Is Beauty School Right for You?

Have you ever thought about turning your passion for beauty into a career? Beauty school is a great way for people to pursue a future that allows them to make connections with others and express their creativity through a growing industry!

Still trying to decide if beauty school is the right choice for you? Take a quiz to find out!

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If beauty school is right for you, don’t wait any longer to start this exciting next step in your life! Contact us today to learn more about our school, the programs we offer, and how you can begin the application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

How to Create a Killer Beauty Resume

The beauty industry is constantly growing! With so many career paths available for beauty professionals, it all depends on you and what you most want for your future. Most of us know that the first step to making our dream careers become a reality is to graduate from an accredited beauty school. But how do you prepare for what comes after earning a license in your specific beauty area of expertise? By making a resume of course! Your resume allows you to show off to employers what you can do as a beauty professional.

We understand that even with all your qualifications, it may seem overwhelming to organize all your accomplishments in a short paper that can make or break your interview. That’s why we want to help by listing out tips you need to know when making your resume to give you the ultimate guide!

How to Organize Your Resume

First things first, you can’t just start writing down all your skills and achievements without planning how to properly organize it. Remember that your interview is the employer’s first impression of you and having an organized resume shows from the start that you’re reliable and committed to the beauty industry. Plus, employers are likely going to get multiple resumes and only have a limited time to read them all. The last thing you want is for them to not read your entire resume because they’re frustrated by a lack of organization.

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So how do you stay organized and professional for your resume? Formatting is a huge part! By using an effective format strategy, you can quickly show off important skills and qualifications you have that can help you stand out from other applicants. Some formatting techniques you should keep in mind are:

  • Use a readable font.
  • Have the font size at 11 or 12.
  • Set margins to no less than 0.5 inch.
  • Try to keep it to one page by staying concise.
  • Use past and present tense correctly.

What to Include in Your Resume

As we said, you don’t want employers to quit reading your resume halfway through. Make it easy for them by only including what’s most important for them to know about you like your education and any other experiences you may have working in the beauty industry. But just to be safe, you should make sure to keep the most important information at the top so they’re sure to read it. Wondering what you should put in your resume? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered!

Basic Information

This one comes as no surprise but including your name, email address, and phone number are all a crucial part of your resume. Many employers will reach out to you after the interview to follow up so make sure to give them a number and email address that you check every day. Don’t forget to also include a professional photo of you in your resume!

Education

You can’t provide beauty services to clients without a license. For an interview in the beauty world, employers will want to see that you already have the qualifications necessary to safely help clients with their beauty needs.

Any Experience in the Beauty Industry

This is where you would include your past jobs in beauty. If this is your first resume you’re building after just becoming a licensed beauty professional, you won’t have as much to say here as you will later in your career. Don’t panic, we all have to start somewhere! Instead of using this space to write about past jobs, fill it with extracurricular activities you completed at beauty school. Or you can even include reviews you’ve received during school on platforms like Yelp and Google to help showcase your talents!

Goals and Dreams for Your Career

Don’t be afraid to write more about yourself and what you most want for your career. This section allows employers to get to know you as a person better which can help them determine whether you’re a good fit for the job. This information may even help you stick in the employer’s mind more if you hadn’t included it!

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Other Resume Tips

There are a lot of things to consider when writing your resume. That’s why we’ve included some quick tips that can make a huge difference in your interview:

  • Proofread, proofread, proofread!
  • Have family members and friends read your resume to help.
  • Use active language.
  • Save your resume as you’re writing it.
  • Ask an instructor to write you a recommendation you can include. You should make sure to have at least two recommendations in your resume.

We’re Here for You

Does this make you excited for a future in beauty? If you haven’t gone to beauty school, applying for an education to receive your license is the first step for your career! At the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, we have multiple programs available so you can choose to study the area of beauty you’re most passionate about. Contact us to learn how you can get started!

