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If you are passionate about the beauty industry and considering an education in cosmetology, you most likely have an idea of what to expect from a beauty school program. When it comes to becoming a cosmetologist, you must be prepared to know that there is so much more to learn than just hair coloring, styling, nail techniques, and skincare. We have a few surprising courses that you can expect to learn in cosmetology school. The future of cosmetology is bright and high in demand, making it a competitive career. Elite Academy strives to teach their students everything they need to know to stand out from the crowd. Read more and learn about the 7 surprising things you can learn as a cosmetologist that can be helpful to you during your beauty journey!

Basic Anatomy and Chemistry

Did you think you were done learning about science after high school? Well surprise! Chemistry and Anatomy are very important topics a cosmetologist must learn to become successful. Anatomy teaches everything you need to know about skin, hair, and nails so that you can avoid any kind of harm when using different chemicals and tools when coming in contact with clients. 

Did someone mention chemicals? That is where chemistry comes in. You are going to want to know about the science behind different chemicals in products and how they react to both hair and skin. When you color hair, practice manicures, or give a client a facial, these all involve different types of chemicals that you need to learn about to keep them safe and avoid any kind of skin irritation.

Depending on the school you choose to get an education, you can expect to learn about disease, physiology, biology, histology, sanitation procedures, and so much more! Check out Elite Academy’s cosmetology program to find out what you can learn!

State Laws and Business Practices

Every state is different and as a licensed cosmetologist, you are expected to know the laws and regulations of the state you decide to work in. It’s important to learn as much as you can to avoid any future legal issues and the best way is by getting an education in your state of interest. If you are considering becoming a cosmetologist in Oklahoma, then you must know the licensure requirements, state laws, and practices.

Marketing and Business 

Cosmetology school is a great place to start your beauty portfolio and build your social media presence. A lot of cosmetology programs strive to teach their students all about advertising and how to run a business, so that someday you can become your own boss and run your dream salon. Not only do you learn in class how to market yourself, but there are so many opportunities for you to practice your skills and have content of your work that you can add to Instagram or TikTok. When you build your beauty platforms, you build your portfolio and can use this as a way to impress future clients or employers. Be sure to take advantage of your time at the student salon and take lots of videos or before and after photos of your work.

Customer Service 

Customer service is extremely important in the beauty world. You are with clients for hours each day, so you want to be friendly and an awesome communicator. Clients reschedule with stylists who are punctual, knowledgeable, patient, and professional. At Elite Academy, we provide you the opportunity to grow your customer service skills with our high-quality salon and spa. Our student salon will teach you the necessary skills you need to be the best cosmetologist you can be. Student services are under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Time Management

As you attend cosmetology school, you are going to learn how demanding and busy the industry can be. You may feel overwhelmed at first, but there are instructors who are there to guide you and share with you what they learned in school. They have been in your shoes before, so be sure to ask for tips and ways to improve. Beauty school is the best way to learn how to balance out your schedule between school, life, and work. When you learn how to manage your time now, you become a stronger asset and someone future employers and clients can count on.

Leadership and Teamwork

In Cosmetology school, you learn all about teamwork which is an essential skill to have as a cosmetologist. During your student salon time, a professional instructor guides you through the process. Classes allow you to share your ideas, mistakes, and experiences with fellow students who can also teach you what they know. As you work together to come up with different solutions and techniques, then you help each other to improve and grow. When you are a team player, you learn more on how to lead and tackle problems. Whether you are looking to become your own boss someday or work in a salon, this is an important skill to develop.

Finances and Budgeting

A lot of licensed cosmetologists end up running their own salon and becoming their own boss. Beauty school instructors are aware of this and are there to give finance and business advice, so you can feel more confident as an entrepreneur. The more you know how to budget and make smart business decisions, the more successful your business can be.

7 Surprising Things You'll Learn as a Cosmetologist

Begin Your Beauty School Education 

Now you know there is so much to learn and discover during your cosmetology education. The journey is both fun and exciting. Are you ready to develop a variety of skills and learn what it takes to become a successful cosmetologist? Check out Elite Academy and contact our admissions team today for more information and questions you have regarding our different beauty school courses. We are here to help in any way we can! If you are interested in learning more about our curriculum and getting an in-person idea of what our classes are like, then book a tour at our Lawton, Oklahoma location and see for yourself what a cosmetology program can teach you!