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Which high school classes to take for a career as a cosmetologist

Online courses for hair and beauty jobs

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Since style is always changing, it’s no surprise there are many jobs in cosmetology. Jobs include hairdressers, colorists, makeup artists, and personal stylists. To succeed in a beauty career, you’ll need to learn how to treat different hair textures and skin types. Those interested in a beauty career should prepare in high school.

Whether you want to color hair or apply makeup to the stars, your path starts in high school. Study cosmetology principles now to begin your career with every possible advantage. High school students in Wisconsin can take FREE classes from eAchieve Academy, a free online charter school.

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Recommended high school classes for estheticians

Before you go to beauty school, enroll in FREE high school classes:

Health & Physical Education courses

You can’t improve the body without understanding it. Health and PE classes from eAchieve teach you about nutrition and fitness. As a cosmetologist, you can improve your clients on the outside while using your Health knowledge to improve their insides. And a healthy diet can lead to healthier hair and skin!

All High School Health & PE Courses

Business Education courses

Cosmetologists can work in a salon setting or independently. Take Business Education classes online to learn how to represent yourself. Courses cover financial planning, accounting, and how to use the latest digital technologies in your work.

All High School Business Education Courses

Art courses

The human body can be a work of art thanks to dedicated cosmetologists. Art classes from eAchieve Academy teach the basics of color theory and composition. As a cosmetologist, you’ll have to select the right colors for makeup and hair dye. And when you contour, you’ll need to know which angles best enhance each face shape.

All High School Art Courses

Science courses

The cosmetology industry is highly regulated due to exposure to chemicals in various dyes and makeups. Using hair dye too frequently can lead to permanent hair loss. Certain nail polish removers aren’t safe around pregnant women. Learn more about what substances are safe by taking a chemistry class online. If you understand the science of sanitation, you can protect yourself and your clients. eAchieve has high school science classes in anatomy, physiology, biology and chemistry.

All High School Science Courses

World Language courses

Beauty parlors and barbershops are found all over the world. Don’t limit yourself – learn a new language and take your skills anywhere you want! eAchieve has classes in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.

All High School World Language Courses

What to do in high school to become a beautician

Wisconsin Hair SalonThe easiest way to prepare for your future as a cosmetologist while still in high school is to start experimenting with your own hair and makeup. Or ask your friends and family to volunteer for a makeover so you can get some practice working on others. If you don’t know where to start, you can take an elective Drama I – Beginning Acting class to learn make-up and costuming.

eAchieve Academy has career-planning resources to help our students find the best path to their future. If you’re not certain how to achieve your dreams, just ask!

Cosmetology school admissions and college programs

One way to start a beauty career is getting into a college or university with a cosmetology program. While there are no cosmetology bachelor degrees, having a degree can be helpful if you plan on going into a management position. If you plan to live and work in Wisconsin, take the top classes needed for UW college admission.

There are many accredited beauty schools which operate independently of any college or university. Most cosmetology classes are performed in-person so students can learn how to handle hair, nails, and skin firsthand. At minimum, you’ll need a high school diploma to apply.

Whether you go to a college of beauty school, you’ll need get a license to work professionally. Each state has different requirements, usually related to how many hours of practice you have. In addition to the needed hours, you’ll have to pass a licensing exam.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for a cosmetology career:

Free High School Classes at eAchieve Academy

If you’re ready to start working towards your cosmetology career, begin with FREE classes from eAchieve Academy. Our online classes give you more flexibility to take the classes you want on your schedule.

Wisconsin students under 21 can enroll for FREE. No tuition! This is just one advantage we have over traditional brick-and-mortar schools. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works and start working towards your diploma online.

Contact eAchieve for more information or to enroll in high school career courses online.
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