How To and Why Become a Hairstylist
How to go to hair school?
Find a hair school in your area
You can use Google or word of mouth to find the best hair school in your area. David Pressley School of Cosmetology has two NACCAS accredited locations in Michigan to choose from: Royal Oak and Taylor. Contact us for more information or to set-up a tour.
- Make sure your school is NACCAS accredited as most salon owners look to this when hiring new beauty school stylists.
Tour the Campus
Set up a tour of the campus and the hair school before applying to beauty hair school. You'll also get the opportunity to observe classes to see if this program is of interest to you. Ask the instructors questions and take note of anything you might want more information on as you tour schools. David Pressley School of Cosmetology offers 30 minute tours for both of our campuses so get started today.
Make Sure You are Qualified
The state of Michigan requires a high school diploma and for you to be at least 17 years old to attend beauty hair school. We'll need proof of a GED, social security card and a drivers license to confirm age.
Apply to David Pressley School of Cosmetology
In order to secure your placement, the following steps must be completed:
- An enrollment application submitted in its entirety.
- A copy of your high school diploma or GED, social security card, and driver’s license or state-issued identification are needed.
- Class sizes are limited so you may want to consider calling or contacting us today.
- For more information on admissions and to set up a tour, visit our admissions page here.
Apply for Financial Aid / save to Pay Tuition
If you are planning to apply for financial aid at David Pressley School of Cosmetology we have a Financial Aid Calculator here. Otherwise, plan to save money for tuition, books and supplies. For more information on pricing and how to save $500 on tuition, contact us.
Why go to hair school?
unleash your creativity
Hair styling is a fantastic way to unleash your inner creativity and make a living at the same time which can be hard to find in other creative fields. You won't be a typical starving artist if you choose to go to beauty school and pursue hair styling classes since everyone needs a haircut, color and style in some form or fashion. If you are naturally a creative person, we suggest looking into this profession by attending hair beauty school. Contact David Pressley School of Cosmetology today to set up a tour of our beauty hair school and get started.
“A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life." - Elizabeth Gilbert
Travel the world
Hair styling will allow for travel on the job and will also allow you to make side money if you are already on vacation. Beauty schools that offer styling classes for special events are a great way to travel while pursuing your career. Weddings, proms, fashion shows and working on the set of television/movies are just a few ways that you may incorporate travel into a career with hair styling.
Work with Other Creative-types
Not only will you meet some of your best creative friends at beauty school but you can also work with creative people in the future. You may end up working with make up artists, models, actors, estheticians, personal stylists and other hair dressers, all of which have a creative side.
Live Your Passion & authentic self
If you are thinking about going to beauty school, you probably are already passionate about hair styling, make up and fashion trends. This will give you the dream to live your passion and experiment with your own styles and fashion. As you work with creative folks within the industry, you will probably make connections with other stylists who can help you look and feel your best.
"Life is too short to having boring hair" - Anonymous
Form lifelong Connections & Friends
Through hair styling courses, networking events and through clients you will likely meet lifelong connections and friendships through becoming a hairstylist and going to hair beauty school. This alone is of great appeal to those who tend to be extroverted as it is a natural and easy way to talk to people. It's no secret that you must be great with conversation and communication to be a hair stylist which is why some hair stylists choose to take business and communication courses in the future. Regardless, you'll never be lonely when you become a hair stylist and will constantly be meeting new folks.
Make Good Money
It will take a lot of hard work, hair stylist courses and networking overtime but you can absolutely make good money as a hair stylist. Those who live in bigger cities tend to make more money than rural America and if you are willing to travel or work on weekends you can make more. Many people who work during the week would prefer to get their hair done on the weekends or after 5PM since they have more free time then allowing you to have a leg up on those who choose not to have extended hours.
Make Your Own Schedule
One of the major benefits of becoming a hairstylist is the flexibility of being able to create your own schedule. You can pick and choose when you see clients whether it is on the weekdays, weeknights and/or weekends. This is also beneficial if you choose to have clients in the home or when traveling to remote locations for work.
Continuing Education & teaching
Becoming a hairstylist allows for continuing education in that you constantly need to be learning to stay up to date on trends and the newest technologies. There are several ways to do this whether through specific hair stylist courses, workshops, online events and/or pursuing outside of hair styling. Many hair stylists go on to expand their knowlege about other cosmetology routes such as esthetics, nails, make-up and fashion. Lastly, many seasoned hair stylists go on to teaching hair courses themselves offering another career option within the industry.
Make Someone's Day or special occasion
Last but not least, this is probably the most common reason for going to hair school: you have the ability to make someone's day and increase their confidence as a whole. A new haircut, color and/or style can completely transform the way a person looks and feels about themselves. There is nothing that can compare to making a client, friend or family member feel beautiful and confident and seeing them walk away with a smile.
You'll also have the opportunity to help someone's special occasion come to life with the perfect hairstyle. Weddings, proms, photo sessions, religious ceremonies and a date night are all opportunities for special updos, hairstyles or just a color and cut refresh.
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” - Coco Chanel
“Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one on one with another human being, and the object is to make them feel so much better, and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.” – Vidal Sassoon
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