Preparing for Beauty School

Interested in enrolling in beauty school, but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place, we have just the information for you!

What Does it Mean to be Beauty Professional?

Have you shared your beauty school aspirations with a family member or friend, only to have the person dismissively say, "That's not a real school"? The claims swirling around—like beauty school is a "backup" or "second option"—are incorrect. We're doing a huge disservice to ourselves and to the people coming up behind us if we allow these myths to persist.

So what does it really mean to be a beauty professional?

Why Should You Choose Beauty School Anyway?

Maybe you're doing research around the question: How to know if cosmetology school is right for me? Maybe you've been dreaming about beauty school for a while, but a Negative Nelly has you second-guessing yourself. Maybe you're wondering about the viability of a long-term career. Or maybe you're simply a little nervous about "going for it."

Don’t worry. We got you!

How to Succeed in Beauty School

Have you reached that point where everything inside of you is telling you to enroll in beauty school? It's time to make it real. Let us show you how.

Succeed in Beauty School

All Your Beauty School Questions, Answered

You've got questions. We've got answers. As the leader in beauty school education since 1927, we know a thing or two about cosmetology school, licensing, and what to expect once you embark on your career. This article will provide succinct answers to the most common beauty school questions.

All Your Beauty School Questions, Answered

Exam Requirements and Preparation

There are many requirements for your state boards, and various ways that you can prep for them. Our guides have all the information you need to ensure you pass your state boards and achieve your dreams.

*But remember, every state has different requirements, so be sure to check with your state as well!

The State Board Practical Exam

Almost every state requires some type of practical exam upon completion of your beauty and wellness program. This guide will answer all of your questions about licensing in the beauty industry.

State Board Practical Exam

The State Board Theory Exam

The state theory exam, also known as the written exam, is a test used to validate your knowledge of your field in the beauty and wellness industry: cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, massage therapy, and nail technology. This guide will answer all of your beauty school testing and state board exam questions.

State Board Theory Exam

State Board Exam Study Strategies

After beauty and wellness school, just one thing stands in your way of becoming a practicing beauty pro: your state board licensing exams. Here are some of our proven study strategies when preparing for your state board exams.

State Board Exam Study Strategies