3 High School Classes to Prepare You for Beauty School

In your final few years of high school, you are often encouraged by teachers and advisors, to start thinking about your future. Do you hope to go to college? Are you planning to take a year out? Do you hope to go straight into employment? They may seem like huge decisions to make, before officially making it to adulthood, but high school is the perfect place to take some measures to ensure that you are prepared for the next step in your journey.

If you are thinking about attending Cosmetology or Beauty School once you graduate high school, you can tailor your studies, to ensure you are getting the best possible preparation. There are three main high school classes that will give you a great foundation for future studies in beauty school. Add these subjects to your time table and you will have a knowledge base that can be built on, when studying any field of cosmetology.


It may seem like a strange choice, but biology, as the science of living things, is an ideal course to take if you are thinking of attending Beauty School. A knowledge of human anatomy is crucial in Beauty School. You will need to know about bone structure and nerve placement, as well as the importance of the correct sanitation practices to keep you clients free of the danger of infection or injury. Furthermore, you will need to know what ingredients have what therapeutic benefits to tailor treatments to clients.


By gaining this knowledge in high school biology, you will have a head start when it comes to giving effective and safe facials, massages and even haircuts. Furthermore, you will know the best salon practices to use, to prevent the spread of bacteria and to keep your clients safe and healthy. When you look at biology this way, it is a great class to take in preparation for Beauty School.


Beauty School is a place that is bursting with creativity. In high school, there is no better place to express and explore your own creativity than Art Class. You will get to experiment with your own style, as well as learn some fundamental basics that will be beneficial in Beauty School. Art class will teach you the relationships between colors i.e. which colors complement each other and which colors class. Once in Beauty School this will help you to determine what hair colors will work best with a cool and warm toned skin. Plus you will know which makeup colors will work with eye color and complexion. Valuable skills for Beauty School.


English or Communications

The reason to study this class should be pretty self-explanatory. Developing good communication skills, both written and verbal, will be vital when it comes to engaging with the real clients you will be working with at Beauty School. Studying English, and or Communications, not only teaches you essential communication skills, so you can articulate yourself to clients, you also learn how to listen and interpret.

The more your communication skills become, the more effective you will become in conversing with, and advising, your clients. This will create a bond of trust between you and your client, which will keep then coming back to you, and make them more likely to refer you to others. So, remember to be enthusiastic in your communications class, as you will reap the benefits in the future.

So, next time you’re dreading that first class on a Monday morning, remember you could be getting the opportunity to learn something that will benefit you greatly in the future. To learn more about beauty school, be sure to request information that will help make your decision a well-informed one.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.