How to Prepare Yourself For a Career in Beauty! Part 1: Get An Education

Entering the world of beauty can be one of the best decisions of your life! It’s an industry where you can leave your comfort zone, exercise your creativity, meet incredible people, be given amazing opportunities, and spread your wings! We want to see you succeed the best that you can. In order for you to find potential success, you must be prepared. In our “How to Prepare Yourself For a Career in Beauty” series, we will cover it all. From receiving the correct education to finding your potential career, and everything in between. First stop – an education!

Becoming prepared for a career in something you love is an exciting time in anyone’s life! Any type of training or work that is put into investing in yourself and your happiness is always worth the time. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Collegeville, we believe that investing in yourself is the best type of investment to make. Here we are going to tell you how you can prepare for a career in something that you love: beauty!

Do Your Research

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A career in beauty can be the most exciting and fulfilling career for you! The best, and legal, way to pursue a beauty career is to first obtain a license. In order to get a license, you must receive the correct education. Going to school is the way to do it. Finding the right school for you doesn’t have to be a scary or intimidating task. You will want to attend a school that works with your schedule, makes you feel excited for your future in beauty, and one that you feel comfortable and accepted in.

At TSPA Collegeville, we work hard to give resources to our students – current, and future, so they know that we care about their success. That is why we offer tours for anyone that wants to get a first-hand look at what we are all about! When you pay us a visit, some of the things that can take place are:

  • Seeing our Student Salon Training Area in action
  • Meeting the cosmetology and esthetician instructors
  • Meeting the owner
  • Talking to current student
  • Receiving answers to any questions you may have
  • Seeing if you qualify for *financial aid or our scholarships

Take the time to research the school you want to go to. The education and work you put into your potential career goes to show how passionate and how important it is to you.

Accept Help!

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They say you’re only as good as the help you ask for. We believe that wholeheartedly. TSPA Collegeville wants to see each of our students reach their goals and find their success. That’s why we offer resources so each student can have the opportunity to better themselves and their skills! Some of our resources include:

  • One-one-one help from our instructors
  • *Financial aid to those who qualify
  • Opportunities for scholarships to those who qualify

Pay us a visit and let’s talk about your options. At the end of the day, your success is our success!

Get to Work!

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Now that you have decided on which school you want to attend, it’s time to put in the work! You can learn the skills needed to thrive in a potential career that you have always wanted! Studying something that you are passionate about doesn’t have to seem like work. TSPA Collegeville offers a variety of programs that you can license in. Those programs are:

Our programs offer hands-on training with amazing brands such as REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC and Dermalogica. With great tools, and utilizing innovative techniques, we hope to see you succeed as much as we know you can.

Each program requires a certain amount of hours in order complete them. At TSPA Collegeville those hours are:

  • Cosmetology: 1,250 hours
  • Esthetics: 300 hours
  • Nail Technology: 200 hours
  • Educator Training: 500 hours

After completing the required hours of your selected program, the next steps are to:

Why An Education is Important

You may be wondering why an education is beauty is so crucial to your success. There are so many things an education can give you. An education can open the door to more opportunities that you might not have otherwise. Besides the amount of skills and professionally techniques that you can acquire from dedicating yourself to an education, an education is the legal route to go! In order to practice cosmetology and esthetics you must have a license.

Finally, an education can give you the confidence in yourself as you enter the beauty industry. When you practice on specific skills and techniques you can gain the self-assurance that you have the ability to create a career you could be proud of!

It’s Time

It’s time that you finally invest in yourself and your dreams. No more waiting! Your hard work can pay off with all of your passion and ambition. Contact us to schedule a tour and to see what your options are. We want to work with you to reach your finish line!

Check out some of our past blogs to become even more prepared for the world of beauty!

“Should You Choose Cosmetology or Esthetics? Find Out Now!”
“Take These High School Classes to Prepare for Beauty School!”
“How Ready Are You for Beauty School?”

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