CAREER CHOICES: What Does it Take to Be a Cosmetology Instructor?

By C. Jeanine Fulton | 11/12/2013 8:15:00 AM

 

Did you know that some people attend cosmetology school just to become instructors? I have often heard people say that instructors choose their profession because of failed attempts as salon professionals. This paradigm puts a negative label on cosmetology instructors and down plays the importance of an instructor’s role.

Dedicated cosmetology instructors choose to work in schools for various reasons. Just think about where you would be without the knowledge and encouragement of a former instructor. Perhaps you too can offer the same helping hand to future professionals by supplementing your current beauty career role. Here's what it takes to become an instructor:

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The Make Up

Cosmetology instructors work at beauty schools to help prepare students for a professional career within the cosmetology industry. They are licensed cosmetologists who have taken additional classes and exams to become instructors. Many times instructors are mentors to students and have a key position in shaping the careers of future professionals.

Regimen

Instructors facilitate both practical techniques and written course work. Many schools have day and night classes which gives instructors an optional work schedule. Assisting students in finding jobs, providing feedback, grading assignments, participating in student shows and events, and managing classroom and clinic operations are among their many job duties. Some weekend work may be required.

Foundation

Must be a licensed cosmetology instructor

Must possess two or more years of salon experience

Excellent problem solving skills

Good verbal and written communication skills

Experience presenting classes and workshops

Making the Cut

Each school has a different look, feel, and philosophy. However, they all have one goal in mind: to prepare students for a career in the cosmetology industry. I’ve interviewed potential instructors and searched for someone who not only had a passion for teaching, but also possessed a passion for learning. Know that you will learn as much from the students as they’ll learn from you. Develop exceptional training methods and let interviewers know that students will be captured because of your interest and love for what you do.

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Did you know that some people attend cosmetology school just to become instructors?  I have often heard people say that instructors choose their profession because of failed attempts as salon professionals.  This paradigm puts a negative label on cosmetology instructors and down plays the importance of an instructor’s role.  Dedicated cosmetology instructors choose to work in schools for various reasons.  Just think about where you would be without the knowledge and encouragement of a former instructor.  Perhaps you too can offer the same helping hand to future professionals by supplementing your current beauty career role.

 

COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

 

The Make Up

Cosmetology instructors work at beauty schools to help prepare

students for a professional career within the cosmetology industry.

They are licensed cosmetologists who have taken additional classes

and exams to become instructors. Many times instructors are

mentors to students and have a key position in shaping the careers of

future professionals.

 

Regimen

Instructors facilitate both practical techniques and written course

work. Many schools have day and night classes which gives

instructors an optional work schedule. Assisting students in finding

jobs, providing feedback, grading assignments, participating in

student shows and events, and managing classroom and clinic

operations are among their many job duties. Some weekend work

may be required.

 

Foundation

Must be a licensed cosmetology instructor

Must possess two or more years of salon experience

Excellent problem solving skills

Good verbal and written communication skills

Experience presenting classes and workshops

 

Making the Cut

Each school has a different look, feel, and philosophy. However,

they all have one goal in mind: to prepare students for a career in

the cosmetology industry. I’ve interviewed potential instructors

and searched for someone who not only had a passion for teaching,

but also possessed a passion for learning. Know that you will learn

as much from the students as they’ll learn from you. Develop

exceptional training methods and let interviewers know that students

will be captured because of your interest and love for what you do.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Did you know that some people attend cosmetology school just to become instructors? I have often heard people say that instructors choose their profession because of failed attempts as salon professionals. This paradigm puts a negative label on cosmetology instructors and down plays the importance of an instructor’s role. Dedicated cosmetology instructors choose to work in schools for various reasons. Just think about where you would be without the knowledge and encouragement of a former instructor. Perhaps you too can offer the same helping hand to future professionals by supplementing your current beauty career role.

 

COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

 

The Make Up

Cosmetology instructors work at beauty schools to help prepare

students for a professional career within the cosmetology industry.

They are licensed cosmetologists who have taken additional classes

and exams to become instructors. Many times instructors are

mentors to students and have a key position in shaping the careers of

future professionals.

 

Regimen

Instructors facilitate both practical techniques and written course

work. Many schools have day and night classes which gives

instructors an optional work schedule. Assisting students in finding

jobs, providing feedback, grading assignments, participating in

student shows and events, and managing classroom and clinic

operations are among their many job duties. Some weekend work

may be required.

 

Foundation

Must be a licensed cosmetology instructor

Must possess two or more years of salon experience

Excellent problem solving skills

Good verbal and written communication skills

Experience presenting classes and workshops

 

Making the Cut

Each school has a different look, feel, and philosophy. However,

they all have one goal in mind: to prepare students for a career in

the cosmetology industry. I’ve interviewed potential instructors

and searched for someone who not only had a passion for teaching,

but also possessed a passion for learning. Know that you will learn

as much from the students as they’ll learn from you. Develop

exceptional training methods and let interviewers know that students

will be captured because of your interest and love for what you do.

 

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeanine Fulton

C. Jeanine Fulton brings over 13 years of business training, coaching and writing savvy to the beauty industry. She is an inspirational speaker and author of Industry In:Site, 101 Top Beauty Careers, a one of a kind career guide book. Jeanine also develops programs and communication content for schools and product manufacturers while working by the motto, “Fun Education is the Best Motivation!”

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