Austin, TX, March 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Texas has more than six million Spanish-speaking residents, with more than two million of those individuals speaking Spanish as their primary language. Texas is home to the second largest Spanish speaking population in the country. Now, Bella Beauty College, one of the leading cosmetology schools in North Austin, is now providing classes in Spanish to accommodate the increase in Spanish speaking students who are interested in a career in the beauty industry.
Bella Beauty College, which has 5 locations throughout Texas, saw a rise in interest in cosmetology from Spanish speaking women and men and met that need with Spanish instruction courses to create a way to more deeply engage with their Spanish speaking students.
According to the Austin North Beauty School, there is a growing need of Spanish students who want to receive beauty and cosmetology training but are reluctant to do so because there weren’t any courses that were taught in their language.
Most students do better when the training is in their primary language, especially when cosmetology education is such a communication-intensive environment. Removing the language barrier creates more effective communication, which is imperative for learning the skills needed for a career in cosmetology.
“We wanted to take the language barrier out of our training,” said Linda Colwell, Bella Beauty College CEO. “So many of our Spanish students have amazing skills, but were unable to fully understand the teacher or really participate in the instruction. Conducting classes in Spanish allows everyone to focus on the subject matter more thoroughly.”
The addition of Spanish classes to the Austin North beauty school has encouraged more Spanish-speaking women and men to obtain training as stylists or cosmetologists; and Spanish students now are the fastest growing student body in Bella’s locations. In order to facilitate Spanish speaking classes, Bella Beauty College has appointed staff that are native Spanish speakers and are best equipped to provide students with the skills and tools they required.
“The instructors aren’t only fluent in Spanish, but also are master stylists, nail technicians and estheticians,” Colwell said. “We made sure that we only hired the best teachers in order to uphold the standard of education that we have become known for.”
The course outlines and the curriculum throughout the duration of study will be the same as English speaking classes, which are held in conjunction with Spanish classes.
The addition of Spanish speaking classes are welcome in education in Central Texas where no other cosmetology schools provide a full curriculum of beauty classes in Spanish.
“We keep asserting the need for evolution in this industry and by driving education this way, we are providing a needed service to a growing and important part of our society,” Colwell said.
The response from the Spanish speaking community is an increase in enrollment of the Spanish classes. As more and more students enroll in the North Austin Beauty School, it is expected that the number of students in the Spanish classes may even surpass those conducted in English.
About Bella Beauty College:
The North Austin Beauty School operates in the area as a cosmetology training institute and salon, and is also located in South Austin, Corpus Christi, Waco, and San Antonio. Bella Beauty College has been providing classes for cosmetologists, estheticians and nail technicians for almost 30 years. Both English and Spanish classes are also held at night in order to help working students. In addition to styling, the college also provides stylist instructor training.
Bella Beauty College
4631 Airport Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78751