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Will I Like Cosmetology School?

It’s a common question: Will I like cosmetology school? This can be an exceptionally pressing question for someone who may have not enjoyed or thrived in an educational setting before. The answer can’t be yes for everyone, but we hope for those who have longed for a career in beauty that it is. Read below to find out what your journey to a beauty education might be like!

What is Cosmetology School Like?

Cosmetology school, in our opinion, is fun! It’s also invigorating and exciting, and we’re not going to lie, it can be stressful at times. Don’t worry. We think it’s worth it to do what you love.

Classroom Time

At most cosmetology schools you’ll spend some time, at least for the first little while, in the classroom. Don’t let this trick you into thinking you’ll be hearing lectures all day. You spend time learning the theory behind what you’re going to learn as a hard skill later on.

Color theory and correction, styling methods, sciences; all of these topics, and more, are taught. You’ll spend time getting to know your fellow classmates and instructors, giving you the chance to build strong relationships with like minded individuals, which can be good now and later on in your career.

Another touchpoint in some cosmetology classrooms is the more professional side of beauty. We’re talking career development, interviewing skills, sales, and maybe even salon management techniques.

Real Life Application

This is the part of school that the majority of people love the most: practical experience! This means carrying out services on mannequin heads, models, and then, eventually, real clients! Some schools have both a student salon and spa for students to perfect their craft in.

During your time in the student salon, you should be focused on learning more about client relations, retail, perfecting your services, and building a book of business. It is possible to build up a clientele and take them with you when you graduate and become licensed.


The last step in cosmetology school is often focused on preparing you to sit for the state board examination. You will be required to test in two areas: practical and theoretical. These are given in the form of real, hands-on practice and a written test. Your time here should be focused on good study techniques and learning how to test well in both areas.

Is Cosmetology School Worth It?

After reading through all the phases of cosmetology school, you’re probably excited, but you might also be asking yourself a few questions, “Will this investment be worth it? What would my future look like if I were to complete school and become licensed?”.

We’re going to answer this question with our candid opinion: It’s worth it. That is, if you have a dedication, a passion, creativity, and a hard-working mentality. Not everyone is fit for cosmetology school, just like others are not fit for a four-year college. If this is something you’ve longed for, don’t be afraid to jump in. Here at Broken Arrow Beauty College, we have dedicated ourselves to helping the passionate and the ecstatic pursue their beauty career dreams, and if that’s your next step, contact us today.

Is Cosmetology a Job for the Future?

So you’re ready to make an investment of your time, money, and future. Is a job in cosmetology going to be in demand for the coming years? According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists have a growth job outlook of 13% between 2016-2026. That percentage is much faster than the average career.

(For some context, a High School Teachers’ job outlook is 8%, that is the average, and Nursing Assistants and Orderlies are 11%, slightly above average, between 2016-26.)

We think that demand is growing due to the fact that more people value self-care and confidence. Everyone loves to feel pampered and important, and services like hair cuts, colors, manicures, and facials can all help someone feel their best.

female cosmetologist standing in a salon

Can I Enroll in Cosmetology School?

We can’t speak to the admissions requirements of other schools in Oklahoma, but here at BABC, we have our requirements laid out for you:

  1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent and provide a copy of either.
  2. Be over the age of 16.
  3. Have a copy of a valid driver’s license or birth certificate.
  4. If you want any additional information or to read more details about our admissions process, click here.

    Can I Do This?

    Well, can you? It starts with you! Contact us to book a tour and come in to experience our beautiful campuses for yourself. Don’t take our word for it! We encourage you to come in and feel the creativity and happiness that is apparent throughout our schools.

    If you’re worried about a past experience in school or college, we want to let you know that beauty school is a different environment. We’re sure you’ll love the hands-on practice and curriculum topics.

    You can do this.

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Feb 23 2018