The Big Lie About Cosmetology School

Cosmetology School

Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths and lies about cosmetology school out there. Whatever you do, don’t let yourself get sucked into believing it too! Continue reading to find out why beauty college isn’t as easy as it’s sometimes portrayed and why it isn’t just “doing hair.”

What You’ll Learn

There’s much more to the field of cosmetology than haircare. A cosmetology program gives you the skills you need to work with hair, makeup, nails, skin care or in any other beauty related career.

Your lessons take place both in a classroom setting and in hands-on exercises. Many beauty schools, such as Evergreen Beauty College, offer courses in business and salon management as well, which will help you if you decide to open your own spa or salon sometime in the future.

Required Hours for Cosmetology School

A full cosmetology course takes about 1600 hours to complete. So, if you want to take a complete program, plan on putting in at least that much time right from the get-go.

In addition, many schools offer shorter, more specialized programs. These programs are ideal for those who already have a clear idea of the career they want. Many schools also offer part time courses for students with little time to commit.

Ability to Specialize

As mentioned, many schools offer specialized courses in addition to their full cosmetology program. These programs focus on a specific aspect of cosmetology, such as esthetics. Choosing a specialty program lets you focus on what you feel most passionate about. With a variety of different specialties to choose from, You could find yourself in any number of exciting beauty careers.  This includes (but is definitely not limited to) a career as a hairstylist.

Great Job Outlook

According to Seventeen Magazine, “as long as people have hair, skin and nails, it’s an excellent field to get into.” This should give you even more incentive to go to school, even though, at times, it won’t be easy. If you want to do something that makes you feel good, a beauty career just might be a perfect fit for you.

Remember, don’t let this big lie about cosmetology school stop you from enrolling in the program. There are so many exciting things to learn and, after you’re licensed, good money to be made.

If you have questions (and who wouldn’t?), your next best step is to contact Evergreen Beauty College. Knowledgeable instructors are waiting to assist you today!

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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