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February 1, 2023

Everything You Need To Know To Start Beauty School

Before diving into beauty school, it’s important to be prepared and know all the information beforehand! Being properly informed about beauty school can help lead you to the right decision! No matter where you are in the decision making process, you’re in the right place.

Beauty school can be a rewarding career choice for those interested in the beauty industry. If you’re considering enrolling in beauty school, here are a couple things you should know before getting started!

Determine Your Goals

Once you graduate from beauty school, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to begin your career. But what career will that be? Determining your goals is the first step when considering beauty school. Do you want to become a cosmetologist, esthetician, or nail technician? Each of these careers required different types of training, so it’s important to know what career you want before enrolling in a school.

It’s actually a great time to consider beauty school! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for cosmetologists is expected to grow 11% by the year 2031 and for estheticians it’s expected to grow 17%.

Research Schools

Once you determine your goals, it’s time to research schools. Look for beauty schools that offer the training you’re looking for. You should also consider the school’s culture, location, and costs. At Moler Beauty Academy, our goal is to provide a high-quality education for anyone who wishes to explore the beauty industry in cosmetology, esthetics, or manicuring. Once you find a school that you can see yourself attending, we always recommend scheduling a tour! It’s a great way to get to know the school and explore the campus.

Learn About The Curriculum

Take a look at the programs the school offers and see if they align with your goals! You want to join a program that will help you succeed when it comes to your career. Here’s a quick look into what programs we offer at Moler Beauty Academy.


Our cosmetology program is 1500 hours and can teach you everything you need to know about hair, skin, nails, and makeup. This program can be completed in as little as 43 weeks with a full-time schedule and 60 weeks with a part-time schedule. In this program, you can expect to learn:

  • Haircutting
  • Coloring
  • Retouches
  • Highlights
  • Balayage
  • Color corrections
  • Perms
  • Relaxers
  • Hairstyling
  • Braiding
  • Extensions
  • Weaves
  • Wig making
  • Facials
  • Makeup application
  • Waxing
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Eyelash extensions
  • And more


Our esthetics program is 600 hours and can be completed within 6-12 months depending on the schedule chosen. In this program you can learn a variety of these techniques:

  • Basic and machine facials
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Waxing
  • Basic makeup
  • Eyelash strips and tabbing
  • Relaxation massage
  • Stone massage
  • Eyebrow and eyelash tinting
  • And more!


If you have a love for nail art, consider our manicuring program! This program is 200 hours and is designed to help students be successful in their career. You can expect to learn:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Nail enhancements
  • Proper sanitation
  • Sculptured and artificial nails
  • Hand and arm massages

Understand The Time Commitment

It’s important to understand the time commitment before deciding to enroll in school. Beauty school can be a full-time or part-time commitment and can take a couple months to a year to complete depending on the program you choose. It’s completely doable, but important to know so you can best prepare how to plan for it!

Look Into Financial Aid

Many beauty schools offer *financial aid to help students pay for their education. This can also include loans, grants, and scholarships. You’ll want to research financial aid options available at the schools you’re considering. Don’t let the fear of money hold you back from your dreams!

Ready To Get Started?

Now that you know everything you need to start beauty school, it’s time to get started! Contact us for more information or for any questions you have regarding your education. A member of our admissions team is more than happy to help you out! This is such a fun time in your life and we can’t wait to be a part of it!  

*financial aid only available to those who qualify

Cincinnati campus

Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy
6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Fax: 513-621-1008
(513) 621-5262

Fairfield campus

Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fax: 513-874-5102
(513) 874-5116