Explore Our Temporarily Available Online Education

As we continue to get daily information about the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty this has caused in our lives. With recommendations to stay inside as much as possible, you may be wondering what you can do now to make sure you come out of quarantine ready to jumpstart a beauty career. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, our number one priority is to help our students learn what they love in a safe environment. That’s why we’re now offering both virtual tours and distance learning! Find out what an online beauty education with us looks like and how you can get started.

How Do I Prepare for a Virtual Tour?

The first thing you can do to get your online beauty experience started is by setting up a virtual tour of our school. With social distancing changing our lives, our team has been hard at work to make sure that you can still tour our campus with the only difference being that you’re doing it from home now.

So what does that mean? You’ll still have time to ask our team all your questions that are specific to your beauty journey. During your tour, you’ll still have the opportunity to see our campus so you can envision where you could be learning techniques when our school opens up again. And for those worried about financial aid, we still got you covered! Part of our virtual tour is dedicated to helping you begin the financial aid process so you can find out which options you might qualify for. We’ll be there when you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and after to walk you through each option!

Wondering how you can schedule your virtual tour? All you have to do is contact us or fill out a form on our website just like we’ve always done it. Someone from our team will be reaching out to you shortly after to help you get started!

How Do I Learn Beauty Online?

We know that many of you are probably wondering what your online education would look like. Thanks to our amazing educators and staff, we’ve worked to shift our classes into a safe online setting. This means that you’ll be learning all about the same skills and techniques you’d learn normally in our classroom but now you’d be studying them with our teachers at home via Zoom. The best part is that you can still complete both your practical and theoretical lessons now that California has approved online practical work.

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Whether you want to study cosmetology or esthetics at our school, both are still available for you to get started here! Although we wish we could watch our students become beauty professionals in our salon, we’re grateful that we can still give them the opportunity to pursue a career they’re passionate about. And it’s important to remember that this is only temporary. We’re looking forward to when it’s safe to open up our doors again so we can be with our students as they continue their beauty journey!

How Do I Enroll for Online Classes?

Just like before, you can apply for one of our programs by going on to our website and clicking the “Apply Now” button to get started. Even though our students will be temporarily learning from home, there are still some things you’ll need to provide before enrolling in one of our programs. Make sure you have:

  • Official high school transcripts or a GED
  • A form of identification like a driver’s license or birth certificate
  • Financial aid form and requirements
  • Your enrollment documents

Chat With Us Online

We want you to know that we’re committed to making sure your dream of attending beauty school doesn’t have to be put on hold. If you have any more questions about what an online education with us looks like, we’d be happy to talk with you. We hope that you’re all staying safe and healthy!

5 Tips To Create an Amazing Beauty Portfolio on Instagram

Social media has turned into a huge powerhouse for brands and businesses to market their products and/or services. With around 3.2 billion active social media users every day, social media is a necessity to increase awareness, boost your content, and learn more about your potential clients.

Now, social media isn’t just for big brands like Sephora, Mac, and Kylie Cosmetics, but so many small brands use social media to get their name out there, and you can too!

An Instagram beauty portfolio is basically an Instagram account dedicated to showcasing your work! The more you show your work, the more you can get your name out there and the better chances you can have to get clients. 

The biggest mistake beauty school students make is waiting until they are done with school to start creating a name for themselves. Don’t wait to show your hard work and skills but start now with these five steps!

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1. Find and Stay True To Branding

Knowing who you are is key to creating a successful brand and business. The first decision you want to make before starting an Instagram portfolio is establishing your branding

There’s a lot that can go into branding. Here are some key questions to answer for you and your brand so that you can create and stay true to what you want to stand for:

  • What logo and fonts do I want for graphics?
  • What colors do I want to represent my brand?
  • How can I stand out from other people in the industry?
  • What inspires me in life and in what I do?

By answering these simple questions, you can make sure you’re adding value to the beauty industry while being true to yourself!

