Growing up students are always asked, “What are you going to study in college?” A lot of people know what they like and are interested in, but most of the time, they have to choose a college major that they aren’t that passionate about. Or maybe what you want to do with your life can’t be found at a normal, four year university. Beauty schools offer a higher form of education like a regular college, but in a much different way. If you like to express yourself through art, can’t find your passion at a normal university, or you don’t want to end up in an office, then beauty school might be the right choice for you.
You Want to Express Yourself Through Art
Art is an incredible medium that comes in so many different forms. One of these forms is through beauty. Not necessarily looking pretty yourself (though we’re sure everyone reading this is a work of art!), but physically working with hair or makeup to create a style or design. A face is like a canvas for makeup, ready for all sorts of products and colors to enhance or transform it. Makeup artists express themselves through this art form with the time, effort, and practice they put into their craft.
Similarly, a cosmetologist can cut and style hair in so many imaginable ways. Whatever design, cut, or color their client asks for, they have the creative freedom to make that vision a reality. The results are always spectacular, and that’s due to the expression of the artist through their craft.
If you were the artsy kid in school or you loved glamming yourself up every morning before class, beauty school might be for you. The creative freedom that beauty careers offer–whether in makeup, esthetics, or cosmetology–lets artists express themselves through their skill and talent. There usually isn’t much room for creativity or expression through art in a corporate office job, but it is available for licensed professionals within the beauty industry.
You Want to Follow and Engage with Your Passion
The world of beauty is ever changing: there’s always some new skin care treatment or trending hairstyle made popular by a celebrity. There will always be clients wanting services from estheticians or cosmetologists. As a licensed professional within the industry, you’re always following your passion as it changes and develops over the years. You’ll be the first to know of new changes or discoveries, and as an expert, people will be coming to you for your knowledge and for your services.
Constant engagement with your passion is guaranteed as a beauty school graduate. Whether you’re employed in a salon, on a movie set, or running your own business as an entrepreneur, you’ll be actively using all the knowledge, skills, and experience you’ve gained in beauty school.
Sometimes, someone might have a passion for the arts but is afraid to pursue that in a university for fear of instability despite a degree. However, at a beauty school like Multimedia Makeup Academy of Esthetics, Cosmetology, and Special FX, students are encouraged to follow their passion within the beauty industry. At The Academy, there are many classes tailored to being successful as a beauty school graduate. With the ever growing beauty community of clients desiring beauty treatments, success is imminent.
You Don’t Want to Attend a Normal Four-Year University
Another sign that beauty school might be a better option for you if you want to pursue a higher education is that you don’t want to attend a normal four-year university. Schools like The Academy offer a robust and comprehensive education in much less than four years and at a less expensive price. Graduation comes much faster, and you’ll be out in the working world engaging with your passion as an artist or stylist instead of stuck in a stuffy classroom for several more years.
Just because you won’t be attending a traditional university doesn’t mean that you’ll be missing out on student life. At The Academy, small class sizes allow for close relationships to grow among all students as they work towards their licenses together. The Academy encourages collaboration on projects, networking, and job opportunities because we love to see students bond over success. A beauty school may seem nothing like a normal four year university, but they promote quality education, community and culture just as any university would.
You Want a Social Career
Here’s one more sign beauty school is right for you if you’re not quite convinced yet. Becoming a licensed professional in the beauty industry opens doors to social careers. If you love being around people, making connections, and establishing friendships, then a career as an esthetician, cosmetologist, or makeup artist is perfect for you.
We’ve already talked about how social beauty school life can be at The Academy, but even after you graduate, there are so many social opportunities. Many licensed beauty professionals work in salons. Here, you’d always be interacting with clients and establishing relationships with other stylists and regulars. Even as a solopreneur, you’d still be meeting with clients and networking to extend your reach.Beauty schools like The Academy encourage creativity and passion within students’ journeys to becoming licensed beauty professionals. If you love art as a means of expression or you want a social career, becoming an esthetician, cosmetologist, or makeup artist would be an awesome career choice for you.