Greg Zorian, Master Barber/Platform Artist and Educator on Modern Salon Learning offers you these tips on how to get the most out of cosmetology school. Even if you are half way through school, these are worth reading!
BE 15 MINUTES EARLY EVERY DAY
“If you always arrive early you will never be late.” Unknown
Plan on being fifteen minutes early for school every day. This will give you time to put your things away, clean your tools, get a good seat in the classroom, finish up any last minute preparations for your first class, etc. By being early on a daily basis you will be developing one of the most important habits you can have for your future.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Every school has a dress code. Make sure to stick to it and show your teachers and classmates you take pride in your school. Go above and beyond just wearing your uniform. Come to school with your clothes ironed and wrinkle free and your shoes freshly shined. This will make you feel better and more professional as well. Get in the habit early of dressing for success.
TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT
This is a great topic for our business because you are communicating constantly. You have teachers, administrators, fellow students, and customers. Make sure to treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. Always try to keep a smile on your face. Smiles are contagious. If you are in an uncomfortable situation and it is possible to remove yourself, do so. The fastest way to success in any customer service related field is to treat people in a respectful and friendly manner.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR TEACHERS
Your teachers are teaching you for many reasons. They teach because they love it. They teach because they care about you. They teach because they love the business. They teach because they want to be a positive influence in your life. They also teach to earn a living but it is last on their list. Please treat them with respect and pay attention to them. They are preparing you for your future. You may not always like what they have to say but they are saying it for a reason. You are going to benefit from everything they teach you. Always keep in mind these reasons that teachers teach.
ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR SCHOOL
The only way to get the most out of your schooling is to be prepared at all times. Being prepared at all times means to always have your textbook with you and your tools with you. You can’t learn theory if you don’t have your textbook with you. You can’t learn how to give a clipper cut if you don’t have your clipper or clipper combs with you.