5 Things to Know Before Going to Cosmetology School

If you have a beauty collection that is rapidly taking over your home; or if you are obsessed with creating your own skin care routines; or if you know how to create hundreds of hairstyles using just a curling iron and a few bobby pins, you might just be the perfect candidate for Cosmetology School. Beauty School will give you the perfect chance to turn this creativity into a rewarding and successful career.

If you are considering a dream career in the beauty industry, Cosmetology School is the first step in making that dream a reality. It will be a long, and sometime an arduous journey, but if cosmetology is your passion, it is one worth taking. But, there are some key things you need to know before you take that big first step, and attend Cosmetology School.

Choose What You Learn

Cosmetology School offer various programmes and different training courses that are catered towards different careers or specialities. To make sure you choose the right programme, get in touch with the school, and double check that you are getting the right certifications for the career you want. You will not only be able to learn what the right course of study is for you, but also if there is financial aid programmes, or scholarships that will help with the cost.

Get Ready To Break Out of the Classroom

If you are coming straight from college or high school, you may find the learning and teaching methods of Cosmetology School to be a bit of a shock to the system. The amount of time spent in a traditional classroom or lecture hall, will be relatively short. Of course you will spend some time taking notes and learning the fundamentals in a classroom setting, but for the most part, you will be learning ‘hands on’.


You will be spending time in a teaching salon, working with talented instructors and with real clients. You will be applying makeup, cutting and styling hair, and giving real manicures, to actual clients. This hands on experience is so valuable, as there is no better way to learn, than by doing, plus you will see first hand how a salon functions. Furthermore, you will get a chance to form relationships with long-term clients that may follow you once you graduate, giving you the best start when you embark on your career.

Your Creativity Will be Tested

The learning process at Cosmetology School is going to be difficult at times, but you are sure to relish the opportunities to explore your own creativity. You may be able to recreate beauty looks you have seen on Pinterest, but the real test will come when you’re challenged to create styles and looks of your own. With the guidance of your instructors, and the support of willing clients you can really push your creative vision. It will be this experimentation with different techniques that may lead you to your real passion. You may find that you have a love for manicures, or that you can’t beat the feeling of making your client feel beautiful with a special make up look. This can really help to guide you on your future career path.


Is This Really What You Want?

Cosmetology or beauty school should not be enrolled in, on a whim. Cosmetology School does not just have a significant cost, it is also very hard work. Not only will you have a demanding class load, but you will also need to do a lot of work and practice, outside of school hours. To get through the long days, and the pressures of beauty school, cosmetology needs to be your passion. Following a few makeup tutorials on Instagram, just simply isn’t enough, you need to live and breathe cosmetology. It will be this passion and love for the industry that will get you up for those early classes, and will keep you trying when you are struggling with a particular technique. It is this love for beauty, which will give you the drive to succeed, and help you to move through any setbacks.

So before you click on the enrolment button, as yourself the question: Is this what I really want? If you can answer yes without hesitation, then cosmetology school is the right choice for you. If you can’t say yes to this question with any form of certainty, than take a little longer to decide. Contact a cosmetology school and ask for a little more information, or if they will let you shadow a student for a day, so you can learn more. Ogle School is always happy to answer any questions a potential student has, so you can enter beauty school knowing it is really what you want.

It Will Be Life Changing

If cosmetology and beauty are something you have a genuine passion for, you will never regret your decision to attend Cosmetology School. You may have days where you feel like giving up, but if you stick with it and power through, you will feel such a sense of achievement, each and every day.. You are certain to love learning all the new and exciting techniques and having the chance to make people feel better about themselves. Cosmetology School will absolutely change your life.

Furthermore, once you graduate, a whole new world of career options will open up to you…some of which may surprise you. A certified qualification in cosmetology can lead to a number of careers, including nail technician, beautician, aesthetician, make up artist, and salon or spa manager. But, there are a number other job opportunities that can arise from Cosmetology School which are possibly unexpected, including, wedding, or event stylist, celebrity stylist, fashion show stylist, platform artist, advertising stylist, stylist for film or theater, artistic director for salon or brands, and cosmetology teacher or instructor.

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.