How to Go to Beauty School and Be a Mom: Hear from our Staff and Students


Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs out there. It’s 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to pursue your dreams or goals. You can be a mom and go to beauty school with the right planning and support set up around you. We met with staff and students here at VICI Beauty School to get the best advice and see how they do it.

“Everyone has to come together and support the student for a year.”

“The biggest thing is that they (students who are moms) have to find the right time to start. Everyone has to come together and support the student for a year. This is a full-time job. Other people (our clients) have made appointments to be here. The biggest thing is getting everyone on board to support (the student) and find the right time to start. Like when the kids are going back to school so you only have to think about one summer where they are home and you’re in school. Coordinate with your family and stay organized.” – Elizabeth, our campus administrator.

going back to school as a mom

Find balance, especially if you work.

“Have everything set up first – plan A, B, and C. You need a support system. Find balance, especially if you work. Have your budget laid out for the next year. This is full-time and you don’t want to worry about bills. Have your plan in order. Single moms struggle with guilt. They don’t put themselves first. But they need time for themselves. Take a day or a night for ‘me time.'” – Jen, Admissions.

Without drive, you won’t make it.

Kaltrine, a cosmetology student and a mom to an adorable two-year-old, told us, “It was hard to leave my kid like it is for any mom. What made it easy, though, was that I love this profession. You need drive and passion for this. Without drive, you won’t make it. I don’t even think of this as a hard decision anymore. I wonder why I didn’t make it sooner.”

Being a mom and going to beauty school is totally possible if you have the passion for it and the drive. Stay focused and come prepared. In just one year, you’ll have a career you love that can help support your family. If you’re thinking about starting your journey in beauty, come in for a tour.

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