the overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. As a result, Cameo College of Essential Beauty has seen a rise in students.
According to recent statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. This comes as no surprise to Jessica Kimball, representative for Cameo College of Essential Beauty (www.cameocollege.com)in Salt Lake City, UT, who states they've seen a rise in students in recent years.
"We have students attending our facilities from all over the country." She says. "As an accredited school in Cosmetology, Aesthetics, Nail Technology, Permanent Cosmetics and Electrolysis, we see students from all over the state preparing for their futures. With so many opportunities available in today's marketplace, it's no wonder there's expected to be such an increase in the student body." She goes on to explain further. "In the past, you went to school and got your certification to go to work in a salon or barber shop. But today, there are so many other chances and opportunities for students to pursue. They can work in spas, on cruise ships or start their own salons. We just prepare them with the best techniques, products and instructors to make them successful wherever they go."
Kimball advices students to personally visit the beauty college they are most interested in before deciding, saying, "Tour each facility you would be willing to commute to. A simple visit usually has a tremendous impact on your decision." She continues. "Consider scheduling a service at the school you would like to attend. Note what products they use and the quality of their facilities. This tells a lot about the school. Ask about the types of competitions they host, what type of practical experience on live models is provided and inquire about the live lecture and theoretical instruction, too." Kimball further advises potential students looking for a beauty school in Utah to verify the training they receive will be accepted nationwide or what the limits may be.
"It's a great field for anyone wanting a flexible schedule and a career that will allow them to express their creative side." Says Kimball. "Where there's a will, there's a way and most quality beauty schools have a flexible payment plan for tuition and information about financial aid. By getting the best quality education you can, you set yourself up for success in the future and open up options to a fantastic career."