It’s hard to believe, but summer is coming to a close. As we head into this fall season, we can’t wait to see what new opportunities are waiting. From starting a new school year to trying out all the new fall trends, there’s a lot to be excited about. One thing you may not be looking forward to is switching up your hair care routine. Transitioning into something new is often overwhelming and that’s no exception for your locks. We’re here to help ease your hair’s transition into Utah’s fall weather with some tips on how to keep your hair healthy and glowing even in the cold!

Lower the Shower Temperature

We know that this is likely the last thing you want to think about when the temperature starts to get cooler, but it’s all for the sake of your hair’s health. Taking a hot shower can strip your hair of its natural oils that keep it protected and moisturized. To prevent dry hair, try to keep the water at a warm or lukewarm temperature while you wash your hair. The cooler water is not only good for your hair, but your skin as well. Just make sure you don’t go outside with your hair wet. The cold, dry air could cause breakage and split ends.

Moisturize Your Hair

If you’ve just washed your hair with cooler water and you’re wondering what else you can do to protect your hair, look no further than moisturizer. We can’t stress enough how important is to keep your hair moisturized in our dry climate!If you’re wondering which moisturizer would work best for your hair type, then getting advice during an appointment at a salon could be a great idea. Everyone’s hair is different and what works for your friends may not be the solution you need. Getting professional help on your specific hair care routine could be your start for a new season of healthy hair!

Drink Plenty of Water

You should always be drinking enough water throughout the year, but sometimes it can be hard to remember during fall and winter when you don’t feel as hot. Your body still needs the benefits that drinking enough water can give you. Those benefits include helping with your hair by hydrating your scalp and preventing split ends! Drinking water plays a big part in moisturizing your hair and with Utah’s dry weather, it’s definitely going to need it.

Invest in a Humidifier

You may think that once you’re inside, you don’t have to worry about protecting your hair anymore. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. As the hot summer months end, it’s time to turn on the heater! While that may feel great, the hot air could cause your hair to dry out and irritate your scalp. Your hair deserves a break, which is why investing in a humidifier could be a great solution. This way you can relax with the temperature set to what you want and know that your hair is getting the treatment it needs!

Trim Your Hair Regularly

Like our other suggestions, this tip is something that could help your hair no matter the time of year, but is especially useful during cooler months. The cold, dry air can be bad news for your hair by causing your ends to become brittle and break. With the cooler temperatures, we recommend getting trims more often than you would in the summer. This can help your hair grow faster and look healthier!

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Want to Learn More About Hair Care?

Do you love learning about hair care? Are you interested in learning more about it and other exciting techniques in the beauty industry? Students in our cosmetology program learn all about the latest beauty trends, proper hair care, and more! Contact us to get more information and how you can start the application process.

Back-to-school season is just around the corner! Even though we’re going to miss the fun summertime mood, we can’t wait to get back into the new school year. If you’re looking to start an education that you can be passionate about, then this is the perfect time of year! Maybe you’ve always wanted to apply for beauty school, but you weren’t sure how to feel prepared for this big change. Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of ways you can start getting ready for your beauty education. Read more to find out what they are!

Research the Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is growing! Trends are always changing and especially with the internet, there are beauty careers that wouldn’t have been possible before. It’s an exciting time to explore what’s available in this growing business. With all the career opportunities that could be waiting for you, it’s a good idea to research more about the industry before you apply for beauty school. Finding out which area of beauty you want to specialize in can ensure that you get the most out of your cosmetology program. This also allows you to ask your educators for advice on which skills can help you prepare for your dream beauty career.

Look Into Financial Aid

Now that you’ve researched the beauty industry in general, it’s time to look up more about your specific beauty school experience. Starting an education you love is an amazing feeling, but it may feel overwhelming to figure out your finances. When preparing for your beauty education, it’s important that you look up the financial aid options that you may be available to you. Pell Grants, Stafford loans, and the GI Bill™ are just some examples of financial aid that could help finance your education.

