INSTRUCTOR EFFECTIVENESS IN BARBER/COSMETOLOGY PROGRAMS: THE ROLES OF INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION, CERTIFICATION, TURNOVER, AND HOW THEY IMPACT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
The dynamics of the beauty market have altered since the advent of regulatory norms, and in recent years, the beauty sector has grown at a compounded growth rate of 4.75% globally. It is expected to hit $716 billion by 2025 and $784.6 billion by 2027. As a result, the restructuring and quick growth of the beauty sector has had an impact on state barber and cosmetology schools, leading to an instructor shortage. The study "Instructor Effectiveness in Barber/Cosmetology Programs: The Roles of Instructor Preparation, Certification Turnover, and How They Impact Student Achievement" is being carried out to identify areas where attention should be paid to advance instructor preparation. This study evaluates archival data from barber and cosmetology instructor preparation programs in 48 states. Individual state instructor admittance standards, licensure requirements, student completion, and student licensure are identified in the research. Furthermore, historical data is used to assess the demands of barber and cosmetology student instructors. The research is grounded, guided and transitions to a descriptive qualitative study based on archive data from 48 state barber and cosmetology databases, then funneled to six state programs. The research mostly focuses on Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Ohio, and Texas. Data from each state's barber and cosmetology board, including statistical reports and program assessment reports, was acquired. The research is data-driven, and it describes the 'who, what, and where of events or experiences' from a subjective perspective in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Archival reports identify past and future beauty industry estimates to provide insight into the demands of instructor preparation in barber and cosmetology programs. The study begins with examining the industry's history, followed by examining the industry's key players, both traditional and incumbent. This study uses quantitative research because it is best suited to answering "specific, narrow questions in order to obtain measurable and observable data on variables." As a result, this focused study is being undertaken to benefit the beauty industry, and it demonstrates how the future of instructor preparation within beauty and barber schools should look. The importance of collecting data from administrative sources to predict where improvements should be made to improve student achievement.