Tips and Tricks for Choosing the Right Beauty School Campus

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When making the choice to move into beauty school, there are many different schools and many different campuses to choose from. For some people, this can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’ve never had any experience with choosing a college. Here are the most important tips and tricks to keep in mind when you’re considering which beauty school to choose.

1. Look at the Programs Available

First off, which programs are you most interested in? There are many different beauty school programs you might want to choose. Do you want to choose cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, nail technology, make-up artistry or something else entirely? Think about this question before you start looking for beauty schools. That way, you’ll be able to narrow down your search to schools that carry the programs you’re interested in. Some schools may have small elements in their program they offer, but they may not actually offer the course you are looking for.

2. Check for Hours of Operation and Program Hours

A school’s hours of operation may be different from its program hours. Either way, it’s important that you take a look at both of them. If you have other responsibilities, for example, you may want to see whether the program conflicts with those responsibilities. If your commute to a specific campus is going to be especially long, you might want to see how early you would have to get up to attend classes. Knowing this schedule early in the process can be an important part of choosing your campus.

3. Determine Flexibility of the Programs

Flexibility is a huge part of choosing your beauty school program. You want to make sure your beauty school program works with you. This is especially important if you have other responsibilities, like a full-time or part-time job, but it’s important no matter what schedule you currently have. Evergreen Beauty College’s Bellingham campus, for example, offers a program with a hybrid on-site and online option that provides more focused learning options. This is a great way to tailor your beauty school choices around your needs.

4. Decide the Right Location

Many beauty colleges have different locations. Evergreen Beauty College offers six locations in Washington, including locations in Mount Vernon, Everett, North Seattle, Renton, Yakima and Bellingham. Deciding on the right location may require doing some research into commute options, places to live near the college, and local bus stops or parking garages, depending on how you plan to commute. If you already live near one of the locations, this might be the right option for you. Just remember, just because a campus is closer in distance, depending on traffic does not mean it is a shorter commute time.

5. Talk to an Expert at the Campus

If you’re getting closer to deciding that a specific campus is the right place for you to pursue beauty school, you’ll want to talk to an expert at that campus before you sign up. An expert can help you understand elements about the campus that you won’t be able to find on the website. Whether that means coming into the campus in person and talking to an on-site expert or it means calling the campus to get more information long-distance, or engaging in a virtual meeting, talking to someone should be an important part of your journey.

Conclusion

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Remember, there are many elements that move and change your decision of which beauty college to apply to. One of the most important things you can do is make sure you’ve done your research before you make the step to go through the admissions process. Schedule a tour at Evergreen Beauty College’s Bellingham campus or one of the other campuses to find out more about whether this college is the right step for you.

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