How are cosmetology schools? Each aspiring cosmetologist is unique and will look for something different in their beauty schools of choice. For this reason, start by making a list of what is most important to you, limit your search to schools that meet this criteria, then visit those cosmetology schools in person to make your final decision.

Step 1 - Make a "Wish List" of Cosmetology Schools

Start by listing what is most important to you, then limit your search to only schools that meet this criteria. Below is a sample "wish list" to help you think about the qualities you want most at your dream cosmetology school.

Sample Wish List from Great Beauty Schools

A comprehensive cosmetology certification program that prepares you for your state cosmetology exams so that you can obtain a license.
Access to a cosmetology salon at school for a hands-on experience
Highly qualified and experienced instructors
Flexible class schedule
A place close to home
Professional placement services
Availability of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans and payment plans.
Step 2 - Visit the best cosmetology schools in person

Once you have a final list of the best cosmetology schools that meet your specific criteria, make an appointment to visit them and learn about the campus and curriculum at each. This process will help you eliminate beauty schools that do not feel quite right and will take you to the one that does.

What to do on your visit

Sit in on a class or two. Get an idea of ​​how instructors teach, observe their hands-on-technique, and take note of your skills with the most important people.
Ask lots of questions! Ask current instructors, admissions representatives, and students about the daily functionality of the school.
Tour the premises and check the equipment. Make sure the school uses up-to-date equipment and top-notch professional products.
Do a school background check. Visit a local salon and ask about the beauty school you are visiting. Find out if they have recent graduates as employees and talk to them too.

As a Cosmetology student, you will gain a good working knowledge of all the major areas and techniques in the field: hair, nails, skin and makeup, waxing and more. You will learn to build strong personal relationships with clients and coworkers and provide impeccable service to a wide range of people.

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