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Beauty School Good Option

Q.2. All my girlfriends are going to college and my parents expect me to go too. But I love make-up and hair styling and that's really all I'm interested in. I get very good grades and want to go to beauty school. How do I break that to my college-minded family?

Ans. The truth always works best. Tell them what you've written here, but since you're really good at studies you may consider combining beauty school, cosmetology with business and other courses that will enable you to specialize and/or open your own shop down the road. It's always smart to add your basic aptitudes (like hair styling and makeup) to a business background so you can make it really pay you back. However, many cosmetologists and hair stylists make excellent livings working for others, or leasing their own chair within another's shop. In all cases, it's a career that lends itself to part-time as well.

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