What do haircuts and toilet paper have in common? Regardless of a person's economic status or geographic location, they will always have a continuing need for both conveniences. While the title of "toilet paper maker" definitely lacks a sense of glamour, cosmetology steals the spotlight as one of the most resilient and enjoyable career paths in the professional world today.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics reported that jobs requiring specialized non-traditional education, such as hair stylist and makeup artist, will make up 45 percent of the new jobs created through 2014. With demand for trained cosmetologists on the rise, the search for quality education is at the front of many job seekers’ minds.
Penrose Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz., a school specializing in hair and makeup training, has earned a reputation as one of North America’s most sought-after destinations for cosmetology education. Its unique educational approach, focusing on both professional and personal improvement, is one of the key qualities that drew our attention to the school.
After interviewing students who attended a variety of cosmetology schools in Arizona, Penrose Academy came out as the clear front-runner. Its most notable difference was the level of resume-boosting opportunities made available to students that took them beyond simply learning theory to gaining real-world experience that could be directly applied after graduation.
Other features include an impressive study abroad program that takes student across the world to learn new international techniques in places like New York City, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan and the Netherlands. Students also get to apply their skills in actual magazine editorial photo shoots and fashion runway shows.
With tuition on par with other schools in the state, the value of its higher quality of education and amount of practical experience gained provides a much better return compared to the other educational options available. This earns Penrose Academy the rare rating of five stars in the area of cosmetology education.
For information on available courses and start dates, visit www.penroseacademy.com or call (480) 222-9540.