Am I Ready For Beauty School?

Are addicted to beauty boards on Pinterest? Are you always trying new beauty tutorials on YouTube? And do you fill your Instagram page with your latest nail art creations? If you answered ‘Yes’ to one or more of these questions, then we have one more question for you. Have you ever considered going to beauty school?

You might have, at one point, imagined yourself as a makeup artist to the stars or a hairstylist on the set of a big budget Hollywood blockbuster. Maybe you have more modest dreams of owning your own nail salon or want to work in a spa. Well, it is unlikely you will succeed in any of these careers without getting your certification from beauty school.


Even though it is not like regular school or college, beauty school is definitely not always an easy option. It is a journey you have to be ready to make or you will never reach your destination. Yes we know that is a bit of a cliche, but it is true. So, to help you decide if you are ready for beauty school, we have put together the Ogle School checklist.

  • Do you have a real passion for hair and beauty?

It takes a little bit more than an interest in cosmetology to make it in beauty school. It has to be something you have a real passion for and something you can imagine doing all day, everyday.

  • Do you have dedication and drive?

To make your trip to beauty school worthwhile, you need to be motivated and have real dedication. You will be learning a lot, and at times it will be difficult. If you don’t give your full effort, you may begin to struggle.


  • Do you work well with people?

Throughout beauty school, and you career beyond, you will be working with people. During your training, you will be treating real clients, so you need to be sociable and have a friendly manner. You should really enjoy meeting new people, but also be comfortable being one-on-one with them. We are not saying that those who are shy should avoid beauty school —in fact we think it will be a great way to boost confidence, with yourself and others.

  • Do you keep up to date with hair and beauty trends?

Your unofficial homework throughout beauty school, will be to keep up with the latest trend in hair and beauty. Fashion designers don’t create the same garments every year, and it is the same for cosmetologists. They need to keep up with the new styles and makeup looks, and master them quickly. This will require research and practice.


  • Do you enjoy learning hands on?

You will need a certain level of confidence for beauty school as you will be working hands on with actual clients very early on. Your instructors will be with you every step of the way to help you if you need it, but those clients anticipate your creation. You will also learn on mannequins, in lectures, and with reading, so their is a flexible learning schedule.

  • Can you give impartial advice to clients and think on your feet?

You will sometimes have to give your honest opinion to a client, if their vision and ideas may not work as well as they hope. You will have to do this in a tactful way, and come up with a creative solution that makes the client happy, by keeping some of their original idea, but making it more suitable for them. Your creativity will really have a chance to shine through at beauty school.

If you can answer yes to most of these questions, then you are definitely ready for beauty school. So why not get in contact with the great team at Ogle School to discuss your options.

And Remember…

There are no limitations on who should be going to beauty school. Not age, gender, or background. If a career in cosmetology is you dream, then beauty school is the place for you whether it is your first career path or your fourth. Good luck.

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.