How to Pay For Beauty School

Do you have big dreams of becoming a beauty professional, but have equally big nightmares about paying for beauty school? Once you’ve made the decision that beauty school is right for you, the next step is to figure out how to make it a reality. Innovate Salon Academy makes resources available to students to help them fund their dream and start a career, including financial aid, scholarships, and more. Here are some resources you can take advantage of to fund your future:

Innovate Salon Academy Scholarships

At Innovate Salon Academy, we believe in investing in our students, and we put our money where our mouth is! We have $50,000 in scholarships that we offer each year to our eligible students. Scholarship recipients can put this money towards any of our cosmetology, esthetics, barbering, and educator training programs. You can visit our scholarship application page to apply for some of that money for yourself!

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships

Beauty Changes Lives is an organization dedicated to lifting up the professional beauty industry. The charitable nonprofit foundation has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships to beauty school students around the country! Lynelle Lynch, the president of Beauty Changes Lives, says this about the scholarships:

“Beauty Changes Lives is committed to helping individuals pursue the many diverse career paths available in the professional beauty and wellness industry. The addition of a makeup scholarship complements the established scholarship programs that support cosmetology, nail, esthetics and massage therapy programs and allows the Foundation to offer a comprehensive suite of beauty and wellness scholarships.”

1. MUD Makeup & Licensed to Create Scholarships

Makeup Designory, more popularly known as MUD makeup, is our partner brand for all things makeup. They offer $25,000 in scholarships each year in $2,500 increments. That gives applicants a total of ten chances to earn a $2,500 scholarship to go towards any of our programs that offer MUD makeup education.

Beauty Changes Lives, in addition to the MUD makeup scholarship, offers a “Licensed to Create” scholarship worth $5,000 to students who are recently enrolled in cosmetology. The Licensed to Create initiative is designed to unite industry professionals in supporting stylists all around the world. Learn more about the MUD makeup and Licensed to Create scholarships to help funding your dream!

2. Esthetics Education Scholarship Program

The Esthetics Education Scholarship Program was started by the owners of Amazing Lash Studio with the vision to bring outstanding eyelash extension education to the beauty industry. Amazing Lash Studio is dedicated to helping estheticians sharpen their esthetics skills and expand the services they can provide for clients. Present or future students enrolled in esthetics at Innovate Salon Academy are eligible to apply. Visit the Beauty Changes Lives website to apply for the Esthetics Education Scholarship Program!

Other Scholarships

Our scholarship information page has information about several other scholarship opportunities for you to explore. The Rosy Rewards scholarship by Rosy Salon Software and Great Clips scholarships are both available, as well as others found on the Beauty Changes Lives website, which is regularly updated with new scholarship opportunities. If you have additional questions about scholarships and how to find them, contact our admissions office for assistance!

Don’t Let Money Stand in Your Way

If you’re concerned about how you can pay for your beauty school education, the team at Innovate Salon Academy can help! Our admissions offices can help connect you with federal aid, scholarships, and other opportunities that can help your beauty school dream a reality. Contact us in South Plainfield or Ewing, New Jersey for more information on how you can make your beauty career dreams a reality!

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

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