Cosmetology Career Considerations by Sharon A. Clements
Cosmetology Career Considerations
Students interested in pursuing a career in Cosmetology or a related field should consider all aspects of such a decision. To become a Cosmetologist you must: Have dexterity and a sense of form, balance and color. Enjoy working with the public and be able to follow their directions. Stay abreast of the latest styles and industry techniques. Work hard to establish a clientele in order to reach your desired income. Learn business skills to promote yourself and the spa's/salons you will work in. Be committed to finishing your education.
Cosmetology students should be aware that:
The work can be demanding, (standing with your hands at shoulder level or leaning over a nail technicians station). An investment may be required for advertising and promotions such as printing business cards or a website. There will be exposure to various chemicals and fumes which could cause allergic reactions. The practice of safety and sanitation is essential for effective and successful performance within the industry. Methods of compensation may vary including straight salary, salary plus commission, straight commission, sliding scale commission, retail commission and independent contracting (renting space and equipment from an existing spa/salon).
BASIC COSMETOLOGY COURSE: 1500 CLOCK HOURS
Fees listed below are applicable As of July 1, 2008
TUITION - $9,198.14
REGISTRATION FEE - $100.00
BOOKS/KIT - $650.00
TAX - $50.86
TOTAL = $9,999.00
Students not eligible in part for Financial Aid that would pay for the education at New Dimensions School of Hair Design can arrange a convenient payment plan to the school for the difference of what Financial Aid will not cover. Students not eligible for ANY Financial Aid can arrange for a payment plan with a down payment and subsequent monthly payments. Contact the school for details.
New Dimensions School of Hair Design offers education in the basic principles of Cosmetology which includes a basic understanding of the science of beautifying and improving hair, skin and nails and an in depth study of products used in their care. Through the use of practical projects and monthly assignments, we provide the hands on experience necessary to cause goals to become a reality, enabling students to prepare for the requirements of graduation, the licensing examination and a career in the work place.
Upon completion of our cosmetology course, the student shall demonstrate the ability to pass the State Board Exam, and enter a salon with skills needed to successfully service the public. To impact ideals and attitudes of willingness to cooperate with the public, fellow workers, and employees practicing proper conduct and professional ethics.
Setting goals to further educate yourself in the future.
Develop habits of doing things properly in the interest of safety, and the importance of sanitation and sterilization. Enhance our profession with a well rounded person ready to use the skills they have learned. Promote a professional attitude.