What Can I Expect to Learn About Skin Care in Beauty School?

3 Beauty School Programs That Will Help You Learn Skin Care. Which Program is Right for You?

  Beauty sells. It is currently a $532 billion industry. The United States alone is responsible for 20% of that massive market. This means that it is a great time to pursue your passion for beauty and skin care training. 

Beauty school training offers two major programs related to skin care. Our students can choose either our cosmetology or Full Specialty (esthetics program). Our accredited cosmetology or esthetics school offers students the opportunity to earn skin care training in either program depending on how much you want skin care to be a part of your client experience and future.

Here’s what you can expect to learn in each program.

Cosmetology Training in Beauty School

While not as comprehensive as a full esthetics program, a cosmetology program teaches students the basics of skincare and beauty treatments.

Usually these programs cover facials, eyebrow waxing, and makeup application, as well as,  basic nail training and hand and foot massages. 

Whichever program you choose, be sure to attend an accredited school. This is essential in order to ensure that your certification is recognized by salons.

Also, keep in mind that financial aid is available if your program hours meet the requirements.

A cosmetology curriculum in beauty school covers six key areas.

  • Core curriculum classes in Cosmetology
  • Hair Care, Cutting, coloring, and style
  • Nail Care
  • Natural Skin Care
  • Makeup
  • Salon Management

All students must take a general course, regardless of which area they would like to specialize in. You will learn hygiene and sanitation, client relationship management, human anatomy, and physiology, and learn about the tools and equipment you may use in your career.

Hair Care

If you choose to focus your beauty school training on hair, you will learn everything you need to become a professional hairstylist. This includes scalp and hair care, specialized cuts, updos and styling, wigs and hair extensions.

You will also learn how to safely use coloring chemicals and different techniques related to colors such as highlights, lowlights, root touch-ups, balayage, and more.

Nail Care

In this part of beauty school, you will learn all about nail diseases, infections, and best hygiene practices. You’ll become skilled in giving manicures and pedicures and learn how to apply acrylic tips and polish, as well as hand and foot massage techniques.

Skin Care Training

Students learn about skin types as well as skin disorders, diseases, acne, and so on. They learn how to provide facials, dermabrasion, and hair removal. You’ll also have the option to take advanced beauty school skin care training courses to deepen your skills in this area.

Makeup 

Students will learn all about makeup application including the various tools and application tips. They will learn color theory as it applies to skin tone, eye color, ethics, and airbrush makeup.

Salon Management 

If you’re thinking about owning your own salon, these courses provide a vital foundation. Courses teach students about business ethics, sales and marketing, labor laws, workers’ rights, and much more. 

Full Specialty (Esthetics) Training in Beauty School

Esthetics encompasses a variety of different client-based services such as facials, nail, hand and foot care, makeup artistry, and skincare.

An esthetics curriculum in beauty school covers areas.

  • Core esthetics curriculum
  • Facial skin care: treating, purifying, correcting acne, anti-aging, and maintaining healthy skin
  • Nail care
  • Facial & body waxing
  • Lash extensions (may be offered as an advanced course per campus policy)
  • Makeup 

Further Training 

Once you have your certification in cosmetology or esthetics, there are countless other advanced training options you can choose from. For example, you could opt to take further certification in microblading, micro-needling, skin lightening and brightening, and laser therapies.

Launch Your Career Now 

There you have it! Now you know how to go about getting skin care training to start your career. Ready to take the next step? Let your artistry bloom at Elevate Salon Institute Miami Beach. Fill out this form to get more info. 

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Importance of Retail

How did famous stylists such as Jen Atkin, José Eber, and Ted Gibson become famous? Simple. They are the best at what they do. Long before they had celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Cher, The Kardashians, and Katy Perry, they knew what it took to succeed in the world of professional beauty. Learn how to boost your revenue by prescribing (not selling) products and how to master client consults. 

Keep reading to find out the secrets of how to become a leading beauty professional.

Prescribing Products (Don’t Sell Them)

One of the key ways to learn how to become a leading beauty professional is to learn the fine art of prescribing products. There is a world of a difference between a hair and beauty professional who tries to sell a product and one who prescribes one to his or her clients.

So what is the difference? Basically, it involves putting the client first. No one likes to be “sold to”. However, people do love to get expert recommendations from professionals they trust. 

Sometimes this trust is built on years of you doing a person’s hair or beauty treatments. But, even if you are new to the world of professional beauty care, you can still build trust. 

To do this, listen and pay attention to the client’s concerns and needs. When you truly hear them and then prescribe a solution to their specific concern, they will be so grateful to you. Plus, they will be able to maintain their salon results at home.

You can prescribe your client’s products for color care, to improve texture, for acne, dry or aging skin, and so on. When you make the connection between the client’s concern and the product you prescribe, clients are much more likely to heed your recommendation. 

For example, Riverdale star Camila Mendez fell in love with John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum that she partnered with the brand.

Similarly, Kate Middleton swears by Richard Ward’s two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. Ward has been Middleton’s hair stylist for years. Of course, he used his line on her and she loved it so much it’s a staple in her beauty lineup.

Imagine the kind of zeal-like devotion you can expect from similarly happy clients. Also, prescribing products will help boost your revenue in an organic (not forced) way.

Focus on Discovery During Initial Client Consult

Another aspect of preparing to become a successful beauty professional is to put more focus on the initial consultation with clients. It’s common in the biz to talk to clients while they’re in the chair and then jump into the hair and spa services

However, the better approach is to treat initial client meetings as a chance for discovery. This is your chance to learn about your client’s poor habits and concern areas.

Be sure to listen attentively to earn their trust. This circles back to building trust so they accept your product recommendations. 

During this initial consultation, you should stay away from explaining the remedy. Listen and then do your magic.

At the end of the procedure, after the client takes that first look in the mirror,  then you can reveal the remedy that will allow the client to keep the look and feel they wanted when they walked in the door.

There you go! Now you’ve got some insights for success. 

When you follow these steps, you will earn a reputation as a hair and beauty professional that truly cares about their client’s best interests.

As a result, you will set yourself apart from the rest. If you want to be a leader in your career, it’s imperative for you to hold yourself to a higher standard.

Ready to take your skills to the next level? Contact us today.

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