Are you curious about working in the beauty industry, but unsure if going to beauty school is for you? Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes provides training programs throughout Denver, CO, Provo, UT, and the Metropolitan Area of Phoenix, AZ. We understand many people have misconceptions about beauty schools, but we are here to dispel them.

Here, we discuss common myths surrounding beauty schools and why they don’t apply to the training programs at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes.

Common Beauty School Myths and Why They’re False

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes provides high-quality and hands-on training in a variety of specialties, including cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy, barbering, and more. We have vast experience training students to become licensed professionals in the beauty industry. Throughout our experience, we have also come to understand the misconceptions that many aspiring students or their families may have about attending beauty school, including:

Myth: Beauty School Is Just for Women

Many people believe beauty school is solely for women, but this is not the case. This belief probably stems from the idea that women do hair and makeup, while men do more sports or other “manly” pastimes.

According to Zippia, more than 90% of cosmetologists are women. However, more men are choosing to join the industry, studying at beauty schools, and going on to have successful careers. It is also a misconception that beauty schools only offer cosmetology courses. At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we also offer barbering programs. Men are typically barbers, while cosmetologists are women, but either gender can be successful in either career.

Myth: Beauty School Is Easy

A common myth about beauty school is that it is easier to complete than a traditional four-year degree program. Although the processes for the two are different, all types of schooling, including beauty school, require hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

Beauty school coursework is unique because it typically combines both in-classroom instruction and hands-on experience. At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, our students get extensive practice with real clients in our student salons. This is no easy feat because students must put the skills they’ve learned to use in real time.

Myth: Beauty School Is Too Expensive

Another misconception about beauty school is that it is too expensive. Although beauty school is an investment, it’s a worthwhile one that will serve as a foundation for your career.

Beauty schools often offer financial aid opportunities to assist in payment and Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes is no different. Our financial aid department can help students who qualify find ways to pay for their education, including options like:

  • Scholarships
  • Student loans
  • In-house financing
  • Tuition waiver for multiple programs

Myth: Beauty School Is Only for Young People

Another common myth about beauty school is that only young people attend it. This is another misconception — people of all ages attend cosmetology and beauty schools. In fact, according to Zippia, the average age of a cosmetologist is 40 years old. You can find both recent high school graduates and middle-aged people looking to switch careers in beauty school classrooms. It’s never too late to start training for your dream job.

Myth: Beauty School Won’t Lead to a Job

Another myth about attending beauty school is that it won’t lead to a steady career or reliable income. This is not true — the beauty industry is growing quickly and so is the employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, their employment is projected to grow 8% through 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. There is also a wide range of careers available to beauty school graduates, beyond simply hairstyling and coloring. Graduates may find work managing a salon, doing makeup or nails, specializing in certain treatments, and more.

These are common misconceptions we come across at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. We hope to help people understand why they’re not true, so anyone who wants to attend beauty school will enroll.

Why Attend Beauty School at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes?

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes is backed by the Aveda brand, which boasts 7,000+ connections with top salons, spas, and beauty stores in the industry. Attending a program at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes provides students with access to this network, along with many other benefits. These include:

  • Getting hands-on training in real salon environments with real clients
  • Being led by experienced instructors with industry knowledge
  • Using plant-based Aveda brand products in services and training
  • Access to the Student Care Team for job placement assistance, even after graduation

Students also get access to unique opportunities to attend the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) ceremony, participate in New York and London Fashion Week events, and study abroad. These are just a few advantages our students experience. To learn more, visit our admissions page.

Apply to a Beauty School Campus Near You

Don’t let misconceptions about beauty school prevent you from applying to a program. Whether you’re fresh out of high school, looking to switch up your career, or wish to express your creativity, Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes welcomes you. If you’re ready to start beauty school at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, request more information today.