Common Cosmetology School Questions

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FAQs About Cosmetology School

If you’re thinking about enrolling at a cosmetology school such as the one at SCI in Brownsville, TX, you may have several questions. Fortunately, prospective students tend to have many of the same queries. In this list, we aim to address the most common.  

1. What Will I Learn?

Cosmetology encompasses all aspects of beauty: hair, nails, and skin. While attending a cosmetology school program, you have the opportunity to acquire all the skills you may need for your career, including cutting, coloring, and styling hair, giving facials, applying makeup, waxing, providing manicures and pedicures, applying perms and relaxers, and providing hair and scalp treatment. In some courses, you may also learn about salon management to prepare for starting your own business one day. Finally, you will receive instruction in health and safety procedures to keep you and your clients safe.  

2. Do I Need to Become Licensed?

Throughout Texas, cosmetologists must hold a license to practice. (To apply for a license, you must have received at least 1,500 hours of instruction.) You should choose a school that provides you with all the training you will need to pass the written and practical licensure exams after you graduate. You can improve your chances of finding a job at a salon in Texas or elsewhere by gaining additional certifications that demonstrate your skills and abilities.

3. Will I Receive Practical Experience?

The best cosmetology schools in Brownsville offer plenty of hands-on training in addition to classroom lectures. To master the skills needed for a job, it is essential that you practice your skills on real people. 

4. How Long Do Programs Last?

Most programs take several months to complete, although the exact amount of time a course spans will depend on whether you study full-time or part-time. 

5. How Will I Find a Job After Graduation?

Some cosmetology schools in Brownsville offer job placement support to graduates. You will learn how to write an effective resume, receive interview tips, and have the opportunity to network with potential employers. Now that you have a clearer idea of what studying at a cosmetology school in Brownsville TX will entail, you are ready to make an informed decision about where to enroll. During your research phase, shortlist schools that offer a wide curriculum, lead to licensure and other certifications, provide plenty of hands-on experience, and offer job support after graduation to improve your chances of finding employment.

This article was published on: 02/1/19 1:03 AM

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