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Reasons Why Beauty School is Right for You

It’s safe to say that choosing a career path is one of those life-changing decisions that can literally transform your future. It’s also safe to say it’s not always the easiest choice to make. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of your time in that career, so choosing something you love doing is a great place to start.

Let’s start there. What do you really enjoy doing? If routinely creating new looks for yourself and your friends, performing makeovers for the next-door neighbors, and showing off the hot new hairstyles for yourself springs to mind, you might just have a passion for beauty. And turning that passioninto a living , starts with beauty school. If you’re to make your mark on the beauty industry, here are some reasons why you should put beauty school on the top of your career to-do list.

Fast-track your career

If you want to get to work and start earning as quickly as possible, beauty school is a great option. Most programs can be completed in less time than a traditional 4-year university education, which means you can start pursuing your passion and building your career faster. And if you’re worried about paying for your training, qualified students are eligible for financial aid to cover the costs of your education.

There’s no substitute for your hands-on skills

There’s no substitute for the hands-on skills of a professional barber wielding clippers like a pro, or a hairstylist styling with a blow dryer and flat iron. The hands-on skills you’ll learn in beauty school are unique to you and provide you with the confidence you need to become a professional in the beauty industry.

Multiple career paths within the industry

Many beauty school programs include training across a variety of areas, including hair cutting & styling, makeup, nails, and even barbering. You get to decide what kind of beauty professional you want to be. Want to open a barber shop? Your own salon? Work for a cruise line? That’s one of the great things about beauty school training. There are multiple career paths to choose from and you can take your skills just about anywhere! 

Flexible schedule

People work at all different times of the day and night. That means you can do the same. Not only can you build your book of clients around the schedule you choose, but you can also decide how much or how little you want to work based what is convenient for you and your lifestyle.

There’s no such thing as groundhog-day

If every day being exactly like the one before doesn’t sound super appealing, you’re going to love the diversity that comes with the beauty industry. You could be serving your regular clients one day and working an entire wedding party the next. Or traveling with a sports team for that client who just can’t do without your impeccable fade-skills. The point is that your work life can be as low-key or fast-paced as you want it to be and there are opportunities to take your skills across multiple career paths.

You get to tap-in to your inner artist

Whatever niche you choose in the beauty industry you’ll have virtually unlimited opportunities to be creative. Whether you’re unleashing your inner artist to become a top performer at a barber competition or working to build your client base with signature looks your clients can’t live without, the possibilities are endless!

Make a difference in people’s lives

People depend on their personal beauty pros in so many ways. When you’re a barber or a cosmetologist, you’re also part confidante, advisor and friend to those who grace your chair with their presence. Having the ability to transform someone’s life by making them look and feel great on a regular basis, is a great feeling. It’s also an amazing way to earn a living and build a career you can be proud of.

Let’s face it, bringing beauty to all different types of people is a great career opportunity. It’s a profession with massive potential for aspiring beauty entrepreneurs. If you’d like to learn more about how to get started on your path to a future in the beauty industry, check out the programs at Continental School of Beauty. With three locations across upstate New York to choose from, and programs in Hairdressing & Cosmetology, Barbering, (available at our Rochester campus)  Esthetics, and more – Continental is training the next generation of talented beauty artists. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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