The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the cosmetology field will add almost 100,000 jobs by 2020. This growth will allow for more people to realize their dream of joining this dynamic industry.
While there are many opportunities within the broad field of cosmetology, attending school is virtually always the first step to beginning a successful career. Many four-year colleges offer cosmetology programs but they can be quite expensive and also take longer than traditional technical schools. It is important to do the research before deciding on which option is best for your individual career goals.
The good news is that there are many scholarship opportunities available to help you complete your cosmetology studies. Once again, thorough research is required to find the most beneficial scholarships:
- The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program is a competition based scholarship for new and prospective students and is held twice a year. Ten winners are chosen for each competition and are awarded 50% of tuition costs (up to $10,000!) at an eligible school.
- The Alice Madden Barton Scholarship Program offers scholarships that can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school. Scholarships are awarded each year in January and July. Winners are chosen based on their dedication to enhancing their skills and passion for the profession.
There are many additional scholarships available and by doing the legwork ahead of time, you can ensure that you have the best opportunities to get a good education at a reduced cost.