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Get Ready For Beauty School! Everything You Need to Know.

Posted on: March 24th, 2017

Welcome to beauty school!
You are finally here, after years of dreaming and wishing and planning. After hours, if not days, of researching local beauty schools, and going on multiple tours, and sneaking in for shampoos and blowouts in the student salons – you are ready to enroll. You are ready to start this next step in this amazing journey and begin the path toward the career you have chosen.
But what do you do now? And more importantly – what do you need to do to get ready? Don’t worry. While it may seem overwhelming to start – it’s much simpler than you think.
We’ve got your back.


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If you haven’t already, this is the first step to beginning this journey. Beyond tours and deciding on which school to attend; you have to apply, and part of that is knowing the process towards acceptance.
Each school is different, and sometimes it can be as easy as having a high school diploma or GED. Here at Educators of Beauty our enrollment process is a little bit more involved, with a required interview and simple knowledge test. Knowing this process and the required documentation that goes along with it can make this entire process go smoothly and get your from interested to accepted before our next start date.

Get Your Financials In Line

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Bottom line: school costs money. And that cost can vary from school to school, from program to program. Make sure you understand the cost requirement up front and that you are fully aware of any financial aid requirements your school may have. Educators of Beauty participates in the Federal FAFSA program for those who qualify,
and that is a great resource for many students. But sit down with your advisor before hand to get all the facts, and make sure it is the best choice for you.

Be First Day Ready!

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Just like you carefully picked out your outfits for every first day from kindergarten to senior year, so should you here. Just make sure you are aware of any dress codes and requirements. You don’t want to get stuck without non-slip shoes on your first day!

Have The Time of Your Life

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This is what you want to do. This is your dream. And here you are taking the first steps. It will be hard and there might be days you want to pull your hair out, or days you accidentally dye it pink (not such a bad taboo anymore). And yes, you WILL cut yourself, sometimes more than once in a day. But get ready for the ride of your life! You are one step closer to becoming a style-therapist, a color pro, a scissor queen, a beauty maven.
You are becoming a cosmetologist.

How far into your journey are you? Are you ready to get started? Contact our admissions department today to schedule your tour, and discover the amazing culture at Educators of Beauty.

Why Continuing Education is Important to Cosmetologists

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

Educators of Beauty offers Cosmetology CE courses. You might be wondering what that means, and we’re here to tell you! Cosmetology CE courses are relevant to current cosmetologists and cosmetology instructors. If you’ve yet to get your cosmetology license, these courses don’t apply to you. However, we do offer cosmetology courses that can help you get your license. Click the image below to find out more!

Continuing Education is Important Because:

You Should Always Want to Learn

As a beauty professional, you should always be seeking to learn more. In this industry, techniques and trends are constantly changing. If you refuse to learn, you might just get left behind!

It’s the Law

According to the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, continuing education is required to renew your license. This applies to several beauty professions, but we want to remind our cosmetologists and cosmetology instructors of its importance.

It’s Fun!

Learning is fun! Many cosmetologists and educators love creating, innovating, and being completely unique. To stay on the cutting edge, you’ve got to love what you do. Technical skills can only take you so far. Your passion for your craft is what can make you GREAT!

You Want to Be at the Top of Your Game

The more you know! If you can learn new services, you can potentially offer new services to them. That means you could grow your clientele faster than before, and it could potentially mean you can increase your earnings. You can also make yourself more valuable to employers this way.

Many employers like to see potential employees going the extra mile. You can really prove your dedication and love of cosmetology if you go out of your way to learn more.

Where Do I Get a Continuing Education?

Right here at Educators of Beauty! We offer courses at all three of our locations. We are a State Approved Cosmetology CE Sponsor. Our courses are approved by the Illinois Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Board.

Our goal is to help cosmetologists and instructors renew their licenses in as little time as possible! Interested in attending our courses? Contact us today!

