Aug 24, 2012
I recently earned my B.A (in health care), but want to start a second career. I was thinking about going to beauty school; but don't know if it is really worth it. Has anyone been in this situation or something similar? Is going to a Cosmetology school worth it?
What do you mean worth it?
If its what you want to do it is!
Yes!! But it all depends if you love it. And I mean otherwise Cosmo is going to be a drag for you
You answered your own question if you love it , it will be worth it if you are unsure and look at it as more of a hobby /experimenting then no... You should only go if you plan to be a hair stylist
Well my sister whent to beauty school and yah it's worth it it all dupes on where u work at she likes bye a lake
All because of her job
Aug 27, 2012
Thank you all for your advice, I appreciate your feedback.
It's a real statistic that up to 80% of people that go to cosmetology school do not end up practicing any beauty arts. I am a licensed esthetician and have been for 10 years. So many people look at cosmetology school as a "fun" option for a career, but it's still a real, bonafide career path that you get what you put into it. Personally, if it's not something you are truly planning on pursuing as a career path with longevity, I would skip it and stay strictly on a hobbyist level. Where I live, cosmetology school is now around 30K, which is considerably higher for a year of schooling than a traditional state run college or community college.
I'm forty and have just qualified as level two I have two boys and am widowed. I am starting year three in sept and love it x
Sep 10, 2012
If it is your passion, then it is worth it. Otherwise, if you are just doing it for fun, stick to it as a hobby. You do not want to waste your money if you don't want to do it as a career living. People go to beauty school to get a license. Let me tell you, it's not that easy and it's considered hard work! It's not only about hair and makeup tho. There's more into that but enjoy it if you plan on going to school. :)
I went to school for psych.... Decided I needed a change a more creative career... No regrets. Cosmetology school was the best thing I ever did. I remembered what I love about people, being creative, constantly learning, and making other people happy. If you like to do hair, makeup, nails... GO FOR IT!!!!
Sep 14, 2012
You have to lvoe the industry and what you do. if not then you are wasting your money
Oct 02, 2012
I have been in Beauty School for a year now and I absolutely love it. It is hard work. I work full time and I go to class part-time. Saturdays class is a must. If you love it you will do anything you can to get your license. I totally agree with the other gals you must have a passion in this industry otherwise don't waste your time. People think that oh it's beauty school how hard can it be, honestly you will not know until you go through it. It is hard work but I am sure the hard work will pay off.... :)
Mar 07, 2013
I am in the same position, I love e beauty industry but I need some advice from some estheticians because I originally wanted to do hair but realized working in a spa, hotel, or med spa is right up my alley and requires less hours and specializes more in makeup which I love. I prob will be going to Aveda, but would love some feedback from some of you...and yes I have a passion for all things in the industry and love my facials. Hopefully learn to do laser and a dream injectables and work with a plastic surgeon.
Jun 27, 2013
Well, of course it is! If that's what you really want to do. I'm looking into cosmetology school santa clara because I'm very keen on a career as a cosmetologist and I'd like to one day start my own salon. Attending beauty school will not only train me in the right skills to being successful, but will also teach me how to run and manage my own salon. It isn't something you just KNOW, you know? So I'd definitely say yes. But you should think about YOUR goals before making that decision.
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