Being a cosmetology instructor certainly has its perks. From an increase in salary and reputation to travel and access to the latest styling techniques and products, students choose this career path for several reasons. At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we offer an instructor training program for aspiring classroom leaders. Here, we explore the many benefits of being a cosmetology instructor and why you should consider an educator role with Aveda Institutes.

Professional Growth

Being a cosmetology instructor offers many new avenues for professional growth. These beauty professionals can work within a variety of different academic settings, from public vocational schools and higher education institutions to private institutes and academies. These environments enable cosmetology instructors to meet a range of other instructors, administrators, and students, allowing them to network and increase their visibility for future instructor roles and other opportunities within the beauty industry.

Inspire and Mentor Students

Being a cosmetology instructor is also good for the soul. Instructors can watch as their students learn, practice, meet challenges, nourish their unique way of approaching cosmetology, and grow personally and professionally, which all translates into a highly rewarding process. As a beauty instructor, you’re also able to mentor and guide students in not just cosmetology skills but also best business practices, customer service, entrepreneurialism, and management. Cosmetology instructors are also often able to continue servicing their clients, which enables them to have the best of both worlds – working and teaching.

Continuing Your Education

In life, you never stop learning. The same holds true for a cosmetology instructor. As a teacher, you have to demonstrate techniques and practices to your students. For example, you’ll be expected to:

  • Explain what you’re doing and why each step of the way.
  • Answer questions about cosmetology practices and techniques.
  • Suggest how to best troubleshoot certain scenarios.

These teaching moments allow you, as the instructor, to focus precisely on the cosmetology topic at hand. Understanding the subject matter and feeling confident in why you’re suggesting a technique or tool enables you to fine-tune your craft. By guiding classes as they experiment with the newest hair colors, coifs, and extension applications, you’ll also get to learn from your students in the process.

Meet, Greet, and Travel

The cosmetology programs at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes are located in Denver, Colorado, and Provo, Utah, as well as the Metropolitan Area of Phoenix. Being a cosmetology instructor at one of our state-of-the-art facilities means providing hands-on, in-person lessons, allowing you to travel to one of these incredible cities to live, work, relax, and meet new people on the job and during leisure time. Additionally, some cosmetology instructor roles are temporary. These are fantastic chances to escape to a new place, expand your network, and return home when the tenure ends.

Express Yourself

Though most cosmetology schools adhere to a certain curriculum, you’re still able to add your artistic touch to the lessons and teachings. Many schools also encourage creative expression when it comes to styling hair and crafting a unique makeup design. They want students to dig deep and experiment with cuts and colors. In this setting, you and your learners can create new approaches and trends.

Become a Cosmetology Instructor at Aveda Institutes

The cosmetology instructors at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes are unrivaled. They motivate and coach students to become North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) winners year after year through our exclusive NAHA Experience that gives certain students the chance to shoot with an industry photographer and receive mentoring and guidance from the Inspire Greatness Artistic Team. Our instructor training program is available at our Phoenix and Tucson locations. Contact us today for more information and to learn how to start your journey to becoming a cosmetology instructor.