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Using Your Powers for Good: Ways to Make a Difference as an Esthetician or Cosmetologist

09/14/2021
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A cosmetology education is not just about making money. Esthetician classes teach students many valuable skills such as hygiene care, hair cutting and styling, and how to interact with people from all walks of life. If you are interested in using your talents to give back to your community, you can use the things you have learned at State College Of Beauty Culture to make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities For Beauticians

Though salons and spas are often seen as luxury services, the activities that happen within them are often the most basic acts of self-care. Caring for one’s self and looking one’s best is a confidence booster that can contribute to greater success in life. Consider these ways to use your free time and your cosmetology education for good:

Mentor Students At Colleges For Cosmetology

Think back to your first esthetician classes. Even if you knew that you wanted to pursue a career in the beauty industry, you were likely nervous and a bit unsure of yourself. Reaching out to a young (or not so young!) person who would benefit from a cosmetology education is a great way to pay it forward. Encourage someone from a disadvantaged background or who may be trying to reinvent themselves. Be there to answer their questions, help them study or apply for financial aid, and encourage them when they need it!

Donate Hair

Hair loss is most often associated with men, but about half of women will experience noticeable hair loss at some point in their lives. Since hair is often tied to a woman’s identity, many organizations collect hair to be used in wigs to help these women face hair loss with dignity. If you work in a salon or as a mobile hairstylist, you can offer clients the option to donate their hair after a service. This is a simple and inexpensive way to help those in need.

Offer Free Haircuts To Those In Need

A haircut may seem like a basic service for most people, but many either cannot afford or cannot get to a salon. People experiencing homelessness, for example, maybe unable to apply for jobs or housing when they do not look presentable. Connect with an organization that serves these populations to offer free haircuts, either on the streets or in connection with other community events. Older adults, especially those living in long-term care facilities or hospice centers, may also have difficulty reaching a salon. Basic services such as haircuts or manicures could go a long way towards instilling confidence and hope in people who may not have much to look forward to. Nursing homes are usually delighted to have a professional to provide these free services to residents.

Hold A Charity Event At Your Salon

If there is a particular cause that you are passionate about, but do not need beauticians, you can still use your skills to help out! Pick a day, week, or month, and commit to donating a certain portion of your profits to a deserving nonprofit organization. Announce your plans in your salon and on your social media accounts so people can spread the word!

Pursue A Wisconsin Cosmetology Career Today!

If you are ready to embark on a career that offers the opportunity to care not only for yourself but also for those around you, contact State College Of Beauty Culture today! Our cosmetology education courses begin regularly so you can start at any time and be ready for licensure in less than a year of full-time study!