If you are currently waiting for your cosmetology course to start at beauty school, you are probably very excited. You are about to embark on a really wonderful journey that could take you so many amazing places. The sky really is the limit. You are one of the lucky ones. Despite all the wonderful financial aid options available, and the flexible learning, not every aspiring cosmetologist gets to go to beauty school.
Since you are lucky to be receiving such great education and training in beauty you really should make sure you get the most out of it. Even though, beauty school is not the traditional college experience, it is by no means easy. It will be challenging and rewarding, stressful and joyous, and the greatest thing you have ever done —if you do it the right way.
Getting the most out of your beauty school experience, will be one of the best things that you ever do for yourself. By adopting the right attitude and embracing the opportunity, you can really thrive throughout beauty school and right into your future cosmetology career.
Be Eager To Learn
Beauty school is not an easy option, it is something that takes a great deal of dedication. So every day when you get to the lecture hall or the student salon, arrive ready and eager to learn. Take notes when necessary, ask questions if you need more information, and be willing to participate in demonstrations. There will be a lot of information to take in, but if you are eager to learn, you will really be making the most of your experience.
Probably one of the reasons you enrolled in beauty school, was because you want to help people feel beautiful about themselves. Take that spirit of helping others and apply it to your fellow cosmetology students. If one of your classmates is struggling with a particular theory or technique, offer to help them with it. Set up study groups, or practice sessions, and work together on difficult aspects of the program. It will not only help you to pass the course, but it will cement lifelong friendships.
In beauty school, you get so many opportunities to practice your skills and techniques on real clients. This hands on approach is definitely an effective way to learn. But, just as you would study for a written test by revising and practicing answers, you should practice your beauty methods. When you have some spare time out of school, practice some of your techniques, revise some of your theories, and prepare yourself for your licensing exam. You can never have too much practice or be too prepared. Dedication is a key ingredient to success in beauty school.
Work On Your Portfolio
A beauty student’s portfolio is really important. It is not only where you can express your creativity, but it also something to show prospective employers. Work hard on your portfolio and it will certainly pay off for you. If you are not doing a very specialised course, vary the content of your portfolio, to show the variety in your skills. I’m sure you will be able to find many willing participants to be your guinea pigs. A wonderful new look seems like a fair exchange for a few pictures, don’t you think?
Stay Up To Date
Trends in hair and beauty are changing all of the time, and it is important to keep up to date with these changing trends to offer the best service to your clients. Like a scientist researches the latest breakthroughs in their field, make sure you dedicate some of your time researching the latest trends. Prospective employers and clients, will appreciate this knowledge, and it shows you are willing to move with the times, and learn new things.
If you are ready to get the most out of a course at beauty school, why not check out the programs we teach here at Ogle School. Any questions you have, don’t hesitate to get in touch.