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Pursuing a career in the beauty industry can be an exciting and rewarding journey. If you are a beauty enthusiast who loves hairstyling, skincare, nail care, or any other aspect of beauty, then enrolling in a beauty school might be the perfect path to take. Before you dive in, it can help to ask yourself what you are most passionate about and if you are ready to become a licensed professional. Learn more about what it takes to join the industry! We are here to guide you through the process of achieving your dreams! 

How to Get Started on Your Future

It’s always better to prepare for your beauty journey sooner than later, but it’s never too late to start. Any education is going to be a huge commitment and take time and money to complete. That is why we highly recommend that you do your research first to help you decide which path is best for you. 

The beauty industry is constantly growing and you can expect opportunities after graduation. The first step to take is to do as much research as you can. Read up on beauty industry blogs, schedule a tour of a campus near you, call the admissions office, and ask plenty of questions. 

What Kind of Career Are You Looking for?

The beauty industry has a lot to offer! It’s important to know what you are passionate about before getting any deeper into your research. Are you someone who prefers trying out new hairstyles? Or do you get more of an enjoyment out of recommending skincare products or techniques to your friends? 

Asking yourself what you are most interested in can help you determine what kind of education you need to achieve your career goals. At Elite Academy of Cosmetology we offer cosmetology, barbering, skin, and nail care courses. Explore our programs to see which one is a better fit for you!

Are You Ready for Beauty School?


A cosmetology program can teach a wide range of skills and techniques that keep you up to date with the latest trends and fast growing industry. Here are some of the career opportunities to look forward to as a licensed cosmetologist:

  • Hair stylist
  • Product representative
  • Salon owner or manager
  • Beauty editor
  • Color specialist
  • Makeup artist
  • And more!

If you are someone who enjoys working with a team and expressing your creative side, then cosmetology could be a great option to consider. The nice thing about cosmetology is that you don’t have to specialize in one specific area. So if you have a love for hair, skin, and nails and can’t choose between the three, then cosmetology is the way to go!


Do you love all things skincare? An esthetician is a skincare specialist who applies facials, body peels, and treatments to their clients. Esthetics is a great option for those who are passionate about health and skin. Here are a few career opportunities to look into:

  • Medical esthetician
  • Clinical esthetician
  • Lash artist
  • Makeup artist
  • Beauty influencer
  • Spa manager
  • And more!

Get the hands-on training you need to help future clients to feel confident in their own skin! Consult with future clients on skin types and products. Becoming an esthetician can be a rewarding experience that offers many benefits!


Barbering focuses more on the art of men’s grooming. For those who are interested in men’s health and grooming, this could be a great career path. Here are some careers to consider as a licensed barber:

  • Barber shop owner
  • Product developer
  • Social media influencer
  • Shop manager
  • And more!

A barber career can offer a flexible schedule, is great for those who love working with people, and offers opportunities where you can work for yourself. 

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are all about providing manicures and pedicures for their clients. It is a great career choice for those who enjoy creativity, love working with people, and want a flexible schedule. Here are some possible careers you can consider as a licensed nail tech

  • Manicuring specialist
  • Traveling nail tech
  • Product demonstrator
  • Spa specialist
  • Nail artist
  • Salon-spa owner
  • And more!

Tap into your creative side with a fun and exciting education! Learn all about the latest nail trends and practice fashionable nail designs. 

Are You Ready for Beauty School?

Schedule a Tour

After you have done your research, choose a beauty school near you to tour your program of interest. A tour is a great way to ask questions and get started on the registration process. This is also the best way to get a feel of the school and really see if you are ready to get started. 

How to Pay for Beauty School 

Don’t let the cost of beauty school stop you from pursuing your dreams! There are different ways out there that can help you pay for school. There are financial aid opportunities available to students who qualify. Your admissions team can guide you through the application process. As an accredited school, we are able to offer our students financial aid and assistance such as: 

  • Grants
  • Student loans
  • Funding from the VA
  • Scholarships
  • And more!

Get the financial assistance you need to get started on achieving your educational goals. We are here to help!

Learn More About Elite Academy of Cosmetology

We are here to support you through your journey! Our team of instructors are here to help you get the education you need to make a difference. Do you currently live in Oklahoma? Contact us today to Schedule a tour of our Lawton campus.