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What’s the Difference? Choosing the Right Beauty Institute for You What’s the Difference? Choosing the Right Beauty Institute for You

Not All Esthetician and Cosmetology Schools in Kansas are Created Equal

If you’ve made the decision to dive into the world of cosmetology and esthetics, you may find yourself doing research on which school or program is best suited for your needs. Sure, you could choose a program that’s quick, allowing you to get started on your career ASAP. But going this route may mean you’ll miss out on tons of valuable hands-on training, networking opportunities, and career skills.

In the broader scope of your career, choosing a cosmetology school or esthetician school that has a multifaceted curriculum, offers plenty of opportunities for real-life practice, and goes above and beyond to provide you with career skills, will end up being an invaluable investment in your future esthetics or cosmetology career. At Eric Fisher Academy, you’ll get all of this and so much more from our esthetician and cosmetology programs. Below, we highlight our top three considerations when comparing beauty schools (and we think you’ll be surprised to find that price didn’t make the list!).

Length of the Program

Many people interested in pursuing different cosmetology careers often find themselves wondering, How long does it take to become a cosmetologist? The answer is, it depends.

Most states, including Kansas, have a minimum number of hours that are required to take your cosmetology or esthetics licensing exam. While some programs focus on simply getting you to your necessary number of hours, other schools opt to extend the length of their cosmetology and esthetics programs to provide additional information and training.

While either option is suitable for your future career, the additional information you’ll receive from a longer program can make or break your long-term success. At Eric Fisher, we’re not just focused on a number of hours. We provide additional instruction and review valuable business skills through EFA’s exclusive Prosper U program. In this, we cover things like client retention, rebooking, building lasting client relationships, and much more. These are all things that are paramount to a successful cosmetology or esthetics career.

What’s Included in Your Tuition

Similar to the length of a beauty school program, some schools offer little to no supplies to get you started. More often than not, these schools have cheaper tuition rates that look very appealing up front. However, once you get into the program and realize how many things you need to receive proper training (and, in turn, a successful career), you’ll find that these supplies can add up fast.

Be sure to pay close attention to what each school you’re researching offers. At Eric Fisher Academy, we make sure our students are equipped with every top-of-the-line tool they need to start a successful career.

At our esthetician school, this includes things like:

  • A 6th-generation Apple iPad
  • High-quality makeup brushes for all makeup applications
  • Foundation and corrector palettes for every skin tone
  • Color refills for makeup palettes
  • Multiple types of skincare products
  • Bags and carrying cases
  • Smocks/aprons

And at our cosmetology school, you can expect to receive similar supplies, including:

  • Multiple hair shears, a razor, and a detailer
  • Various hot tools from top brands
  • Mannequin heads, both male and female, with varying hair types and colors
  • Many types of hairbrushes
  • Tint brushes
  • Mirrors

Real-World Usefulness

Believe it or not, many beauty schools focus solely on your school training, and leave you to figure the rest out on your own, once you get into the real world of beauty. This can not only leave you at a significant disadvantage among other cosmetologists and estheticians, but it can also cause you to progress more slowly in your career.

At Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita, we not only provide you with invaluable business skills through Prosper U, but we also teach social media marketing skills with our Beauty as a Business curriculum. As an added bonus, all of our students in both our cosmetology school and our esthetics school will have the opportunity to learn Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance, which teaches essential life skills like budgeting, avoiding and overcoming debt, retirement planning, and more.

Choose the Best Cosmetology and Esthetician School Near You

We hope by now you understand the care we at Eric Fisher take with creating and executing programs that go above and beyond the basic cosmetology training and truly prepare you for a wide range of esthetics careers or cosmetology careers. Our founder, Eric Fisher, has been in the beauty industry for decades, and he knows what it takes to be successful. That’s why he’s so passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others down that same path of success.

If you’re ready to jump into training for a successful career in beauty, take a virtual tour of Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita, KS or view our upcoming program dates to get started.