Benefits of hands-on learning for beauty industry career

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If you want to build a career providing hair, skin and nail services, classroom learning alone isn’t going to cut it.

Hands-on training – on real clients in a salon setting under the supervision of licensed instructors – is essential to your preparation for a successful career in cosmetology, esthiology, or nail technology.

This combination of teaching methods is rare, but it’s a hallmark of the curriculum at State College of Beauty Culture in Wausau, WI, and it gives our students a competitive edge.

Learning by Doing: A Hands-On Approach

There’s no better way to learn than by doing, and in the beauty industry that means cutting, coloring and perming real hair, applying makeup to real faces, and giving manicures and pedicures to real people.

Students who learn the fundamentals with a hands-on approach will have a major jumpstart on their beauty career. They should get substantial practice in the following:

For cosmetology –

·        Hair cutting, hair styling, coloring and perming

·        Manicures, pedicures and artificial nails

·        Basic skin care and makeup

·        Hair removal

For esthiology –

·        Facials, back facials, and body treatments

·        Makeup and artificial lashes

·        Hair removal

For nail technology –

·        Acrylic and gel artificial nails

·        Manicure and pedicures

·        Hair removal

Benefits of Working with Real Clients

Some schools that offer cosmetology programs claim to offer hands-on training. But be careful, because this could simply mean practicing skills on mannequins, not real clients. When scouting schools, be sure to ask if you’ll work with clients in a salon setting as part of your training.

Not only does working with real hair, skin, and nails help students gain technical expertise and confidence; being in a salon helps them hone customer service and communication skills that will be critical when they start to build their own clientele after graduation.

The Private Beauty School Advantage

Selecting the right school is one of the most important choices you’ll make in your future as a beauty industry professional.

Private beauty colleges, like State College of Beauty Culture, focus solely on cosmetology and the beauty industry. Licensed instructors are passionate about the industry. The curriculum is robust and hands-on.

Our students are required to learn in both the classroom and on the salon floor – which helps produce the best cosmetologists, nail technicians, and estheticians in the industry. A specified number of cuts, styles, perms, color treatments, and other services – on real customers, not mannequins – is required. We also help students create a client list, get referrals and build their business.

This real-life learning experience is what sets us apart from schools that offer a technical diploma in cosmetology.

It’s also important to attend a nationally accredited institution. State College of Beauty Culture is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission for Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), the largest accrediting agency for beauty and cosmetology schools.

Ready to begin your journey to a career in the $50 billion beauty industry?

Contact State College of Beauty Culture now to request a college visit and get a free career starter kit.