Your Feed Is Your Visual Portfolio

This is where a lot of the fun happens. Your overall feed is almost like a first impression. If someone goes to your profile, they’re most likely going to look at your feed, decide if they like it, and then follow you. A good reminder is to first engage visually (with your photo) and then you have a better shot at engaging vocally (with your comment). With that being said, this is your time to shine! Who knows, you could get more clients and/or a job out of it.

Have fun posting your content and showcasing your work to the Instagram world. There’s no right or wrong way to get it out there, but here are a couple important tips to help you create an amazing beauty feed:

  • Mix up your feed with photos, videos, tips, quotes, and tutorials
  • Create a theme or feed grid
  • Strive to get high-quality content
  • If you choose to use a filter, use the same one on all your photos

Check out our student Auriyana (IG – @beautybyauriyana) of ours killing it on Instagram. She opted for posting three before and after shots of a client to create a cool theme:

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With these tips you can feel confident in creating an aesthetically-pleasing feed with some “catchy” captions to draw your audience in and keep them coming back!

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2. Always Be Active and Connect

Social media has the word “social” in its name for a reason. From the beginning, it’s main goal was to provide a space for people to connect with others! Just like in life, creating and strengthening relationships through social media takes some effort, but with constant care and attention you can create a loyal community of your own!

Here are some ways to stay active and connect with your audience:

  • Respond quickly to questions, comments, and DMs
  • Create conversations that you or your followers are passionate about
  • Take the time to follow others and comment on their posts

3. Utilize All of the Instagram Features

Instagram has come out with some amazing tools for brands to push their creativity even further than simple photos. Some of these Instagram tools are:

  • Stories
  • Gifs
  • Polls
  • Quizzes
  • Boomerangs
  • Pinned highlights
  • IGTV
  • Filters
  • Location tagging
  • Hashtags
  • Live video
  • Ads

There are so many reasons why using these tools are great for you and your brand. The biggest reason is to help you push your creativity in order to get your audience more engaged. Take advantage of them and use them! 

Whether it’s a behind-the-scenes boomerang, a quiz challenging your follower’s knowledge on beauty tools, or a poll on which beauty trend they like more, there is always something you can do to get to know your audience and for them to get to know you. Take advantage of these tools and use them!

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4. Use The Right #Hashtags

Hashtags are a great way to get your portfolio out there to the Instagram world. Nowadays, people flood their posts with a mix of useful and useless hashtags thinking the more they use the more they will be seen. This is actually a bad practice that Instagram is trying to eliminate. With their ever-changing algorithm, Instagram is getting smarter and smarter with the bad marketing tactics of social media users.

When you use too many hashtags, especially ones that aren’t relevant, it can hurt you. It’s important to strategize and do your hashtag research to find the ones best for you and your brand! Replace the 30 hashtags practice with around 10 to 15 relevant hashtags, so if someone was searching that hashtag your content will be relevant to them.

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5. Stay Consistent

The key is to find an Instagram posting pattern that works for you. Everyone’s posting pattern will be different but a great tool to use is Instagram analytics. This can only be done if your profile is set to a business account. Without this type of account, you won’t be able to see some amazing insights for your page.

Staying consistent with posting on Instagram is key to having your post show up on a user’s feed and keeping your brand on top of their mind. It’s not necessarily how many posts you get out there but that you’re staying consistent with how much you post. If it’s once a week, keep posting once a week. If it’s every day, then keep posting every day. A sudden drop off of posting may decrease your followers and engagement, so come up with a consistent posting schedule and stick with it!

Have You Started Pursuing Your Beauty Dreams?

Now that you have some tools to make a mark in the social media world, it’s the perfect time to make plans for your future! An education in beauty could be an awesome first step. Check out The Salon Professional Academy San Jose for more information on our cosmetology and esthetics program. Don’t hesitate to contact us to ask any other questions, schedule a tour, and see if we would be a good fit!

What Is Cosmetology?

