So you’ve decided to pursue a future in esthetics. Great choice! Many opportunities and skills are now available to you. Whether you’ve already enrolled or not, esthetics school is the first step in your journey. Our goal at Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare is to help you excel in the industry. That’s why we’ve put together our best tips and tricks to help you know what to expect in esthetics school and how to succeed!
What to Expect: The Journey
You can expect to feel so many emotions throughout your time in cosmetology school. Excitement, fear, stress, joy, hope, and pride are just a few. These emotions are all vital to a successful beauty journey. Know that even the “bad” emotions are important to have!
This range of emotion can introduce different stages to your life as your journey progresses. You will probably go through a few of these stages at least once, or maybe several times, during your time in school:
- The Honeymoon Stage: You’re new to the beauty industry. Everything feels fresh and exciting, but you are ready to take on the day! Future in beauty, here you come!
- The Challenge: Beauty school is all fun and games. There are days that will be hard. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! Challenges are a part of every worthwhile goal. Just remember, overcoming that challenge feels great!
- The Comeback: This is when you finally gain those skills you’ve been studying throughout your entire beauty school experience. Now, you’re ready to jump into the world of beauty!
We all love the feeling of being in the honeymoon stage or celebrating during the comeback, but these aren’t the only parts of your journey into beauty. There will be tough days ahead, but we are here to help you every step of the way.
If you’re in the beauty industry, chances are you’re passionate about what you do–meaning that even in the hard days you can enjoy what you do. Remember, it’s okay to have fun. Don’t work too hard and leave yourself burned out. You should be enjoying your time right now, even if some days are stressful. Find little ways to keep your days lighthearted and fun. Try to see the positive in everything, but understand that sometimes you’ll have hard days. Often, these hard days will make your good days even better.
As you add esthetics school to your life, it can feel overwhelming knowing how much you have to do. That’s why we recommend staying organized to help balance everything going on in your life. Creating a schedule or daily routine is one way to do this. Many people find that seeing everything laid out before them helps to manage time better, and ease stress as there is a time and place for everything. There are plenty of apps out there to make keeping a schedule easy! Find what works for you and stick to it! Some quick tips on how to stay organized are:
- Set goals
- Track progress
- Create to-do lists
- Keep a clean environment
- Take breaks
A daily routine is similar to a longer schedule, but instead focuses on repetition. It can help you keep track of time and check things off your to-do list. You’ll know what you have to do, and when you have time to do it each day. Your busy schedule will seem less busy when you stick to a routine!
Celebrate the Wins
Your journey isn’t all about the challenges, it’s about your wins as well! It doesn’t matter if your win is big or small, it’s still important to celebrate it!
Focus on what you’ve overcome during your time in beauty school. Maybe you mastered a skill you struggled with? Or made some new friends? Did you clock in on time today, or better yet, early? Celebrate it! No win is too small. Resist the temptation to believe you have no wins, or that your wins aren’t good enough. Remember, nobody is perfect!
Value Progress Over Perfection
Speaking of progress, any kind of progress is better than no progress! If you have ever messed up on a haircut or fallen short of a big goal, try to see it as a learning opportunity. You’re human, and humans aren’t perfect. We know life can often make us feel inadequate or that we aren’t reaching our potential. We often compare ourselves to others and their success. But remember that you are enough just the way you are! Your best is all that you can give, and even with your best efforts, sometimes things just can’t get done.
It’s important to understand that you can’t do it all every single day. And that’s okay! Remember that some days will be harder than others – so keep trying, learn from your mistakes, and remember that perfection doesn’t exist. If you are progressing, growing, and learning, there is no way you can fail!
Study at Skinworks
Are you ready to take on this exciting roller coaster of a journey? We can’t wait to help you get started! Contact us at Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare to learn more, take a virtual tour or our school, and see if we may be the right fit for you. We hope you feel how much we genuinely care for our students when you meet us. Let us be the team behind you on your way into this amazing and rewarding industry!