It’s easy to stay motivated with something that’s easy or takes little of your time. Unfortunately, school isn’t always like that!

When you enter beauty school, you’ll immediately have demands on your time, energy … and probably your patience! It’s so easy to give up, but it’s so important to resist!

So, without further ado, here are 5 ways to stay motivated if you’re in beauty school:

1. Remember That Showing Up Is Half the Battle

One of the biggest pitfalls that students run into is not showing up to class. Often, it starts because you didn’t prepare an assigned project, you forgot to do the reading, or maybe you’re scared about the start of a new lesson.

But this first absence can turn into many more quite quickly. Before you know it, you’ve missed a week of school, you’re behind, and it’s going to be much more difficult to glide back into the swing of things.

So, if and when you do forget an assignment, miss your morning alarm, or get freaked out by a test, just remind yourself: All I have to do is show up. Be there every day. It will make all the difference.

2. Stay Focused on Your Goals

It’s so easy to be distracted by others while you’re in school. Comparing yourself to an older student or one who came in with more experience is tempting. Still, you should avoid this impulse at all costs.

You are going to beauty school for you. You have your own goals and dreams, and you can work at your own pace. Whether others are openly discouraging, or you’re unwittingly comparing yourself to them, it doesn’t matter.

Only focus on comparing yourself today to yourself this time last year. Are you improving? You’re on the right track!

3. Find a Mentor

As you work your way into the school year, look around for a teacher or older student you can look up to and receive guidance from. Keep in mind, it might not be the first person you look to. Having a quality mentor in your life during beauty school can give you extra motivation and support during challenging times.

4. Follow Stylists and Beauty Experts on Social Media

Even if you can’t find a mentor you click with at school, check out social media. Follow a celebrity stylist or beauty guru you like. Learn about their background and what brought them to their current position. If you can find someone who started in a similar position as you, all the better!

5. Make It a Point Not to Beat Yourself Up

It’s essential that you become your own best cheerleader during your time at beauty school. Keep in mind that you will make mistakes, forget things, and learn at your own pace — it’s just a part of life.

The goal is to accept this from the get-go, work through your mistakes when they happen, and learn from them. All of this is simply part of the learning process, and it’s what school is for!

Still looking for the right beauty school for you? The Long Island Beauty School has been creating success stories for up-and-coming professional stylists since 1941!

Interested? Learn more about our admissions process here, and get started on your bright future today!