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May 16, 2021

5 Things To Do Before Starting the ESTHETICIAN Program at Phagans School of Hair Design

You’ve done your beauty industry research, and chosen to pursue an education as an
esthetician. That’s amazing! The field of esthetics is a great place to be. One way to live a
rewarding life is by pursuing your passions.

Now that you’ve chosen to pursue esthetics, it’s time to prepare for school. Where do you start?
Don’t worry. The team at Phagans School of Hair Design has got you covered. Here are some
steps you can take to feel prepared and excited as you get ready for your first day of school.
Let’s get started!

Esthetician puts lashes on a client

1. Learn More About Us

Some things to consider before deciding to start Phagans’ esthetician program are:

  • Where is our school located?
  • What does the esthetics curriculum include?
  • Do we offer a schedule that works for you?

Let’s dive deeper to see why these are so important!

Where Are We Located?

A school’s location is a vital thing to consider before enrolling in a program. Commuting can be
expensive, and time-consuming. It’s a good idea to see how far away our school is from your
home. What are the roads like? Is traffic bad at certain times? Weigh your options so you can
make the best decision possible.

Phagans School of Hair Design Clackamas campus is located on 11860 SE 82nd Ave, Happy
Valley, Oregon. If you’re in the area, come visit us and see if the commute works for you.

What Does The Esthetics Curriculum Include?

It’s important to know what exactly you’ll be studying before enrolling in an esthetics program.
Here at Phagans School of Hair Design, you can learn the following subjects in our esthetics

  • Skincare treatments
  • Makeup
  • Body treatments
  • Temporary hair removal
  • Lash and brow tints
  • And more!

Keep reading to learn more about why curriculum is important and what course options are
available at Phagans School of Hair Design.

Do We Offer A Schedule That Works For You?

We all know that life gets busy. That’s why it’s important to find a school that offers a schedule
that works for your lifestyle! Maybe you want morning classes because you have work in the
afternoon. Or maybe you need night classes because you have children to take care of.

Whatever your situation is, find the schedule that works for you! Contact us and ask for our
class schedule information.

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2. Look At Our Curriculum

Once you know if our school’s location and schedule are right for you, go a step further by
checking out what we offer specifically in our esthetician program.

Do we offer the skills and techniques that you want to develop? Do you really want to learn lash extensions? How about artificial nail application? These are valid questions. Finding a school that has the curriculum you want is worth the time and research.

Some schools have different options for their programs. At Phagans School of Hair Design, we
offer dual courses! If you want to learn hair design and esthetics, we have a course for you. If
you’re not interested in hair design you could take our esthetics and nails course instead. Do
you want to study nails, hair design, and esthetics? Pursue all three!

At Phagans, we believe that knowledge is beautiful. Check out our programs page to see all our
course options and their curriculum. See how you could stand out from other estheticians!

3. Take a Tour

Once you find a program that interests you, it’s time to take a tour of our school. This is a good
way for you to get an idea of our vibes and experience our culture. If you enroll in our
esthetician program, you’ll spend a lot of time here, so it’s crucial to make sure it’s an uplifting
place for you to learn.

Want to get to know us? Book a tour!

Social media is a great way to get to know us. See what our students are doing! Do they look
like they’re having fun? Are they learning what you want to learn? Could you see yourself being
a part of our culture?

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see the amazing work of our talented

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4. Ask Questions

During your tour, we encourage you to ask questions! Explore our website and find out as much
as you can. Brainstorm what questions you still have and write them down so you don’t forget
them. We recommend using the handy notes app on your phone. Your tour will typically be
conducted by an admissions representative or another staff member who will be more than
happy to help you and answer all of your questions.

Financial Aid

We know financial aid is a big question. While on your tour, you can ask about what financial
aid* options are available. We offer and accept scholarships, federal loans through the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), and even payment plans to eligible students.
Ask for as much information as possible, to help you make the right decision. If your tour guide
doesn’t have all the information, they can easily direct you to a financial aid officer. They should
have all the financial information you need.

Check out our financial aid process to see our options!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Talk To Us!

Another great way to gather information is to chat with our students and teachers. Students are
a great resource because they are likely to give an honest review of our school. They’ve
experienced the successes and challenges that come with being a beauty school student. Talk
to as many students as you can to get insight into our school and its programs.

Talking to our instructors is great too! It can help you understand their personalities and teaching
styles. These are important to know when enrolling in beauty school. These teachers could give
you vital knowledge as you continue your journey into esthetics. If you are able to chat with
students and/or teachers while on your tour, this will only help with your decision-making

Someone with painted nails writing something in a notebook

5. Make Goals

After the enrollment process, it’s now time to brainstorm what goals you have while learning at
Phagans. Making small goals while in school can help you get closer to the bigger goal of being
a successful esthetician.

Good goals are often centered around these questions:

  • What do you want to achieve?
  • Where do you see yourself working in five years?
  • What skills do you want to develop while at Phagans School of Hair Design?

Here are some examples of goals that could help you get started!

  • Writing a beauty blog while in school.
  • Discover what part of esthetics interests you the most.
  • Create your own business esthetician Instagram page.
  • Get a certain number of followers on your Instagram.
  • Connect with other estheticians on social media.
  • Make friends at Phagans.

Chase Your Esthetician Dreams at Phagans

Now you have some steps to prepare for our esthetician school. Consider starting at Phagans
School of Hair Design and see if we’d be a good fit for each other! Contact us today for more
information and to schedule a tour. We can’t wait to assist you on your journey towards
becoming an esthetician!

Want to see what we’re up to? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

Still have questions about beauty school? Learn even more about starting beauty school by
downloading our free guide.

*Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

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