Starting Cosmetology School: Excuses You Tell Yourself (and What You Should Be Saying Instead)

Where do you see yourself in five years? Let us rephrase that. Where do you want to be in five years? If cosmetology is your dream, get over those hurdles and turn your dreams into goals! Your beautiful future may not be as far away as you think. Take a look at a few excuses you may be making and what you should be telling yourself instead!

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Excuse: I Can’t Afford It

Maybe you’re thinking that education comes at a price. Fees, tuition, and supplies might seem overwhelming, but you could very well have more options than you think for financing your education!

Reality: I Could Qualify for Financial Assistance

Beauty school is an investment in yourself and your future! ESI Durham offers scholarships, financial aid, and grants to those who qualify. Sit down with a financial aid administrator to learn what might be available for you. Remember: schooling at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham is still substantially less than several universities.

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Excuse: I Don’t Have Time

Do you have kids in your care? A full-time job? Other obligations? Sure, life can get busy. Luckily ESI Durham offers different schedules to cater to even busy-bodies!

Reality: I Can Attend School Part Time

When it comes to scheduling, choose the best fit for you. While the full-time program is 47 weeks, you can also enroll in a part time program that is 89 weeks. With part time, you can decide between day classes and night classes, freeing up your day for other responsibilities. The 89 week program may seem daunting, but it is still a fast track for higher education! You could be entering the professional world before others see a cap and gown!</p

Excuse: I Can Be Self-Taught

Sure, YouTube is a great resource for free tips and tricks, but don’t miss out on professional in-person attention.

Reality: YouTube Can’t Get Me Licensed

…but cosmetology school can. At ESI Durham, students are able to work one-on-one with mentoring professionals, use quality products, and practice daily. Students can ask questions and receive pointers. Don’t just watch. Do.

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Excuse: I’m Not Creative

Or so you think! We need those who love working with people, working with their hands, and those who just love learning.

Reality: I Am Teachable

We love watching people succeed! Success goes beyond creativity. Are you attentive, present, determined, or willing? Step right up.

Excuse: I Have No Prior Experience

Do you love people? Working with your hands? Learning? That’s what we need.

Reality: I Can Get Practical Experience!

Prior experience is not required! We will supply you with everything from tools to instruction. Students are here to learn.

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Excuse: I Could Fail

The only way to guarantee failure is to avoid trying. Take the leap.

Reality: I Can Succeed

Try something new! Follow your dream of a beautiful future in a positive environment.

ESI Durham wants to see people succeed! Now there’s one thing left for you to do…apply!

Want to learn more about what our cosmetology school has to offer? Read all about what cosmetology entails here!

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