5 Steps to Choosing a Cosmetology School

May 30, 2018/0/0

Choosing a Cosmetology School

Choosing a cosmetology school can be tough. There are so many schools that seem to offer a very diverse experience. Some are very large and in big towns. Others, are smaller and located in smaller towns. Regardless of the location, Hays Academy recommends you use the following five points to lead your search:

Total Cost

Lets face it, total cost does matter. At the end of the day, we all want something in return for what we pay, this is called R.O.I. (Return on Investment) At Hays Academy of Hair Design, with campuses in Hays and Salina Kansas, we agree with this idea. Because of this, Hays Academy has continues to keep our total cost at a very affordable rate, especially for the programs offered in return. Our goal is to produce the most hirable, financially responsible graduates in the country, so keeping our cost affordable means a lot to us. It is important to compare prices, you will be glad you did!

Accreditation

Finding a school that is accredited is really important. An accredited school is held accountable by a federally recognized association. This ensures that their practices are monitored. Also, to receive any financial aid or federal student loans, you are required to attend an accredited institution. By attending a non-accredited school, you may still be able to attain loans. However, they will not be backed by the federal government and will likely carry higher interest rates. Hays Academy is accredited by NACCAS.

Low Student/Teacher Ratios

When you choose a school with a low student to teacher ratio, you get more for your money. You have more access to one-on-one time with instructors. This valuable asset provides a greater sense of security in performing services. When you have better access to your instructor, you feel more comfortable performing on people.

Reputable Partners

Having reputable partners in a cosmetology school is essential to ensuring a solid education. Typically, schools have a hair color, cutting technique and a business education company to assist their students. Other partners may include product and tool companies. Do your research on these companies and what they offer. Hays Academy has partnered with Wella Education while becoming a Wella Signature School. Hays Academy became the first ever Wella Cut Craft school, in addition to teaching and using Wella for color and color education. The Nuts and Bolts Business Training Program is also part of the schools curriculum, ensuring students access to cutting edge business training. These partners have been a vital part of our student’s education.

Great Culture

Why is culture important? You will be in school for 1500 hours if you attend in Kansas. That is about a year of training at the school you choose. It is important that you feel like you belong at the school you attend. Being able to feel comfortable in your surroundings allows a strong platform to learn on. What makes a great culture? A caring staff and educators who genuinely care about your success. Not only your educational success, but your career successes too! A fun, positive environment is essential.

Put Hays Academy through the Test

Put Hays Academy of Hair Design through the test! We would love the opportunity to discuss these things with you, in addition to your questions. Our enrollment professionals in Hays and Salina, KS want to know your needs! We realize that we are not for everyone. If not, we will always gladly recommend a school that may better suit your desires. If so, we would love to have you join the Hays Academy family!

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