June 8, 2020

Your Beauty School Tour Checklist

Maybe you’re at the point in your life where you love doing your hair and makeup, and you want to find a career that allows you to be creative while helping others look and feel their best. Maybe you’ve started to explore some career options or more about what you can learn in each program.

You’ve decided to take the next step, which is getting in touch with each school you’ve found and finding the perfect one for you. If you’re at that stage of your future beauty career, it’s time to get ready for a beauty school tour.

What Happens During a Tour?

A tour is the perfect opportunity to see for yourself what an education looks like at each school you explore. One of our admissions team members will walk you through the campus while answering any questions you have about what an education looks like at Avalon Institute.

You can learn more about what programs are available, schedules, and even resources the school offers students to help them become beauty professionals after their time at school.

But, to get the most out of your tour, you have to be prepared. Here is a helpful checklist to get the most out of your visit!

What to bring on a beauty school tour
What to ask at a beauty school tour
Tips to make a successful beauty school tour
What you need to apply to Avalon School of Cosmetology
Graphic asking people to come for a tour

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Why Is a Beauty School Tour So Important?

You Can Get Your Questions Answered

We’ve covered this in the past about the top 5 questions you can ask on your beauty school tour. Any question is a good question when getting more information about:

  • Programs and accreditation
  • Admission requirements
  • Financial aid
  • Culture and instructors

Questions are crucial because they can help you find out how the school can assist you. A good school can help you work through obstacles that may be in the way of you pursuing an education in beauty. You can also learn more about the credentials of the school, such as if they’re accredited by an organization like the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

Accreditation is important because that means the school has met strict requirements to ensure their education is high quality. It also means they have the opportunity to offer federal financial aid, available to those who qualify.

You Can See Yourself in the School

The culture of your beauty school is important because who you meet in beauty school could become future friends for life. You work with your peers and other aspiring beauty professionals to network and make connections. Your instructors are also a big part of the beauty school journey, too.

If you feel comfortable at the school and can see yourself learning there, that’s a good sign you’ve found the right fit!

Students in the student salon providing services under the supervision of licensed professionals.

You Can Learn What You Need to Apply

While you aren’t required to apply for the program you’re interested in during your tour, you can learn more about the application requirements. You can ask what you need to include as part of your admissions packet, such as the appropriate forms to fill out.

You can also learn more about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for financial aid, available to those who qualify.

At Avalon Institute, you can expect to need:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Picture identification
  • Social security card
  • Application fee
  • Enrollment agreement

This is a general list, as each location may have a slightly different admissions process. You don’t need to bring all of these with you on your tour, but you can still get the admissions process started while talking with us!

Final Tips to Prepare for Your Tour

Dress to Impress

Take care to get ready and look professional that morning to prove you’re serious about learning. After all, a tour is a chance for your instructors and admissions team to get to know you, too, so you want to set a good first impression.

Get a Good Night’s Rest

You don’t want to explore a beauty school while you’re tired, as there’s a lot to take in. Make sure to get a good night’s rest and follow your usual morning routine to get excited while you’re at each beauty school you tour.

Take Good Notes

If you’re planning on going to tour more than one beauty school, then you’ll want to make it easy to compare each one. Ask the same questions at each school to get all the pros and cons of each choice to easily compare later.

Schedule Your Tour at Avalon Institute

Are you ready for your beauty school tour? Take the first step by getting in touch with us! One of our admissions team will get in touch as soon as we can to answer any questions you have and find a time that works best for you.

We strive to help each and every student feel prepared with job placement assistance, full-time or part-time class schedules, and a curriculum that allows our students to learn with a variety of learning styles. Come on in to see if Avalon Institute could be the right fit for you.

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