November 23, 2022

What’s Next After Beauty School?

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Congratulations! You just graduated from beauty school and your future is just now getting started! But, what comes next? Navigating life post-graduation can seem a little daunting, but you’ll soon find out that you have all the tools and skills you need to succeed.

At Austin Kade, we do our best to prepare you for life after school. We strive to bring passion to the classroom so that our students can feel inspired and motivated to become outstanding beauty professionals once they graduate. If you’re wondering what to do after you’re done with beauty school, here’s a guide to help get you started!

Decide What You’re Looking For

Before starting your career, you’ll want to spend some time thinking over the things you may want out of it! This is a big decision and it should take some time and consideration. There are plenty of options available to you once you graduate, so it’s a good idea to narrow them down.

Before you commit to a path, do your research. Look into the pros and cons of each career path. This will help you decide what you want out of a career. Here are some things you’ll want to think about for your career:

  • What services you want to provide
  • Where you want to work: salon, spa, freelance, etc
  • What schedule you want for yourself
  • And more!

These are decisions only you can make! You know yourself best and know what will make you happy in a career. Trust yourself in the process and know you’ll make the right choice!

Start Your Career!

What an exciting time! It’s time to start the career you’ve always dreamed of. Now that you know what you want to do with your future, here are a few tips to help you start it off!

Market Yourself

Marketing yourself means to spread the word about yourself. It can give you credibility, recognition, and can help differentiate you from others. Marketing your brand is one of the most important things you can do to build your business.

Take this time to build your social media presence and website if you have one! Building your clientele takes time but it doesn’t have to take years. It does take drive and determination though. Knowing how to market yourself is a skill that can take you far in life.

Take As Many Clients As You Can

While you’re building your clientele, it’s a good idea to take as many clients as you can! This is a great way to refine your skills as you progress in your career! Also a great way to build your clientele. The more clients you are able to take, the faster you can build your clientele.

Charge For Services

While starting off your career, you may feel inclined to do free or discounted services. Know your worth! Create a realistic price sheet and stick to it. You know what your time, experience, and expertise are worth so charge accordingly. The process of building your clientele is when it will be the hardest to make ends meet. Once you build your clientele, you’ll be in a better position to give discounts if you want to.

Never Stop Learning

A good student never stops learning, so even after you graduate, you’ll still need to look for opportunities to grow and learn! Get certified in new services and take classes that teach you new techniques. Knowledge is power and the best thing you can do for yourself and your career is to keep evolving.

Stay Positive

You’re doing what you love, while getting paid for it! You’ve just made the best investment you can make – an investment in yourself. The hard work was all worth it! Keep a positive attitude and continue learning and progressing as you go. Your future is bright and you’re on the road to an exciting life ahead!

Get Started On Your Journey

If you’re just getting started in your beauty school journey, we’re here to help! Contact us with any questions you have regarding our programs, schedules, financial aid, or anything else regarding your education. Our team would love to talk with you! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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