There are many exciting careers a person can choose from. One of the most exciting, and increasingly popular, industry is cosmetology. This industry offers skilled professionals a variety of employment options to choose from including salons, spas, and starting your own business.
The first step to entering this exciting career is to get the proper training and education. One of the best schools to receive this knowledge and experience is the Academy of Hair Design. The school was founded in 1996 by David and Christie Gonzales in Springfield, Missouri. In, 2015 they opened another location of the Academy of Hair Design in Austin, Texas.
The school offers a variety of programs for people looking to entire the cosmetology industry. The most popular course is the Cosmetology course. This course teaches students a variety of skilled that are needed to obtain employment in various positions. The school also offers courses for Barber, Esthetics, and Manicuring positions.
Tuition for these courses vary, depending on the course selection provided. The Cosmetology class, which is the most expensive but also teaches the most, will run about $14,500. The Barber course will cost about 13,500; with the Esthetics and Manicuring classes costing on average $9,000 and $7,000. These fees include all tuition costs, books, supplies, and registration fees. There are several financing options available to pay for these costs. The school also has several financial aid counselors on staff to help determine the best options available to each individual student.
Students can expect to carry full time course loads for each of the programs offered at the school. These programs will include a total of 33.5 hours of course work, and technical work, per week. The classes are held at various times throughout the day to allow students flexibility. This flexibility is especially important in the field as various salons are open at various times.
A student that is considered full time will complete the Cosmetology Course in 11 months. This is the most in depth and intense program that is offered at the school. Students will complete a total of 1500 hours of course work. The other programs available at the school will take between 4 and 8 months to complete, depending on which one is chosen. All programs include classroom instructions and working out of various books. Students will also have the opportunity to gain real life experience working in the school’s onsite spa and salon.
Another great thing about this cosmetology school is the job placement assistance that is available after graduation. This program doesn’t guarantee any graduate a job. However, it does open opportunities for many graduates every year. This is especially true at the Missouri campus, as the school is rated number one choice in the area.