My BF is about to graduate from S.P.A in a few days, a licensed esthetician. She loves what she does, but is disappointed in her school, SPA (or Salon Professional Academy). She says they talked themselves way up getting her in there and have not lived up to their proclamations or her expectations. But she would have really liked to have gone to an Aveda Institute. I know it's kinda tough to get in, but if there's one near you, you should check it out.
It's definitely cheaper than regular college (like BA courses), but I don't think you can count on making a whole lot of money right out of school. But if you love it, go for it! It took her way to long to finally just do it (b/c it's been her passion forever)... and she loves it.
at 7:48 PM on Feb. 25, 2009