What path to take to become a curly stylist?
In the next year I have to decide if I'm going to business school THEN beauty school or straight to beauty school. I'm starting to lean more towards beauty school right away and a year is not far away. It's actually starting to frighten me! I've been looking for good beauty schools to go to, money isn't really a factor so at first I looked at Paul Mitchell and Aveda, the "Harvards" of beauty school but both, particularly Aveda seem to be very cookie cutter. As you curlies know, our hair is anything but cookie cutter and I know my goal is to really specialize in curls. I was wondering if anyone knew the right path to take, the best one that will lead me to a career taming crazy curls not duplicating pin straight cuts. I understand I'll have to learn straight hair to, I'm not saying I want to skip it. I just want to know If there is a school or path I can take where I can learn the straight AND curls. Also, any opinions on those big name schools? Online reviews seem to be mixed. I don't want to dish out the money if it wont be worth it. Thanks!