Cosmetology, simply put, is an art form. It’s a way people can express their creativity in a variety of ways such as nail art, hairstyles and color, or makeup. Cosmetology is a profession where the knowledge of proper hair care, nail care, and skin care can help a client feel their best and give a great boost in their confidence.

While cosmetology can be a great creative outlet, it can be incredibly rewarding too. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, we have our cosmetology program dedicated to helping our students take the next step in their careers.

What Do Cosmetologists Learn?

Despite popular belief, cosmetology is more than creating a beautiful hair color or giving someone a new stylish hair cut. Here are a few things someone in the study of cosmetology may need to know.

Anatomy

One area of study needed for cosmetology is anatomy. Beauty is not just surface level, it involves every aspect of the body. Knowing anatomy can be very helpful in giving the best care to clients.

Cosmetologist may need to learn:

  • Hair growth and patterns
  • Nail growth and patterns
  • Muscle and bone structure
  • Pore structure
  • And more!

Chemistry

There are many different chemicals that cosmetology involves. Not only are they used, but some are mixed with one another in order to get the proper chemical reactions. Bleach is often mixed with developer in order to lift the color in hair to a lighter stage.

Chemicals that may be used are:

  • Alcohols
  • Formaldehyde
  • Talc
  • Ammonium Sulphates

Business and Marketing

An aspect you may not have thought about with cosmetology is the business and marketing sense that many can know. If you’re looking to become a licensed cosmetologist, you may need to have an understanding of marketing in order to help build your clientele as well as get your name out there.

Besides cosmetologists being responsible for finding their own clients, they are responsible for keeping them as well. If you decide you want to be a cosmetologist, it can be wise to keep up with current marketing and business trends to help your business continue to grow. Not only can you make your business grow with this knowledge, the job prospects for cosmetologists are expected to grow by 8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Creativity

While knowing the biology and chemical makeup of things can be important, creativity may be the biggest factor in cosmetology. Because cosmetologists understand how the components work, they are able to use them in a way that can bring out incredible transformations.

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Striking blue hair or warm chocolate brown, bold and intense makeup or a soft natural look, a cosmetologist can create just about anything they set their mind to.

What Do Cosmetologists Do?

By now, it may be clear a cosmetologist is someone who studies cosmetology but you may be wondering, what are the areas they can specialize in?

Hair

Arguably the most popular aspect of cosmetology, hair can lead to the biggest transformation. Coloring and styling and cutting are all large parts of cosmetology. While it is important for a cosmetologist to understand how to cut hair, it can be important to understand the individual’s hair structure. No two clients are the same.

There is thick hair, thin hair, coarse hair, curly hair, straight hair, and many more varieties. Cosmetologists may need to understand each hair type in order to deliver the best results.

Skin

Skin care is important to helping the face look it’s very best. Either through facials or treatments, cosmetologists may learn the ins and outs of skin care in order to achieve a healthy glow. Understanding the structure of the skin, muscles, and bones can greatly help in this area.

Had a stressful day or maybe you completed a long hard day of physical work? Cosmetologists can help your skin get a nice pick me up and even clear out the day’s grim.

Nails

Did you know there is more than one type of nail? Nails come in all types of shapes and sizes just like people. Understanding the structure of a client’s nails can be a specialized forte for a cosmetologist. Not only are fun colors exciting, but proper nail care can go a long way. Healthy nails can be less prone to cracking, breaking, or peeling.

Color theory can play a part in amping up a cosmetologist’s creativity. Colorful designs or a simple sleek one color coating can really make someone feel that extra bit of pizazz in their day!

Makeup

Whether you are getting ready for prom or a wedding, a cosmetologist can help you get the look to make people turn their heads. Understanding the bone structure of a client can be important to understanding where and how to place the makeup.

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Looking for a bold eye or a soft glam look? A cosmetologist can bring your visions to life. Whether or not you want to hide or highlight your facial features, a cosmetologist can know just the right technique to give you that natural glow.

While you can learn makeup in cosmetology, esthetics may be a better choice for you if you have a passion just for makeup and skin care. Learn more about what an esthetician is.

