You Have Your Cap and Gown – What’s Next?

Here are a few reasons why beauty school after high school could be the right choice for you.

Over the last few days caps and gowns have been distributed to high school seniors at many of the local high schools. Students in Zeeland, as well as Holland and West Ottawa are now officially a month away from taking that long awaited walk, moving their tassels from one side of that cap to the other and taking the first steps into the next phase of their lives.
While some graduates know exactly what lies ahead for them, an average of 24% have no idea where to go next or even what options are available to them.
If you fall into that 24% and have ever thought of pursuing a career in beauty, here are a few things to consider.

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    • A Close Career

      It’s common knowledge that school takes time; with bachelor’s degrees taking as little as four years. Beauty school is no exception, but with the average completion time of 16 months*, that certificate may come faster, taking you right to a career before many of your fellow high-school graduates have received their associate’s degree.

    • Feed Your Creative Side

      Creative people thrive in a highly active environment, and beauty school definitely is that. While there is some lecture-based course work, a lot of the required 1500 hours are spent on the floor of the student salon creating and learning how to become a “master of the cut.”

    • Flexibility!

      The classes and coursework in beauty school programs can be built with flexibility and scheduling to not only match your life, but to help you retain your “day job.” It’s more than just the classes though, the career you could find yourself in after sitting for the state licensing exam is just as flexible. This is the ultimate path for those who still have some life-adventuring to do, something common for fresh graduates.

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  • Take Control of your Life

    A career in beauty is one that gives you a large amount of control. Not only can you control your schedule, but you may also gain some control of your income. Because you are essentially building your own business, with your own clients, the customization of your new career path is potentially endless.

  • Start Right Away… Or Whenever You Want

    The cap has been thrown, the future is bright, and you want to get started right away. No need to wait for “fall semester” to start, most beauty schools have classes starting right away! If you want to wait for the summer, or even the fall to get going, however, there are classes starting year round. There are no hard dates to stop you from taking this next step into your life.

Your last day of high school is almost here, the ending of this chapter in your life is within sight. Even if you don’t know what lies ahead for you, this change is an important milestone that will launch you into the life you have always dreamed of.
If part of your dream includes a career in beauty, there is still time to launch yourself directly into the next steps. Contact us today to schedule a tour, and see what your future could hold.

Cosmetology is More Than Cutting Hair

What is a CosmetologistThere is a common misconception that people who study or practice cosmetology only cut hair, but here at The Salon Professionals Academy of Holland, we know that is not the case.
Cosmetology, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the beautification and treatment of the hair, nails and skin”. Even that definition alone is more than just cutting hair!

Cosmetology is the beautification of, the treatment of, and the pampering and care for the hair, nails, and skin. Individuals who study cosmetology can perform these services for themselves, and in the case of a licensed cosmetologist, for others. While further knowledge of nails and skin begins to delve into esthetics, basic cosmetology will focus on the overall health and upkeep. This knowledge helps cosmetology students to develop a well rounded knowledge base that assists them in taking the best possible care of their clients.

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Over the years, cosmetology has changed and evolved, with many cosmetology schools and salons focusing only on the hair component, and neglecting the added knowledge of hair and nails.

At The Salon Professionals Academy of Holland, we focus on all aspects of cosmetology, giving our students a healthy education in this well respected career.

If you would like more information on our cosmetology programs or would like to know what it takes to become a cosmetologist, visit our program page or contact us directly.
We look forward to seeing you at TSPA Holland.