Learning how to market yourself as a stylist can help give you the tools necessary to start a successful career.
Find Out More About the Cosmetology Industry
As you’re learning skills that can help you with a future cosmetology education, it’s time to do more research about the beauty industry. We know you’ll be doing a lot of work for school, but this research for a future you’re excited about! The world of cosmetology is vast and offers a lot more than just working in a salon. With the cosmetology industry projected to grow, it all depends on what you want to do for a career. Looking into this information before you graduate can help you decide what you want to focus on during your cosmetology education.
Share Your Goals
Pursuing a future in something you love is exciting, but it can be easy to become overwhelmed by fears or doubts. That’s why it’s a good idea to tell friends and family about your beauty plans. Maybe you even want to research cosmetology ideas with them and make a plan for your future education. They’ll be excited with you as you start something you’re passionate about. Whenever your feel like you can’t do it, your support system will be there to help keep you going!
Take a Tour
Taking a tour of a beauty school can be a great way to have your questions answered and see the school’s culture for yourself. This is where all your research comes in handy! During the tour you can ask questions that are specific to the school and get a sense of what your cosmetology education could look like. Here are some questions to ask as you’re finishing your high school education.
- How long is your cosmetology program?
- What skills and techniques can I learn
- Do you offer financial aid?
- What are the educators like?
- Will I get to practice with real clients
There’s a lot for you to learn as you tour, so remember to bring a pen and paper to make sure you get the most out of it. It’s also a great idea to bring along a member of your support system, so they can continue helping you prepare for this next stage of your life.
Make Us Your Next Step
Now that you know some steps you can take to prepare, it’s time to get started. Schedule a tour with us today to see for yourself if a future in cosmetology school is right for you.