May 25, 2012
Hey ladies, I was hoping you guys could once again give me some advice on the topic of going to cosmetology school. I am currently living in a small town that really only has shit cosmetology schools. My plan is to move in about a year and a half and attend Paul Mitchell and or Aveda but I am so antsy to get started that I have been considering attending a school here JUST to get my esthetics license and than possibly taking a full cosmetology program at Paul Mitchell (esthetics included) so that way I'm not missing out on anything important. What do you guys think? Is it a stupid idea? Should I just wait? Thanks ladies! :)
I understand your eagerness! Its not stupid, but it may be a little impractical though. If you have the money to do both go for it, but if you want quality education and use your money wisely, then girl the best things in life are worth waiting for. :)
Hope my two cents helped!
I agree, if you want to get a good education then hold out for what you want. There's no point going for second best if it's not gonna get you anywhere :) Good luck!
May 29, 2012
The best advice I ever got about cosmetology school was that the name of the school doesn't matter, at all. Everyone takes the same state board. I went to a vocational cosmetology school for a total of $1000 dollars (yes, it was a long time ago lol.) But my friends that went to the name schools spent about $10,000 and were stuck with student loans. Not one salon I ever worked in and I worked in some of the best in Manhattan ever asked me where I went to school, they just want to know that you have a license.
Be careful too, often times the private cosmetology schools tack on charges for use of their products. Or you have to complete more hours than the lesser name schools because their curriculum isn't up to state standards.
Save your money to move to the place you want to live because you will start out assisting no matter what. Hope this helps and good luck!
Jun 04, 2012
totally agree with Tanya. school name does not matter at all. i live in a small town as well, and i went to a very small cosmetology school. it's so much cheaper to just go to the school in your town, get your license and THEN go and spend some extra money on classes with paul mitchell or aveda. you only learn the basics in cosmetology school, but once your licensed, that's when you can truly grow into a better stylist. there were lots of paul mitchell students at stateboard that didnt pass. so name is not everything.
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