Financial Aid Available For Those Who Qualify
Carolyn Kennedy Bowen
CONTACT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICER AT "CREATIONS" FOR INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERAL PELL GRANT.
Let's explore some of the options or related career opportunities available to the "Creations" graduate. Many graduates make their career in a styling atmosphere. Some choose to return to their practice. Some will choose beauty salons, others may so into barber styling salons. Because of the advanced curriculum offered at "Creations", graduates find the transition from the school to workplace to be smooth.
The school cannot guarantee job placement. Students are provided information including names and phone numbers of salons interviewing for employees. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for jobs and and participate in interviews.
At the salon or styling level there are many advanced opportunities both in money and positions. As your experience grows with time and advanced education, your pricing structure should correspond. Those who show leadership qualities in the workplace could rise to management positions. As in many other fields, the beauty industry has reached the age of specialization. This means that in some of the larger salons throughout the nation there are hair designers who elect to specialize in one or more of the many services performed in a full service salon. Perming, color, make-up/ skin care, are just a few of these fields. Of course, owning your own business is also a possibility. This would require a capital investment and working knowledge in business management. There is always a need for progressive salons.
This level can be broken down into two areas:
The first is cosmetology school instructor. This requires a dedicated individual who has, or is willing to acquire the overall knowledge it takes to teach in all phases of the cosmetology profession. Instructors are usually paid a salary and have the possibilities of moving up to school manager, styles director, or even school owner.
Secondly, there is a demand for those who posses that touch of "show biz." We call these talented people "quest artist." Their job requires teaching licensed hairdressers the most modern methods and styles. Guest artist do many shows in different regions of the country, which calls for quite bit a of traveling. They are paid for their expenses, plus a guest artist fee. Styling on stage in front of possibly hundreds of your peers requires public speaking talents as well as technical and advanced artistic knowledge. Guest artist most often work for manufactures and distributions of cosmetology products.
SOCIAL SECURITY EDUCATION BENEFITS
This program is designed for those students who are currently receiving Social Security Benefits or are eligible to receive benefits while continuing their education. The Social Security Administration determines your benefits, apply by contacting their office.
This is available to the disabled. It is designed to aid the individuals who have suffered some type(s) of mental or physical illness. Contact your nearest State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency for details.