Pre-Beauty School, Post-Beauty School
Unlike most colleges and universities, in order to attend the best beauty schools, you can be as young as 16 years old, and you don’t necessarily have to have a high school diploma or G.E.D. It is, however, important to remember that all states are different and may have different enrollment requirements so it is necessary to do your research.
There is often an application fee just for applying to beauty school, which needs to be paid along with your application. Once accepted to one or various beauty schools, you choose which you’d like to attend and pay the attention so you can attend when classes begin.
Upon graduating from a beauty academy, you have to become licensed in order to work in your chosen field. Therefore, dropping out and expecting to get a job as a stylist is not a possibility. You have to finish your training at a state-approved institution and then take a state-administered exam to get your license. These two things combined will get you started in a career based on your beauty school training. Depending on your chosen field (manicurist, skin care specialist, etc.) there may be different exams for you to take in order to get your license.
Most hair stylist school graduates are paid hourly, above minimum wage. Tips and possible commission is also to be expected as part of your income. Furthermore, the average day for a beauty school graduate in the field of hair styling, makeup administration, skin care specialist and etc. is quite busy, with jobs ranging all over the map (depending on your specialty). As a hair stylist, you may be dying hair one second to simply blow-drying the next. Each day is different, but equally as rewarding and exciting, and it is your beauty academy education that will ultimately lead to your success.