How To Become a Cosmetologist

Now that you understand what kinds of things cosmetology can contain, you may be wondering how to become one. There are only a few steps involved, but these steps can take time and dedication to complete.

The steps include:

    • Finding the right program for you
    • Graduate from an accredited school like TSPA San Jose
    • Sit for the practical exam
    • Apply for a license

These are just a few things you may need to follow to become a cosmetologist.

How To Get Started

Do you think going to cosmetology school is for you? Contact us here at The Salon Professional Academy San Jose and we can help answer any questions you may have. Check out our programs to see which one may be the best fit for you!

How to Become a Cosmetologist in California

With the job outlook for cosmetologists expected to grow, now could be a great time to learn how you can start your future career in the beauty industry! We know that although starting a career you love is exciting, it may seem overwhelming to figure out what you should do to make this dream a reality. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step list of everything you need to do to become a cosmetologist in California.

  • Attend a beauty school licensed by the state of California
  • Complete the required training hours
  • Pass the California state licensure exam
  • Find an area of cosmetology you love

Attend a Beauty School

You can’t begin a career as a cosmetologist without first learning how to provide a variety of beauty techniques to clients. Attending an accredited beauty school is an exciting stage in your journey where you can start forming connections with instructors and other students. While getting support from a team of licensed professionals, you would be learning the latest beauty trends and techniques that could help you succeed in today’s beauty world!

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Hair coloring techniques, basic skin and nail care, and even business strategies are all exciting lessons you could learn during your cosmetology education. Not sure what to look for in a program when deciding where to apply? Here are some things to think about when touring schools to pick the one that’s right for you!

Program Hours

According to the state of California, students must complete at least 1600 hours of training in an accredited program to start their journey of becoming a licensed cosmetologist. The last thing you want to do is realize that you’re not qualified to take the next step after graduation. That’s why our cosmetology program teaches students a variety of techniques through the required 1600 hours.

Financial Aid

Chances are that if you’re thinking about applying for beauty school, you’re also wondering how much it’s going to cost. Financial aid is on a lot of students’ minds, which is why we offer multiple options to students who qualify. Contact us or schedule a tour at our school to ask our team more about what you could qualify for.

Flexible Scheduling

Everyone has commitments outside of school they have to think about. It’s important to consider if the school has a program option that fits with your specific schedule. If you’re worried about fitting your passion into your life, check out our cosmetology program options. We have part-time and night classes to help personalize your education!

Complete the Required Hours

Now comes the fun part of your cosmetology journey! This is the time to learn all the trends and techniques you’re passionate about. Students who enroll in our program will be able to study through a combination of classroom time and providing services to actual clients under the direct supervision of licensed professionals. You’ll be spending a lot of time with your beauty school family, which is why we’re committed to creating a supportive atmosphere where you feel encouraged to explore your artistic talents!

Pass the California Licensure Exam

Once you’ve graduated from a cosmetology program, you’re now ready to sit for the cosmetology state licensing exam. This exam will include both a practical and theoretical portion to make sure that you’re qualified to help clients with all their beauty needs. After passing both sections, you’re now qualified to apply for your cosmetology license. Congratulations, this is an amazing accomplishment and can open up so much for your career!

Explore Your Career Options

Ready to have all your hard work pay off? After passing the exam and applying for your license, it’s time to discover your unique cosmetology career. With so many different options to explore, it’s all up to you to decide how you want your future in beauty to look like! Here are just some career choices you can have as a licensed cosmetologist:

  • Makeup artist
  • Hair stylist/colorist
  • Nail technician
  • Salon owner
  • Platform artist

Start Your Cosmetology Journey Today!

