(Closed) Should I go to beauty school?

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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mrssjwilliams:  if beauty school is your passion, go for it! you’re going to be the one in school and doing it as a job. if it’s something you really love, then i don’t see why not. 

 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I could see doing hairdressing or esthetics…. but frankly when I worked as a cosmetics salesperson and demo there were few girls with cosmetics training outside of the brand training…and it made no difference for them in terms of wage or advancement. It boiled down to your ability to sell.  I guess it depends what you plan to do with the training. 

does your prof know you were hospitalized? 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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mrssjwilliams:  I think I would speak to someone else in that case. That’s ridiculous. What were you supposed to do? Wheel the hospital bed into class? 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would think the institution you are studying atcould override the professor with adequate medical evidence.

I am a big fan of finishing what you start. I wouldn’t drop out.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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mrssjwilliams:  I would talk to the department head, if you were hospitalized you can’t do anything about it! Also, I would finish college. Don’t give up because some idiot professor is threatening to drop you from his class. Get your degree in business so you can run your own salon and once you’re finished with school you could always go to beauty school just to learn more and prep yourself for your business.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a hairdresser and I’m telling you-go to college. I love my job and its fun and it has a lot of perks but at the same time it doesn’t. No health benefits no vacation family insurance sick days no “salary”  if you are not standing behind the chair you are not getting paid. I’m lucky that I’m busy all the time so I do ok, but I’m also caretaker to my husband who had a brain aneurysm last year. And I’m pregnant. 

If you go to beauty school and you don’t love it you’ll drop out. If you do go to beauty school and you love it get a degree in something else too,so you’ll have that to fall back on. 

To answer your question-I don’t think it was a waste of time. I have a skill that goes everywhere with me because I am my greatest tool and I can feed my family no matter what. I do wish it would give me paid maternity leave tho. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I am a hairstylist, and I think you should finish your degree and then go to cosmetology school if you still desire to do so. Being a hairstylist is fun, but it is a very thankless job with no security. We have no paid days off, no benefits, no sick days, nothing. If you aren’t working on a client, you are not making money.

I used to be on the busier side, but my boss is running the salon into the ground, thus pissing off alot of clients making them leave. I also have lost a good number of clients simply because they moved out of state.

It can be a very unpredictable business. I am actually looking for another career, but I will always do hair on the side. You can make great side money doing that.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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mrssjwilliams:  I have quite a few friends who went to beauty school and loved it. They got jobs at super upscale salons because of their connections and make very good money. However, they also have zero stability and lack other benefits as previous posters mentioned. I understand how hard college is. However, rules are rules, and they tend to be strict in terms of attendance. This is just preparing you for later in life. I know how unfair it is. Last semester I had an emergency partial hysterectomy and I still made it to all of my classes complete with staples and post surgery fever and completed the semester with a 4.0- so I’m not saying this to be harsh but rather because I so understand where you’re coming from! However, you need to stick with college. Once you get that degree, no one can take it from you. You earned it and depending on your major, it can help you gain a wonderful career! If you still have a passion for beauty school when you graduate, then do it on top of your degree. That will make you that much more competitive if that’s the field you choose. 

If attendance is an issue, I’d seek online classes. Distance learning has come so far and there are tons of wonderful online programs. That way if you’re sick, you can still participate in class from the comfort of your home! I tried some online classes this summer and I have decided for me, it’s definitely the way to go. Most state universities offer online classes so it’s worth checking out in my opinion! Either way, you have to do what’s right for you. But I think you should stay in school 😊

Post # 11
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Busy bee

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mrssjwilliams:  Him not working with you is against most University Policies. If you were hospitalized, and can prove that you were, and cannot count those missed days as actual missed days. Almost every University has a policy to protect a student on that subject, and he is likely going against that. Go see an acadmic advisor and tell him/her about the situation, and they will help you get matters resolved.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Also most decent cosmetology schools are $20,000+, which they make you pay monthly installments as soon as you start. Attendance is even worse than traditional college. When I went to college, as long as I could prove a solid excuse, my professors worked with me. In cosmetology school, if you are ONE minute late, you could not attend for the day and had to make it up in overtime, which you had to pay for separate from the tuition.

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