Making the decision to go back to school can be a very scary one, especially if you have been out of an academic atmosphere for a while. We all experience fears, but the courage to move forward and embark on a new career can be very awarding. The below account is from one of our students who decided to start a new career in her 40’s.
I would like to tell you a little bit about my journey of going to cosmetology school. Just to start a little background on me. I am a 41 year old widow who is raising two beautiful girls on my own, so going back to school full – time at my age with two girls that are also in school has been quite a bit of a challenge.
I started school in July 2019. The first 10 weeks they call foundations Boot Camp, and boy let me tell you they are not kidding, it is Boot Camp for sure! People have a tendency to think that cosmetologist are stupid or that we don’t have brains. Some may think we don’t work hard or have the intelligence to do what we do but, they are very mistaken. I, myself, was very shocked by what it takes to become a cosmetologist.
The things that we have to learn are mind blowing at times. I had to make sure my math skills were good for figuring fractions, angles, adding and subtraction, memorizing chemistry, and still so much more. You go over a lot of theory and testing in the first 10 weeks. I honestly went into this thinking it was going to be easy. However, I have discovered it is tough but worth every challenge and all the knowledge I have gained in the first 10 weeks. I have loved and enjoyed the challenge of learning something new. It truly has changed my life for the better!
When you begin servicing your clients one on one, it makes you realize how important and how much connection you have, to put it all together for your client. We are a select group of professionals who hold a license to touch. It has become one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. The smiles you can put on people’s faces just be a small or even a big transformation is very rewarding. I wouldn’t change my decision to go back to school. The support and encouragement that The Salon Professional Academy gives to their students is amazing. I am so excited to finish out my education and be a part of this incredible industry.
Don’t let fear stop you from making a career change or going back to school. The challenge that we face in life help define who we are and broaden our futures.