April 13, 2020
Learning Online with Innovate Salon Academy
*Class starts online but will move back to an in-person, scheduled class once quarantine measures are lifted.*
Earlier this year we were faced with the hard decision to close our beauty and barbering school locations in Ewing and South Plainfield. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. The future was uncertain and we weren’t sure what would happen next.
Thanks to the dedication of our owners and team, we were able to implement online learning and re-open our school digitally!
We’re not sure how long this “new reality” will last, but we are confident that we will still be able to provide the quality Cosmetology, Barbering and Esthetics education we are known for.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening at Innovate Salon Academy today!
What Online Learning at Innovate Salon Academy is Like
We are partnered with Pivot Point LAB to deliver our online learning for each of our programs: Cosmetology, Barbering and Esthetics. Each of our students get access to LAB to complete learning for their program through videos, worksheets, quizzes, and more!
Our students also have digital lessons on social media marketing through Beauty As A Business curriculum. These lessons teach our students marketing tactics like how to build their personal brand, photography and video on a mobile phone, getting Google reviews and how to use social media like Instagram to build a book of business.
Whether in a classroom or online, part of your beauty education will always include theory learning. This is where our online education is focused.
How to be Successful with Online Schooling
Though we strongly believe classroom learning is critical to a proper beauty education, we also know our students are passionate about their craft and making temporary, online learning successful during this time.
Here are tips we are encouraging students to follow to make sure they are getting the most out of their online education:
- Keep normal school hours as much as possible: Act as if you are still in school and block-out focused times for learning.
- Keep in-touch with educators: Our team is here to support and engage with our students. Communication is key. Don’t lose touch!
- Stay focused on the end goal: This situation is temporary. Remember why you’re pursuing a career in the beauty industry and that your education is key to your success.
How to Get Your Education Started Now
Even with the shelter-in-place order in the state, it is still possible to start your education. Many of us are thinking of life after quarantine and committing to making sure the future is better than the past. Whether you’ve been laid-off, want to change career paths or have always known in your heart beauty was your passion, getting the required skills and education is the first step to changing your life.
We encourage you to use this time to start exploring what the future holds for you. We have classroom spots available now! Here’s how to start:
- 1. Fill out a form on our website with your contact information so we can get in touch.
- 2. Schedule a digital meeting with our Admissions Team. We are using a variety of platforms to host these meetings like Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger and more!
- 3. Come prepared with all your questions! We are here to help you navigate everything from scheduling to paying for school.
It’s that simple!
Financial aid is available to those who qualify and we also have our team on-hand to help you apply online and work through the needed paperwork.
This is Only Temporary
We hope that life will get back to normal soon. We believe online learning is a temporary and crucial way to make sure the lives and careers of our students can move forward. Our team is committed to the success of our students and can’t wait to help the beauty industry grow with talented and trained professionals who have the foundational skills and education necessary to thrive!
To schedule an online meeting with our admissions team please call 1-800-209-9982. Or, you can text us at 908-912-6972 to learn more about our South Plainfield location and 609-583-0396 for our Ewing location. You can also fill out this form to reach us online!
Don’t let this outbreak stop you from pursuing your passion and changing your career! We hope to speak with you soon!