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Preparing for Cosmetology And Esthetics School

If you are considering applying to a beauty school in the US, you might want to start planning now, before you graduate from high school. Cosmetology and esthetics programs can be found at both community colleges and career colleges, and these are challenging programs; therefore, it's important to plan your high school courses to set yourself up for success! Your area of interest will determine what you should take. If you are considering a more science-based esthetics program, you will want to take biology and chemistry. For the more artistic programs in cosmetology and nail art, courses in creative arts will help you get your inspiration flowing. Communication skills are an essential part of all programs in this industry, so don't neglect your English!

Since many career colleges do not have specific course requirements, there are several additional things that you can do to prepare for success in your beauty school application and studies:

  • Undertake to read and study independently. This is a good way to develop interests, expand your knowledge and improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills needed for these specialized programs. This will also help you if admission requirements include an interview, since you will be able to impress the interviewer or committee with the knowledge you have built up of terms and issues specific to your area or program of interest.

  • Beauty school admissions committees are usually interested in an applicant's personal qualities, which can be developed through participating in extracurricular activities. Consider joining or even starting school clubs, whether related to your area of interest or not. This is also a good way to develop demonstrated leadership skills, which are an important aspect of any application and will also help you once you get in and are dealing with course loads, instructors, peers, etc.

  • Prove your work ethic. Work experience -- paid or volunteer -- is an achievement often regarded highly by admissions committees. Any work experience or community involvement is beneficial since beauty schools include practical work with real clients, and you want to be able to show the school committee you have experience dealing positively with people.

  • Schools

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    Florida College of Natural Health

    Prepare for a Career in Massage Therapy, Makeup Artistry, or Skin Care!

    Programs Offered:
    • Makeup Artistry & Skin Care Training Program
    • Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program
    • Skin Care and Electrology Training Program
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    Miller-Motte College
    Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.
    Programs Offered:
    • Cosmetology - Certificate

    Milan Institute
    Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.
    Programs Offered:
    • Cosmetology
    • Barbering

    American Institute

    At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there.

    Programs Offered:
    • Cosmetology

    Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design

    Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design (ACB) was incorporated under the laws of the state of Arkansas in May 1974.

    Programs Offered:
    • Teacher, Manager, Instructor (TMI)
    • Barber/Hair Stylist

    SkinScience Institute
    Prepare your dream job with a premium education in esthetics from SkinScience Institute.
    Programs Offered:
    • Esthetics 1200 Hour Basic & Master
    • Esthetics 600 Hour Intermediate Master
    • Esthetics 600 Hour Basic

    IntelliTec College
    Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Cosmetologist (Grand Junction)

    Florida Career College
    Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Skin Care Specialist - DIP

    Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy
    Prepare for a rewarding cosmetology career at Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy.
    Programs Offered:
    • Aesthetician
    • Esthetician
    • Skin Care Specialty
    • And more...

    IBMC College

    Are you un-employed, under-employed or looking for a stable career where you can make a real difference? Well then, you have come to the right place.

    Programs Offered:
    • Certificate-Esthetician (Skin Care)
    • Diploma-Cosmetology
    • Certificate-Hair Styling

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