Hair school is about more than using a pair of scissors. It involves classroom learning as well as practical experience in a salon setting. Prepare for a jobs in the beauty industry by taking courses teaching the necessary skills and knowledge. Here are a few of the things you can learn at hair school in Austin to prepare you for a cosmetology career.
T.C.C. Rules and Regulations: TCC stands for the Texas Cosmetology Commission. They regulate all cosmetology professionals. During your program, you’ll learn about the steps to take after graduation to get licensed. Once you’ve earned that, you can start looking for work!
Cold Waving: Also known as perms, cold waving uses chemicals to add a permanent bend or curl to the hair.
Chemical Hair Relaxing: Popular for many hair types, relaxing smoothes curls and can reduce frizz.
Hair Coloring: More chemicals—that high school chemistry class might come in handy after all! You’ll learn how to mix the perfect shades to please your clients and make their hair dreams come true.
Nuvani’s Austin location is easy to get to and close to everything. We’re in southeast Austin, right off E. William Cannon Drive and Interstate 35. You’ll have many commute options, and plenty of yummy lunch places to visit on your breaks between classes. We also have locations in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, San Antonio, and Uvalde. Check out the one nearest you!
After you finish your program, you’ll need to pass the appropriate licensing exams before you can become a professional. BUT the team here at Nuvani is here to help. We succeed when you succeed! To prepare for these exams, you’ll take a variety of classes to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills. Ready to work hard towards your dreams? This is what you’ll be studying:
Hair Cutting And Shaping: This is arguably the foundation of the Cosmetology Operator program. At Nuvani in Austin, you’ll learn to cut and shape all different kinds of hair types. With study and practice, you can be prepared for salon work to start building your client portfolio.
Hair Product Representation: Many hair product brands hire certified hair stylists. You’ll be tasked with representing the brand at events and in salons. You may be expected to sell a certain amount of the products as well.
Working In A Day Spa: Day spas often offer hair styling and services in addition to massages and facials. The environment can be a bit calmer and serene than a traditional salon. You also might learn additional skills to become an even more well-rounded professional.
Owning A Salon: If you’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit, your goal may be to run a salon one day! Being a business owner is wildly different than merely renting a chair in an existing salon. You’ll want to pay special attention in the Salon Management and Practices class if this is your dream.
Platform Artist: Also called Platform Stylists, these hairdressers can do it all. They can have private clients and facilitate educational presentations at hair shows. They're often seen as influencers and trendsetters. To develop your platform, you’ll need lots of experience and an excellent reputation. Social media can be a big part of this. With hard work and some luck, it can be a satisfying and fun career—especially for extroverts!
Ready to start working towards a rewarding cosmetology career? Give Nuvani in Austin a call at (512) 782-4939. You can also fill out a contact form online. We look forward to hearing from you!