Now that you know everything you need to do to become a cosmetologist, you’re ready to take the first step and apply for our cosmetology program! Contact us if you have any questions about how to get started and someone on our team will be happy to help you through every step of the process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tips for Landing Your First Beauty Job

As the beauty industry continues to grow, there are so many exciting career opportunities that could be available to you! One of the first steps to making your career dreams a reality is completing the necessary amount of training hours at an accredited beauty school, but that’s just the beginning. Even as a graduate, it may still seem intimidating to continue your beauty journey and understand how you can land your first job in the industry. A lot of people feel nervous about this next step, which is why we want to help. Read our blog for tips on how you can get ready to land your first job as a beauty professional!

Make the Most of Your Time in School

As you’re applying for a job that works best for your personality, it’s important that you can perform the latest techniques and styles in the industry. Since there are so many beauty skills to learn in one program, chances are that many employers will want to know that you can do a variety of beauty services.

That’s why you should make the most of your time in beauty school by paying attention to all the lessons and maybe even focusing on specific skills that could set you apart from other beauty professionals. During our programs, students can practice all these skills on real clients under the direct supervision of licensed professionals. This means that you can learn how to work with clients and build relationships that may help benefit your future career!

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Not only is this time to study technical beauty skills, but school can be the perfect opportunity to start learning how to market your techniques once you graduate! During our programs, you can learn valuable skills for landing their first jobs like how to grow your personal brand, what you should include on your resume, and much more! Contact us if you have any questions about what these lessons could do for your future beauty career.

Create a Professional Resume

As a licensed professional, you want to look prepared! After all, beauty is your passion which means that you probably want your first job to be the start of a long career. Creating a professional resume with relevant information about your future is a great way to leave a good first impression with possible employers. If you’re unsure what you might want to include on your resume, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • First and last name
  • Contact information
  • Your education summary
  • Relevant experience in the industry

Another thing you can include on your resume to help you stand out is a recommendation from a professional in the industry. You may have made a lot of connections with others during your time at school. Those people are a great example of someone you could ask!

Put Together Your Portfolio

When you’re starting your beauty career, don’t be afraid to volunteer your skills to help make a name for yourself as a beauty professional. Maybe you’ve always wanted to be involved in a fashion show or community event. Your beauty skills could be the perfect way for you to experience these exciting things while building your portfolio!

Like your resume, your portfolio should look professional and show that you’re serious about a job in beauty. So remember to always be searching for ways to express your creativity and take pictures to show off what you’re capable of doing. Having a professional beauty Instagram account is one great way to get your pictures together to let people see your amazing beauty skills!

Get Ready for Your Interview

After graduating from beauty school and creating ways to market your skills, you’re ready to start preparing for your first interview in the beauty industry! Before you go, it could be a good idea to think of some questions they might ask so you don’t forget anything you want to add. There’s nothing worse than leaving an interview feeling like there was something important that you didn’t mention. No matter how much you’ve studied the different sides of beauty, rehearing your interview could make a big difference in whether you land your first job!

Ready to Prepare for Your Future Career?

Do you want to start learning how you can succeed in a beauty career? In our programs, you can learn both technical and business skills for a complete education so you can feel confident enough to go after your first job! Contact us to learn more about the application process and how you can get started. We look forward to helping you get started!

How to Prepare for Beauty School During High School

Back-to-school season is here! This time of year is exciting because it’s often the start of a new adventure, especially for those who are beginning their senior year of high school. If you’ve always had a passion for beauty and you’re wondering what comes next after graduation, then an education in beauty could be a great next step for you. We’ve put together a list of how you can start getting ready for an education in beauty during your last year of high school!

Research the Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is constantly growing and there are so many career opportunities that could be available. It all depends on you and which area of beauty you love! Maybe you’ve always loved hair and you want to learn how to perform amazing styles and colors. Or you might be more interested in learning about skin care or makeup. The beauty world is unique to each individual and how you spend your education depends on how you express your creativity. Researching more about the industry can help you form a plan for starting a future you love after high school.

Take Classes With Beauty in Mind

Just because you’re still in high school doesn’t mean you can’t start learning skills that could benefit your future in beauty. As you’re finishing high school and preparing for your next step, there are many classes you may not have thought of that could help you with an education in beauty!

