December 27, 2022
New Year, New Goals: How To Plan Out Your Future In Cosmetology
It’s a new year which means it’s time for new goals! If you’ve been wanting to pursue a career in cosmetology, no better time than the present! Every year is a new opportunity to grow, set goals, and plan out a future you love. The new year is a great time to pursue your dream career! We’re going to give you our best tips to planning out a future in cosmetology!
Find Your “Why”
When planning out your dreams, it’s important to find your “why”. You know you want to pursue a career in beauty, but WHY? Answering this question first will help you choose a career that you can be happy with long term. Here’s a list of questions you can ask yourself that can help you find your why:
- What’s my dream job?
- When did I first fall in love with the beauty industry?
- Do I have a passion for hair, skin, and nails?
- What lifestyle do I want when it comes to my career?
- Do I enjoy working with people?
Now that you know your why, it’s time to set some goals! The new year is the perfect time to set some goals! Setting goals helps motivate you and gives you something to work towards. Aim for making big and small goals! You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with only having big goals; and you’ll appreciate all the little wins as you reach your small goals.
We recommended writing down your goals and keeping them visible! The more places you have your goals displayed, the more likely you are to keep it at the front of your mind.
Make A Plan
Now it’s time to figure out how to accomplish your goals! Look at your goals one-by-one, and create a plan to get there. List out the necessary steps in order to achieve your goals! If you’re wanting to become a cosmetologist, you’re going to need a license. Which means it’s time to pick a school! At Avalon Institute, we’re passionate about our students and their education!
About Our Cosmetology Program
In our cosmetology program, you can learn both the skills of a cosmetologist and how to market yourself in the industry. We think it’s important to prepare our students for the “real-life” side of cosmetology by providing business and operations training. Our curriculum slightly varies per location, but here is a general overview of what you can expect to learn:
Basic theory and instruction in:
- Hair design
- Hair cutting
- Hair coloring
- Texture services
- Disinfection / sanitation best practices
- Nail care
Advanced theory and instruction in:
- Hair care
- Nail care
- Business training
- Product upselling
- State board preparation
Career development courses including:
- Resume preparation
- Interview skills
- Job search assistance
Find A Good Support System
Finding a good support system is crucial! When it all feels too overwhelming and difficult, they will be the ones to lift you up and tell you to keep going. They will be there as a shoulder to lean on for your bad days and a cheerleader on your good days. This can be your family, friends, or other students! Your support system will be there for you and encourage you to grow!
Engage With Mentors
Mentors are an incredible resource to help guide you on your path! They’re been in your shoes before and can give sound advice. If you have no idea how to find a mentor, consider members of the following groups:
- Admissions director at your future school
- Educators at your school
- Individuals in the beauty industry
- Community members in the cosmetology world
Get Started On Your Future
You’ve got it all planned out, now it’s time to act on your goals! You deserve to turn your dreams into a reality. If you’re ready to start your future in cosmetology, don’t hesitate to reach out! We’re happy to answer any of your questions and help you take the next step on your path toward a future in beauty. We can’t wait to hear from you!