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The Less-Obvious Benefits of Cosmetology School

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When you think about the benefits of cosmetology school, a few things probably come to mind. Of course, as part of cosmetology school, you’ll learn about cosmetology concepts, often including makeup application and hairstyling. However, there are some other benefits of cosmetology school that may not immediately come to mind. Here are some of these less-obvious benefits.

Teamwork Training

Working with a team is one of the building blocks of your cosmetology education. As you go through cosmetology school, you’ll learn a variety of ways to work with a team. Whether they’re working with you to maintain a well-running salon or you’re working together on a styling project, you’ll need to work with teams throughout your education. That means you’ll build an ability to work with a team.

Better Methods of Working Around Problems

No matter what, you’re going to end up running into problems of some kind when you’re working with clients. There’s not necessarily anything wrong with that; it only becomes a problem if you don’t know how to handle it. As you build more experience working directly with clients, you’ll become better at handling any and all problems you may run into in the future.

Entrepreneurial Freedom

Many people want the freedom to do their own thing in their work. This type of entrepreneurial freedom is an important part of the reason many people choose to become a cosmetologist. One thing you’ll learn is that your knowledge isn’t necessarily contingent on a salon’s additional input.

Opportunities to Take Your Work With You

Especially if you’re someone who really likes to travel, this is a great part of going through cosmetology school. Although you may need to learn a bit more about current trends in different areas, the skills and techniques you learn in cosmetology school will often translate to different areas of the country and different areas of the world surprisingly easily. It’s something that doesn’t tie you down to any specific place.

Many Different People

As you go through your cosmetology education and move on to a cosmetology career, you’ll meet a lot of people from all different backgrounds. If you really love learning more about people, this can be a great benefit. With so many different cosmetology opportunities out there, you can be certain that your cosmetology career will lead you to meet all sorts of people throughout your life.

Flexible Scheduling

The classic 9-to-5 job isn’t right for everyone. For some people, this schedule just isn’t feasible. If you’re someone who likes to have a much more flexible schedule, cosmetology may be the perfect option for you. It’s common for cosmetologists to be able to create their own schedules, especially if they don’t work with a salon. Because you have the knowledge from your cosmetology education, you’ll be able to bring your knowledge with you no matter what schedule you create.

A Quick Path to a Career

Careers can be difficult to move into, especially if that career requires a lot of higher education. However, cosmetology typically isn’t as difficult as other careers. In fact, with the Ogle School full-time cosmetology program, you can complete the program and move into cosmetology as a career path in as little as seven months. That makes it a great option for people who really want to create a lifetime career.


unexpected perks to cosmetology school
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Cosmetology is a great education for a variety of people. As an aspiring cosmetologist, you’ll learn a lot about the beauty process, but you’ll also become a better worker overall. It’s a great path to a career, especially if you’re looking for a career you can enter relatively easily. Regardless of the cosmetology specialty you’re most interested in, cosmetology school can teach you things you didn’t even know about yourself.

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.