What to Look For in a Hair Styling School

hair styling schoolNow that you have decided that you want to pursue a career in the beauty industry, specifically in the field of hairstyling, your next step to take would be to look for a beauty school. Finding a school in your area can be quite a challenging task so you need to do your research first. Here are several things that you need to look for in a hair styling school before you decide on enrolling.

Check if The Hair Styling School Is Accredited

An accredited school has met the academic requirements and strict standards of the industry. One of the accrediting bodies is the National Accrediting Commission for Cosmetology Arts and Sciences or NACCAS and some of the things that they make sure of in a school include a standardized curriculum as well as a team of professional instructors.

Assess if The Hair Styling School is Accessible  

If you have a nine-to-five job and you are planning to go to beauty school on a part time basis, make sure that the location is accessible to you in terms of your home and your work place. You would want a school that is convenient for you so that you can focus more on your studies instead of the stress that traveling from one place to another can bring.

Study the Curriculum

When you see the syllabus and curriculum of your chosen potential schools, you will observe that some schools have more comprehensive curriculum compared to others. There are some that offer specialized courses that focus mainly on hair or skin care. Therefore, choose a hair stylist school that will give you the training and education that you need in the field that you want to excel in.

Consider The Class Schedules

For those who are planning to juggle both work and school you should choose institutions that give you flexible schedules. Make sure, however, that even if you are allowed to have a flexible schedule, it does not in any way affect the quality of education that you are receiving. If you have to absent yourself from school, you will be given activities to make up for that absence.

Tuition Fees

The cost of beauty school can be quite expensive considering that you will be using different equipment and materials. When you compare the programs and course offerings of different institutions, make sure that you will get your money’s worth. It does not always follow that higher tuition fees mean better training and education for you.

So do your research well and ask around. Experts in the industry can help you land in a hair stylist school that offers top notch training and puts you on the right course to an exciting and rewarding career as a hairstylist.


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kyle kidd
kyle kidd
3 years ago

I hadn’t thought about choosing a school that is close to work, so I appreciate that you mentioned that accessibility aspect. My wife and I have been talking about finding a school that I could go to, so I could become a barber, and it will be important for us to know that we could find the right one. When I look for one, I will be sure to consider the accessibility when it comes to where it is in comparison to my work.

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
3 years ago
Reply to  kyle kidd

Where do you live Kyle? Here in Washington State?