You have more schools than ever to choose from if you’re considering a career in the beauty or barbering business. It can be tough to know which one’s right for you. So one question we get a lot at Beauty Schools Directory is, “How do I choose a beauty school?” I shot a little video to answer this question in 5 easy steps. Let us know what you think in the comments. Thank for watching!
Hey guys, it’s Heather with Beauty Schools Directory. Today the question I’m going to answer for you is ‘how do you choose a beauty school?’ As you probably know by now, you have more options than ever for beauty schools to consider, and it can be really difficult to sift through it all and decide which one’s best. Now I can’t emphasize this point enough. It’s about which school is best for you, and which school is the right fit for you.
Different things are important to different people. For some people cost of the program is what’s most important to them, and then what’s included like the supplies or the kit. For other people it’s just how close is the school to my home or my work? And for other people it’s about, do they have part-time or full-time scheduling? There a number of different things that are important to consider when choosing a beauty school and everybody has different ones that are important and not important to them. So to make it easier to choose a beauty school, I’m going to walk you through five steps that are important as you’re choosing the school, ok?
So step 1 is to find schools near you. So do a search for schools near you. Find ones you’re interested in and request information from them. So you’ll send a little request off, and then their admissions representatives will get in touch with you soon to tell you about their programs, policies and processes. But it’s also a really good time for you to get your questions answered. So that takes me to step two.
Step 2 is when you ask the admissions representatives all the questions on your mind. If you’re not sure what to ask, here’s a list of 14 questions you should ask your admissions representatives and they’ll be happy to answer them. Don’t be afraid to ask them everything that matters to you. They’ll be happy to help you and walk you through it all, and you should feel really confident in the answers they’re giving you.
So Step 3 is to prioritize what’s important to you. Here’s a list of things to consider when choosing a beauty school, and what I want you to do is rank them from most important to least important. Now for some people like I said before this is the cost of school and what’s included, and for other’s it’s accreditation, and does the school offer financial aid? What programs do they offer, like cosmetology, esthetics, nail tech, barbering, etc.? For some people it’s about the facilities and the salon floor and the tools they have in the school. And that’s why it’s important to do tours, but I’ll cover that in another video. It’s a lot of different things and so what I want you to do is rank it from one to least important. Ok?
Step 4. After you’ve talked to the schools, you’ve gotten all your questions answered, I want you to compare the information you got against your prioritized checklist. Compare each school against that checklist of things that’s most important to you. And when you’ve found the school that matches up best to your criteria that you picked, you need to call them and get your application in to reserve your spot in that class.
Step 5. Final step. Short and sweet. Get excited. This is the first step to the rest of your life. You’ve worked hard and done your research and found the school that you can be confident is the right choice for you. So go out and sign up, and get ready to learn cosmetology.
All right, my name is Heather. If you need anything else, you can find us at BeautySchoolsDirectory.com and you just let us know if you have anymore questions. I hope this helped you decide how to choose a beauty school.