Deciding to choose a career in cosmetology can be an exciting, and sometimes scary experience! The most important aspect of building your career as a hairstylist is choosing the best school for you!
Here are a few important things to consider when deciding which hair school to attend:
1. Class Size:
Hairdressing is an active and hands on career, and the best way to learn in a hands on field is with individualized attention and instruction from an experienced teacher. Students preform and retain information better getting direct attention from their instructor, which is generally only achievable in a smaller classroom setting. When searching for your cosmetology school, inquire about class sizes and look for the best for for you. Here at Mitsu Sato Hair Academy, we offer small class sizes with direct individual attention for each student.
2. Student Placement:
As we all know, getting an education can be expensive. Be sure to speak with your enrollment adviser about their Academy’s placement rate after graduation. Your school should provide with all the tools you need to successfully find employment. For example, here at MSHA, we include resume and portfolio building exercises within our curriculum, and work in cooperation with individual students and local businesses to find the perfect place for each graduate!
3. Success of the Academy’s Salon:
One of the most important aspects of your cosmetology education, is your time spent on the clinic floor preforming real services on real people. Be sure to inquire about how successful the salon portion of the academy is. Ideally you are looking for something with regular customers and floor traffic. This gives you the opportunity to preform various services on all different hair types, increasing your skill set and making you more desirable to employers. Our salon at MSHA maintains a regular clientele of loyal customers and is located off of 435 and Metcalf Ave. a high traffic area in Overland Park.
4. Financial Aid Availability:
An application for federal financial aid is required for any school you wish to attend, however, there may be more financial assistance out there you are unaware of. That is why it is important to choose a school with a competent and caring financial aid adviser. At MSHA, your education is our top priority. We sit down with each student individually and explore all options available in order to give you the best financial assistance possible. Never assume you cannot attend school because you cannot afford it!