November 14, 2017
The 4 BIGGEST Beauty School Myths
Don’t be Deterred by the Myths, Check out Raphael’s – a Beauty School in Ohio
You may be interested in attending beauty school but have some reservations about it. That’s pretty normal. However, you should check your assumptions. There are some common myths about attending beauty school, the purpose of this article and video is to dispel those myths.
Myth #1 – There’s no Financial Aid for Cosmetology Students
At Raphael’s, Financial Aid is available for those who qualify for many of our programs, such as: Advanced Cosmetology, Esthetician, Barbering and Massage Therapy. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application is free online through the federal government, and you’ll soon know what you’re approved for.
Myth #2 – Beauty School is Only for People in Their Late Teens and Twenties
People of all ages go to beauty school. We recently had two students in their 40’s and 50’s who attended Raphael’s. Both women could not do school while they were raising children, so they waited until their kids were older before they went to beauty school. One went through the Nail Technician program, which took 3 months, and she now owns her own salon. The other one was in Cosmetology, it took her 12-13 months to finish her program, and she is now working in a salon as well.
Myth #3 – Cosmetologists Don’t Make Much Money
The U.S Department of Labor reported that between 2016-2026 the field of Cosmetology, Hairstyling and Barbering will grow up to 10%, which is faster than the national average. That means there is ample opportunity for employment.
Myth #4 – Your Career Options Are Limited
Many people think they will ONLY be able to work in a salon, spa or barber shop. This is simply not true. Some students take their skills into the medical field and work with hospice or hospital patients who are too sick to leave their facility to get their hair or nails done. Other stylists work backstage in theatre, or behind the scenes on fashion shows and photo shoots. You could work as a platform artist, or as a celebrity stylist. After you spend some time in the field you could also go into education and become a beauty instructor. The opportunities are endless!