6 most common misconceptions about beauty schools

In today's world, there is a growing need for jobs related to beauty business and tons of opportunities to succeed in this line of work. Regardless of that, there are still misconceptions about the meaning and the status of the beauty industry in the modern world. Starting from the presumptions that beauty schools are reserved for women only and that they are not accredited to the misconceptions on a low salary and a poor job offer, there are a couple of the biggest misconceptions about beauty schools listed here.

1. Cosmetology is for women and barbering for men only

While the majority of cosmetologists are women and the majority of barbers are men, this is not a rule at all. Every beauty school has both genders attending classes for both lines of work. You should follow your dreams and enroll in whichever classes you're interested in because your gender is not a showcase for the quality of your work.

2. The potential earnings are low

Many think that it's pretty difficult to earn a lot of money after you graduate at a beauty school. Well, as this line of work is highly popular, you'll have tons of opportunities to earn a lot of money if you're ready for hard work. The more you expand your client base, the more you'll earn. You have the freedom to choose how much you want to work if you start your own business, so the salary comes down to your own choice.

3. Cosmetology career options are quite limited

After graduating, a cosmetologist doesn't have to cut hair all their life. There are many options available according to your preferences. You can choose to work as an esthetician in a spa or become a stylist. You can also develop new beauty products or have a career as a platform artist. Alternatively, you can represent a beauty brand or even specialize in a specific treatment or a service. The choices are truly various.

 6 most common misconceptions about beauty schools

4. Beauty schools don't have accreditation

Many people see beauty business jobs as hobbies, which means beauty schools aren't really legitimate nor accredited. It's a big misconception indeed - if you want a job in a high-end salon or to own your own beauty salon, you will have to get your education in an accredited beauty school. Not only these schools are the real deal but they have also made so much progress that they even have foreign-student programs, like the one in Perth College of Beauty Therapy, London School of Beauty and Make-up or The Avdea Institute, for instance.

5. Beauty schools are easy to attend

People regard beauty schools as a cheap and easy alternative to a traditional college. However, beauty schools are not easier or harder than traditional colleges - they are simply different and as equally demanding as any other college. You are expected to learn a lot of new information in a short period of time.

6. Beauty schools are for creative people only

Of course, it's a good thing if you are a creative person but that's not a prerequisite for enrolling a beauty school. Creative people can turn their focus on hair colors and trending hairstyles. On the other hand, if you are detail-oriented and logical, then eyelash extensions or classic hairstyles could be your line of job. In other words, there is something for any type of person, as long as they are ready to learn. 

Final words Beauty schools definitely deserve their rightful place in the business world. They are a fast-growing industry that has an enormous number of clients and jobs that could turn into highly successful careers. So, it's necessary for people to become aware of the misconceptions that have been hurting this line of work for quite some time now.

 6 most common misconceptions about beauty schools

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