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Your Guide to Entering Beauty School

Posted on - Thursday August 20, 2020
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If you’re interested in beauty school, there’s a process you’ll have to undertake if you want to eventually enter beauty school. Many people don’t know the steps they need to take, which can lead to them becoming a bit confused and uncertain about the right way to proceed. If you’re interested in attending beauty school, here are the steps you should take to do so.

1. Deciding On the Right Program

First off, you should think about which program you may want to be part of. “Beauty school” is an umbrella term that includes a large number of programs, like esthetics programs and cosmetology programs. Choosing the right one will help ensure you get the right education.

A good way to choose the right program is to think about how you want to use your skills. If you want to become a hairstylist, for example, cosmetology may be the right choice for you. If you’re interested in skin care, esthetics might be your best option. Work backward from your dream job to find the right education program.

2. Determining the Right School

The next step in this process should be to determine the right beauty school. The choice of school is crucial because it’s where you’re going to spend your time in beauty school. Your choice of school determines your curriculum, your teachers and the overall quality of your education.

This is why you need to do some research on the schools you’re interested in before you start applying. Look at reviews from previous students, do some research on the teachers, and look at the way the school presents itself. This can help you narrow down your choices.

3. Knowing the Prerequisites

Every school will have certain prerequisites you have to meet before you can attend the school in question. For example, a school typically requires you to be 18 by the starting day of the semester and have a high school diploma or GED.

Do some research on the prerequisites of the specific school you’re interested in. That way, there won’t be any unexpected surprises once you start the enrollment process. The school typically has prerequisites on the page letting you know about the admissions process.

4. Applying for Student Aid and Other Accommodations

If you need any sort of student aid, you’ll typically want to get the process started around this time. For those who qualify, student aid may come in the form of financial aid, like scholarships and grants. You may also need to talk to the school about payment plans for whatever the scholarships and grants don’t cover.

Accommodations for disability may also start here. If you need a specific accommodation or you need to make sure the school can accommodate your disability aid, talk to the school before you complete an application. That way, you can work it all out before you start the admissions process.

5. Completing an Application for Enrollment

Lastly, you will complete the enrollment application. This application may ask questions about your prerequisites, scholarships and grants, and general reasons for wanting to attend beauty school. You may also want to include any previous beauty experience.

This obviously isn’t the last step of the process. After you’ve enrolled, you still need to go through the schooling itself. However, this does begin a new chapter of your life. When you complete the application process, you will have made a declaration regarding the importance of your education.

Conclusion

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The process of entering beauty school can certainly be complicated and confusing if you don’t know how to do it. However, there are plenty of great ways to enter beauty school and succeed in whatever school you choose. If you’ve decided on Ogle School as your beauty school of choice, request more information from a team member to learn more about how Ogle School can help you succeed.

About the Author
Jeff Chiarelli

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.