5 Signs You Might Be Perfect for Cosmetology School

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Not everyone is cut out for a 9-5 job, and luckily, you don’t have to pursue a job like that if you don’t want to. They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life, so are you ready to find your dream career? Here are 5 signs that starting cosmetology school could be the right step for you.

1. Traditional Post-Secondary School Isn’t For You

Have you been dreading college because you know it’s just not the right fit? Have you been enrolled in college before and found yourself struggling to enjoy it? Cosmetology school isn’t like traditional college. At Douglas J Aveda Institute, our cosmetology program is offered in day and evening schedules in Michigan, Illinois and Tennessee, something that a traditional college experience might not offer. Another way cosmetology school differs from college is your chance to work in our student spa and salon. Our students practice real services on real clients, all while under the supervision of talented, licensed instructors.

We believe education should be tailored to your life, not the other way around. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or you’ve been in school or at a job for a few years, you should pursue your real passion now.

2. You Love This Industry

Who do you follow on Instagram? How many of those accounts are related to makeup, hair, fashion or the beauty industry in general? Who is your career goals idol? If you answered these questions with something like: “I follow 200 people and 100 of those people are beauty accounts. My idol is an uber talented hair painter!”, then you should consider filling out an application for cosmetology school now! Here at the Douglas J Aveda Institutes we just can’t get enough of this industry. We’ve been in love with beauty since 1967 when Douglas J Weaver opened his first salon. How long have you known you were meant for this industry?

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3. You’ve Always Known Beauty is in Your Future

Did your dolls always have the hottest hairstyle? Some people in the industry say they were born for this, and we believe that to be true. We know the draw that cosmetology has. We know how strong the desire to create something beautiful is, especially when you can do it for someone else. Other industry professionals say that hairstyling is in their blood, their mothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, all have found passion and reward in being in the industry.

4. The Job Possibilities Excite You

Hairstylist, platform artist, salon owner, product sales, salon manager, cosmetic buyer, beauty writer, the possibilities are vast! With a cosmetology license, drive and passion, the only thing stopping you is yourself. If any or all of these job titles sound like they belong on your resume, don’t hesitate to get started today! If you want to be inspired by all of the opportunities there are to be had, read our Career Dreams Series!

5. You’re Ready to Do Something Great

If you’re ready to change your life, do something you love and help others, contact our admissions department. Every day we see beauty changing lives; it can change yours. Get started on the path toward your future at Douglas J Aveda Institute.