When you think of your future does it involve helping others embrace their beauty? A career in cosmetology could be exactly right for you! Becoming a cosmetologist can seem intimidating if you don’t have a good idea of what that involves. We are here to walk you through the process step by step.
1. Find Your School
In order to become a licensed cosmetologist, you must get the correct education. Where you go to school is very important. You will want to find a school that offers the program you are interested in and a school where you feel comfortable and welcomed. Here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Cleveland you can schedule a visit to see how it all happens! You can speak with some of our instructors and students to get a better feel of what our school can offer you.
We understand that paying for school can become a roadblock. Many schools offer financial aid and scholarships. ESI Cleveland is happy to offer both! We believe that making your dreams into a reality should be as easy as possible. See if you qualify for our scholarships or financial aid.
2. Get Your License
A very common question that is asked is, “How to obtain a cosmetologist license.” In order to have a license, you have to get some things done first. Don’t worry, it’s nothing that you can’t handle! Here is what you need to complete in order to obtain your cosmetologist license in Ohio.
- Have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED)
- Attend a licensed school such ESI Cleveland
- Complete 1500 hours for Basic Cosmetology and 1800 Hours for Advanced Cosmetology
- Pass the exam issued by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
- Celebrate because you have your license!
3. Find Your Career
Now that you have your license in hand, it’s time to continue your journey toward a fulfilling career. Many have found a career in the beauty industry to be very exciting, creative, challenging, and exactly what they are looking for. The world of beauty is constantly improving and moving forward. That can make for finding a career in many different locations and many different positions. Here are some of them:
- Salon Owner
- Spa Owner
- Fashion Shows
- Beauty Blogger
Begin Your Journey!
What’s so beautiful about becoming a cosmetologist is that it’s never too late to begin! At any stage in your life, we believe that you can make anything happen. With hard work, passion, and drive you can make your dreams a reality! Check out our advanced cosmetology program and contact us to begin. Read more on our blog to get a better understanding of what cosmetology covers.