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Being a mom is a full-time job. Your kids are always priority number one. However, it’s just as important to look out for yourself. What are your goals and dreams? What makes you feel fulfilled? If you’re thinking about going back to school but you need an education that fits in with being a busy mom, cosmetology school could be a great choice. Here are a few reasons why!

Cosmetology is a Short Program

Educational programs at universities and community colleges can take anywhere between two to five years to complete. Our cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), St. Louis can be completed in 1500 hours. If you’re attending full-time, this takes approximately 11 months to complete. For half-time, it takes about 15-18 months. Whichever option you choose, the program takes significantly less time to complete than a four-year degree. That you means you could potentially enter the workforce faster and start building a career.

A Variety of Career Possibilities After Graduation

While on the subject of careers, the beauty industry has a wide variety of options to choose from. If you’re interested in styling hair at a salon or doing makeup behind a cosmetics counter, cosmetology school could prepare you for either career. The great part about getting a cosmetology education is that it can open a lot of doors in the beauty industry! It can also be an exciting career field for people who love being creative and working with other people. Here are five tips to prepare you for cosmetology school!

Go to School at The Same Time as Your Kids

We’re entering back-to-school, which means some of your time will be freed up. Why not work toward your cosmetology license while your kids are at school? If you don’t want to worry about babysitters and other forms of childcare, starting your education during the school year is your best bet. The kids are learning, now it’s your turn to learn as well!

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It’s a Chance to Make New Friends

As a parent, sometimes finding the time to socialize is difficult. Cosmetology school is a friendly, fun environment. Many students have made great connections and lasting friendships during their time at TSPA St. Louis. During your studies, you might meet other people who also have kids or share your interests. Learning alongside your peers is a great way to socialize with other adults and form a support system.

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Learn More About Enrolling Today

You’ll always be a mom. With a cosmetology license, you could be a mom/beauty professional! What better time to follow your educational dreams than the back-to-school season? Contact TSPA St. Louis today to learn about enrolling in our cosmetology program.

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