Shopping for Fall Clothes

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I absolutely adore walking in my neighborhood when the leaves on the trees begin changing colors. I also love shopping for warm clothes to wear when the weather turns chilly outside. During this time of the year, I typically wear thin, long-sleeved shirts, jeans, riding boots, and light jackets. My favorite types of jackets are ones made of denim and corduroy. When shopping for a fall wardrobe, I look for items in rich colors such as chocolate brown, maroon, and purple. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious, shopping tips to help you gain the new, fall wardrobe of your dreams. Enjoy!

Want A New Career In Beauty But Have Questions? 2 Questions About Cosmetology Schools Answered


If you have always loved experimenting with different makeup looks on yourself and your friends, learning how to create new hairstyles, and/or giving yourself and friends manicures and pedicures, then there is a good chance that you would love a career in the beauty industry. You may know that first step to learning everything you need to know to succeed in the industry is attending cosmetology school, but you may have some questions keeping you from really committing to attending beauty school. Read on to learn the answers to two common questions about cosmetology school that may help you finally make your decision to pursue a career in an industry you may love. 

1. Do You Have to Pay for Your Cosmetology Education Fully Out-of-Pocket? 

You likely know that the federal and state government both offer financial aid to those who attend traditional colleges, but you may not realize that they also offer financial aid in the form of Pell grants and very low-interest loans to students of many cosmetology schools. So no, you may not have to pay out-of-pocket for your cosmetology education and, in fact, many students with low incomes even get their entire cosmetology school tuition covered by federal Pell grants that never have to be paid back. 

How do you know which beauty schools accept government financial aid? Look for schools that are accredited. If you find this word on the website of the cosmetology school you would like to attend, then you can complete a FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to find out how much of the cosmetology school tuition the federal and your state government will cover for you.  

As of 2016, the maximum FAFSA Pell grant award is a $5,815 per full-time school year. However, depending on your income, you may not receive this full amount. Even if your grant does not cover the entire cost of your cosmetology program, when attending an accredited beauty school, you likely also qualify for very low-interest government loans that do not need to be paid back until you complete your entire cosmetology program. 

Some cosmetology schools also offer their own scholarships and grants to students. To find out if the school you have your eye on accepts federal and state aid and/or offers grants of their own, all you have to do is contact them and ask. 

2. Do You Have to Learn How to Style Hair At Cosmetology School? 

There are so many different beauty careers today that you may not want to learn to cut and color hair at all. Instead, you may be more interested in becoming a makeup artist or salon esthetician. The truth is that you can choose to learn just the skills you would like to use in the workplace, and you don't have to complete a comprehensive cosmetology program where you will learn to style hair. 

However, it is often a good idea to complete a comprehensive cosmetology program, even if you don't suspect you will enjoy styling hair or ever seek a career in the hair industry. During a comprehensive cosmetology program, you will learn nail care, skin care, hair styling, and makeup application. Having so many skills can really be useful during your career. For example, if you want to become a makeup artist, yet only learn to apply makeup in school, you will not be able to apply to those job openings looking for wedding makeup artists who can also style the brides' hair. 

While you can focus your education on only the skill you will enjoy most, it never hurts to learn as much as you can about beauty to help you earn a great income as an all-around skilled beautician. 

If you have thought of attending cosmetology school, yet haven't reached out to a school yet, then you likely have many questions about how cosmetology programs work and how you will pay for school. Now that you know the answers to these two questions, call or email a beauty school like Tri-County Beauty College to let them answer any other questions you have. 


30 December 2016