Summer is approaching, and that means that classes will soon be in session again. If you’re considering pursuing a career in the beauty industry then you’ve probably also considered cosmetology school.
It may not seem like it, but where you go for cosmetology training really does affect your success as a professional. Before you make a final decision, make sure that you have considered the important features of a school that should factor into your choice. The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional Philadelphia proudly offers Cosmetology and Esthetics training in the central Philadelphia area.
Scheduling and Flexibility:
Know what you’re actually signing up for, and if you have responsibilities like a job or a family to balance be sure that the school you plan on attending offers the kind of schedule that you need.
Be clear on the attendance policy as well, there are some institutions that have a very difficult “hour make-up” policy which can be complicated.
Be sure to find out if there is only one scheduling option for all programs or if attending part-time or in the evenings is an option.
If you are planning on attending school part time, remember that it will take longer to complete the program that you are enrolled in.
Location and Opportunity
The location of your school is pretty vital because not only do you spend a majority of your time there for nearly a year or longer, but the closer you are to salons and beauty professionals the more likely they are to know about your school.
Success is often about who you know when it comes to the service industry.
That doesn’t mean you have to rub elbows with celebrities to make a living, but that does mean that networking the beauty professional scene in your area will help to get you name recognition.
The physical location of your school aside, the relationship that your school maintains with local salons, salon owners, licensed stylists is just as important. You’re expected to begin building your book of business before you graduate and that is much easier to do when there is an existing relationship to work from.
Career Placement and Job Assistance:
Just like a university, it’s important for the school that you attend to help graduates with their job search once they obtain their license. This aligns with the location and opportunity check. You may receive the highest quality training, but without the pathway to a career.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships:
Not being able to afford it is likely the biggest reason that people choose not attend school or pursue a career change. Fortunately, financial aid is much more accessible these days. Ask to speak with a financial advisor about your eligibility for financial aid or any scholarships that might be offered exclusively through the school.
These advisors should be resources for you.
The best solution for your needs so that you can join The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional family at your own pace.
Now that you know what you should be seeking in a beauty school, call and schedule to meet with one of our advisors, your future is bright and we want to help you shine.
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The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional Philadelphia also features a full-service salon with all services performed by trained students under the close supervision of licensed instructors.
Come see what our students can do and get exemplary service at an affordable price.
9902 Roosevelt Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19115