5 Questions to Ask at Your Tour

Kyle Richardson#Excellence, Austin, Business Building, Core Values, Springfield


The first step to getting started with us is to come in for a tour. You get to walk around the campus, meet students and educators, and get a feel for the Academy culture. Our campus recruiter will discuss your chosen program, tuition cost, scheduling, and answer any questions you may have. In all the excitement, sometimes prospective students forget to ask all the questions they wanted to.

Here are the top 5 questions students forget to ask during their tour.

1. How do you prepare us for the state board exam?

From the moment you start classes, we start preparing you to pass your exam. Everything you need to know will be covered by our educators. From basic theory to proper sanitation procedures you will learn the skills needed for success on both the exam and out in the workforce. In your senior hours, you’ll participate in what we call mock boards. Educators will set up a situation similar to what you will experience at your exam, and you’ll go through the entire process so that you know exactly what to expect. Once you are finished, your educators will then critique you and make sure that you are 100% ready for the exam.

P.S. Our 1st-time pass rate is over 90% so the odds are in your favor!

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2. What is the dress code?

Every day you come to school, you need to wear black, white, gray, or a combination of the three. Open toe shoes are not permitted, and skirts need to be below the knee. Estheticians wear black scrubs. The best advice I can give you on dress code is to dress for the profession you want! If you want to be a cosmetologist, come in each day looking like a cosmetologist. We understand that you are a student, but you’re training to be a professional, look like one!

3. Can students keep a percentage of their retail sales?

Students do not keep a portion of their retail sales, but they do keep any and all tips they receive from services.

4. Do you help with job placement?

We do not guarantee job placement, however, we do have an extensive alumni base working in the industry that students can call on for assistance. We also have relationships with salon and spa owners all over the area who look to hire our graduates. Each month, we post employment opportunities on our job board and send out emails to make sure every student knows where to go when looking for their salon home.

Our placement rate is over 80%!

5. Can I complete two different programs at your school?

Yes! For example, if you are interested in pursuing our cosmetology program but you’d also like to do esthetics as well, that is definitely an option. You will just have to wait at least one month after graduating from one program before beginning another. You can do both, just not at the same time.

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