Our mission is to help beauty school students build their book of business through an interactive, online marketing curriculum developed by professional marketers. By helping beauty school students grow their business skills, we help beauty schools who partner with Beauty as a Business to be more successful, too!
Our curriculum is proven to help cosmetology and beauty schools get more leads while students obtain social media marketing skills that set them up for career success after graduation.
Beauty as a Business started with our sister company, Oozle Media, who has been helping beauty schools successfully market their school for close to a decade. As we were teaching schools how to manage their online reputation, what to post on social media, and general digital marketing best practices, those same school owners asked us:
“My students need this! It would be really awesome if you guys could come in and teach what you’re doing for my school to my students so they can be successful using these tools when they graduate.”
Beauty school owners recognized that these were a big part of the business skills their students needed and they wanted us to help their students. We gladly accepted the challenge!
We created our live presentation, which you can watch in our online reputation course, where we taught students to take their marketing in their own hands and start applying what they’ve learned now. And students (and schools) loved it!
After giving these lessons for a while to schools all over the country, our clients asked:
“Can we film it?”
That’s when we realized we had something we could share, and we wanted to get it done right.
Before we even started filming our live presentation, we knew we had a lot of stumbling blocks to overcome. We had to create something that was worth our client’s time and effort to provide their students as part of an already packed curriculum. We considered:
We spent hours writing and revising, brainstorming, and problem solving. We knew schools needed what we taught them, but we wanted to do it right.
When we started writing out the video scripts and the additional materials, Oozle Media’s CEO Chris Linford was busy reaching out to the experts in the industry, like Pivot Point. We could not have gotten where we were without those partnerships. With the help of Pivot Point and our beauty school owner clients, we created something that was actually what we wanted it to be:
A Curriculum for Beauty Schools
Pivot Point worked with us to create something that integrated easily with their system. So, while we filmed videos, we also wrote quizzes, created discussion questions, designed worksheets, and so much more. We followed Pivot Point’s Learning Path, so our curriculum was designed to fit the way students actually learn. We worked toward creating a product that not only encouraged learning but actively counted toward a student’s hours of completion.
We know from working with our clients that adding additional hours to a school’s curriculum can be tricky. There’s a lot to fit in! So, we wanted to create something that was valuable to the school and the student without sacrificing the time schools needed to teach their students the hard skills of becoming a hair and beauty professional.
After months and months of development, we finally had something that matched our vision and actively helped our clients help their students become successful. Then, we reached out to another big name in the industry: Milady. Our goal was to make sure we could help ALL beauty schools, and making our curriculum available in all major Learning Management Systems was a vital part of that. And, we are proud to say that Beauty as a Business is available within CIMA by Milady!
Because Beauty as a Business is created by professional marketers who live in the world of social media, we’re always searching for new resources and strategies, and we plan to continue to update the curriculum as social media changes and develops. While you’re waiting for those updates, we always encourage students and schools to follow our Instagram page! We’re regularly posting marketing updates, tips, and strategies designed for the hair and beauty pro.
We want you to do what you do best. Not have to worry about finding a way to teach your students how to use social media to build their personal brand and beauty business. That’s what BaaB was made for!
We leave it to cosmetology and esthetics schools to teach hairstyling, facials, shaving, waxing, and other skills students need, but we take the hard work out of teaching students how to post their best works on social media, build their online portfolio, and develop their own personal brand.
Whether you’re a beauty school professional or are already a licensed beauty or wellness professional, Beauty as a Business is for you! If you’re a decision-maker or beauty school owner, schedule your free demo to see what our online curriculum is all about, and learn more about what you can receive for each student.
Already a licensed beauty professional looking to step up your social media game? Purchase our courses online.