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When you’re a mom, your kids are the most important thing in your life. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go after your goals or dreams. In fact, having a rewarding career would be beneficial for your family! If you love skincare, waxing and makeup, esthiology could be the career that works best for you and your children. Here’s how to become an esthetician while still being a mom:

You Need to Talk to Your Family

When you’re starting esthiology school, it’s important that you and your family have a discussion about the upcoming changes and challenges you’ll face. You may need to share responsibilities, switch schedules around and find new childcare. Your family needs to understand that you’re taking on a new set of responsibilities through school. Their support and understanding is important if you want your new career to be a success. If everyone is on the same page, then the next year of your life will run much smoother.

Look into Scholarships and Grants for Mothers

There’s a lot of money out there for moms who want to return to school. A quick Google search will show you hundreds of scholarships to help moms going back to school. Lots of businesses and funds want to help moms, and if you’re wondering how to pay for esthetician school, you definitely should apply! In addition to scholarships for moms, there are beauty school-specific scholarships, too! Grants and Loans are also options. These will help you financially go to school while raising a family.

School Will Help in the Long Run

There are days when waxing, facials or learning physiology feels so overwhelming – we totally get it! Becoming an esthetician can feel exhausting at times, but in the long run, it’s worth it. You’ll be providing a better life for you and your children. You’ll have a career you’re passionate about. You’ll help other people feel and look their best. You’ll be a part of an industry with other creative, passionate individuals. Perseverance is key when you’re going back to school. Don’t quit when it gets hard. Look to your family for their love and support. In a few months, you’ll graduate and can start your career. This perseverance will help in your salon setting too. You’ll need to work just as hard once you graduate.

Ready to start? If you have the passion for esthiology, you should go for it, whether you’re a mom or not. Want to learn more about what happens after beauty school? Download 10 Amazing Careers in the Beauty Industry. Or take our fun cosmetology definitions quiz to see how much you already know about this industry.

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