How to Find the Right Washington Cosmetology School for Your Needs

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When you’re looking to find a great Washington beauty school, there are many things to keep in mind. However, especially if you’ve never looked for schools before, you probably don’t know much about the process of finding the right school for your needs. Whether you’re a beginner looking at colleges or you’ve done this before, here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re looking for a Washington beauty school.

1. Know Your Needs

You can’t find a beauty school that meets your needs if you don’t even know what your needs are. Do you hope to specialize in hairstyling?

Do you intend to work in a spa? Would you like a program that focuses on makeup application? Think about what you’re expecting out of the program. Do you need something that’s very flexible? Is it important that the program has a part-time option? Write down a list of your “must-have” traits for a beauty school, as well as the things you would appreciate but don’t have to have. Then match that against the schools you find.

2. Make Sure You’re Getting Information Straight From the School

Although you can find a lot of value in the information you gather from third-party sources, you should always make sure you’re verifying that information with the school directly. This is especially true if you’re looking at things like beauty school locations and programs. The best way to make sure you’re getting accurate information is to take a look at the school’s own information, which you can typically find on its official website.

3. Pay Attention to Different Locations

When a beauty school has different locations in the same state, it’s very common for different locations to offer different programs. For example, one location may specialize in cosmetology, while another specializes in esthetics. It’s also possible for different locations to offer different options when it comes to full-time and part-time programs. Make sure you look at the description for each location to learn more about what they offer.

4. Look At Different Program Descriptions

Although it’s common for the same program to teach essentially the same thing between schools, you can’t always count on that. A cosmetology program may teach very different things at two different schools. However, most schools will offer a general description of their programs, which may indicate exactly what you’ll learn during the course of the program.

5. Read Reviews From Third Parties

Even though you should get specific and technical knowledge from the beauty school directly, that doesn’t always hold true when it comes to reviews. Any beauty school can claim to be high-quality, but what really counts is what previous and current students think of the school. Read reviews, both positive and negative, and specifically note what people tend to mention when it comes to the benefits and drawbacks of each specific school.

6. Talk to a Team Member Before You Decide

Before you enroll in any school, you’ll want to talk to a team member to learn more about the intricacies of applying for the school. There are many things that you can do at most schools before you actually decide to attend. For example, at Evergreen Beauty College, you can schedule a tour to learn your way around the campus you’re interested in before you decide to dedicate part of your life to it. Talking to a team member is a great way to get a true feel for the college.


There are many elements that may play into your decisions regarding which Washington beauty school to attend. Regardless of the beauty school you choose, it’s crucial that you make sure it meets your needs and is of a high enough quality to teach you what you need to know. As long as you’re able to check those things off your list, you can rest assured that your experiences will benefit you for years to come.

Evergreen Beauty College offers esthetics and cosmetology programs. Contact us for more information.

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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