Instructor led training is a great way for a Michigan cosmetology student to develop beauty skills. Enhancing these beauty skills requires focus and commitment. Keep reading to learn about three tactics that students can use to sharpen their existing skills.
Cosmetology Programs That Spotlight Your Passions
To begin, think about the career field that you want to pursue as a cosmetologist. The path can be diverse. According to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, career fields open to cosmetologists (once licensed) may include hair color specialist, salon owner, and nail care artist. You can also work as a fashion show stylist, salon coordinator, and beauty business consultant.1
Practice using tools of the trade. For example, if you want to be a hair stylist, practice cutting, coloring, and styling hair. Other tools to use are manual and electric hair clippers.
As a cosmetology student, cut and style hair with curling irons, applicator brushes, and scissors. During training, focus on cleanliness and safety. Go above what your instructor asks. Take your beauty supplies/tools home if the school permits. While you're at home, cut and style hair on a mannequin.
Soft Skills Matter
Because communication is important when dealing with clients, sharpen your soft skills. Examples of soft skills are active listening, dependability and understanding. 2 Here are a few ways to strengthen soft skills.
After you ask instructors questions, listen to the answer. Next, be open to feedback while you’re taking cosmetology classes in Michigan.
As needed, meet with instructors after cosmetology training. During these meetings, ask instructors how your styles can be more creative. Ask if you need to listen to clients more. Instructors who teach cosmetology programs in Michigan have firsthand experience in the field. Their experience allows them to spot areas for improvement in students’ soft skills.
More Ways To Enhance Beauty Skills
Read books and magazines that offer hair styling and beauty tips. Even more, take advantage of practical training. Get as many training hours as you can. There are cosmetology programs in Michigan that require cosmetology student to complete a minimum number of hours in an actual beauty clinic. In fact, many Michigan beauty schools have a beauty clinic right on campus.
Get The Right Beauty Supplies
Before classes start, get the right cosmetology student supplies. Items to include in a cosmetology student kit are flat irons, curling irons, combs, and shears. You'll also want to have a supply of brushes, sprays, mirrors and mannequin heads.
For a cosmetology student, the pathway to enhanced skills and a rewarding career in the beauty industry could be a little over a year away. For example, at Dorsey Schools, it takes 1,500 clock hours to graduate from a diploma cosmetology program in Michigan. 3
At Dorsey Schools, we are ready to answer your questions. As you explore a beauty career, we are here to speak with you about our cosmetology training program.
The cosmetology program could help you to gain the skills that are generally required of cosmetologists. During the training, you can learn about important subjects like nail application treatments, hair styling, and facial treatments.
Michigan campuses where Dorsey Schools' cosmetology training program is taught are Taylor, Madison Heights, Roseville, and Lansing. Graduation from the program offers students the opportunity to challenge the state licensure exam. Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced admissions representatives.
Let us support your cosmetology training goals. Call us at 1-888-422-1188 or request info online to learn how our experienced team can help provide you with cosmetology training.
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