Looking to the Future for your Cosmetology Career
May 12 2020
Whether you’ve started your Summit Salon Academy KC cosmetology program or are thinking about becoming a student, the current COVID-19 crisis can be troubling. After all, salons and spas are closed all over the country, so for now, everything feels like its on hold.
It’s understandable to be concerned with so many things happening right now and so much uncertainty about the virus, but the future of the cosmetology industry is really more exciting and promising than ever before!
A new appreciation. Around the country, people are under stay-at-home orders or self-quarantined, and, as we mentioned, many salons and spas are closed. This may seem troublesome, but this situation is building a whole new appreciation for stylists and cosmetologists all over the country. So many people are longing for the days when they can step into the salon again. It’s not just because people are having a bad hair day, or because their color is growing out, or because they tried to cut their own hair and messed it up. It’s because they are realizing that their local stylist and cosmetologist is a crucial part of their community. The neighborhood salon is where people gather to enjoy relaxing conversations while having their hair done. It’s where you meet new people or connect with people you’ve known for years and talk about all the things that we have in common, things that bring us closer to our communities. The isolation at home will end, and one of the first places people will flock to is their local salon and spa.
An essential service. Maintaining your hair is an essential service, and regular salon appointments are the best way to have healthy-looking, well-groomed hair. Hair salons and spas were not closed because they weren’t an essential service. They were temporarily closed because there was no way to perform this essential service while maintaining social distancing guidelines and because personal protection equipment, or PPE, was in short supply and needed to be reserved for front-line healthcare workers. It’s important to realize that cosmetology services are essential for the health and wellbeing of your clients.
Unstoppable demand. Everyone needs stylist and cosmetology services, and with an ever-growing population, the demand for these services will never slow down. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Business for stylists and cosmetologists is expected to grow more than in some other service industries. While we may be experiencing a short break in services at this time, demand will be huge once everything is open again. And it won’t just be pent-up demand that drives your business as a cosmetologist. Even people who didn’t make regular trips to the salon will realize the importance of hair and skincare, creating a whole new pool of regular customers for your salon and spa.
A new level of hygiene. If there’s one thing the COVID-19 crisis has taught us as a society, it’s the importance of cleanliness and good hygiene. The services you’ll provide in your salon and spa will be an important part of your clients’ wellness routine. That means a higher demand for your services and a closer relationship with your clients – because your services will be important to them.
At Summit Salon Academy KC, our L'Oréal Professional School Cosmetology Program is designed to provide you with everything you need for a successful career as a stylist and cosmetologist. Our multi-phase program introduces you to core subjects, teaches you theory and techniques, and gives you hands-on experience in workshops and the student salon. When you complete the 1500-hour program, you’ll be qualified to take the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners exam to obtain your professional license as a cosmetologist!
All our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC are excited to help our students enter their new careers in cosmetology through our best-in-class educational program. To get started today, contact our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC. Our cosmetology education professionals will answer all your questions about the program and help you begin your career in this fun, exciting, in-demand career. You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 x303 for admissions information. You can also take our online career assessment to see if cosmetology is the right field for you. Message us online to ask questions and learn more about our exciting cosmetology program, and for more information, you can also schedule a tour of our professional cosmetology school.