You did it! You are finally in cosmetology school. There is nothing quite
as exciting as starting a new chapter of life. However, with this excitement
comes many challenges, and even more important than starting cosmetology
school is finishing. Here are four tips to help you get the most from
your cosmetology education and finish strong.
Be Patient: Completing a cosmetology program and learning all the right techniques
takes time, but it’s important to be patient with yourself and your
program. Being skilled at your trade does not happen overnight. Practice
really does make perfect, so give it some time, and keep working hard.
Ask for Help: If you have questions on how to use a specific technique, it’s important
to address any concerns right away. Techniques need to be perfected the
right way. Cosmetology instructors are there to provide help and assistance,
and you’ll only be hurting your own progress if you ignore any potential
problems. You will never be looked down on for asking for a little extra
help. It may even allow you to foster a better relationship with your
teachers and peers.
Social Media is Your Friend: In this day and age, a physical portfolio of your work is not enough.
Showcasing your work on Facebook and Instagram can help keep you ahead
of the curve. It can help you build your own personal brand and even grow
your client base. Social media can also help you follow new trends and
stay up to date on the top people in your industry.
Relationships are Important: Establishing connections and relationships within your industry is important
in any career path, especially cosmetology. Mentorships with teachers
can help take your skills to the next level and provide you with a space
to talk openly about your goals and struggles. Likewise, relationships
with your peers can be beneficial during and after cosmetology school.
You never know who will have similar struggles, and a unique way to overcome
them. You may make a friendship during school that may open doors later
in your career.
Source: The Jolie Academies