How Single Moms are Studying For Amazing New Careers In Under a Year

Without a doubt, cosmetology is a great single mom job. This is especially true if you can’t seem to get enough of all things beauty. Jennifer Thomas is the perfect example of this. She has four kids and a successful career. Continue reading to learn more about her story. If she can do it, so can you!

Jennifer’s Inspiration and Schooling

Believe it or not, Jennifer’s main inspiration for becoming a cosmetologist was the hairstyles of the 80s. More specifically, “big hair” and styles that changed almost daily. “Even then,” she says, “I had my hands in someone’s hair every day.”

She attended school two different times, before getting her license. The first school she attended was a dump. Jennifer quit, after a short time, because she felt she wasn’t learning anything. She returned to the classroom, three years later and successfully passed her licensing exam.

This scenario is the perfect example of why it’s so important to choose an accredited school with an excellent track record. The last thing you want to do is waste time and money, especially as a single mom.

A Typical Day on the Job

Jennifer most enjoys doing color, experimenting with techniques and trying different ways of foiling. She works eight hours days, to support her family. However, she appreciates the fact that she can easily take time off whenever her children need her.

One aspect of the business she doesn’t like is that some of her family members don’t understand the extra time and effort Jennifer needs to put in to continually build her client base.

Financial Aid Assistance for a Single Mom Job

There are several grants available specifically for single moms who are interested in going to beauty school. Unlike student loans, this money doesn’t have to be paid back. Better yet, you aren’t limited to receiving just one. The more you apply for, the higher the chance of you getting the award money.

Some grants are based on financial need alone. Other grants are based on merit or skills. It’s important to read all of the rules, for each grant, before you apply. That way, you won’t be automatically disqualified for not meeting the criteria.

Want to Follow in Jennifer’s Footsteps?

Hopefully, Jennifer’s story inspires you enough to want to follow in her footsteps. More and more single moms enter beauty school every day. Granted, it probably won’t be easy. But, the end result is totally worth it.

The field of cosmetology is a very lucrative one. The need for professionals in the industry continues to grow and will do so through 2022. Evergreen Beauty College is offers quality training for all those interested in joining the lucrative beauty industry.

Learn more about our programs by scheduling a tour of the college, or by contacting us, and start your career off right!

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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