While there are people who pursue higher degree courses, others prefer to enroll in practical training to prepare themselves for the challenges ahead – when they set foot in the corporate world. Among these practical programs, cosmetology education is regarded as one of the most popular; many have been successful in this field – thanks to cosmetology schools that are available today. Indeed, these institutions help students refine their skills in cosmetology, need to excel in the beauty industry.
There are a number of cosmetology programs that help aspiring students develop their skills in this field and they can be divided into two broad categories:
Hairstyle (Hair Science) – under this program, you will surely learn the ‘art of various hairstyling,’ which includes several techniques on different haircut styles (e.g. which hairstyle is appropriate for a certain face shape?), hair coloring (e.g. color that matches a skin tone?), shampooing and conditioning (which product is ideal for a particular type of hair? Is it safe for a certain hair and scalp?). In addition to that, you will also learn how to use the latest technology available to make the hair styling/cutting even better.
Esthetics – under esthetician program, you can learn the necessary techniques /skills for you to become an expert for the job, including facial (e.g. which facial product is safe and which one does not irritate a type of skin?), waxing (removal of unnecessary hairs throughout the body), make-up (make-up styles that fit different skin tones and face shapes). In addition, you will also learn about nail care (manicure and pedicure) as well as proper nutrition for skin care (what are the foods that are healthy for skin?).
‘Financial aid, student loan program’
Cosmetology schools also offer financial assistance such as student loan programs for those qualified students. They are giving opportunity even for those underprivileged. Financial programs like ‘study now, pay later’ are common – and everyone is given an equal opportunity. So if you are choosing a cosmetology school, you might want to check if you are qualified for these privileges.
‘Recommendation or referral’
Aside from financial privileges, other benefits aspiring students from cosmetology schools is that they can get recommendation, which is beneficial when applying for a job in the industry or when looking for apprenticeships. Cosmetology schools either have salons on their own or are associated to reputable salons and other cosmetology firms in the industry – they can give help for your practical application of your skills or skill set refinement, making you 100% ready for employment.