What Is Cosmetology School?

June 27th, 2022


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Are you interested in a career in cosmetology, but aren’t sure how to get started? Cosmetology school is a must for anyone considering becoming a licensed cosmetologist. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basic requirements for enrollment at an accredited cosmetology school.

We’ll also provide more details on the cosmetology experience sourced from admissions advisors and licensed cosmetologists at the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. But first, let’s define what cosmetology is and how cosmetology school can help you achieve your goals.

What Is Cosmetology?

Cosmetology is the study of beauty. This includes the beautification of hair, skin, nails, and more! Students at Tricoci University are always learning, continually growing, and open to changing. Skills and education gained at cosmetology school pave the way for a career in cosmetology.

At Tricoci University we believe cosmetology is an art form. And once you become a licensed professional, you can showcase your creativity on clients to enhance their existing features in a way that helps give them confidence, while also celebrating the joy of being themselves.

When looking for information about a career in cosmetology, request “cosmetology school information” and avoid “beauty school,” which is no longer widely used for licensed programs. You want to verify that you are working with a trusted resource, such as Tricoci University.

Basic Cosmetologist Education Requirements

Cosmetology school enrollment age can vary across state, program, and school. At the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, students must be 18 years or older to enroll independently. Students can enroll earlier at age 17 with a parent or guardian signature.

Academically, prospective students must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Passing a General Education Development (GED) test is one example of a high school equivalent.

What Do You Do in Cosmetology School?

Let’s say that you meet all the requirements for cosmetology school. What can you expect to learn once you are there? While attending Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, students learn the theory and technical skills of the trade. They start with classroom instruction and apply that knowledge during hands-on experiences within the first section of the program. Cosmetology school is more than curling, cutting, and coloring hair. Here’s some of what you’ll learn.

  • You will learn the science behind hair structure and chemical services.
  • You will also learn about the anatomy of the head with the layers of skin and muscles.
  • You will gain an understanding of the safety rules and regulations of the industry. This may include rules and regulations exclusive to the state where you’d like to work.

Once you gain an understanding of these initial concepts, then it’s time to learn more. In the advanced section, students continue to perfect their technical skills by practicing what they have learned on mannequins and clients under their instructor’s supervision. In addition to taking appointments, the students return to the classroom to learn more about advanced skills.

This advanced classroom session covers technical aspects of the business and career support. These final pieces of knowledge will prepare you to graduate from the cosmetology program.

How to Apply for Cosmetology School

Students may apply to join Tricoci University of Beauty Culture after interviewing with an admissions advisor. The primary purpose of the interview process is to ensure that our school is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for the school. If both sides agree they are right for one another, then the application process can move forward. It’s time to submit an application.

Your admissions advisor will send over a link to create an account and a password on the Tricoci University website. That’s where you can submit your online application. Note that the application for admission requires prospective students to upload proof of age and education.

Does Cosmetology School Count As College?

Cosmetology school provides students with the hours of education required by each state — and the knowledge and skills they need — to take their state licensure exam. Upon passing this exam, students will become licensed professionals within the state they have studied to work within.

While cosmetology school students are not actively working toward a college degree, they are gaining 1,500 hours of education to meet state license requirements. The knowledge and skills gained during this time are essential for students preparing for a career in cosmetology.

What Do You Need for Cosmetology School?

We supply a small list of classroom supplies to incoming students at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture at or before orientation. This includes notebooks, pencils, pens, and highlighters. Really what is most important is for you to think about your goals for the future. What do you want to get out of your time at cosmetology school? A positive attitude also helps too! Being excited about cosmetology and your potential career opportunities is a crucial part of your success.

There are other things, such as books and materials, that influence the cost of cosmetology school that you’ll need to budget for. We cover more of those items in this related blog post.

What Is Cosmetology School Like?

Cosmetology students attend classes Monday through Friday, similar to traditional schooling. There is some flexibility in the timing of class hours depending on your schedule. During those class hours you will be studying information that you will use in your career. Cosmetology school curricula spans a diverse range of subjects, such as chemistry, anatomy, and business skills.

At cosmetology school, everyone is there to learn about topics and perfect the skills they will be using in their careers. This creates an energetic and exciting learning atmosphere.

What Do You Learn at Cosmetology School?

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture focuses on the three main areas of cosmetology when teaching skills to students. Those areas include the beautification of hair, skin, and nails. The main focus of our school — as it is for many other cosmetology schools — is hair. The fundamental skills taught in the first section of the curriculum include classroom and hands-on learning. As the student moves into the “advanced” section they will learn more advanced and technical skills.

Start Planning Your Future in Cosmetology

We are so glad you are doing research around your career and would love for you to reach out to Tricoci University to learn more. Contact us today to start planning your future in cosmetology.

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