Being a mom is a full-time job, and sometimes finding a career that balances home life and work life is difficult. There are a barely enough hours in a day to feed, cloth and play with the kids – how is a mother supposed to find room for school or a career, as well? Beauty school is actually perfect for moms who are ready to start their education, and working as a cosmetologist is a great way to balance your children and a job.
Beauty School is a Short Program
Rather than be in college for four years earning a degree, moms who are going back to school can complete this program in just under a year! The cosmetology program at VICI Beauty Schools, for example, lasts eleven months. This means less time away from the kiddos during school, and you’ll be working sooner to support them.
If a mother needs something even shorter, becoming an esthetician only takes four months! In that time, you’d learn all the skills you’d need to work as a makeup artist, a skin care specialist, a waxing expert or more. For those who want an education but can’t spend four years working on it, beauty school is the way to go.
When Your Kids are in School, You’re in School
A big positive about beauty school is its daily schedule. After sending the kids off to school, you’ll then head to class. Unlike traditional college, there aren’t any late night classes and your schedule isn’t broken into disjointed time blocks. At VICI Beauty Schools, our classes run from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You’ll have almost the exact same school schedule as your children, which means you won’t miss out on much time with them. The biggest difference is that you’ll attend school on Saturdays instead of Mondays. Most mothers in beauty school have a supportive family who takes care of the kids on the weekend. It’s important to have this support system in place so you can get the most out of your education, no matter your schedule.
You’re With Your Peers
At beauty school, you’ll meet a variety of students, and yes, some of them have recently graduated high school. But some are returning to school after years in the workforce. Some are new moms who are ready to start their career. Some are married and some are even grandmothers. At beauty school, you’ll be surrounded by people who understand your journey and share the same passion as you. At VICI Beauty Schools, many of our instructors have children and our administrative team is made of mothers. You won’t ever feel alone because you’ll have an in-school support team who knows the struggles of caring for a sick child or waking up in the middle of the night for a feeding.
Going back to school may seem intimidating, especially when you’re a mother, but it doesn’t have to be. Beauty school is a great option for moms ready to start their career or find a new one. Once you earn your license, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a flexible and creative atmosphere that allows you to spend time with your kids. You’ll be able to financially support your family without spending all your time away from them. Plus, the beauty industry is fun, engaging and growing!
If you’re curious about the ins and outs of beauty school, check out our Guide to a Career in Cosmetology.
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