September 22, 2021

Learn Business Skills In Beauty School to Ensure Success After Graduation

Many think of beauty school as just being all about hair and makeup, but a good cosmetology or esthetics program teaches so much more. A beauty school should not only prepare you for serving your clients after you graduate, but it should also prepare you with the skills you will need to secure employment or run your own business once your education is complete. This is where the Cosmetology and Esthetics Programs at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City shine above the rest.

Beauty school students in our programs are receiving business skills training to help them easily grow their clientele and also to prepare them for owning their own salon one day if that is their goal. Our comprehensive curriculum in our beauty programs and business classes covers everything you need to know to have a successful career in the beauty industry.

In our programs, you’ll learn about the pros and cons of various types of opportunities such as being employed by a company, renting a booth in a salon as an independent contractor, and becoming a salon business partner. Each of these opportunities has its own unique advantages and disadvantages to be aware of before you accept any offers or sign any contracts. You need to know how to determine which option is the best for you to help you advance on your preferred career path.

Should you open a new salon, spa, or barbershop or purchase one that is already established? As a shop owner, how do you lead and manage your team? How can you inspire and motivate your team members to ensure that your salon is successful? These are all topics covered in our business classes here at the Academy.

As a business person, you’ll also need to learn about tax structures and principles of accounting and bookkeeping. Legal documentation is also a key topic of discussion when learning how to own and operate a successful beauty business, as is learning how to budget and manage your cash flow.

Marketing is absolutely crucial when building a business. We’ll discuss how to identify your target audience and how to brand your business and market it to your desired clientele. In today’s world, social media plays a bigger role than ever before in the marketing of any business. We’ll teach you how to show off your skills by showcasing your gorgeous hair, skin, and nail services to potential clients via social media as well as how to advertise your business in both traditional and more modern ways.

We teach our students about the Summit Salon Business Center principles of business. You’ll learn about maintaining integrity in business, engaging in servant leadership, incorporating passionate innovation, fostering win-win partnerships, and striving for continuous improvement. These practices and core values are the secrets behind a successful and thriving business.

Exceptional customer service is another cornerstone of a successful beauty career. Maintaining client relationships and customer satisfaction is essential. Without clients, there will be no business, so learning how to keep them happy and how to handle problems should they arise are paramount in building a loyal clientele. Happy clients will also help with marketing. There is no better advertisement for your shop than word-of-mouth recommendations.

Compliance with state laws and regulations can be a bit intimidating for prospective new shop owners. We will help you understand what you must do to keep your barber shop, salon, or spa compliant and open for business.

Sanitation and sterilization fall under compliance but are also foundational components of good shop management. Your employees, partners, and clients must always know that they can trust your shop to keep all equipment clean and safe. This is another topic of discussion in our classes.

Salesmanship is another important business skill that we teach our students. The beauty industry is after all a sales-driven industry with the goal of selling products and services to clients. To be a good salesman you must learn how to determine which products and services will appeal to a particular client as well as how to present them in a way that the client will readily receive.

At Summit Salon Academy KC we want all of our graduates to leave us with all of the keys to a successful career in the beauty industry. This is why we include sound business training in our comprehensive cosmetology and esthetics programs. We don’t just prepare you to do a job, we prepare you for a successful lifelong career. Our world-class training programs and exceptional student support will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in your exciting new 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 this is the right career path for you. Message us online to ask questions and learn more about our exciting world-class programs. For more information, you can also schedule a tour of our exceptional career education programs.