Make 2022 Beautiful at The Salon Professional Academy

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As 2021 comes to a close and the new year approaches, it’s a great time to think about your goals. What do you want to be doing next year that you weren’t able to accomplish before? Are you ready to finally start pursuing your dreams?

According to the latest stats, 74% of people set a resolution to learn something new, set a personal goal, and better themselves. If you are one of those people, then now is the time to take on the new challenge of starting beauty school and enrolling in a cosmetology or esthetics program!

There are so many reasons why doing this at the beginning of the upcoming new year is a good idea – here are just a few reasons why:

1. You Can Complete Your Training by the End of the Year

In order to graduate from beauty school, you need to complete a set number of training hours according to state laws. The great news is that the state of California is actually lowering the number of training hours for cosmetology schools. Previously, students had to complete 1,600 hours of school, but in January 2022 this will decrease to 1,000 hours.

Compared to a traditional college education, beauty school is far quicker! You can complete the 1,000 hours of a cosmetology program in under a year. Esthetician programs are even shorter, as California requires 600 hours of training.

If you choose to enroll as a full-time student, you can complete either course by the end of 2022! Part-time students may take longer to complete their training, depending on their schedule.

2. The Salon Professional Academy’s Programs Begin in Jan 2022

Many beauty schools have set program start dates – and the good news is that The Salon Professional Academy of San Jose will be starting both the cosmetology and esthetician programs in early January 2022! This also includes programs for part-time and night students.

But there are some things you will need to do before classes begin. First, we highly recommend that you schedule a campus visit to see our school for yourself. We will show you around the classrooms, meet the instructors, and explore the student salon where you will practice your newly-learned skills with real clients!

Your next step will be to send in your application and get in touch with our financial aid department. They can help you find federal aid and grant programs to cover some of the cost of beauty school. You may even qualify for some pretty incredible scholarships!

3. You’ll Be Immersed in a Fun, Creative Environment

Now, not all of us are super excited to go back to school – especially if you’ve recently graduated high school. But beauty school is so fun, you may not even realize how much you’re learning! All of our programs are also heavily focused on specific skills that correlate directly to the program. That means you won’t have to work through extra, unrelated classes to graduate!

Plus, you also get to learn with other talented, creative, like-minded students. Together you will be able to practice skills you’ll enjoy such as hairstyling, nail art, skin care treatments, and more.

Further, you aren’t stuck in the same classroom every day when you go to beauty school. At The Salon Professional Academy, you can gain hands-on experience and practice all of your skills in the student salon. This will help you brush up on customer service skills and get a taste of what working with clients will be like!

4. Set Yourself Up for a Rewarding Future

woman excited holding a sign that says open with a pair of scissorsCosmetology school prepares you to find a career path that you’ll not only excel in but also truly enjoy. There are also so many different opportunities to pursue with either a cosmetology or esthetician license.

Cosmetologists often work as hairstylists in salons, but there are other careers they can have, including:

  • Salon manager or owner
  • Hair colorist specialist
  • Stylist for events, photoshoots, theatre productions, and filming
  • Beauty product representative
  • Makeup artist

If you enroll in the esthetician program, once you earn your license you can pursue jobs such as:

  • Esthetics spa owner or manager
  • Eyelash and brow specialist
  • Medical esthetician
  • Hair removal specialist
  • Skincare specialist
  • Skincare product representative
  • Facialist
  • Beautician

The future for beauty school students is very bright – you just need to make the first step to enroll and start learning!

Ready to Start Beauty School in 2022?

If you have put off pursuing your dreams of working in the beauty industry for long enough, now is the time to make them come true. The new year is the perfect time to get started and The Salon Professional Academy of San Jose is here to help you.

We understand that while most students and staff have returned to our salon, school, and spa, due to the pandemic, some are still not comfortable returning. We take precautions to stay safe and follow protocols regarding COVID-19. For a full list of our Clean Certified Protocols, click here.

To learn more about both our cosmetology and esthetician programs, please contact us at 408-703-8757 or reach out to us online. We’d be more than happy to set up a campus tour with you and help you get started on the application process!

Thinking About a Future in Beauty? It’s Time to Get Started!

The beginning of the new year is a great time to set goals and start working towards them. Many of us like to enter the New Year focused on our resolutions and the things we hope to accomplish. For about 16% of people, their number one New Year’s goal is to change their career and find a new job. If one of your goals has been to pursue a career in beauty, then now is the time to get started!

Unlike most educational programs that begin in the fall or spring semester, you can enroll and begin training in cosmetology or esthetics at virtually any time of the year. At The Salon Professional Academy Beauty School in San Jose, CA, we have both full-time and part-time programs for cosmetology and esthetics beginning on January 10th and 11th in 2022!

If your New Year resolution is to start a career as a cosmetologist or esthetician, here are your steps to meeting your goal of working in the beauty industry:

Find a Great Cosmetology School

Your first step is to find a program at a beauty school that’s the best fit for you. There are lots of factors to consider here and you must find a beauty school that’s ideal for you. This will help you to follow through on your New Year’s resolution and complete your training!

First, make sure the school is accredited for the state you intend to work in. Every state across the country has specific requirements for cosmetology school training. Accreditation ensures that the beauty school meets the state’s standards for education so graduates are approved to take the state exam to earn their license.

This also means that you should choose to attend a school that offers an educational program that really prepares you for a future in beauty. This goes beyond just checking off the boxes of techniques you’ll be tested on.

At The Salon Professional Academy San Jose, we take the time to ensure that all of our students are truly prepared for their future. We include business and marketing training in our curriculums and have all of our students practice in the student salon. Our students are also trained by educators who have excelled in the industry and offer mentorship and advice to ensure they excel in their field.

Prepare for Cosmetology Training

Once you have found the right beauty school, the next step is to apply and prepare for your training. Cosmetology courses focus on a wide range of beauty services, including hair styling, cutting, coloring, and makeup artistry. Esthetics programs focus on the science of skincare and offer services such as facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion. 

On average, cosmetology programs can be anywhere from 1000 to 1500 hours. To help fit school into your schedule, you can opt to attend part-time or nighttime classes so your training works around your other responsibilities.

Apply and Take the State Exam

Once you’ve finished your beauty training, you will have to take the state exam to earn your license. The state exam is given in two parts: a written and a practical exam.

During the written portion of the exam, you will need to answer questions about the procedures you have learned in school. Much of this focuses on sanitation and health regulations, as well as state laws. Next, you will need to complete the practical exam, where you will be observed as you complete several beauty treatments.

Once you have completed these exams, you will be notified of your score. In California, you must have a minimum score of 75%. If you have passed, you will immediately earn your state license to begin practicing!

Find a Career You Love

There are so many career options that you can pursue with a cosmetology license. Having a well-rounded education and some experience from working in a student salon will help you discover what aspects of beauty you enjoy the most.

The great thing about cosmetology is that it is a very wide-ranging industry. Perhaps the most common career path that cosmetologists follow is working as a hairstylist in a salon. They may work as an employee, as an independent stylist, or even open up their own business!

Are You Ready to Start Beauty School in 2022?

Starting beauty school is just the first step towards achieving your goals – and this is the year to make it happen.

If you’d like to learn more about The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose’s cosmetology program, please give us a call at 408-703-8757. Our admissions team can answer any questions you may have and help you schedule a campus tour to check us out in person!