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June 28, 2022

Beauty school is a great opportunity for anyone who has a passion for the beauty industry. During your search for an education, you may have run into a few myths and misconceptions about beauty school. We are here to tell you they aren’t always true. Here are seven of the most common beauty school misconceptions that we are aware of.

Beauty School Myth

You Don’t Need to go to Beauty School

Back in the day, cosmetologists or barbers used to get jobs by shadowing someone on the job. Today with all the current state laws and regulations, that is no longer the case. Laws regarding licensing really depend on each state. If you want to have a beauty career, attending an accredited school is important in becoming a licensed professional. There is so much to learn that you can’t teach yourself. In the state of Florida, cosmetologists are required to graduate from a beauty school to get a license. Be sure you are fully aware of your state requirements when considering a beauty profession.

Beauty School is Too Expensive

Furthering your education can be a huge investment, but there are so many resources out there that can support you through beauty school. Depending on the school you attend, there are a variety of scholarships, grants, and financial aid options available to those who qualify. At Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy, our financial aid advisors can help you with any questions or concerns you have when filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Contact us today to help you get started on the process!

Cosmetology is For Women and Barbering is For Men

It is common to see a lot of cosmetologists who are women and barbers who are men, however both career opportunities are open to all genders. There are so many female barbers and male cosmetologists out there who have become very successful in their careers. Don’t let common myths or stereotypes hold you back from your dreams. If you are someone who loves styling hair, then pursuing an education in a cosmetology or barber program are both great options to consider.

Beauty School Myth

There Aren’t a lot of Career Options to Choose From

You probably have heard once or twice that a career in the beauty industry is very limited and doesn’t offer a whole lot of flexibility. We are here to tell you that is far from the truth! As a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, massage therapist, or even barber, there are so many opportunities out there! You can expect to learn multiple services at beauty school and this allows you to consider a career outside of a spa or salon. Whether you decide to work for someone, start your own business, or work as a freelancer, a career in the beauty industry has so much to offer!

You Don’t Have What it Takes

We are firm believers that you can learn ANYTHING you really put the time and effort into. Beauty school is where you go to learn and practice skills. Whether you have an interest in skincare, nails, or hair, it is never too late to develop new skills and do something you are interested in. Just like any profession, it takes hard work and dedication to learn something new. The first step to learning something new is by having passion. 

Beauty Professionals Don’t Make Enough Money

There may not even be a misconception about beauty school that is holding you back, but that you may be more concerned about what the future profession holds. What you make is based on how hard you work. You can make how much you are willing to put the work and time into. It’s also important to be passionate about the career you choose. The more passionate you are, the more motivated you become in building your business and clientele.

School Just Isn’t For Me

If you tried going to a traditional four-year college and felt like it wasn’t a right fit for you, you may automatically feel like school just isn’t for you in general. Don’t let that experience stop you from considering beauty school. Unlike traditional school, beauty school offers course work and opportunities where you are able to gain experience and *work with clients right away. 

Start Your Journey at Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

Now that we’ve cleared up some of those common beauty school misconceptions, it is time to live your passion and apply to a cosmetology program. If you are ready to start your journey in Tampa or Lakeland Florida, contact Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy today! Learn more about the different programs we offer and schedule a tour at a location near you! 

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985 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 682 – HAIR
or (863) 682 – 4247

4951 East Adamo Drive,
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 654-4529

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