Did you know the market size of the hair salon industry is expected to grow by 16.9% in 2022?
If you have been wondering, “Is a cosmetology career right for me?”, this might be the time to look more seriously at beginning your education. Exciting things are happening in the cosmetology world such as contests where you can let your personality shine. Keep reading for information on how you can get involved.
Going to school is a big investment both in time and finances. How will you know if cosmetology will be a good fit, especially if you are an uber-creative, competitive, free-spirited person? Here are a few things to think about as you consider.
One way to show your uniqueness and creativity is to take part in student competitions. This can be especially fun if you enjoy the art and craft of cosmetology.
There are numerous contests around the country that students can take part in to display their talent and individuality. Both Redken & L’Oréal offer contests, but the most recognized contest in the country is the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) competition.
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Many schools also bring in nationally known hair artists to teach workshops and new techniques the industry is adopting.
Now that you have an idea if cosmetology might be a fit for you, how do you go about finding the right school? There are many things to think through, but here are a few top considerations.
The top or best cosmetology schools will offer classes you are interested in as well as hands-on training. Look for schools that also offer advanced training, if possible. Advanced training will often come from vendors, platform artists, or other industry renown stylists.
Top beauty schools will also have a professional atmosphere that feels very much like a salon. This will help you to begin to feel comfortable in a salon space working with clients. It will also help you to build confidence in the work you are getting ready to do.
If these things resonate with you, you no longer need to wonder “is a cosmetology career right for me?”, now is the time to start your education. Look for a school that will provide you with great training and an atmosphere that also allows your personality to shine through. And don’t be afraid to let your competitive spirit break free by taking part in all the contests available to students. Contact us for more information or to get started today.