Top Questions This Week
I’m interested in enrolling in beauty school, but I was wondering if schools offer part-time?
Of course! I can not speak for ALL beauty schools but the ones I’ve experienced have all offered part-time classes. Generally a typical day of class will consist of a 4 to 5 hour day and usually be in the evening. Part-time is a great opportunity for prospective students that have a full-time job, children, or just your average busy life. I myself completed my education part-time and it was the perfect fit (I was working full-time in a salon) I would even recommend, if students have a full schedule, that working at a salon during the day and going to beauty school at night is the perfect way to utilize all your time and squeeze in as much education as possible!
Do beauty schools require uniforms?
For the most part, yes. They’re actually better for you once you think about it. When you’re first beginning working with chemicals and mixing color it can get a little messy. I personally would have loved to look my best every day of class, but after a few months I saw my uniform progressively getting more and more destroyed. Don’t worry, most schools that require uniforms usually give you the opportunity to dress casually on set days.
Would an internship program be more ideal than starting at an salon that immediately gives you a chair?
Our industry is all about education, you never stop learning! The key to success is to have a firm grasp on as much knowledge you can to ensure perfect client satisfaction. Continuing your education further will give you the greatest success down the road. Salons that offer you a chair from the beginning are great if you’re looking for fast cash but you have no actual mentor to work under; no one to pass down their expertise.