Art

If you’re someone who loves seeing dramatic beauty transformations and you want to perform them someday, then chances are that you already love art classes. These types of classes are a great way to show off your creativity and become comfortable as you try something new. Even if you don’t see yourself as a painter or sculptor, learning basic color theory and design principles could really benefit you in the field of beauty!

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Science

Although you might not think of science being associated with beauty, these subjects can actually give you a lot of useful information. Part of your beauty education could cover proper beauty care techniques, which means you need to understand the human body. Also, if you’re planning on pursuing a future in cosmetology, during beauty school you will learn how the chemical dyes react with a client’s hair. Both anatomy and chemistry could help you with a foundation of skills you could learn in beauty school.

Business

In the beauty industry, it’s important that you have business and marketing skills as well as your technical abilities. When you’re looking for a beauty program, make sure that business is incorporated in the curriculum because it can help give you the edge you need when looking for a career. Having a background in business and using social media skills could help you learn how to gain and retain clientele.

Tell People About Your Goals

Don’t just say you’re going to do something, but take the steps that can help your beauty dreams become a reality. It’s easy to say your goal, but making a plan and sticking to it is a whole different thing. If you want to apply for beauty school, then telling your friends and family about your plan is a great way to make sure you’re held accountable. Not only will they be there to help you stick to your goals, but they can also be your support system as you continue your beauty journey!

Sign Up for a Tour

Touring a beauty school is a great way to see if the school’s culture is the right fit for you. This is also where you can ask questions about your specific journey through beauty. It’s a good idea to come prepared for your tour with a list of questions so you don’t forget anything important. For a more detailed list of topics you should think about asking, click here. Even though you’ve still got a year left of high school, it’s never too early to start planning. You’ll always be welcome for a tour of our beauty school!

Start Your Beauty Journey With Us

We want to help you start this next step in your journey. If you’ve thought about a beauty education after high school, then our cosmetology program could be a great path for you! We’d love to have you come visit us at our school to find out if we’re the right choice for you. Contact us to learn more about how you can start your new adventure after high school!

Let’s Talk About Your Career Goals

Are you looking to start your future in beauty school? With the vast number of possibilities available in the beauty industry, it’s all up to you where your career can take you! It’s an exciting time and no matter what your goals are, chances are there’s a job in the beauty industry to match what you have in mind. Don’t believe us? Let’s talk about your career goals and find out if a future in beauty can help you accomplish them!

Chance to Show Off Your Creativity

Do you want a career path that allows you to express yourself? Cosmetology could be your creative outlet! Just imagine all the different looks you can come up with in hair and makeup. Every client presents a new opportunity to turn their vision into a reality and you can complete it with your own personal touch.

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Flexible Schedule

We all know that life can get pretty busy. It can often be frustrating to coordinate your schedule if your job doesn’t offer any flexibility. If you dread a typical 9-5 office setting, then a career in cosmetology could be your opportunity to take charge. For many cosmetologists, that could be in a salon where you decide on clients’ appointments when it works best for you. Or maybe you even go meet your clients. If you learned an area of beauty that you loved, then you could work as a freelance artist with that specialized skill. Whether you want to focus on bridal makeup or prom hairstyles, you can choose your own schedule.

Travel for a Living

Have you always wanted a future with new places to go and people to meet? A future in beauty could be your opportunity to keep your job exciting and practice what you love in a wide variety of locations. Cruise ships, sales and marketing, and personal stylists are just some of the career options that could allow you to practice what you love while traveling!

Become a Salon Owner

Did you know that business is a big part of the beauty industry? Students learning cosmetology need to know both technical and business skills to become successful in today’s world! Many cosmetology programs now include business training in their curriculum. With a knowledge of business specific to beauty, you could have the skills necessary to own a salon or become a leader in the business side of the beauty industry.

