How to Balance Life and Beauty School

Jul 28 2023

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If you have a passion for beauty, you’re probably considering going to beauty school! While it can be an exciting and rewarding journey, it also requires dedication and commitment. We know that our students often find themselves juggling various responsibilities alongside their coursework. And while balancing personal life with work, life, and beauty school can be challenging, it is possible to thrive in all areas! Our Admissions Team is here to help and guide you through the process. We’ve helped other students balance their personal life and follow their dreams, let us help you!

In this blog post, we explore different tips and strategies on how to balance life’s demands and the pursuit of a career in the beauty industry!

Set Clear Goals

If you want to effectively balance life and beauty school, start by setting clear goals! Having a plan in place can ensure all aspects of your life are given the attention they deserve. Here are some tips to help you set clear goals:

  • Identify your priorities: What matters most to you? Write them down and put them on a list so you can prioritize them.
  • Write down your goals: Visualize your goals and what you’ll need to accomplish to get there. By writing them down, they become more tangible but also make you more accountable.
  • Make your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This can help set a clear path to success.
  • Create an action plan: Break down each goal into actionable steps to take! Assign deadlines and how to achieve said goal. This can help you stay focused and on track.

Remember that setting goals is a personal process and what works for one might not work for another!

Manage Your Time Effectively

Time management is crucial when it comes to finding balance! By managing your time efficiently, you can maximize your productivity and create a healthy balance. You can develop effective time management strategies by creating to-do lists, breaking tasks into smaller chunks, and setting deadlines for yourself.

We pride ourselves on having so many schedules to choose from. All three of our campuses offer a variety of schedules for the cosmetology and esthetics programs. And now, we’re elevating the experience by granting students the flexibility to personalize their own schedules, ensuring it perfectly aligns with their needs and preferences! To learn more about customizing your own schedule, click here.

Seek Support When Needed

Asking for help can be hard, but it’s crucial to seek support when you need it. Surrounding yourself with a strong support system can provide encouragement, guidance, and valuable advice. The beauty school journey can be more enjoyable and less overwhelming when you have someone in your corner. Here are some ideas on who can support you throughout your journey:

  • Form study groups with fellow students
  • Participate in school activities and events
  • Engage in networking opportunities in the beauty industry
  • Seek extra help from instructors
  • Talk to your family and friends

Establish Boundaries

By establishing boundaries outside of school, you create a foundation for a healthier and more fulfilling experience in beauty school. This means learning to say no! It’s okay to say no to commitments or activities that may overwhelm you. Don’t feel guilty for declining opportunities that can hinder your success.

Take Care Of Yourself!

You should be your first priority in all of this, and you should prioritize your self-care. Maintaining your physical and mental well-being will take you further than not. Take time for activities that bring you joy and recharge your energy. This can be:

  • Regular exercise
  • Eating nutritious food
  • Staying hydrated
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Meditation
  • Hobbies that excite you
  • Spending time with loved ones
  • Reading
  • Journaling
  • And more

Embrace Flexibility And Adaptability

Life is unpredictable, and challenges may arise during your beauty school journey. By embracing flexibility and learning to adapt, you can navigate through those obstacles and turn them into opportunities to grow. The ability to embrace flexibility allows you to:

  • Stay resilient: When faced with challenges, flexibility enables you to bounce back and find alternative solutions rather than getting discouraged.
  • Adjust your plans: Being flexible means you can adapt your schedule or study routine when unexpected events or responsibilities arise, without compromising the quality of your education.
  • Embrace new opportunities: By being open to change, you can explore different paths, internships, or experiences that can enrich your education and future career prospects.
  • Learn from setbacks: Flexibility allows you to view setbacks as learning experiences. You can turn challenges into valuable lessons that contribute to your personal and professional growth.

Stay Positive

Remember that maintaining a positive mindset is a choice you make every day. Take time each day to appreciate all the good in your life. You’re in school pursuing your dreams, and it’s a blessing to do just that! By acknowledging and celebrating everything good going on in your life, you can show gratitude for all the opportunities, growth, and progress you’re experiencing through your journey. By doing this, you can reinforce your passion and dedication to your dreams of becoming a beauty professional.

Are You Ready To Pursue Your Passions?

Balancing life and beauty school requires dedication and effort, but the journey can be worth it. If you’re ready to get started in your beauty school journey, don’t hesitate to contact us! With programs in cosmetology and esthetics, we’re sure we have a program for you! Setting students up for success is our goal and we’re excited to help you achieve yours. We look forward to hearing from you!