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See Yourself Changing Careers

You spend the majority of your time at your job, you want to make sure you’re doing something you enjoy. Are you? A recent survey showed that nearly one in three employed professionals are actively looking for new work. Everyone has something they are passionate about. Remember being a little kid and people asking you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Think about what your answer was back then. Does that dream job still resonate with your passion today? Are you in the job field you want to be in?

According to research conducted by the University of Phoenix, only 14 percent of U.S. workers think they have the perfect job. That means roughly 75 percent of the U.S. workforce thinks their job is not perfect for them. You don’t want to be one of those people. You want to enjoy your job. It’s never too late to see yourself changing careers. We know it’s not an easy decision to make. You have questions, and we’re here to help answer them.

Should I Change Careers?

You deserve to be happy at work. Here at The Studio Academy of Beauty (TSAOB), we get many students that are career changers. Some of our students woke up one day and realized they weren’t happy with their jobs. They wanted to pursue what they were passionate about. Beauty.

Changing careers to enter the beauty industry can be a great decision. A career in beauty can be flexible, creative, rewarding, fulfilling, and uplifting. As a cosmetologist, esthetician, or hairstylist, you have the opportunity to set your own schedule, showcase your creative side, and help others feel beautiful. Many beauty professionals choose to work nights and weekends or only during the day. The freedom to choose schedules is just one of the many appealing qualities of a career in beauty. This industry also provides opportunities to express creativity through makeup artistry and hair styling. A creative career provides something that many careers do not, the ability to uplift others and empower them to feel beautiful and confident.

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Was My Time Spent at My Old Career Wasted?

This is a question all career changers have. Whether you spent six months or six years at your career, you wonder if you wasted time. You didn’t.

No matter what career you’re coming from, you learned valuable skills that can be utilized in the beauty industry. Did you have an office job? Then you have most likely learned how to manage your time well, stay organized, and prioritize. Did you work in retail? You probably gained valuable customer service experience. Did you work in marketing? You likely learned techniques to build brand awareness and excel at social media.

Working in beauty can mean creating your own schedule, working with people, and building your own brand. Plus, being part of the job market means you had to learn to market yourself in order to be hired. This is valuable in itself. Part of succeeding in a beauty career is building a portfolio, creating a resume, and selling yourself in an interview. If you learned any or all of these valuable skills, your time was not wasted.

Am I Too Old for Beauty School?

You are never too old to follow your dreams. If beauty is something you are passionate about, it is worth pursuing. If you’re not straight out of high school, you may worry you are not up-to-date with the latest trends in beauty. Maybe you aren’t familiar with social media. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. Skills can be taught, passion cannot. You can learn the techniques, the trends, the trade. Going back to school can provide you with valuable knowledge and skills that will help you pursue a career that you’re passionate about.

Our programs incorporate the latest trends and provide practical business skills. No matter your age, your passion is what will drive you. One thing that all beauty school students have in common is a passion for beauty. As long as you share this passion for helping others feel beautiful, you will fit right in at beauty school.

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Pursue Your Passion

Asking yourself these questions puts you on the path to pursuing a fulfilling career. Utilize the skills you learned from your previous job to help you through school. Remember, it’s never too late to start your beauty education. Here at TSAOB, our programs include: cosmetology, esthetics, hairstyling, and laser. If one of these sounds like a program you would enjoy, get started with us today!

See Yourself Uplifting Others

We hear a common theme when we ask our students why they chose to pursue a career in beauty. Many of them have a passion for helping people. They want to make others feel beautiful. The main goals of cosmetology, hairstyling, and esthetics are to help people look and feel good. Beauty professionals spend their days uplifting others by building trusting relationships, boosting self esteem, and empowering people. Can you see yourself uplifting others as a beauty professional?

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Meet Massage Envy

Last month we had the opportunity to talk briefly with Cary Underwood, the regional director of recruiting for Massage Envy here in Arizona. She visits the three TSAOB locations regularly for events and career fairs because she hires students out of the schools regularly! If you are already thinking about your career as an esthetician, Massage Envy could be the ideal place for you to keep in mind.
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See Yourself Going Back to School

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to the school year, which means it’s time to focus on your future. Whether you’ve been out of school just for the summer or for several years, now is a great time to go back to school. This time of year everyone is starting fresh. Don’t know where to start? Here are some steps to help you see yourself going back to school.
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What Do Phoenix-Area Beauty Businesses Think About TSAOB?

We had the special opportunity to reach out to some of the local salons, spas, and other beauty businesses in the Phoenix area to ask them about how our graduates are doing, and we wanted to share what they had to say! Some of these businesses have already been featured on our business reviews page, so we wanted to get more details on what they love about our students. All of these businesses are important to our local community. Many of our students could choose to advance their careers at these places, so be sure to keep up with what they’re doing!
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Local Business Reviews

Choosing a cosmetology school is a big decision. There are a lot of things potential students take into account when making their decision, such as: tuition, facilities, financial aid, reviews, and available programs. One thing that often gets overlooked is the school’s relationships with local salons. At first this may not seem important, but it definitely is. Think about what happens after you graduate. Finding a job can be a process. If you choose a school that has relationships with local salons, it can help you find opportunities for employment. At The Studio Academy of Beauty (TSAOB), we’ve built those local relationships. See what Phoenix businesses had to say about us!
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See Yourself Hairstyling

Many people choose to attend beauty schools or trade schools instead of four year colleges because it takes less time to get an education. Students at beauty schools don’t have to spend tons of time in general education courses that don’t relate to their chosen field. Hairstyling programs follow the same principle of giving the student exactly what they want. Focusing on your passion allows you to get started on hair without having to pay for courses in skin or nails!
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Transform your Summer Routine With These 8 Beauty Must-Haves

Whether you’re taking the summer off or just getting started on your cosmetology or esthetics training, summer is not the time to ignore your routine! You’ve really got to stay on top of your game, and there’s no better way to do that than to embrace some summer trends, new techniques, and even your own personal style. At The Studio Academy of Beauty (TSAOB) we are always encouraging our students to practice the methods and techniques they’ve learned in class. So use this 2018 summer season to hone the beauty skills you’ve learned with us, and we’ll help you get started with a list of summer beauty absolute must-haves. You can check with our one of our salons to see if you can purchase these products.
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