Are you thinking about going to beauty school but are worried about the cost? Fear not: You may qualify for many federal grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid! You can begin learning moreby filling out and filing the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. That’s right: all you have to do is fill out one application to find out what kinds of financial aid may be available to help you manage your education costs, including tuition and other education-related expenses.
Many people think that financial aid is only available for students at traditional four-year colleges and universities, but that’s not true. Students at career schools are just as eligible for federal financial aid.
To be eligible for federal student aid, applicants must meet a few basic qualifications. You must:
be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (such as a permanent resident or refugee)
have a Social Security number
prove that you have a financial need for aid
be registered with the Selective Service if you are a male student
be enrolled or accepted at a qualifying college or career school
maintain what is called “satisfactory academic progress”
There may be other qualifications depending upon your personal circumstances. Most beauty schools have financial aid specialists that can help you apply for aid. So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the FAFSA and get ready to start your education!
Did you ever wonder how celebrities manage to look different every time they appear at a new event? They hire skilled hairstylists who know how to install hair extensions. Hair extensions can add volume, length, and even a new color, making them one of the easiest ways to help a client make a dramatic transformation into a new look.
Hair extensions are in-demand, too: today hair extensions alone make up $6 billion dollars of the $532 billion beauty industry, and that figure grows every day.
That’s why it could be a good idea to add hair extension classes to your education at some point in your career. In your hair extension classes, you will learn how to:
install the extensions
create different styles with extensions
care for and use textured hair extensions
add chemical-free color and non-committal color to the extensions
There are classes you can take in hair extension installation at hair schools that can help you build your portfolio for guest services. That makes you a more attractive job candidate. Salons are more likely to hire a newly licensed beauty school graduate who can demonstrate a wide variety of innovative skills and abilities.
Back in 1960, John F. Kennedy gave men around the world an important lesson. In the first televised presidential debate, he wore cosmetic foundation on his skin. Under the harsh studio lights, he looked vibrant and healthy compared to his pale and sweaty rival Richard Nixon, who refused to wear make-up. At the time, “real” men did not wear make-up.
Today, many men reject such outdated ideas about masculinity. Some people attribute this change to the popularity of the television show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” However, it may be that more recent discussions about gender have led many men to consider using more cosmetics. To them, the message of Chanel’s 2018 ad campaign says it all: “Beauty is about style. It knows no gender.”
That’s why some men enroll in beauty school these days, there are now specific cosmetics lines just for men., including Formen and Stryx, and male beauty influencers such as Jeffree Star, Lou Flores, and James Charles have millions of followers on social media.
This should come as no surprise to those interested in cosmetology history. After all, some of the most famous cosmetic companies were founded by men, including Max Factor and Charles Revlon.
For male make-up mavens, everything old is new again!
Many people had never heard of a gap year when Malia Obama, eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, took one after high school to travel, volunteer, and complete an internship.A “gap year” is a break between high school and other forms of education, and it’s increasingly popular as today’s students make more careful choices about their futures.
This is even more true now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made many students reconsider moving into a dormitory at a traditional college. Alternative plans such as beauty school have emerged as practical and productive options for education after high school or when changing careers.
Why is beauty school a popular gap year choice?
Save money: College costs have increased more than 25% in the past decade.Beauty schools are far less expensive. Students may qualify for financial aid, the education takes less time than college, and students finish with skills that can lead to employment!