How Old Is Too Old To Go To Beauty School?

I'm 53 and if I wanted to go to beauty school, I'd go and wouldn't care if everyone else in class was 14.
Go, learn, enjoy, graduate, get a job doing something you like doing. No-brainer.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl


Same here. I'm 48 and I still think I might go to beauty school someday. I'm very interested in becoming an esthetician, and I don't feel too old for it.

I went to nursing school at 29...and I was FAR from being the oldest in my class (some of my classmates were in their upper 50's).

OP, you're never too old to learn.
Sorry but at 19, your life is really over and you have totally missed any opportunities. j/k

You're never too young or old to pursue a new endeavor! You'll fit in with all the students well and you will be surprised how many older students (much older than you) are there.

Best of luck to you!

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I'm sure you will be able to make friends there -- there are bound to be some folks that you relate to. Even I found students who were my age (or older!) at school, and really found some good friends who just happened to be younger.

When you're pursuing the same goal, you are bound to have something in common.
Originally Posted by fig jam

Exactly--my best work friends are 53 and 62 years old...I'm 25. We have a great time, and have tons to talk about.
I'm sure you will be able to make friends there -- there are bound to be some folks that you relate to. Even I found students who were my age (or older!) at school, and really found some good friends who just happened to be younger.

When you're pursuing the same goal, you are bound to have something in common.
Originally Posted by fig jam

Exactly--my best work friends are 53 and 62 years old...I'm 25. We have a great time, and have tons to talk about.
Originally Posted by Kikapoo
That makes me happy. Many of my friends are younger than I am - some of them 25 years younger - and we are still great friends and fool around a lot together. I once asked my favorite boss how come he was still so youthful and he said: "Immaturity - it keeps me young."
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Huh?
Originally Posted by whirlyhair
Hee, everyone pretty much said what I'd say. No offense, but it sounds like an irrational worry.
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Definitely not too old. My best friend from high school went to beauty school at 29. She already had her bachelor's degree. My next door neighbor is in her 30s and is starting beauty school this fall.

You'll have a blast!
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I'm sure you will be able to make friends there -- there are bound to be some folks that you relate to. Even I found students who were my age (or older!) at school, and really found some good friends who just happened to be younger.

When you're pursuing the same goal, you are bound to have something in common.
Originally Posted by fig jam

Exactly--my best work friends are 53 and 62 years old...I'm 25. We have a great time, and have tons to talk about.
Originally Posted by Kikapoo
That makes me happy. Many of my friends are younger than I am - some of them 25 years younger - and we are still great friends and fool around a lot together. I once asked my favorite boss how come he was still so youthful and he said: "Immaturity - it keeps me young."
Originally Posted by curlypearl

I'm telling you, it has nothing to do with age, it's all about the person! I should say, the one woman is actually 63--she had a birthday last week. And we just hit it off immediately!
I went to beauty school at the ripe old age of 22. Heck, I was the same age as one of my teachers. It's no big deal. One of my fellow students was 26, another had a son. There will be people from all ages and situations. You don't go to beauty school to develop long term relationships, you go for the education and contacts. Be pleasant, a team player, and learn.
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I am 35 and just finished beauty school a year or so ago. There were people of all ages there. Don't worry about it at all. In fact, I estimate that over half the people I went to school with were over 25. Quite a few of us were in our 30's or older.
Nothing to worry about. Thats normal in further education. At university our class ages ranged from 19- 26. Everyone got along fine. Its only in school you keep friends the exact same age as you- as you get older you'll make friends and get on well with people of all ages.
You're not too old - heck, you'll probably be seen as more knowledgeable and experienced!

I'm 48 and will start a 200 hr yoga teacher training program in September. Probably most of the other students will be in their 20s. The way I look at it, they might have some increased flexibility on their side - but I've got perspective, self-knowledge and the wisdom that comes from being more-seasoned on my side!
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When I read the title, I assumed you were in your forties or fifties and nervous about potentially starting a new career and going to school for it.

I honestly think that the only way you're ever "too old" for school is when you are taking on debt to pay for it and won't work enough to pay it off after you finish. Even then, who am I to judge?

In summary - a year is nothing, go for it!
Originally Posted by newcurly
Lol, me too. There isn't all that much difference between an 18 year old and a 20 year old.

Whirlyhair, you'll probably have classmates old enough to be your mother, so, nothing to worry about.
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I think it's wonderful you took the time to figure out what you wanted to do before getting started. Think of how many people go straight to school/college and change their majors repeatedly!

You're not too old, and I"m sure you will do great and make a lot of friends. Best of luck in your career

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