Bella Beauty College Reveals Five Traits of a Successful Cosmetologist

Bella Beauty College, one of the leading Corpus Christi Beauty Schools, recently announced the five traits that make a successful cosmetologist.

Corpus Christi, TX, March 14, 2014 --( Bella Beauty College, one of the leading Corpus Christi Beauty Schools, recently announced the five traits that make a successful cosmetologist. As part of their enrollment drive for the upcoming class schedule, they are making an effort to increase awareness about what personality traits foster a successful career in the beauty industry in order to provide guidance to aspiring stylists regarding their future.

The push for a better understanding among prospective students is tied to the need for students to understand the challenges that they will face during training and especially after graduation from the Corpus Christi Beauty School.

“The beauty industry is unlike any other industry and you need to understand how it works before you can succeed in it,” said Linda Colwell, Bella Beauty College CEO and 30-year veteran in the beauty industry. “Trainability and aptitude are obvious requirements but there are some stylists who have the skills, but still fail to make it in the industry.”

Bella Beauty College teaches the skills to be a successful cosmetologist, but also nurtures a student’s personality that will allow them to become successful stylists, nail technicians, or estheticians. Whether its hairstyles, nails, skincare, or any mixture of the three, the five qualities that a student must possess are personal motivation or drive, curiosity and the willingness to always keep learning, good listening skills, a caring nature for others and a positive personality.

Motivation is desirable in most industries, but is especially important according to the Corpus Christi Beauty School. Many stylists face struggles initially after graduation to get a customer base built up and to further refine their skills, and persistence is the key to success, and that is driven by motivation.

Curiosity was the second success factor according to the Corpus Christ beauty school. This refers to the introduction of new styling methods and advancements in products.

“The beauty industry is in a constant state of evolution and trends keep changing.” Colwell said. “Successful stylists keep sharpening their skills and have a curiosity that is never fully sated.”

Being a good listener is also a crucial factor. This is also due to the nature of the profession. “The dynamic between customers and their stylists involves very personal preferences and to understand their needs requires very good listening skills. Follow the specifics of their needs is only one aspect. Listening for needs that the customer may not be able to fully articulate requires an even deeper listening skill.

A caring nature and positive personality are probably the most important traits we look for in a student, and that cannot usually be taught. Not all people care about what others think, or tend to have a generally positive outlook.

“Working with customers in a salon setting requires a personality that is tied to how you feel about what other people think, and you cannot fake this,” Colwell said. “Always tending to lean toward the negative outlook also turns customers away.”

Clearly defining these traits is an attempt at helping students understand what will be expected of them in the professional world not only to become part of the industry but become successful and feel empowered.

The Corpus Christi beauty school, which has been a major influence in the area for three decades and has trained thousands of cosmetologists in hair, skin and nails, always enrolling new students, with classes starting every other week. More education among prospects about what is needed from them helps to guide the students who have the right traits and dissuades those who do not from wasting their time and energy. “We have limited training space during each new semester and we are looking for the students who will be successful to fill our chairs,” Colwell said.

About Bella Beauty College:
Bella Beauty College is a leading Corpus Christi beauty school and salon. With a total of five locations, Bella Beauty Colleges can also be found in Austin South, Austin North, Waco, and San Antonio.

New courses will soon be offered for hair stylists, nail technicians, and skin care specialists. Other courses, such as learning business skills, are taught at specific times throughout the year as well.

Bella Beauty College
5817 Weber Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Phone: 361-852-3333
Bella Beauty College
Carolyn Cox