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Job Stability

We all want to do something that we really enjoy, but it’s also important to think about the opportunities for your dream job.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for cosmetologists is expected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026. With so many opportunities available in the beauty industry, it’s no wonder that cosmetology is growing!

Begin Your Career Goals Here

Are you ready to get started on your career goals? We’re here to help! Our cosmetology program teaches students the skills that can help them begin a successful career in whatever they decide to do. Contact us to learn more about how you can start the application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

5 Makeup Looks for Wedding Season

Summer is just around the corner, which means that wedding season is officially in full-swing. We love seeing the beautiful styles people wear on their special day. If you’re planning your wedding or you know someone getting married in the next few months, chances are that you’ve been busy. From deciding which shoes match your outfit to finding the perfect dress, there’s a lot to think about. With so much happening, it can be easy to forget about the little details like how to do your makeup. Don’t worry! We’ve put together a guide of makeup styles to wear, inspired by looks from our students. Whether you’re a guest, bridesmaid, or the bride herself, our blog has your wedding makeup inspiration.

Smokey Eyeshadow

If you’re the bride and you want to wear a timelessly classic makeup style, look no further than a smokey eyeshadow look. This is a great way to make your eyes pop with whatever shade goes best with your eye color. Don’t have a lot of time to get ready? Although this style seems complicated, it actually only takes a few simple steps to achieve perfect smokey eyes. Start with a natural shade just darker than your skin tone and build up gradually bolder shades on your lid. Just make sure to blend in your layers of eyeshadow and watch the magic unfold. Complete your look by applying a few coats of mascara to help your eyes stand out even more!

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Inner Corner Highlight

With all the different color combinations available for this look, an inner corner highlight is a great makeup choice for bridesmaids to wear. No matter what color your dress is, matching it with a base eye color and brightening up the corner with something extra can help complete your look! This added splash of color can make your eyes look brighter and more awake. Although the inner corner doesn’t take up that much space, highlighting it with a shimmery eyeshadow will make a big difference in your wedding style. Don’t worry about spending all morning on your makeup! This makeup look is extremely easy and won’t take long to accomplish!

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Natural Glam

The trendy look of natural glam makeup has been gaining in popularity and it’s not going away anytime soon. That’s totally okay with us! We love this more natural look and think that it’ll look amazing on any bride when she’s walking down the aisle. Using natural colors is the perfect way to help your facial features stand out without looking like you’re wearing a lot of makeup. Add on some foundation and a little bit of blush and you’re ready for your big day. We love this subtle lipstick to go with the natural glow!

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Cut Crease

Looking for a makeup look that can go with your bridesmaids dress? The cut crease is a trendy makeup style that’s amazing for showing off and opening up your beautiful eyes! Not only will it go with any dress, but it’s also super easy to apply once you get the hang of it. After you add transitional shades in the crease and brow bone area, use concealer on a stiff brush to carve out your crease line. Then add a glitter eyeshadow on your lid and blend a darker shade above to soften your crease line. Blending in these shades will help give your eyes some extra dimension! The darker eyeshadow above your lid will look incredible against your full lashes.

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Bold Eyeshadow Color

Whether you’re the bride or not, don’t be afraid to try out an eyeshadow color that you normally wouldn’t wear. If you’re the bride, this is your special day and all eyes are going to be on you. Now is the perfect opportunity to wear an eyeshadow that’s bold and emphasizes just how beautiful your eyes are. We love how this blue eyeshadow is just one example of how you can make a statement. The thick eyeliner, full eyelashes, and shiny lips are the perfect combination for this style to look even more gorgeous! If you’re worried about trying out a bolder look, you can always apply different shades before the wedding to find out which one you love best.

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Want to Learn How to Apply Makeup

Did you love seeing these makeup ideas? Are you already planning on trying these and other wedding makeup ideas? If you have a passion for makeup and helping others feel amazing, then an education in makeup could be a great option for you! Contact us to find out more about Makeup Artistry program and learn how you can start the application process.