There’s an endless amount of career opportunities in hair and beauty. However, it’s up to you to do what it takes to make your dreams come true. Use these helpful tips to reach short-term and long-term career goals in the cosmetology field.
The Importance of Setting Career Goals
If you’ve graduated from beauty school, congratulations! One of the lengthiest aspects of your journey is behind you. But if you’re like many other ambitious beauty school grads, you understand that you’ve come a long way, yet there’s still so far you’d like to go. Achieving your goals starts with strategic career planning. Becoming disciplined in goal setting and execution is essential to your everlasting success as a professional cosmetologist.
How To Set Goals and Achieve Them
You paid attention during class. You applied everything you learned with your clients, who believed in your potential and trusted in your experience. You passed your exams. You received your license. Now, as a certified cosmetologist, the rest is up to you.
You made the decision to attend beauty school to enhance your livelihood and earn a living by making a difference in your clients’ lives. To make sure you get the most value out of your cosmetology license, make sure you create a worthy return on investment. Step out of your comfort zone. Challenge yourself to reach new heights in the beauty industry. Use your skills to unlock opportunities and make great connections with others.
Here are a few simple steps you can take to reach your career goals after cosmetology school. Soon, you’ll be living the life you envisioned, thanks to the goals you set for yourself and the hard work you put in to achieve them.
Identify Your Goals
Before you arrive at your desired destination, you must know where you’re headed. Verbalize your cosmetology goals. Speak to people you trust and those who have your best interest at heart. Reach out to your teachers and mentors. Ask them what they see in you that you may not see in yourself. Then you can pinpoint which services you’re best at and which ones you find most fun and rewarding.
Decide where you want to be in your cosmetology career in the next three to five years and be consistent with your tactics and methodologies. Make a commitment to yourself to be disciplined enough to put in the work for the outcome you want.
Write Your Goals Down
Write out your list of cosmetology career goals. Identify areas where there’s room for improvement and make a note of what you’re good at. With your lists of strengths and challenges side by side, use them to create one bulleted list outlining what you’re going to be better at in the months or years to come. Once your list of goals is complete, place it somewhere you can see it every day as a constant reminder and motivation.
Visualize Your Goals
Envision where you’ll be months or years after consistent hard work and dedication. Take pictures of your work. As time goes on, compare older photos to recent ones, after you’ve had more experience. This helps you see your progress.
Another way to visualize your goals is to create an online vision board. This will help you stay focused and you’re more likely to achieve what you can visualize.
Don’t sit on your talent and potential. Start your journey today to become a licensed cosmetologist.
There’s a saying that goes, “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” If you’re passionate about the beauty industry, enjoy working with people, and have determination and drive like no other, Brillare Beauty Institute is the perfect place to earn your cosmetology license. From day one, our students work hands-on. With our many resources and the help of our friendly and professional teachers, we help lead you to the career in cosmetology you’ve always dreamed of. Call and enroll today to join the student-run SalonSpa at Brillare.