At The Salon Professional Academy Georgetown our students are required to follow our dress code (link to dress code blog) If a student is out of dress code they will be sent home. So before you start school make sure you have lots of black outfits within the dress code ready to go. Thrifting is a great option if you are balling on a budget! You can also dye your clothes black using fabric dye.
When you get to school you will need to clock in at the time clock. Every minute matters! You definitely don’t want to be late because tardies will accumulate into occurrences which can lead to suspension days (yikes). Anytime you arrive or leave the building you need to clock in or out. This keeps track of your hours which will determine your graduation date.
All students receive an hour lunch. You have to clock out when leaving for lunch. You are free to bring your own food or go to nearby restaurants- just make sure you are back in time!
The first week of school is full of new things so you will definitely want to bring a notebook + writing utensils. You will be given your cosmetology kit (which includes brushes, blow dryer, curling iron, mannequins, etc) and your Milady textbook. You should also bring a backpack/bag to carry. Lockers and locks are issued to all students so you can store your personal belongings/ school supplies in a safe place. You can bring water bottles with lids but no other drinks are allowed in the classrooms (soda, coffee, energy drinks). There is a vending machine with snacks and drinks so you can also bring some cash just in case you need it. The classroom sometimes gets chilly so bring an all black sweater or jacket.
“If you’re contemplating cosmetology school, just do it. You’re going to regret it if you don’t.”
“Even when life gets rough, stay true to yourself and continue what you started because it will be worth it in the end.”
“Just practice and really absorb everything because everything is important. Don’t compete against others- compete against yourself.”
“Remember why you started. You came here for you. Keep your head up and focus on what you came here to do.”
“Don’t be afraid to try new things. This career can provide a way for you to gain independence, confidence and people skills.”