Beckley Beauty Academy

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HS Grad Daughter

Bluefield, WV

#1 Oct 26, 2011
What is going on with the school? Is it closing?

Beckley, WV

#2 Oct 26, 2011
My hairdresser said they were closed already, but that was just hearsay. My daughter is interested in becoming a beautician so she was asking the hairdresser about the beckley beauty academy and she said they were no longer there. Have you tried calling them?
HS Grad Daughter

Bluefield, WV

#3 Oct 26, 2011
Yes, I called. They didn't say they were closed, but said they were not taking any new students now. Also said their website was not up and running. I just don't want my daughter to get into a mess waiting on this school. Got this info from another forum.....

"I have been on the waiting list since last FEBRUARY!!!! It is now AUGUST and still have not heard from them. So, I called to see (again) where I stand at getting into classes soon. I was told that the whole school was not taking new students at this time and is temporarily shut down until further notice!!!!!!!! Supposedly the directer is retiring and a few of the instructors have quit. So after I have played the waiting game all these months, they never cared to call me and let me know that. Now I have to get on another waiting list to some other school and wait until next year to even get in. again..... "

United States

#4 Oct 26, 2011
Yes, the beauty school is closing, in May. After this class graduates the owner/operator is retiring. Unless someone else takes over & keeps it going it will close in May. The next closest beauty school is in Wyoming county, Pineville I think.

Princeton, WV

#5 Oct 26, 2011
The mercer county Vo tech has a cosmetology department you may want to check on there, and rumor has it Raleigh county Vo tech may look into adding that program but has not as of yet. And yes what has been said about the Beckley academy is true.
hair girl

Beckley, WV

#6 Oct 28, 2011
Oh I hope they find a new instructor!

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Beckley WV

#7 Oct 29, 2011
Roberta is retiring and Amy does not want to run it. Unless someone takes it over, it is done.

Beckley, WV

#8 Nov 2, 2011
Don't even bother. Unless you leave this area to do hair, you would make more at a fast food joint. 90% of places here pay nothing.

Pineville, WV

#9 Nov 2, 2011
I took cosmetology classes about ten years ago at the Vo Tech in Wyoming county. It really is a good school but they have gotten new instructors since I went there.
HS Grad Daughter

Bluefield, WV

#10 Nov 2, 2011
doinghairnow wrote:
Don't even bother. Unless you leave this area to do hair, you would make more at a fast food joint. 90% of places here pay nothing.
That is horrible! How do places pay in Mercer and Raliegh County? Guess you need to start your own business to make any money?

Beckley, WV

#11 Nov 3, 2011
I always heard the school in pineville was much better then the one in Beckley anyways
HS Grad Daughter

Bluefield, WV

#12 Nov 3, 2011
Anyone know the reputation for the one in Princeton?

Norwalk, OH

#13 Nov 4, 2011
I left Beckley to attend beauty school in Huntington and it was an amazing school. I always heard nothing but bad news about beckleys beauty school and came to find out later from a board member it's one of the worst schools in the state. For the lady who's daughter is considering becoming a cosmetologist, I am in love with what I do, that being said this is a job of passion not one of money. On AVERAGE one can expect to make minimum wage plus tips. Employers say they'll give a percent of commissions but commissions are usually hard to reach cause if people aren't coming in they're not coming in there's not much you can do about that. Plus there's only so much you can do in one day. Bottom line people rarely get rich doing hair reguardless of where you live or work. But I couldn't imagine doing anything else.

Beckley, WV

#14 Nov 5, 2011
HS Grad Daughter wrote:
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That is horrible! How do places pay in Mercer and Raliegh County? Guess you need to start your own business to make any money?
It's better to work at an individually owned shop. You can make good money there. It just takes a little time to build up clients. Best in the long run though.

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