Did you ever wonder how celebrities manage to look different every time they appear at a new event? They hire skilled hairstylists who know how to install hair extensions. Hair extensions can add volume, length, and even a new color, making them one of the easiest ways to help a client make a dramatic transformation into a new look.
Hair extensions are in-demand, too: today hair extensions alone make up $6 billion dollars of the $532 billion beauty industry, and that figure grows every day.
That’s why it could be a good idea to add hair extension classes to your education at some point in your career. In your hair extension classes, you will learn how to:
install the extensions
create different styles with extensions
care for and use textured hair extensions
add chemical-free color and non-committal color to the extensions
There are classes you can take in hair extension installation at hair schools that can help you build your portfolio for guest services. That makes you a more attractive job candidate. Salons are more likely to hire a newly licensed beauty school graduate who can demonstrate a wide variety of innovative skills and abilities.
Are you thinking about going to beauty school but are worried about the cost? Fear not: You may qualify for many federal grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid! You can begin learning moreby filling out and filing the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. That’s right: all you have to do is fill out one application to find out what kinds of financial aid may be available to help you manage your education costs, including tuition and other education-related expenses.
Many people think that financial aid is only available for students at traditional four-year colleges and universities, but that’s not true. Students at career schools are just as eligible for federal financial aid.
To be eligible for federal student aid, applicants must meet a few basic qualifications. You must:
be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (such as a permanent resident or refugee)
have a Social Security number
prove that you have a financial need for aid
be registered with the Selective Service if you are a male student
be enrolled or accepted at a qualifying college or career school
maintain what is called “satisfactory academic progress”
There may be other qualifications depending upon your personal circumstances. Most beauty schools have financial aid specialists that can help you apply for aid. So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the FAFSA and get ready to start your education!