Friday morning I went to take my state boards exam for the Esthetician licensing. I graduated Beauty School at the end of May. I didn’t want to tell anyone when I was taking the exam because I wanted to focus and study and not jinx myself. Weird to some, I know.
When you graduate beauty school from the cosmetology or Esthetics Program you receive a temporary license about 2-3 weeks after graduation good for 9 months. That way you can practice your craft and work in your field of study and get those coins.
The temporary license is how I was able to work at European Wax Center immediately after graduation. The temporary license is emailed to you and it came right on time after I finished training at EWC.
You will receive notification from Pearson Vue informing you that you are eligible to schedule your state boards exam on the website. The exams are held every month and everyday but you have to schedule at least 48 hours before you want to take the exam.
The exam is 1 hour and you aren’t allowed any cell phones, food or drinks or study material. You are provided air plugs so that you can take the exam in peace although the room is very quiet. When I finished the exam they provide you the paper right away informing you if you failed or passed.
When I received the paper I walked out to leave and looked at the paper in the hallway and immediately started shaking. I couldn’t believe I did it. I studied for sure. I studied all the chapter reviews along with my final exam and state law study guide. I also studied practice tests on Quizlet.com
What happens now? I’m on my own building my clientele, practicing my craft. I am looking for a salon to be apart of a team and build my clientele that way with makeup, waxing, and eyelash extensions.
Next weekend I have orientation for a brand new studio opening for Deka Lash which is a company that specializes in eyelash extensions. Although I received my certification from the beauty school attended, this is a great way to get more training and hands on experience with eyelash extensions. It is a popular service and great way to earn income.
You can do anything you put your mind to. It is never too late to achieve a goal or start a business.