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Answers to the Most Common Questions About Cosmetology Schools in San Antonio TX

When talking to students who are interested in cosmetology schools in San Antonio TX, the same questions may arise. Here are our answers to the three most common queries, which should help you to quickly determine if studying cosmetology would be the right choice for you.

1. Who Is a Good Fit for Cosmetology? Most students who study cosmetology are interested in personal care, and stay up to date with the latest beauty trends. If you are interested in the subject, you should be comfortable making physical contact and working with people you may never have met before, you should be good at starting a conversation with strangers, and you should have the energy to be on your feet for most of the day. Lastly, successful cosmetologists are good at giving honest, tactful, and critical feedback.  

2. What Does It Take to Get Into a Program? To begin training at a cosmetology school or program, you will need to hold a high school diploma or equivalent and should be able to prove that you are competent in basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Some schools provide students with an assessment exam to check that they fulfill these minimum requirements.  

3. What Happens After You Graduate? A cosmetology program will prepare you for a certification such as Sassoon ABC Colouring, Sassoon ABC Cutting, or Nuts and Bolts Professional (NAB). You like to opt for a cosmetology license, which you gain by passing a professional exam administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Job growth across the country is 13 percent (as fast as average), and there are around 2,110 jobs for cosmetologists, hairdressers, and hairstylists in San Antonio-New Braunfels along with 610 jobs for manicurists and pedicurists.

Once you receive your license or certification, you will want to find an entry-level job to start building your portfolio. This may mean beginning as an assistant, but if you continue learning, by attending trade events and entering competitions, you may well find that you quickly move up to a full-time position in a top salon or spa. Using your networking skills, eventually you may even to able to open your own business. If the above sounds appealing to you, start your search for cosmetology schools in San Antonio, TX. 

This article was published on: 05/20/15 3:55 PM

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