The beauty industry is constantly changing as new trends emerge. As a beauty professional, you need to be trained in the most current techniques and tools to stand out from the crowd. You don’t want to lose clients because your competition offers more services than you do. With so many options out there, how do you pick the best education programs and trainers? NanoGlow Academy is here to help. Here are 7 tips to help you find the best training available.

1 – A GREAT REPUTATION

There’s no shortage of education programs and trainers these days. A simple online search will more than likely bring up an overwhelming list of results. But not all training programs are equal. Look for a program with a great reputation. Check online reviews from former students, research the institution’s rating, and talk to other industry professionals in your area. If the program you’re looking at has a great reputation, it’s likely others in your industry will know who they are and what they have to offer.

2 – TIME IN THE INDUSTRY 

While an institution or trainer’s longevity in the industry doesn’t always mean quality, chances are, if they’ve been around awhile, it’s for good reason. The beauty industry is highly competitive. Only the best institutions and trainers can rise above the pack—and stay there. Look for a program or trainer with at least 5 years of industry experience. This will ensure you’re getting a time-tested education.

3 – CONTINUED EDUCATION

Many programs will take your money, give you a standard education, and send you packing. While every institution needs to make money, you want a program that’s student-centered. To make sure you’re signing up for a program that cares about you over profit, find one that allows you to return for continued education. In an industry where things are constantly changing, you need that extra support when questions and challenges about the techniques or tools you’ve been trained on come up. Any good program understands their success is dependent upon your success and will give you continued access to have your questions answered.

4 – ONLINE AND HANDS-ON TRAINING 

Online programs are great. They’re convenient and can be completed from the comfort of your home or business. But many procedures can be delicate or complicated, and you need the reassurance of hands-on training. Always choose a program that gives you the option of hands-on training, as well as online training. You want an education that’s leaves you feeling confident.

5 – A TRAINER WITH SUPPORT

We’ve given you tips on finding the right program, but you need to know what to look for in a trainer, as well. While there are plenty of independent trainers out there, it’s best to choose a trainer with the support of a great institution. A reputable institution will not only have high standards their trainers must meet, but they will also provide their trainers with better resources and training. And that spectacular training your educator will pass on to you.

6 – EXPERIENCE AS A TRAINER

While every trainer must start somewhere, you want to choose an educator with plenty of teaching experience. More than likely, your trainer will also have experience working in the industry. But just because someone is great at what they do doesn’t always mean they are great at teaching. Teaching is a craft like any other. The more time your trainer has spent teaching, the better they will be at educating you.

7 – WHERE WAS YOUR EDUCATOR TRAINED

Just as your education is important, so too is your trainer’s. Given that most of the leading trends in the industry come out of Europe, a trainer who was educated in Europe is a huge bonus. Realistically, unless you’re in Europe, it can be difficult to find European-educated trainers. But any institution with staff trained in Europe should be at the top of your list.

At NanoGlow Academy, we are committed to providing premium and innovative training in cosmetic treatments and permanent makeup. Our goal is to ensure that every student completes their training with the knowledge and confidence needed in order to experience success within the industry, while ensuring client safety. We meet the criteria for all 7 of the tips we provided you, so why look anywhere else?

NanoGlow Academy offers extensive online course trainings for technicians, spa and salon owners, estheticians, and other professionals looking to extend their services in BB Glow, Hyaluron Pen, Hydra Pen, Permanent makeup and more. Check out our extensive training options today.