The Right Kind of Resolution

Posted on: December 12th, 2016

It’s that time of year again when New Year’s resolutions are all the hype. From gym memberships to beach bod goals, everyone is in search of the right resolution to make their upcoming year their best yet. This year, dig a little deeper and make some resolutions that will make you feel beautiful…on the inside! Beauty should not only be skin deep, so we have 6 New Year’s resolutions that have nothing to do with your appearance but will make you feel as beautiful as ever.

Stop Worrying What Other People Think

It may sound cliche but it’s important to embrace the skin you’re in and strut your stuff! You will never be able to control other people’s opinions but, you will drive yourself crazy trying. Self-loathing is too exhausting, so cut it out.

Give More Compliments

Does your coworker always seem to have the cutest shoes? TELL HER! It will make her day, and who knows maybe she will even spill all her hacks to finding cheap shoes.

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Have you ever heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side?” This rings true to all realms of life. The next time you happen to be comparing yourself to others, take a step back and realize that people are probably comparing themselves to you too. So look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are beautiful simply because you are YOU.

Give Back

One of the best ways to feel good about yourself is to make others feel good! Give back this year by lifting others up and volunteering! There are tons of volunteering opportunities in Rockford, Peru, and Sterling! Be a role model, check out the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois here and learn the different ways that you can influence someone’s life. You can give back to those who gave to our country by volunteering with the Veteran’s Drop-in Center in Rockford, visit their volunteer page to see how you can help. The Sterling YMCA helps bring people together and gives them the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Click here to learn how you can be a part of it all.

Laugh As Much As Possible

And we mean really laugh, the deep belly laughs that make you do that little snort that makes you laugh even harder. Something that is really important is the ability to laugh at yourself. Sure, tripping up the stairs on your way into the office was pretty embarrassing but you have to admit that it was a little funny too. Laugh it off and don’t let it ruin your day!

Learn Something New

Albert Einstein once said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Make a promise to yourself this year to expand your knowledge and skills. Do you have a niche for beauty and think that it’s something you’d like to learn more about? Check out our programs page to learn about getting an education in cosmetology.

Do you have some resolutions of your own? Tell us in the comments!

Are Night Classes Right for You? Quiz!

Posted on: November 23rd, 2016

Have you ever thought about taking night classes? Our quiz will tell you if an evening/night class is your perfect fit!

If you’re interested in learning more about our night classes, check out our blog, and make sure to see our cosmetology program page. Ready to begin your educational journey? Contact us!

Nighttime Cosmetology Classes and Their Benefits

Posted on: November 23rd, 2016

At Educators of Beauty, we realize that students are all unique individuals. Not everyone can work on a daytime schedule or in a traditional classroom. That’s why we offer a student-involved curriculum and nighttime classes for cosmetology hopefuls.

If you know you don’t fit into the traditional, daytime classroom, nighttime classes may be for you. (If you don’t know, make sure to take our quiz!) Here are a few of the benefits to enrolling in a nighttime cosmetology class with Educators of Beauty.

A Diverse Classroom

In a nighttime class you can meet people in all walks of life. The students in the night classes are a lot like you: a non-traditional learner.

More Flexibility

With evening hours, if you wish to keep a full-time day job, you may be able to. A lot of our students also find it easier to arrange childcare during the evening hours.


One of the struggles some students have in morning classes is the inability to wake up! Not all students are morning people, and that’s OK. Nighttime courses allow you to have time to wake up and exercise your brain before class.

A Change

If you want to take a break from the norm, try a night class. Evening classes can change up your schedule from what you are used to. Variety is the spice of life!

Our nighttime schedule goes as follows:
The first part of the program, held in a classroom, will be Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM -9:30 PM. For the second half of the program, where students will work in the student salon, will be Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 3:30 PM. This course can be completed in 14 months!

To find out more about our nighttime classes, visit our program information page. If you’re ready to take the leap and apply for our evening cosmetology class, visit our admissions page.