After you’ve made the important decision to go to beauty school , then you need to decide which school you’re going to attend. Chances are there are several beauty schools in your area to choose from. It’s important that you make an educated decision to ensure you’re getting the most from your tuition money and learning everything that you need before you graduate.
The best way to make an informed decision is to take a tour of the schools that you’re interested in attending. During the tour, you’ll be able to inspect the quality of the school’s classrooms, equipment, and salon and spa rooms. It’s also an opportunity for you to chat with the instructors and students to get their opinions on the program and to see if it all feels like a good fit to who you are and what you want.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the school’s staff, most likely the Campus Director and a Financial Aid Specialist. This is your chance to ask any and every question you need to in order to make sure that this school is right for you.
To help you during your beauty school tour, we’ve put together a list of 10 good questions to ask when you meet with the school’s staff. Feel free to print this and bring it with you on your school tour to use as a checklist!
1. Is your school accredited?
2. How much is the tuition for the program? How much do I need for a down payment?
3. How long does the program take to complete?
4. Does the school offer financial aid?
5. What type of curriculum does your school use?
6. What is included in the student kit?
7. What skills and techniques are covered in the program?
8. Does your school offer guest educators or field trips?
9. What does your school do to prepare students for the State Board exam?
10. Does your school offer any career services or job placement assistance?
By the end of your meeting, you should have all the information you need to make your choice. You need to be completely confident in your decision because beauty school is a serious investment. When you’re happy and comfortable in beauty school, you’ll be able to begin your new career on the right foot and increase your chances of finding success.
For more tips, read these 6 Steps for Choosing the Right Cosmetology School.
Salon Success Academy is a cosmetology school with six locations throughout the Inland Empire of California in Corona, Upland, Redlands, Fontana, and San Bernardino. The school offers hands-on training in cosmetology, esthetics, barbering and Make-Up Designory/ MUD Makeup; as well as flexible class schedules, extensive State Board preparation, and Financial Aid to those who qualify. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetology program at Salon Success Academy, fill out our form or call 1-877-987-HAIR.