Why A Beauty School Tour Is So Important
Making the decision to attend beauty school is an exciting one! Education is an investment of your time, money, and energy, so it’s important to make sure you find a place that you are confident about. We recommend looking at multiple schools so you can get a feel for what makes each one unique. Find out why a tour is essential to the decision-making process and what you should ask while visiting schools!
Why Tour Schools?
We believe a tour is the most important part of your enrollment process. Checking out a school’s website and social media is a great way to get a feel for who they are, but meeting in person is so much better. You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it. Don’t enroll in school without seeing it for yourself!
Touring a school is dedicated time where you can meet teachers and students, learn about the culture, and see what the school has to offer. You will be spending a lot of your time at the school you choose so make sure it’s the right choice!
What Should I Ask?
Use your time during the tour to get to know the school. Here are some of the most important questions for you to ask:
What Programs Do You Offer?
Beauty schools may offer different programs. Make sure you know what you’re passionate about and what your goals are for the future! If you can explain what you want to do with your education, the school can work with you to find the program that best matches what you are interested in. If you don’t have a clear goal in mind already, don’t worry! Our team is ready to help you learn about many of the possibilities in the beauty industry.
Beauty School Programs:
Cosmetology is one of the more comprehensive programs and covers a range of skills from hair, skin, and nails. The focus tends to be on haircuts, colors, and styling but can prepare you for a variety of beauty careers.
Esthetics is all about skin care. Students can learn the science behind skin and a variety of treatments and services. This is a great option for people who want to help others feel beautiful inside and out.
Manicuring can prepare students to become licensed manicurists and nail technicians. If you love being creative and having fun expressing yourself, this could be a great option!
Is Your School Accredited?
An accredited beauty school has met specific educational standards and is recognized by an accrediting agency. Essentially, it is a very good sign that the school has current curriculum in place with knowledgeable instructors. Not only can you be confident that the education you are getting is high-quality, accredited schools are able to offer financial aid to those who qualify!
How Can I Pay for Beauty School?
Paying for school can be overwhelming. We want to make it easier on you. Ask about which options are available to you! As we said above, only accredited beauty schools are able to offer financial aid to those who qualify. Some other options could include scholarships, payment plans, grants, and loans. Work with the admissions or financial team to find what would best fit your needs.
How Do You Prepare Me For A Career?
Ask the schools you visit about how many graduates find jobs! Some schools provide specific training to help students graduate feeling prepared to start their careers. This can include best business practices, how to leverage social media to build your clientele, customer service skills, and more.
Remember to think long-term. Where will your education take you? How can you best be prepared for a future as a cosmetologist or esthetician?
What Is Your Curriculum Like?
Beauty schools usually have a mix of classroom learning with practice on mannequins and clients in student salons under the supervision of licensed instructors. One of the main goals for schools is to prepare you to sit for the state exam to become a beauty professional. This means that a lot of textbook learning is required. But, there is also an opportunity to practice technique and develop your skills! Working in the student salon is a great way to develop your customer relationship skills as you refine your technical skills. Understanding what a typical day at the school is like will give you a feel for how you will be spending the next few months of your educational experience.
Prepare for the Tour
Not only is the tour a time for you to get to know the school, but they will be meeting you for the first time, too! You want to make sure to make a good first impression because the school will also be deciding if you would be a good fit for their school. Come dressed for success, ready to ask questions, and be engaged.
Interested in Broken Arrow Beauty College?
If you are excited about beginning an education in basic cosmetology, basic barbering, or esthetics, we would love to meet you! Contact us to schedule a tour and get to know us a bit better. We look forward to meeting you!