You’ve gone to school for the mandatory hours, and you’ve passed the course. Next step is to sit for your state boards to test for your licensing. You’re investing in your future by learning a career. Isn’t it time you invested in that career with continuing education?
The cosmetology or beauty industry offers many career paths and lifestyles. If your interest is in hair, nails, skin care or make-up artistry there are many options for learning more. Whether you graduated eons ago or are a new graduate, technology and information is always being updated and changing. Continuing education gives you the opportunity to stay with the times. You can also learn specialized services through this education.
Trade shows and professional beauty supply sources offer classes in numerous quantities. They are a great opportunity to try out new products, but the best part of trade shows is the free classes that allow you to continue to learn.
Are you a hair stylist or barber, you can learn different scissor cuts, razor cuts and updated styles. Learn tips and tricks. If you are a colorist, try out a new brand of product or learn new techniques with a color workshop. Learn about updated ways to highlight and glaze.
If nail technology more your style try out the hottest new products such as gels and color gels. Tighten up your skill with acrylic or wraps. Drill classes offer certification along with understanding which bit to use for each part of the service. Learn about new pedicure services to offer such as a hot stone pedicure.
Sanitation classes are great classes for everyone. It may have been awhile since you studied on this topic and the refresher is always a good choice. Times change and so do laws. State boards are regulated by each individual state. Be sure to know if there have been changes to your state.
Skin care classes can offer waxing tips, new ways to perform a facial. They talk about analyzing skin and the newest ingredients that are in the products you are buying. Learn about peptides, the newest peel technology or about spray on tanning.
Semi-permanent make-up is becoming a hot industry. See people actually performing this at trade shows and inquire to see if this is something you want to get into.
The opportunities are out there to learn more about your career. Invest the time in yourself. Some states require mandatory continuing education credits, while others do not. It is your responsibility to know what is expected to keep up with your current license. Even if your state doesn’t require mandatory continuing education, don’t your clients deserve to have a well informed and well trained individual who continues to be the best in their industry that they can be?