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Is It Too Late for Me to Go to Beauty School? Is It Too Late for Me to Go to Beauty School?

And Other Myths About Pursuing a Cosmetology Career or Esthetician Career

People have so many preconceived notions about what it means to attend cosmetology school or esthetician school. Just as many don’t fully understand what it means to change careers and pursue trade training.

Eric Fisher Academy can dispel these myths and help you better understand what it’s like to attend cosmetology school in 2021.

Myth: It’s too late for me to go to beauty school.

One of the best parts about cosmetology school in Kansas is that you can learn all the necessary skills you need to succeed and graduate in as little as 10 months. It’s really never too late to attend school, learn the trade, and change your career.

However, this doesn’t mean you should enroll immediately unless you’re sure that it’s something you want to pursue. It takes a lot of dedication, determination, and effort. While it’s always rewarding, it isn’t always easy. But if you want to change careers, it’s never too late when it comes to getting an education in cosmetology.

Myth: Cosmetology school in Kansas only teaches you how to cut, style, and color hair.

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology exam includes more than just cutting, styling, and coloring hair. Therefore, much more is covered within the training program you choose.

Especially at Eric Fisher Academy, you get additional training that covers nail care, manicures, and pedicures; make-up application; and important business knowledge and skills that will help you market your services, maintain client relationships, and even eventually become self-employed or own your own salon.

Myth: It’s hard to find an esthetician school near me.

Eric Fisher Academy has a world-renowned cosmetology program, but our esthetician school is just as well-known! The school is here in Wichita, Kansas, so it’s close by for lots of Kansans interested in learning to become an esthetician.

Myth: Cosmetology and esthetician schools are only for women.

This is the most unfortunate stereotype, because so many more people would find a career they love if they didn’t buy into this. Both paths are great for anyone who is interested in improving the lives of their clients and looking for a creative outlet.

Eric Fisher himself is a well-known professional cosmetologist who has worked all over the world with top names in the industry, including at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. His roots – no pun intended – are right here in Wichita. Together with the faculty and staff, he invites anyone with an interest in these important professions to attend Eric Fisher Academy.

Myth: Cosmetology school and esthetician school are prohibitively expensive.

Any professional training or education you pursue will come with a price tag. Beauty school, too, has a cost, but it is often more affordable than the average college education. It also takes much less time, too. Reputable beauty schools offer financial aid assistance, including scholarships, student loans, and grants, including Federal Pell grants, if you qualify.

All programs offered at Eric Fisher Academy are also approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The financial aid advisers at Eric Fisher Academy will help you find a way to fund your education. You also will not have to worry about purchasing a lengthy list of supplies, because everything you need is included in your tuition and career kit! And before you even opt to begin your cosmetology or esthetics education, you’ll know exactly how much your training will cost because of our upfront and transparent pricing policy.

Myth: You can only be a stylist or esthetician with this type of training.

The idea that people who have graduated from a beauty school can only work in a salon or spa is an unfortunate belief that truly limits the versatility of the training you’ll receive. It’s true that a great many graduates of Eric Fisher Academy go on to become professional hair stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, and estheticians in typical settings.

However, quite a few pursue careers in related fields, such as becoming a wedding and event stylist, owning their own salons, working as an artistic director for a beauty brand, training future cosmetologists, working for beauty magazines and fashion shows, or performing hair and makeup services for movies and television.

Getting Started with Cosmetology School in Wichita, Kansas

Now that we’ve dispelled these myths, we hope that you’re seeing how attending Eric Fisher Academy in central Kansas can help you start a rewarding career and even change your life. Our rolling admissions are ongoing, and a new session is starting soon, so don’t wait to contact us.

We can help you plan a visit and tour to our 18,000-square-foot school and student salon and spa, which received Modern Salon’s award for being one of the best facilities in the country.

While you’re here, we’ll show you around and let you see first-hand what it’s like to be a student at Eric Fisher Academy. Then, when you’re ready to apply for admission, complete our online form, and one of our admissions counselors will get in touch with you shortly thereafter. We look forward to meeting you!