5 Reasons to Choose Beauty School for Your Gap Year

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many college students have found themselves contemplating their future. Perhaps you have asked yourself, “What do I really want to do with my life?” or “Is it even worth it to live on campus if I am not going to receive a normal college experience?” With these thoughts in mind, have you considered taking a gap year? 

A gap year, whether it be in between high school and college or between college years, can serve as a beneficial time for personal growth, professional experience and creative exploration. Specifically, pursuing your gap year in beauty education at the Aveda Institute is both productive and profitable, providing you with a license that lasts a lifetime. Though the reasons are endless, here are just 5 reasons for why you should choose beauty school for your gap year:

1. Develop expertise in your Industry of Choice

For those wanting to pursue industry leading positions, you may need a college degree to learn the academic necessities of your desired career path. However, a license in cosmetology or esthiology can enhance your college education, further building your expertise  in your chosen field. Want to be an entrepreneur in the beauty industry? Compliment your MBA with a license in cosmetology. Looking to open your own dermatology practice? Build a foundation in skincare with the completion of the Aveda Institute’s esthetics program. With a cosmetology or esthetics license, you establish personal credibility to future colleagues and clients. 

2. Save Money

At Aveda, beauty education is both affordable and profitable! As a fully accredited beauty institution, the Aveda Institute paves the way to success on the state’s board exam. In addition, the Aveda Institute offers financial plans to fit your individual needs. Once licenced, you can enter the workforce directly, earning money as you continue to pursue your college degree.  

3. Build Your Resume

Through required practice hours on real guests, the Aveda Institute provides you with experience in customer service and guest relations, two skills employers look for in potential job candidates. During your time with us you will also go through our marketing and financial curricula to help you develop techniques to grow your business.

4. Find a Productive and Creative Break from the Stresses of Academic Education

Take a break from academic pressures to explore your passions for hair, beauty and skincare! With our combination of virtual and practical education, you can complete your beauty education in just 12 months, and be ready to return to campus in the fall of next year.

5. Stay Healthy

Staying healthy is more imperative now than ever. The Aveda Institute seeks to provide students with a comfortable and flexible learning environment. Starting the program with online instruction, students learn the basics of cosmetology in the comfort of their own homes. In transitioning to in-person learning and guest service, the Aveda Institute adheres to all CDC and local health department guidelines. Our students’ health at its top priority. Save your college experience for when it can be full and without limitations. Start your journey to a gap year with the Aveda Institutes by clicking the link below!

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