Will beauty school provide me with a cosmetology kit to complete my program?

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As you further narrow down the list of cosmetology schools you are considering, one thing you should be certain to ask is if the beauty school  will provide you with a student kit.    If they do, make sure you know whether or not the cost is included in tuition. This information can help you budget for school and start with the supplies you need.  Although all schools require that you have a kit in order to successfully complete a cosmetology program, it is not universal for schools to supply these in house.  In short, it depends on which school you attend.

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There are many schools that will  include the cost of your student kit in your tuition. In that case, you typically receive the student kit shortly before starting your program. This allows you to check over the kit, ensure that everything is included, and make sure that everything arrived in good condition. National beauty schools, with locations all over the country, are more likely to provide student kits, as this makes it easier to ensure that students from different locations are learning the same methods, with the same tools.

Schools that are based in one area or only have one location are less likely to include a student kit in the cost of tuition. If your school does not provide a kit, they may either give you a list of places where you can acquire an approved kit, give you a list of items you need and let you get them at a beauty supply store, or have one provider where you must buy your student kit.  Start checking out different cosmetology programs today.

How much does a cosmetology kit cost if it’s not provided by the school?

Again, there is no universal answer to this, as there are a number of brands that offer a number of different options for student cosmetology kits.   You will need to use a student cosmetology kit that has the supplies required by your school and each school has different requirements.  Typically, new hair styling kits can be found between $200-$400 dollars, with the main difference being the additional supplies included and the carrying case.  Contacting a few cosmetology schools will give you the best idea for which student kit you will need.

Are books included as part of my cosmetology kit?

Your books are a very important part of your cosmetology education before you begin working on the floor to practice what you have learned in the classroom.   Typically, the only time your school books will be included in the cost of your cosmetology kit is when the school offers on all for one package that includes your tuition, books and kit. This is not saying that all schools that provide student kits bundle costs into one, so when looking at schools be sure to ask what all is included. This can ensure that you have everything you need from the first day of class.

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What comes in a standard cosmetology school student kit?

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tools_shutterstock_167205512_Jan7As a cosmetology student, you need a variety of materials to attend and participate in classes and ultimately make you a successful cosmetologist. Depending on which school you attend, you may have a school-provided student kit or you may need to purchase your own kit that meets your school’s standards.  If you are want to attend a school that offers a full cosmetology program, your kit should contain everything you need to learn and work on hair, skin and makeup, and nails.

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For the hair dressing part of your program, your cosmetology student kit will typically include the following items: hair clippers, razors and shears, a curling iron and flat iron, hair brushes, combs and rollers, curling rods, clips, capes, mixing bowls an of course, your very own mannequin head.  When looking at different cosmetology schools that interest you, be sure you ask if kits come with the tuition cost or if you have to buy your own.  If you have to buy your own, ask if there is a specific brand the school requires in order to guarantee all students are working off he same utensils.

What will come in a kit if my cosmetology program includes nail care or esthetics?

While not all cosmetology programs offer nail care and design in the curriculum, if you enroll in a school that does give you this option, you will need a kit that isn’t exclusive to a cosmetology program.   Kits for nail care will include white, clear, and pink acrylic powder, acrylic liquid monomer, brush cleaner, nail tips, surgical glue, acrylic brush, black nail files, black and white buffer blocks, manicure brush, manicure bowl, mannequin hand or finger.  Find a makeup program today to get started! 

Skin care can be a significant part of a cosmetology program as well at a number of schools, so it too will require extensive materials. The skin care and makeup part of your student kit should include the following items: face washes for different skin types, facial scrub, facial astringent, facial masks, foundation in various shades, eye makeup, including eye shadow and eyeliner, samples of other types of makeup, including blush and lipstick, makeup brushes and tweezers.  Start your search for the esthetic program for you.

In addition to specific materials and items for each course, your student kit should include items that you use in all fields of study. Items in this category include gloves, cotton swabs, rubbing alcohol, and mirrors. As these items run out, you may be expected to buy new materials to replace them.

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How do I become an esthetician?

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Often times, we see that people are torn between the beauty industry and entry level positions in the medical field.  Luckily, one popular solution is looking into esthetics programs because it can provide you the best of both worlds.  BeautySchools.com wants to answer all of your questions about this cosmetology program and get you in contact with the top esthetics schools in your area.

How long is esthetican school?

Like other cosmetology schools and programs, the amount of time your esthetics training will last depends on the number of hours your state requires in order to become licensed.  Currently the national average for esthetician school is 600 hours, but schools can vary from 300 to 1500 hours.  A majority of these programs also will allow you to take classes full or part-time which will heavily impact the amount of time to complete.  As a full-time student, you can complete your training usually in as little as a four to six months depending on the hours of the program. We recommend you check out your state’s esthetician licensing requirements when looking at esthetics schools to make sure the program you are interested in fulfills these hours.

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What will I learn in esthetician school?

One of the most rewarding parts of becoming an esthetician is that you work with clients on a daily basis to help make them feel beautiful by simply making their skin as healthy as possible.   During your esthetics training, you will be taught to perform the most common skin therapies including, chemical peels, exfoliation, waxing, facials and microdermabraion, so that upon completion you feel confident in being able to assist each and every client.

What is the difference between a spa esthetician and a medical esthetician?

Although these terms and the training you will receive for each is quite similar there is a difference.  Spa estheticians are those professionals who choose to work in a traditional esthetics capacity at spas and beauty parlors performing the tasks learned in training.  Often times, medical estheticians will have a background in a healthcare profession but have decided to work for a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Medical estheticians do all of the cosmetic duties of a spa esthetician, but they will have advanced training on top.  This training will allow them to teach people how to treat and prevent a number of skin ailments.

What is the difference between esthetics school and cosmetology school?

There are a number of full cosmetology schools that allow you to take esthetics as part of its program which will also cover hair, makeup, electrolysis and more.  If you aren’t sure if you want to solely focus on esthetics a full cosmetology program may be what you need to find the niche that will make you feel most satisfied.  If you know a career in esthetics is what you need to fulfill your goals, than solely an esthetic program is the better choice.  These specialized esthetics schools and training programs will be more in-depth and give you a greater knowledge base in the field.  In addition, specialized esthetics programs will tend to be less costly and can be completed in a faster amount of time.

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