August 15, 2023

What to Expect On Your Beauty School Tour

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Are you considering a career in the beauty industry? While it can be an exciting and fulfilling journey, choosing which beauty school to go to can be overwhelming! The beauty school you go to lays the foundation for your future in the industry, so it’s essential to make an informed decision. That’s why we recommend all potential students schedule a beauty school tour. A tour provides a unique opportunity to experience the school, facilities, and student culture. By immersing yourself in the environment, you can hopefully make the right decision for you!

In this blog, we will talk about what you can expect on your beauty school tour, what to bring, questions to ask, and tips for a successful visit!

What To Expect On A Beauty School Tour

Beauty school tours are designed to provide prospective students with an understanding of what the school can provide them. Here’s what you can expect on your tour:

  • Introduction to the school: Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by one of our staff members and they’ll begin the tour! You’ll get an introduction to our facilities, our history, and our goals for students.
  • Campus tour: After the introduction, you’ll be taken on a tour of the campus! This can include a tour of our classrooms, student salon and spa, and more. This is an important part of the tour so pay attention!
  • Program Overview: During your tour, you’ll also receive detailed information about the various programs offered by our school. Whether it’s cosmetology, esthetics, or barbering, make sure you understand the curriculum, course requirements, course duration, and any other additional information you need.
  • Meet with students and teachers: If time permits, you’ll have an opportunity to interact with current students and teachers. Interacting with them allows you to gain firsthand insights into their experiences and teaching methods. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and engage with them!
  • Financial Aid and Admissions: After the tour, we’ll guide you through the admissions process and discuss *financial aid options, scholarships, and tuition.

*financial aid only available to those who qualify

What To Bring On Your Tour

To make the most of your beauty school tour, it’s essential that you come prepared! While we don’t require you to bring anything, we do recommend you bring a few items:

  • Something to take notes: This can be a notepad and pen or simply your phone notes app, but this is important! This gives you the chance to jot down important details, questions, and observations you had during the tour. This is essential for later, as you can come back to your notes when making a final decision.
  • Something to take pictures: In today’s age, this is usually a cellphone, but if you want to bring a camera then please do! Take pictures throughout the day of facilities, classrooms, and other aspects that caught your attention. This can serve as a valuable resource to look back on.
  • A list of questions: Coming up with a list of questions helps you make the most of your tour. This ensures you’re getting all the information you need to make an informed decision.

What Questions Should I Ask?

As we mentioned earlier, asking relevant questions can help make an informed decision. Here are some questions you could ask:

  • What is the student-to-teacher ratio?
  • Are there opportunities for practical hands-on training?
  • What are the job placement rates and opportunities for career advancement after graduation?
  • How does the school support students in preparing for the licensing exam?
  • What resources are available to students while in school?
  • Do you offer continuing education?
  • How does the school stay updated with the latest trends, techniques, and technologies in the beauty industry?

Tips For A Successful Tour

Be Open-Minded

Go to the tour with an open mind. Having an open mind allows you to explore a range of opportunities that the beauty school may offer. Each institution has its own unique curriculum, teaching methods, and facilities. By being open-minded, you give yourself a fair chance to make the right choice.

Arrive Early

There are two main reasons why arriving early is important, one being that it shows your commitment and respect for the school. It creates a positive impression and reflects well on your character. The second reason being that it minimizes any potential delays and stress! Unexpected events happen such as traffic or parking problems, and we want you to arrive stress-free for your tour!

Get A Good Nights Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is important daily, but especially before an important event! Getting enough sleep helps improve cognitive function, attention span, and memory retention. By ensuring you’re well-rested, you’ll be mentally sharp and able to absorb the information you need!

Dress To Impress

They say that first impressions are made within the first few seconds of meeting someone, so dressing to impress is important! While the tour is an opportunity for you to see if a school is a good fit for you, it’s also a chance for the school to know if you’re a good fit. By dressing in a presentable manner, you show that you take the tour seriously and that you understand the importance of making a positive first impression.

Trust Your Gut

This is probably one of the most important tips for a successful tour! You know yourself best and it’s important to trust your gut. Pay close attention to how you feel during the tour and the overall impression you have. Remember that choosing the right beauty school is an investment in your future, so it’s important to select one that matches what you need.

Follow Up

After the tour, take time to reflect on your experience and notes. Consider any additional questions you may have and follow up with the school! This shows your genuine interest and allows you to gather all the information that can influence your decision-making process.

Ready To Schedule Your Tour?

A beauty school tour is an invaluable opportunity to gather information, explore facilities, and interact with the community. By knowing what to expect, you can ensure a successful and insightful visit. Remember, choosing the right beauty school is a significant step toward building a successful career in the industry.

If you’re ready to schedule your tour, contact us today! We can’t wait to meet you!

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