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What to Expect During Your First Month of Cosmetology School

May 15, 2023

As a new cosmetology student, it’s natural to be excited and nervous. You’re about to embark on a journey that will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career you love. At Elevate Salon Institute, we’re dedicated to your success and here to support you throughout your journey. So what can you expect during your first month of cosmetology school?

Orientation

The first day of cosmetology school will typically involve orientation with a warm welcome. You’ll meet your instructors and classmates and learn about the school’s policies, procedures, and expectations. You’ll also receive a tour of the school and see where your classes will take place. It truly is an exciting time to become a cosmetologist!

Foundations

You’ll focus on the basics during your first month of cosmetology school. This will include learning about the different tools and products used in cosmetology and the proper techniques for using them. You’ll also learn about hygiene and sanitation practices essential for any cosmetologist. Your tools will become the key ingredient to help you master your craft. Your new ESI student kit includes some of the best tools in the industry.

Hands-On Experience

Cosmetology school involves plenty of hands-on experience, which means you’ll be practicing on mannequins and real guests. During your first month, you’ll spend more time practicing on mannequins until you gain the necessary skills and confidence to share your new skills with guests. There is an extensive menu of services you’ll be performing with ease. We’ll also teach you critical marketing skills to help build your book of business and ensure your success after graduation. Your ability to gain and nurture your guests will be easy and comfortable.

Theory

Cosmetology school involves more than just hands-on practice. You’ll also need to learn about the theory behind various techniques and practices. It may include learning about different hair types and textures, skin types, and conditions, as well as the science behind hair color and chemical treatments. L’Oreal is one of the leading color specialists in the beauty industry, and you’ll be learning about some of the most advanced color systems available. The world of hair color is truly an art and science effort. ESI is proud to be acknowledged by L’Oreal Professionnel for Excellence in Education.

Time Management

Cosmetology school requires good time management skills. You’ll need to balance your time between classroom lectures, hands-on practice, studying, and homework assignments. This can be challenging, but it’s an essential skill you’ll need to master as a cosmetology student. It’s also a skill used by some of the most successful people. Our goal is to graduate salon-ready professionals with the skills to be successful. You have many career choices with an education from ESI. To learn more about the career paths available, contact Admissions at (720) 243-2962.

While starting cosmetology school can seem overwhelming, it’s an exciting time filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Take advantage of every opportunity, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a successful cosmetologist. It’s the perfect time to get started if you haven’t already enrolled.

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