Why Do People Go To Beauty School?


Beauty school can be an excellent choice for anyone who loves styling and making people happy. Whether you want to become a professional hairstylist, nail technician, or makeup artist, beauty school can help provide the education and skills you need to qualify for a cosmetology license.

The following are five reasons why you should consider going to beauty school.

  1. Express yourself artistically. Very few professions today allow you to express yourself artistically. In beauty school, you will have the opportunity to practice your love of art and beauty in your own unique way. You’ll also be able to work with real clients who will look for your creative input and suggestions.
  1. Learn a variety of cosmetology skills. Beauty school courses cover a variety of exciting topics. You will learn how to cut and style hair as well as perform various coloring methods. In other courses, you will learn the latest styles and methods in skincare, makeup, nail care and design.
  1. Study more than just hair, makeup, and nails. The common misconception people have about beauty school is that students just study hair, makeup, and nails. Yes, you will learn these skills, but you will also learn salon business management and operations, sales, marketing, and customer service.
  1. Faster path to a cosmetology career. Whether you are going to beauty school to work in a salon or to start your own cosmetology business, the training you will receive will prepare you for success in the beauty industry. Compared to other careers, you can complete your beauty school education in a relatively short amount of time. For example, most college degrees require years of studying (typically four years for a bachelor’s degree), while you can finish the Cosmetology Program training at Delta Technical College in 13 or 16 months*.
    *Contact your local campus for more information on program lengths.
  1. Train for a career in a fast-growing field. There is currently high demand for beauty school graduates, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).[1] After completing beauty school, overall job opportunities in cosmetology are expected to be good. Employment of cosmetologists is projected to increase by 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.[2]

Requirements to Be a Professional Cosmetologist

In order to begin entry-level employment as a professional cosmetologist, you must complete an accredited beauty school or cosmetology program. Students who enroll in the Cosmetology Program at Delta Technical College will receive classroom instruction, as well as work with real clients in a professional salon setting, under the guidance of instructors with real-world experience. This allows them to meet the 1,500 hours of practical experience in the salon required for licensure in Mississippi.[3]At the end of Delta Tech’s Cosmetology Program, students will be prepared for state licensing exams. All states in the U.S., including Mississippi, require a license to practice cosmetology,[4].In Mississippi, students of Delta Tech’s Cosmetology Program must complete the following exams after graduation in order to become licensed with the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology (MSBC):[5]

  • A written theory exam made up of multiple-choice questions.
  • A practical skills test consisting of a demonstration of a random selection of skills, from manicuring to makeup application, haircutting, facials, and sanitation.
Additionally, Mississippi has the following qualifications for a cosmetology license.[6]

  • Must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Must have a high school education or the equivalent.

Beauty School at Delta Technical College

  • [1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairstylists-and-cosmetologists.htm
  • [2] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairstylists-and-cosmetologists.htm
  • [3] http://www.msbc.ms.gov/Mics%20Documents/Rules%20and%20Regulations.pdf
  • [4] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairstylists-and-cosmetologists.htm
  • [5] https://home.pearsonvue.com/getattachment/232d4090-59ab-45b0-a941-328c70612007/Mississippi%20Cosmetology%20Candidate%20Handbook.aspx
  • [6] https://home.pearsonvue.com/getattachment/232d4090-59ab-45b0-a941-328c70612007/Mississippi%20Cosmetology%20Candidate%20Handbook.aspx


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