My first tip would be to purchase comfortable shoes. But to not buy expensive shoes like some people might suggest to you. You’ll be on your feet constantly on this career field. The most effective shoes i can suggest which are expensive are Crocs. You don’t should get the ugly pair with holes in it (unless that is your style). They’ve a solid pair that look like what the nurses use which is the pair I have. Do not waste your money on fake Crocs. The fake ones can’t beat the true deal!
Uniform… Spend money on a second pair of pants. Compare prices. Usually your school provides you with a uniform. Mine gave me 2 smocks and one pair of pants. You will need another pair of pants and these usually should be black scrub pants. Your school may offer a 2nd pair but it will cost you. Try your local Wal-Mart or GoodWill for an affordable pair. There going to get dirty anyway so don’t waste your money on a great pair. I get away with black yoga pants usually if there wide leg. I wouldn’t attempt this in your first 12 weeks of school though where you only have one teacher.
I wanted to place together a listing of things I wish I knew before starting hair school. I don’t want anyone to have to make the identical mistakes as me…
Shoes… My first tip could be to buy comfortable shoes. But to not buy expensive shoes like some people might suggest to you. You’ll be on your feet constantly on this career field. The most effective shoes i can suggest that are expensive are Crocs. You don’t must get the ugly pair with holes in it (unless that is your style). They’ve a solid pair that appear to be what the nurses use which is the pair I’ve. Don’t waste your money on fake Crocs. The fake ones can’t beat the true deal!
Want A less expensive Pair?
Uniform… Invest in a second pair of pants. Compare prices. Usually your school provides you with a uniform. Mine gave me 2 smocks and one pair of pants. You will have another pair of pants and these usually must be black scrub pants. Your school may offer a 2nd pair but it’ll cost you. Try your local Wal-Mart or GoodWill for a cheap pair. There going to get dirty anyway so do not waste your money on a good pair. I get away with black yoga pants usually if there wide leg. I wouldn’t attempt this in your first 12 weeks of school though where you only have one teacher.
After my last relaxer in intro
Lunch… It is expensive to eat outside of school. Try to pack as often as possible and skip the vending machines. Keep a cooler in your trunk with ice or freezer packs for those who crave pop that bad. The quarters add up.
Mmmmm! Boston Market
Elevator…Lugging your kit around may cause some distress to your back, knees, and hands. Your body is your tool for achievement in this career. Keep it safe.
Teachers… Do not judge a teacher straight away. I’ve had more than a few teachers change my mind about them because i judged them or listened to rumors about them. Don’t talk badly about your teachers because hair schools are small and that teacher could easily find out. You have to be around your classmates and teachers for a year in the event you don’t like someone then placed on a smile and fake it until you make it. It’s a must to suck it up because you never should see them again after graduation. Also never get attached to a teacher. They are going to come and go. You might not have the same one for a year. Be open and do not compare teachers. They all can teach you a distinct option to do the identical thing. That’s what makes school so amazing.
Don’t Quit… At times hair school can start to lag and become draining. Things get old and irritating. But trust me after i say its not worth it to quit. In the event you receive financial aid and you quit more than a month into this system then your almost guaranteed to owe money. A year when its over looks like nothing. You do not need to be the student who’s taking 3 years to graduate because they stop coming to highschool.
Stay Motivated!… I’ve seen students take all day on one thing because they wanted to socialize and take extra long breaks. Nobody goes to make you get your services done. Eventually time goes by and also you realize that your really behind in doing all of your services. You don’t need to be left after your class graduates on time without you.
Family… Depend on any support you’ve gotten while being in school. Don’t move out by yourself just because you may or want to. While your in school try to save as much money as possible.
My mom and that i
MINE!… Label or mark everything you might have. Your possessions can easily be misplaced stolen, thrown away, or forgotten. Put your initials and name on everything in a discreet place.
Book Work… Do your book work. Don’t leave questions blank. You cant graduate without it being done. Move ahead within the chapters as often as possible. Discover ways to skim and how one can abbreviate things. Find the shortest route to your destination.
The Case… Do not try to use your personal case for a year. They’re usually broken by the 3rd month. They are usually clunky as well. I suggest a chunk of luggage with wheels. A rolling duffel is what I take advantage of. Get something dark colored. It is going to get dirty.
Money… Do not be afraid to spend the money to improve your case or personal collection. While in hair school you can claim everything in your taxes that has to do with school. Anything you purchase from lunch to shoes to a comb. Your gas and hair products may be claimed to. Keep a record of everything you buy.
Laundry… The dryer is your best friend to freshen up your scrubs. Some smocks may shrink in the dryer so pay attention to washing instructions. I’ve never had issues with shrinkage and that i do put them within the dryer. Put you’re scrub pants within the dryer inside out to reduce that layer of white fuzz that its interested in the fabric.
Personal Image… Most girls start out coming to hair school with there hair and makeup completely done. This wears off quickly! Do not kill yourself to look amazing every time you go to high school. Just attempt to look fresh faced and polished. Be certain that to keep gum around in case you go on a lunch break or drink coffee within the morning. In the event you smoke cigarettes then be certain that to keep a light body spray like Dove to go in your purse. You will be in your clients personal space while draping, shampooing, and cutting their bangs. They’ll easily be capable to smell any smoke in your clothing or breath. Remember a terrific smile goes a good distance.
Keep Track… Keep a duplicate of everything you do. Never rely in your school to completely keep track of everything you do including your services. Below you may see a day log of all the service I completed in the given day at hair school. I even write down what I’ve done to my clients. Sometimes the pc is not going to record everything you’ve got done to that client. I be sure that to get everything signed off at the top of the day for future reference. If I ever must dispute with the varsity on what they have on file I can always show proof. It can be horrible to not get credit for what you have done.
Ask Questions… Never be afraid to ask questions. I’ve never had anyone shoot me down for being interested in something. Reap the benefits of the time you might have with your instructors.
Enjoy It… Make hair school fit into your life by making it something you enjoy. Try to find something in your daily routine at hair school that makes you look ahead to going. This month I challenged myself to learn 3 braids and that i mastered two by the 15th. Do not take it to seriously but do not waste the time your paying for either.
I love going to cosmetology school but sometimes things can get rough. I’m not telling you its going to be easy, I am telling you its going to be worth it!