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September 7, 2017

Why Cosmetology is a Great Career Choice for Moms

Becoming a parent is one of the most life changing events that could happen. There are amazing things that come with parenthood, but being a mom is a full time job. Because being a mom is a full time job, it can be hard to find a paying job that works with your lifestyle and schedule.

Many parents are finding that a career in cosmetology can be a great choice. Here’s why.



The education that is needed to become a licensed cosmetologist can be completed much quicker than a traditional four-year college degree. At Elaine Steven Beauty College, our cosmetology program can be completed in as little as 12 months. This means that you won’t have to juggle the responsibilities of being a parent with school for very long. For many mothers this is an attractive feature of cosmetology school: it can lead to a rewarding career in a much shorter amount of time.

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What You Can Learn

Another very appealing characteristic of cosmetology school is what you learn and how you learn it. Even though cosmetology school is much shorter than many other types of education, you can learn a lot. In our program at ESBC, you won’t just learn about hair. You can learn about many of the topics you may need to build a career in the beauty industry. A few topics covered in our program are:

  • Hair coloring
  • Hair design
  • Hair styling
  • Skincare
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Salon business

This list is just a taste of some of the things that you can learn. As a graduate, you can walk away with many of the skills you need to work in most segments of the beauty industry. It’s a very versatile educational experience – which is great news for moms.

How You Can Learn It

Another aspect of cosmetology school that many moms love is how you learn all the things mentioned above. There’s some studying and reading from textbooks, but most of your learning will be hands on, at school. You will be able to practice many of the things you are learning in a student clinic. This is awesome for moms because it can be a much more effective way to learn and remember things without having to spend a lot of time at home cramming and memorizing. This can mean more time with the kids!

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Career Options

Some people think that once you graduate from cosmetology school you’re only real option is to go to work in a salon as a hairstylist. This is false. When you graduate there is a wide variety of career paths that you can pursue. Going to cosmetology school can open many doors.

Some examples of jobs you can pursue as a licensed cosmetologist include:

  • Hairstylist
  • Salon manager
  • Wedding or event stylist
  • Makeup artist
  • Editorial stylist
  • Manicurist/pedicurist
  • Product company representative
  • Many more

While there is no guarantee that we will find you a job after graduation, our career advisement is a great resource you can take advantage of to help you get started.

Be Your Own Boss

For many, going to cosmetology school is a way to become a business owner and to become their own boss. Going to cosmetology school can be a very efficient way to learn the things you need to know to start your own business. At ESBC, our curriculum covers salon business and is designed to give students this kind of knowledge.

For many moms who decide to go to cosmetology school, this is their end goal. They see the value in opening their own salon or starting their own beauty business. Make no mistake, being your own boss and starting your own business is hard work. The nice thing about it is that you can choose when to work, and for moms, this is one of the most important things.

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Learning, Growing, and Being a Leader

Finally, showing your kids the importance of hard work and education is important. The best way to teach is by example. Going to cosmetology school to expand your professional horizons is a great way to be that example. Your kids will see your hard work, determination, and commitment to learning. This is another common motivator for moms who choose to go to cosmetology school.

Want to Get Started?

Does cosmetology sound like it would be a good fit for you? Contact us. We can answer any questions you may have and help you get the ball rolling. We can’t wait to help you start your journey to a new career!


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Cosmetology 1500 Clock Hours
Manicuring 400 Clock Hours (Not Currently Offering)
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