Cosmetology Schools like MATC Turn to Public for Work Experience

Students at a Wisconsin cosmetology school are learning their trade in real life scenarios with the help of a public salon.

The cosmetology school at Milwaukie Area Technical College in Milwaukie, WI is home to a school salon that has been open since the mid-1990’s.

The salon already has a steady stream of patrons, some of which are regulars at the salon. According to the MATC Times publication, Laquita Bell is a business major at the school who is often a customer to the student stylists at the salon.

“I think it’s a great idea. It’s convenient to be a student and to be able to come in for services. The prices are reasonable and this helps the students with their grades and their experience. It really saves time and money as well,” Bell told the MATC Times.

Most cosmetology schools attempt to hold spa days or work clinics to expose students to the scenarios one might encounter in the world of cosmetology.  It is not uncommon for schools like MATC to offer some sort of specialized situations for their students.

Other cosmetology schools enlist the help of other area organizations to expose students to a variety of situations, including children’s haircuts through salon days hosted by elementary schools.

Julie Stubenrauch is the salon instructor at MATC’s cosmetology school and said that the students are given extensive training in their experiences with salon customers.

“I think it’s necessary – it’s the only way the students are going to get the hands-on experience for the real world,” Stubenrauch told the publication.

Students tend to agree with their instructors on the topic of public exposure and real-world work experiences. Whether practicing their skills on another student or with a member of the general public, there is a distinct difference between performing a manicure or haircut on a mannequin and a real, live person.

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