Beauty Professionals Share Their Success Stories
You want to pursue your dream job, but you don’t know exactly where to begin, right? You’re not alone. Many people spend their days working long hours at a job that leaves them feeling unsatisfied. Since you’re reading this article, you’re already taking strides to make a change and pursue your dream job, so congratulations! You’re on the right track.
Changing a career and starting a new one can be exciting, scary, or even feel like a relief. There are a few different types of people who handle change differently. There are the lucky ones who will fearlessly dive into change head first, the cautious ones who might consider dipping their toes into a new experience or trade, and those who fear impending failure, lack of support, lack of funds, or an inability to make it.
The good news is that whatever type of person you are, pursuing your dream career takes one step at a time, it’s a checking of boxes, and if you want to pursue a career in beauty, you can do it with the help of supportive staff and passion for developing your craft.
Let’s check some of the boxes of how to begin your beauty career:
- Start by following this link and requesting information in your area of interest.
- Find out if you meet the admission requirements: you must have a high school diploma or GED, be 16 years or older, and have a copy of a valid state or federal-issued photo ID.
- Schedule a tour at a location near you.
- Apply and interview.
- Discover your financial aid options and if you are eligible.
- Register for classes.
We asked some of the Evergreen Beauty College Alumni to share the moment and experiences that led them to pursue their dream career, and we got some insightful responses.
Tamara, Hair Stylist
Tamara is a hairstylist who took her passion and skills and applied it by doing church members’ and her children’s hair. Tamara’s pastor told her, “You have gifted hands. If I told you it was time, would you believe me?” Tamara knew it was time to pursue her passion. After hanging up with her pastor, she found Evergreen Beauty College online, scheduled a tour, and registered for classes. After completing her courses, she returned to Evergreen to get her instructor’s training.
Michaela worked as a barista before enrolling in the Esthetics program. She felt stifled and unfulfilled in her job. Michaela was a single mother trying to navigate work and following her dream of a better career doing something she loved and felt proud of. Her instructors and classmates fostered Michaela’s growth as a skin care specialist. Now Michaela loves making her clients feel beautiful no matter their skin issues. She leaves work feeling the rewards of helping others.
If you decide to choose a career in hair design, then there are conventional and unique routes you can take–if you find that you have a knack for teaching, you can learn to teach in high schools, salons, or beauty schools.
If you want a career in fashion, then start interning as soon as you graduate from cosmetology school. Begin working in the industry you’re interested in the most. You may find yourself interviewing for a line of positions, but as long as you keep the momentum going, you can find a place that is meant for you.