Brains Or Beauty? Why not both?

Beauty School Drop-Out

It’s a phrase so common that it was featured in the musical Grease. For generations it has fueled the idea that those who pursue an education in beauty are unskilled, unmotivated, and ultimately unsuccessful.

This stigma is as far from the truth as can be.

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Ft. Myers we see our students overcome these stigmas, create amazing looks, and build futures that some would only dream of.

Don’t believe everything you hear! Beauty demands brains, and we can prove it!

Generations of Success

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The stigma of the beauty industry has been around for generations. While people were casting assumptions about those who choose to pursue their dreams, those same people were creating something that truly changed their lives.

By building their own businesses and mastering their skills, these pioneers set a groundwork for others to create careers that can lead to a self-sustained life. Plus, as they raised their families, showing them the success they have built, that passion has been passed on to their children. By supporting them to pursue their creative passions, whether to be in hair or another field, this generation of pioneers has helped create a future full of drive.

A Tradition of Work

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It is the difficult things that are worth doing. It’s the struggle that creates the greatest reward.

Chances are you’ve heard these common lessons before, and for good reason. They are true, and proven again and again. No where is that more evident than in the beauty industry.

Although the industry has been branded as being full of loafers with no direction, to become a successful cosmetology takes work. It takes hustle. It takes networking and branding. It takes advertising and the drive to always learn, develop and perfect the skills that are the foundation of your career.

To do that, cosmetologists have shown their passion and work ethic for generations. Slowly, we have changed the idea that the beauty industry is made for “drop-outs” and instead built on the backs of passion-filled souls who will do anything but.

A Wise Investment

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The average cost of a full program at an accredited beauty school is $13,715. This may seem like a huge amount of money, and it is, but when compared against the average cost of a four years degree, which edged over the $45,000 mark this year, it’s a number that is much easier to swallow.

The cost difference between these two opportunities is staggering. While both programs will lead you toward a rewarding career, and give you the education you need to master your future, only one can be done in as little as nine months and have you working in your field in less than a year.

While a traditional degree takes four years and can leave you with a monthly payment equal to your mortgage, an education in beauty gets you into your career faster without smothering debt and coursework that takes you away from friends and family.

This fact may have given cause to the negative stigma against the beauty industry, but this financial responsibility helps thousands of student each year get out of debt and move onto their careers with a financial stability that will last them generations.

Do not let the assumptions of the past keep you from your dreams! Embrace beauty and start your journey toward a new career today!

If you are ready to pursue your dreams, let us be your first step. Schedule a tour today and let us show you how the cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy, Ft Myers is prepared to help you get there. With a curriculum developed with both business and skill in mind, the talented staff is standing behind you every step of the way.

Contact us today!