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July 13, 2018

How to Prepare For School in the Fall

Summer is the time of year that most people get really excited about. The weather is warm, the sky is clear, and the water is so refreshing for a swim. If summer is a vacation from school for you, then you know that routine is a thing of the past. Going to bed at 2 am and waking up at noon becomes the norm, and you get out of habits that can make you a rock star student. Having fun in the summer sun is totally okay (and absolutely recommended!), but before you know it fall will roll around again and it’ll be time for school! Every beauty school schedule is different, whether full-time or part-time, so here are some general things you can do now to prepare for school in the fall:

Regulate Your Sleep Schedule

We’re not going to tell you how to live your life, but it’s much easier to be an amazing student if you’re well rested! Summer months are when people like to stay out late with friends, go to bonfires, and have all sorts of fun. Make sure you get your fun in, but also make sure you start sleeping regularly as the school year approaches. If you’re accustomed to late nights and late mornings, you should start adjusting your sleep schedule a few weeks before school starts so you have time to get used to your new schedule. Many beauty school classes start in the morning, so you want to be ready to roll on your first day back at school!

Eat Healthy & Regularly

If you are in the habit of sleeping in late, you’re also probably in the habit of skipping breakfast, and might have even had a late night snack the day before! Beauty school takes a lot of energy because you need to be awake and attentive in class. After you’ve been in school for a while, you often spend a lot of time on your feet in the student salon, so being energized is important! Make sure you eat a healthy breakfast and plan something for lunch. And no, coffee does not count as breakfast! At least do your body a favor and grab a banana while you’re at the coffee shop. Foods with proteins and complex carbohydrates can give you the energy you need to make it through the day!

Exercise Your Mind

Beauty school is different from traditional schooling in many ways, but there are still classrooms and textbooks like nearly any other school. Make sure you spend time reading and keeping your mind sharp during the summer so you can jump into your beauty education right away! Adjusting to school again could be difficult if the most challenging thing you read this summer was the netflix recommended shows list!

Back to School Prep

Beauty school is also different from traditional schools in that your school supplies are made uniquely for beauty school! The school you attend will likely provide a cosmetology or esthetics kit for you to use, but there may be other things you need to bring as well, such as the ipad that comes in your Inspire Greatness Aveda student kit. If you’re not sure what you might need for your beauty school courses, contact your campus and ask questions!

Dress Smart

With summer in full swing, your feet have probably forgotten what shoes feel like! It might be time for you to start thinking about your school wardrobe. Many beauty schools have uniforms or aprons that you wear when you’re on the salon floor, but you can start thinking about things like shoes and pants that you want to wear while you’re on the scene. The salon floor can be tiring to work on, so make sure you have some comfortable flats or low heel shoes that you can wear for hours at a time without tiring! Most uniforms or aprons at beauty schools, especially at Aveda Inspire Greatness, are black, so you can choose most colors of pants to match. Just make sure they are appropriately conservative because you’ll be representing your school on the salon floor!

Start School at Aveda Institutes

Many people say that life is about the journey and not the destination, and the same can be said about Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes! Many students find a home away from home here and are able to build new lifestyles and careers with us. If you’re interested in coming back to school with everyone else after summer vacation, reach out to us about our cosmetology, esthetics, or other programs! Contact one of our campuses in Provo, Denver, Tucson, and Phoenix to begin the next leg of your journey today!

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