Studying and learning create wonderful experiences you surely will not forget. Although the road to success is not totally easy as it is bombarded with some boulders along the way, still, in the end, you can say that you have done something good and have become someone better amidst and through all the obstacles. That is the same for any type of learning, particularly in school.
In school, students have lots of subjects wherein tons of responsibilities and assignments go with them. That’s tiring yet full of memory-making in between too. In a beauty school, the process is alike, but you know that in it, the experience is different too since the teachings are more specifically focused on the beauty industry.
Some people might think that entering a beauty school is just easy and that enduring it is the same, but the truth is it’s challenging. In a beauty academy, you’ll learn not just the basics but also the exclusive and sought-after teachings regarding the field. That means you’ll be getting precious information which might not be very easy to acquire. You have to sweat a lot and work hard to be better and even best in your class and for your future career.
In the middle of the tests and stresses, it’s not bad if you’ll put the effort in making your beauty school journey a delightful one, and here are 6 ways you can do that!
 LEARN FROM THE BOOKS
Just because it’s a “beauty” school and not a general academic school does not mean that books and papers are to be discarded. Do not be disgusted by books focused on what you are studying about, just as some people highly prefer electronic gadgets nowadays.
Yes, the industry is more on what your hands literally do, but before anything else, it is also significant that your mind gets an important knowledge first so that your heart can eventually learn it. With that, your hands will be able to do what your heart contains.
Take pleasure in books even if you’re not into a lot of reading. Even if today’s advancements in technology have modified the kind and the style of learning for students and of teaching for teachers, books are incomparable and matchless. The smell and the feel of them can never be experienced in tablets and mobile phones, and that’s for sure.
 TREAT YOUR MATERIALS AS YOUR DARLINGS
When you are done with the “books” part of learning, it’s time to apply what your notes and class lectures have told you! Of course, if you’re in the beauty industry, regardless if you’re pursuing hairdressing courses, makeup courses or whatsoever, you will be holding materials needed to execute beauty services.
To name some of them, scissors, blowers, brushes, eye shadow palettes, shower caps, and razors are present. Those are just random common stuff that falls under the beauty industry’s necessities, but there’s countless of all of them.
Those materials you use or will use, even if they are not yours but the school’s, must be treated well and given chief importance to just like how you do with anything you care about. Just as a car’s steering wheel is important to the driver and just as the drumsticks are inevitable for the drummer, so as those beauty tools are highly valuable for the people in the beauty industry.
 MAKE CHUMS
Just as anywhere, in your beauty school journey, friends can also make tough things a little more bearable. Studying to be the best makeup artist, the most creative nail artist, the most fabulous hairdresser or the greatest person in the beauty industry is not just made of mere studying and wanting to be victorious. You need chums, companions, colleagues who are not just there sitting in the classroom learning with you but also in the whole journey growing with you.
Those friends are people who have the same career interests as you. You have the same goal of succeeding in your dream in the same field. You need people who will motivate you, who will learn with you, who will be there in joy and trial, who understand you because you are on the same path towards the same huge goal.
Although quantity is nice, you do not need a lot of them. Just a two or three good ones who aim not to pull you down but to arise with you in the beauty industry. Chums make a hard journey happier and more inspiring.
 MENTORS CAN BE YOUR FRIENDS TOO
Not only your classmates and coursemates can be your friends, but also your mentors. They are your educators not only in the industry itself but also in life. There’s so much more to this career than just grooming and beautifying people. It would be really nice if you’d create reliable friendships with your mentors who are there from the beginning of your journey up to the harvesting of the fruits of your hard work.
This isn’t all about building connections for future references and opportunities — not at all. It’s about simply making good times with good people last. You’ll have them whom you can thank and recognize however excellent you become in the future and wherever in the world your successful career takes you.
 BE A PATIENT PERFECTIONIST
In whatever field of study, mediocrity is unquestionably not welcome. Distinctly, this is a crucial aspect here in the beauty industry because the clients’ goal is to make themselves look better and satisfied according to their own eyes. They need your help, so that means you cannot give a half-cooked result in every service you produce. What’s expected of you is the best, so be meticulous when it comes to details and quality.
Be a perfectionist as you have to, but be very patient with yourself because things that turn out best or as you desire do take time. Above all the pressures that surround you, the strain you put on yourself could be the worst. Be patient as you pursue excellence.
 SEIZE YOUR FIRST TRIES
After learning from your books, in due course, you go to that step of learning wherein you have to get your hands working on what you have just learned in the classroom. It’s that time when you need to use the required apparatuses and make them do their work as instructed by your mentors.
These first times for you are surely both nerve racking and exciting; nerve racking, because you have to gain your confidence yet and to learn a lot more, and exciting, because nothing feels like the first time you’re actually already doing what you’ve been wanting to do!
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy every second of your experience inside the beauty school. First times are, most of the time, not perfect, but they undoubtedly teach you so much. They are an unforgettable and important part of your long journey in the beauty school.
Seize every first — your first time handling those real hair cutting scissors, your first time mixing hair nourishing chemicals, your first time dyeing hair, even if it’s a wig!
When the day that you have already become an expert just like your mentors, it will always be a tear-jerking moment to look back to times when you knew a bit or nothing about the beauty industry. First times are not the best when it comes to outcomes, but they are the best when it comes to that sensational feeling of finally being able to do what your heart has always wanted to do.
Probably, the journey you’ll take as you enter a beauty school will not be very easy, but through being mindful about small things that actually do a lot, things can be more manageable and even more delightful.
Nicole Ann Pore values hygiene and health that come along with loveliness. She writes about them as well as the significance of and the chief courses a good beauty school has for those who want to delve deeper into the beauty industry. Nicole is a daytime writer for MD College of Australia, a Registered Training Organisation delivering quality education and training in fields under the Beauty Industry. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.