Cosmetology or beauty school can be an expensive, but necessary expense when you want to become a hair dresser, nail technician, or makeup artist. In this struggling economy, beauty jobs are still available in many of the major cities and urban areas. The lack of jobs makes it difficult for many to go back to school. Luckily there are several ways to get cosmetology scholarships to pay for the schooling.
- Conduct a search for scholarships for cosmetology school. There are many websites on the Internet dedicated to different kinds of scholarships. Scholarships to trade schools are not as common, but they are out there. Another resource to check out is the local cosmetology school itself. Sometimes the school will have scholarships and other assistance available to help potential students pay for classes.
- Apply to the scholarships available. Once a scholarship is located, fill out the application paperwork and send it in. Sometimes an essay may be required along with the application, so be ready to put forth your best effort on it. The address to mail the application to should be located somewhere on the first page of it, or an addressed envelope may be included. Many companies also offer online forms to apply for financial assistance.
- If no scholarships are available, try applying for a job at a nail salon, spa, or hair studio. There is a small chance that a larger salon may help pay for the cost of cosmetology school. It never hurts to ask before applying if there is a chance for assistance for continuing your education. If a salon offers scholarship help, it most certainly comes at a price. Usually a contract would be signed agreeing to several years of employment for receiving help with schooling costs. This type of situation can also be beneficial due to the experience you will gain while under contract.