Decide on Your Preferred Schedule

Life can be busy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your beauty dreams a priority. You deserve the opportunity to pursue what you’re passionate about when it’s most convenient. Maybe you want to focus on your beauty education and apply for a full-time cosmetology program so you can practice what you love sooner. Or you may need to balance your beauty education with jobs or other responsibilities. A part-time schedule could help you finish beauty school while also allowing you time for other important life obligations.

Gather a Support System

Finding out as much as you can about the beauty industry is a fun part of your preparation, but it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Even with all your preparation, you may still wonder if beauty school is really something that’s possible for you. It’s normal to have these thoughts, which is why telling a friend or family member should be part of your preparation.

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They know this is something you’re passionate about and they also know that you’ve worked too hard to doubt your abilities. Helping you with research, encouraging you to keep going, and being with you for important milestones of your journey are just some ways they can make your preparation easier.

Schedule a Tour

There’s only so much you can learn about a beauty school when you’re looking on their website. The next step is to schedule a tour and find out for yourself if the beauty school fits you. Touring a school is a great way to ask specific questions about your unique beauty journey and receive immediate answers. Come with your support system to make learning about your beauty education even more fun. They may even come up with questions you hadn’t considered before. Both your research and support system can be a great resource for this important step of your beauty school preparation.

We suggest that you write down your questions and bring a pen and paper with you. This will help you remember all the information, so you’re ready for the next stage of your beauty education. Here are some questions that could be important to ask on your tour.

Not only is this is a great opportunity to ask questions from your research, but it’s also where you can see if this is a school that fits your unique personality. Seeing how instructors, clients, and students all interact with each other is a big part of your beauty education. Paying attention to the school’s atmosphere could help determine if this is the school for you.

Start Your Beauty Education With Us

Now that you’ve figured out the specifics of your beauty school education, all that’s left to do is apply! Contact us to find out more about our cosmetology program and how you can get started on the application process. We can’t wait to help you pursue your goals this back-to-school season!

What’s Next For Your Future?

Are you getting ready to graduate from high school? Wondering what your next step is? If you’re passionate about beauty and helping others feel great, then cosmetology school could be a great path for you after getting your high school diploma. Maybe this sounds like an exciting experience, but you’re still unsure whether an education in beauty is right for you. If this sounds like you, then take our quiz to find out if cosmetology school should be your next step!

No matter where you are in your cosmetology journey, we’re here to help you make beauty school your next step! Our cosmetology program teaches a variety of modern techniques that can help you get an edge in the beauty industry. Contact us to find out how you can get started!

Have you always been interested in keeping up with the latest hair trends and trying out new styles on you and your friends? If beauty is something you’re passionate about, then receiving an education in cosmetology could be a great option for your future! Maybe this is a path you’ve thought about before, but you had doubts about if it’s something you should pursue. If you’re second-guessing a career in the beauty industry, read our blog to see how an education in cosmetology could benefit your future!

Career Opportunities

Many assume that after receiving a license in cosmetology, the next step will be to work as a hairstylist in a salon. That is not true. There are a lot of cosmetologists who love the atmosphere of a salon, but we know that it’s not for everyone. If you’re someone who prefers another working environment, then you’ll be happy to hear that there are so many options available for cosmetologists. One of the great things about the beauty industry is that it’s always adapting, which means that there are career paths you can take that wouldn’t have been possible twenty years ago. With the introduction of the internet, a beauty blogger is just one new possibility for you to pursue. Other career options are:

  • Film and theater hairstylist
  • Salon manager
  • Fashion show stylist
  • Nail technician
  • Hair color specialist

These are just some of the careers you can have after receiving a license in cosmetology. With so many different areas of beauty available, it all depends on you and what interests you the most.

Job Outlook

With all these career opportunities in the beauty world, it’s no wonder that employment for cosmetologists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for barbers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists is expected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026. Finding a job is a common worry for people after they finish their education, and that’s why it can feel reassuring to pursue a career that has the numbers to back it up!

An Industry That Rewards Creativity

As we said, the beauty industry is one that is always changing. That means it needs people who are willing to push their creative limits and think outside the box. Communicating with clients and putting your creative spin on their ideas is a fun challenge and what could make you a successful cosmetologist. If you’ve always wanted a career that could push your creativity, then receiving an education in cosmetology could help you realize that goal. With beauty trends always shifting, it’s important that someone in this profession is able to stay up to date while also adding in their own personal style.

