Pottsville, PA (PRWEB) March 12, 2008
- BeautySchools.edu made its debut on the Internet to offer comprehensive cosmetology education news and beauty industry information to prospective cosmetology students and the public on http://www.beautyschools.edu.
The site offers potential students, guidance counselors, high school teachers, or anyone with an interest in cosmetology, a beneficial tool in navigating facts about the beauty industry, descriptions about various cosmetology schools located nationwide, and an understanding about the different professions within the cosmetology field.
Other detailed information about financial aid such as federal grants, loans and scholarships, which potential cosmetology students may need to obtain in order to finance a cosmetology education, is thoroughly explained to help students differentiate the various types of financing available through the government and outside resources at http://www.beautyschools.edu/Beauty_School_Curriculum/Financial_Assistance/Loans_And_Grants.
There are several organizations from OPI, Sport Clips, Joe Francis Haircare, AHBAI, NCEA, and ACE that offer scholarships for cosmetology, nail technology and esthetician students. Some of the federal programs students can take advantage of are: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Stafford Loan (FSL), Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (FPLUS), and the G.I Bill. Each type of federal financing is explained in depth for students and/or parents to review.
BeautySchools.edu supplies an extensive listing of cosmetology schools, which a user searches for by indicating a desired cosmetology program and entering a zip code for a preferred location. Once a zip code is entered, a list of nearby schools appears with a link to the school as well as, phone numbers, address information and the option to request more information. To request more information, the user may enter their name, address, phone number, email address, career preferences, and additional information in order for the school or BeautySchools.edu to contact them.
Potential students can learn more about the individual schools by clicking on their links under the Find A School Near You category. Detailed information such as the school's history and location are provided. The school's curriculum and information such as accreditation, financial aid options and other services are also highlighted.
To learn more about choosing the best cosmetology school, BeautySchools.edu provides insight and suggestions such as a school's accreditation standards, curriculum, location, and available programs. Accreditations from the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and the Council on Occupational Education (COE) are recommended and easily searched for on the sites locator page.
Since several cosmetology schools offer specialized programs such as Esthetics or Massage Therapy, the web site describes those particular programs, and the specific differences between Esthetics and Massage Therapy can be found under the Latest News and Industry Updates articles. Other specialized programs such as Theatrical Make-up Programs, Teacher Training and Nail Technician Programs are further detailed.
Given that most beauty schools offer general cosmetology courses and educational content, those types of programs are explained such as haircutting, hair coloring, hair design, performing manicures and pedicures, nail artistry, make-up artistry, spa services, salon management, and product development at http://www.beautyschools.edu/Beauty_School_Curriculum/Cosmetology_Program_And_Education
The site provides several links to additional information such as the types of professional tools cosmetology students can expect to utilize; for instance mannequins, varying brushes, irons and blow dryers under the Tools of the Trade category. Since the better portion of a cosmetology student's education takes place in the Student Salon or Clinic, which is a salon setting for students to apply their classroom skills, the site explains this aspect of a student's education, as well. Many beauty schools move senior students to the next level of their education in the Student Salons or Clinics by immersing them with actual clients for practical, hands-on experience performing cuts, color and other requests, selling products and engaging more of their textbook learning into a real-world setting.
In addition to the classroom experiences, the site details statistical facts from The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) in regards to cosmetology as a growing industry, income expectations and job stability in the beauty business.
State-by-state license requirements for cosmetology, nail technology, barbering, esthetics, and massage therapy are also meticulously outlined at http://www.beautyschools.edu/About_The_Industry/Licensing_Requirements. Each state offers thorough information about the required hours needed to pursue a license in the respective field such as cosmetology, barbering, nail tech, esthetician, cosmetology educator, and manicurist. Addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and additional contact information, as well as links to the individual websites are also provided
To learn about the featured schools of the week, a highlighted section on the homepage details information about the schools, the cosmetology programs offered, the number of hours per program offered, and location information. There is also a link to the beauty school's website.
Furthermore, descriptions of a typical day in the life of a cosmetology student, cosmetology educator, hair stylist, esthetician, make-up artist, nail technician, and massage therapist are featured at http://www.beautyschools.edu/About_The_Industry/A_Day_In_The_Life. Most students may have a general idea of what to expect but the site offers in-depth details about daily routines regarding these typical areas.
And while many students may have an idea about general cosmetology professions, the site further justifies several types of beauty careers such as a hair color specialist, makeup artist, esthetician, nail technician, photo and movie stylist, beauty product representative, and several more. A career as a salon or spa owner is also discussed as well as a cosmetology school educational director.
Cosmetology students can expect to enter the growing beauty industry working in a salon, day spa, chiropractor or surgeon's office, hotel, cruise ship, vacation resort, or pursue independent business ventures such as opening their own salons.
To further validate these career options, testimonials from several current and former cosmetology students gives a careful look into the industry such as explaining how one student went from salon owner to cosmetology instructor and why she chose to further her education and marketability. Other testimonials detail current students' goals after graduation in addition to explaining the success of former students after they've entered the working world.
In regards to the beauty industry and current events, the Career and School News section found at http://www.beautyschools.edu/Latest_News_And_Updates/Articles features stories about a national hair and nail student competition, cosmetology school news and awards, Olympic hairstyling news and employment opportunities found on a link to a related site.
Other topics for discussion on BeautySchools.edu include the U.S. News and World Report's Best Careers guide that supports cosmetology as a profession, information about a non-profit organization which partners with several salons and cosmetology schools on identifying domestic abuse, and entertainment news in regards to beauty and hair.
Further statistics are given in regards to the profitability of several types of cosmetology careers. For instance, average income reports for hair colorists and other specialized cosmetology professions. Other statistics, regarding nail technician careers, site the growing demand and expected increase for nail techs to jump over the next few years.
BeautySchools.edu proactively answers frequently asked questions with additional details such as the true cost of a cosmetology education at http://www.beautyschools.edu/Latest_News_And_Updates/FAQs. The section also explains what being an "accredited" school means and the standards cosmetology schools must maintain in order to achieve this endorsement. Valuable information about the requirements for schools and their respective states is linked to the state-by-state license section. Many beauty schools require a GED or some equivalency requirements.
Additionally, under the Beauty Tips and Trends section, ideas about how to solve hair, skin, makeup, and nail problems are also discussed. Fixing static electricity, getting naturally wavy hair, and guidelines about cleaning your brush, as well as the benefits of drinking water, what might cause acne, nail polish tips, applying eye shadow, and additional suggestions are also reviewed. The site even offers a fun Beauty IQ quiz, which gives the user their beauty knowledge score.
BeautySchools.edu provides a Contact Us page at http://www.beautyschools.edu/Contact_Us for users or other cosmetology schools wishing to add their school, access to get in touch with the company.
For more information about cosmetology, nail technology, massage therapy, cosmetology instructor training, esthetics, and the beauty industry, visit http://www.beautyschools.edu.
BeautySchools.edu is the premier site for individuals interested in learning more about Cosmetology, Cosmetology education and Cosmetology careers. BeautySchools.edu exclusively offers the most current information, news and trends about the beauty industry.