When you enroll in cosmetology school, you’ll get extensive training in your beauty trade and a treasure trove of insider secrets. Scoring a job in the beauty industry is attainable when you attend a program that meets all of the education requirements. Our faculty helps you prepare for your cosmetology exams and a rewarding career in the beauty industry. Once you complete your program requirements, practical exams, and licensing exam, you can apply for a job in your field of study.
Now that you’ve decided, or at least are considering, a career path in cosmetology or esthetics, you may be wondering where to begin. Most beauty schools are happy and willing to offer guidance on your next steps. Ogle School admissions advisors will help prospective students every step of the way, from registration to graduation.
Here are some standard topics covered by an admissions or financial aid advisor when they speak with you after you’ve submitted your information request:
- Which Program is Right For You? (Cosmetology or Esthetics)
- Program Schedule Options
- Scholarship and Financial Aid Information for those who qualify
How Long Does it Take to Complete a Cosmetology Program?
The amount of time it takes to complete a cosmetology program will vary for each school and state. Typically, aspiring cosmetologists can expect to invest 1,000 training hours in a traditional cosmetology program.
The length of the program will depend on a student’s flexibility and how much time they can devote to school. Full-time students with successful completion of their requirements will finish faster than part-time students. Students can expect to complete a full-time program at Ogle School in seven months.
Ogle School staff inspires committed students to be daring once they excel at basic and advanced techniques. Each person who has an affinity for hair will have the opportunity to grow as a stylist. Learn advanced hair design, including the stages of hair lightening safely and understanding the formulations of hair color products.
Full-Time and Part-Time Are Available for Flexible Scheduling
Attending full-time is ideal if you’re eager to start your career and can afford to devote yourself to completing your work. All students are offered flexible scheduling.
While the full-time Cosmetology program can take seven months to complete, the part-time Cosmetology program usually takes 13 months to become a licensed technician in your field. Ogle School offers three convenient part time schedules for Cosmetology students. Prospective part-time Cosmetology students can select a morning, afternoon or evening schedule, while the esthetics program offers part-time evening program option. Both programs run Monday through Friday, so your weekends are still all yours.
Careers in Beauty
While students are in school, they’re learning and working in a bubble. Instructors foster a supportive atmosphere, and students create bonds and connections with their fellow beauty school students while learning and feeling comfortable experimenting.
On your way to earning a cosmetology license, you’ll learn hair-cutting techniques, hair care, coloring, and nail services.
Some conventional careers in beauty include:
Whether you decide to become a nail technician, hair braiding technician, stylist, or want to run your own salon, you’ll receive quality training at Ogle School.
There are many exciting career options when you leave school, and these rewarding careers can come in the form of unique roles students either evolve into or actively pursue. Does working in theatre sound enticing? The Dallas / Forth Worth metroplex is experiencing an influx of TV and Film productions being shot in the area and there’s a demand for stylists and makeup artists to support these productions.
Our instructors share tips for increasing your chances of being a real contender. First, interning after graduation is great for continuing education. Interning gives you additional training in your field and allows you to form connections you otherwise might not have access to. Treat your internship like a serious job. Most internships are unpaid, so you may have to hustle moonlighting in another role to pay the bills while you’re paying your dues.
If you put yourself out there and do a good job, chances are you’ll be offered a paying job at the end of your internship, or at least called upon when your role is needed.
Ogle School Campus Locations
Ogle School has nine campuses in Texas and each campus is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Ogles School’s accredited cosmetology schools are located in the following cities:
- Fort Worth
- Willowbrook (Houston)
- Stafford (Huston)
- North Dallas
- San Antonio
Each of our campuses offers financial aid to those who qualify, for attending cosmetology school. Our curriculum is comprehensive, and the education hours that students will dedicate themselves to will help prepare them for promising careers as cosmetology professionals.
Having a quality education with customer service skills that you will refine practicing in our salon-modeled campuses will give you an advantage.
With such a variety of specializations and market demand, there is high variability in how much a beauty professional can earn. Additionally, the flexibility of the profession means that the individual is largely in control of how much or little they make based off of how much they want to work. Some professionals choose to only work 2-3 days a week, while others prefer to only take one day a week off. Many beauty professionals increase their earnings by retaining customers and regularly adding new clients to their schedules.
The good news is that hair stylists and colorists will continue to be in demand, so although this career choice can be competitive, you can be comfortable knowing that demad for beauty services has been increasing for years and that your skills will be needed.
In most states, including Texas, if you want to be a hairstylist, colorist, manicurist, barber, or esthetician, you must graduate from a state approved cosmetology program and pass the state licensing exam.