The Many Benefits Associated With Esthetic Apprenticeship
In many states, an esthetics apprenticeship is an alternative method of receiving the training necessary to qualify for licensure when traditional beauty school isn’t the best option. In other areas, it is required in order to make sure licensing candidates have hands-on experience in addition to traditional classroom instruction at a cosmetology school.
No matter how your state uses its apprenticeship programs, they come with some benefits that should not be discounted when you are considering where and how you want to earn your hours.
The most obvious benefit of an esthetic apprenticeship is that you will receive hands-on training led by experienced professionals. You will be able to work side-by-side with a professional who can pass on their tips and tricks, as well as the basics of the trade. The classroom lessons will be easier to understand, because you are learning them while they are being applied.
Learn More Than Esthetics
In an apprenticeship, you will be taught some lessons that would be impossible to learn through attending a traditional cosmetology school. These lessons come from working every day in a salon or spa, and have nothing to do with the techniques and methods of the trade already known to many estheticians. Instead, you will learn about communicating with customers, scheduling clients, advertising and perhaps even managing employs.
Some cosmetology schools do not allow students to work a second job or and many have banned students from attending classes part time. Going to school is considered a full time job, and the hours are not always the best if you have a family or other obligations.
By working in an apprenticeship program, you may be able to get your training part time, and you may be able to set your schedule in a way that allows you to work another job or be home with your children when your spouse is working. If you’re only training part time it will take longer to get your certification, but this is a good option if you need a more flexible schedule.
One of the biggest benefits to working as an esthetic apprentice is that you will begin to build your own clientele. Because you are seeing customers and providing them with services while you learn, you will be able to build relationships as you receive your training. This means that by the time you receive your esthetics license, you can have an already-established client list.
Evergreen Beauty College is a cosmetology school with three campuses in western Washington. We offer coursework in esthetics, nails, barbering and instructor training. Contact us today if you are interested in becoming an esthetician. We can help you explore your training options, including traditional classes, online coursework or apprenticeship training.