If you dread working in a conventional 9-5 office job, a career in cosmetology could be a great fit for you. Not only will this career present you with different creative challenges every day, but you may also be in charge of what your schedule looks like. For many cosmetologists, they can decide when to style and cut their clients’ hair.

cosmetologist working on person's hair

Maybe you even want to be your own boss so you can be in complete control of your day’s schedule. At Collectiv Academy, we not only teach students practical skills for beauty techniques, but we also explore the business side. If you’ve always dreamed of using your marketing and business knowledge to own your own business, then the beauty industry can help fulfill that dream.

Save Time and Money

Receiving an education is a big commitment. It can take a lot of time and money to learn about something that you’re passionate about. That’s one reason why going to cosmetology school could be a better path for instead of attending a traditional college. At Collectiv Academy, you could complete our cosmetology program in as little as 1600 hours. Here, you can finish your education and have the chance to enter the working world sooner.

It’s no secret that your education is a huge financial investment. That’s why we want to help students finance their education so they can pursue their passion. At Collectiv Academy, we offer financial aid to those who qualify. Contact us to learn more about our financial aid and if your qualify.

Is a Career in Cosmetology in Your Future?

Now that you’ve heard some of the ways an education in cosmetology can benefit your future, it’s time to apply! At Collectiv Academy, our cosmetology program covers a variety of skills and cosmetology techniques you could use in your career. Here you can learn about hair coloring, manicuring and pedicuring, business management, facials, and so much more! Contact us if you have any questions about our programs and how you can start the application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Have you always wanted to be a cosmetologist but you were never sure what steps you should take to make that dream a reality? It can seem a little intimidating when you’re not sure where to start. Don’t worry because we’ve got your guide on everything you need to do to become a licensed cosmetologist in Utah! Read more to find out how you can start your journey in beauty

Apply for Beauty School

Before you can become a cosmetologist, you need to learn the techniques and styles that can make you successful in your beauty career. In Utah you’re expected to complete the necessary requirements of your chosen program at an accredited beauty school. Depending on which area of beauty you want to focus on, you will have to spend a certain number of hours completing the program that best fits you.

Make Sure the Beauty School is Right for You

Since you’ll be spending some time at beauty school, it’s important that you do some research before you make a commitment. In addition to making sure the beauty school has the program you’re looking for, you should also make sure the school itself will be a good fit for you personally. Look up the owners of the school, so you hear their story and how they can help you on your goals. You should also take the time to tour the school, so you can meet the team who will help you on your way to becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Understanding the school’s culture is just another important step you should take when you’re deciding which beauty school to attend.

Once you feel confident that a school is able to provide what you’re looking for, it’s time to apply! If you have any questions about the application process, it’s always a good idea to get in contact with the school so they can help put you on the right path. Don’t forget to look into the school’s financial aid to find out what options may be available to you.

Pass the Test

After you complete a program at an accredited beauty school, you’re ready to take the next step towards getting your cosmetology license. At this point, you’ll be required to pass the licensing exam issued by the Utah Division of Professional Licensing. The exam includes both a theory and a practical section to make sure that you’re able to apply what you’ve learned to your future clients.

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When you have completed the necessary hours of a program at an accredited beauty school and passed the licensing exam, you’re ready to apply for your license.

Keep Up Your Hard Work

You’re not finished working just because you’re a licensed cosmetologist. In the state of Utah, you’re required to renew your cosmetology license every two years. The renewal fee is $52 so you can continue practicing what you worked so hard for. While Utah doesn’t require that you continue your beauty education to retain your license, it’s never a bad idea. The beauty industry is always changing, and continually learning about new trends and styles can help take you further in your career.

Start Your Licensing Process Here

Now that you know the process of getting a cosmetology license in Utah, it’s time to get started! As we said the first step is enrolling at an accredited beauty school like Collectiv Academy. Our programs offer an extensive look in different areas of beauty that will help you for the licensing exam and beyond. Contact us to ask any questions you may have about the licensing process and we’ll be happy to help you.