April 28, 2020

5 Reasons Why Cosmetology is a Great Career

Cosmetology can be a fun and rewarding career, as the beauty industry is constantly growing and changing. New trends are being created daily, and it seems like beauty influencers are talking about the “next best thing” every time we open our phones! If you’re up for the challenge of an ever-evolving industry and are passionate about beauty, you might want to consider pursuing cosmetology. Read more about five reasons why cosmetology is a great career, and decide if it might be right for you!

1. You Could Get Started Online!

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While there are stay-at-home orders in place, that doesn’t mean you can’t start your future in the beauty industry! At Raphael’s, we utilize iPads and an online curriculum with our students to ensure they can get started and continue learning at home. Keep an eye out for updates regarding COVID-19 and campus closures on our blog, so you can know when we expect students to return to campus.

We have also implemented a distance learning app, which allows students to check their attendance, clock hours, contact their instructors, and more! We understand how important it is for our students to stay updated, and we strive to help them stay on course in their programs.

*Classes that start online will resume on campus once stay-at-home orders are lifted.

2. The Beauty Industry is Growing

By the year 2028, employment for barbers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists is expected to grow 8% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is higher than average for all occupations! For example, how many people do you know that currently need a haircut? Once quarantine orders are lifted, salons will probably be very busy! Now is a great time to get started on a new skill that can be very useful to help others.

3. Cosmetology Can Offer a Flexible Schedule

At Raphael’s, our students have the advantage of a flexible schedule while learning from home. Students have a weekly number of required coursework hours which can be completed on the student’s own time. Once students come back to campus, they will resume one of the three schedule options they chose during enrollment, which can be completed in about 13-16.5 months.

When working at a salon, beauty specialists can have the ability to set their own hours. This could mean taking certain days off, working mornings or evenings, or even scheduling around vacations! Beauty doesn’t always fall under the “Monday-Friday, 9-5 week”. If you value flexibility and love to manage your own time, cosmetology might be a great option for you!

4. Beauty is a Social Industry

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If you love getting to know new people, beauty is a great way to do so! How often has your stylist bordered on the line of a therapist? They hear it all! Stylists get a lot of social interaction in both school and while working. If you’re nervous about starting school without knowing anyone, don’t stress! You’ll be getting started with a lot of other people who love to make friends.

5. There are Exciting Job Opportunities.

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Once you finish with school, the world of cosmetology awaits! There are so many fun opportunities in the beauty industry, such as:

  • Working in a Salon
  • Owning a Salon
  • Brand Marketing
  • Beauty Influencing
  • Makeup Artist
  • TV/Movie Stylist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • And much more!

With new trends and industry practices being developed daily, there is always something new around the corner involving beauty. In the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of beauty influencing and marketing. According to a study by Linqia, 74% of marketers are using influencer marketing on their channels. If you’re social media savvy and have a background in beauty, maybe influencing could be in your future!

Get Started with Raphael’s School of Beauty!

Take our quiz to find out if beauty school might be right for you. Once you’re ready, get a jump start on your future in cosmetology and apply with us! You could get started online, and eventually move to in-person classes once stay-at-home orders are lifted. We are passionate about the beauty industry and strive to prepare our students for their futures.