Your career in the beauty industry begins with your education, but did you know that you can and should kick-start your career while you are completing your coursework? During this pivotal moment, you are learning about the techniques and methods needed to successfully cut and style all different types of hair. By taking advantage of this formative time, you can make the most out of your education and start your career on the right foot.

Tip #1: Dress for the Stylist Job that You Want.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make while they are studying for their degree or certificate program is being too relaxed for their classes. It’s true that you are only taking the courses that will allow you to begin your career, and you aren’t going to work yet, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your appearance. When you are a hairstylist, you will be expected to adhere to a salon dress code. In addition, your own appearance will also be a way of promoting your work. During beauty school, dress up as you would for a day at the salon in order to set the tone for your studies and for your future career.

Tip #2: Be Prepared and On-Time for Class.

When you complete beauty school, your clients will expect you to be ready and prepared for their appointment. To prepare yourself for these expectations, you need to show up early for all of your classes and training opportunities. Being a few minutes early allows you to compose yourself, to ready yourself for the upcoming coursework or training exercise, and to be more successful during class time. This routine will set the stage for your career.

Tip #3: Get Social During Your Beauty School Days.

Developing a social following during beauty school will allow you to have examples and proof of your work to show your clients once you begin your first job. It is important to use social media responsibly, and to get permission before taking photos of your clients and posting them online. Sharing photos of your work will help you showcase your personal style and your growth.

Now is the best time to pursue your passion and begin a career in the beauty industry. For more information on our programs, contact us at the Long Island Beauty School today.