When I took my SAT testing in high school, I scored very high in mathematics. I also have been involved in art and loved to sew, two talents that come naturally to me. My parents wanted to send me to college to take accounting courses due to my math scores. I did not want to go to college for that, but I wanted to wait a year to decide because I was confused about what I wanted to do. Most 17 and 18 year old teenagers cannot possibly decide what they want to do for the next 50 years or so.
I decided to follow my talent and used my math skills and my sewing skills to make clothing. I was able to quit my job and sew full time from the time I was 22 to the present time. I am now 60. I did not always make clothing because with a sewing machine, I can make so much more than clothes. So, I did diversify and used my machine to make whatever sold well at the time. I have since paid off my house.....all with income from a naturally passionate talent I possessed.
So, "let" your daughter go to Beauty School to learn what she is passionate about. You never know, she may get bored with it and change course. Or, she could be very happy and make some good money with a natural talent in the beauty industry. You want her happy, right?
So many people are stuck in the corporate world and are miserable with their jobs. Life is too short to be working 40 hours a week in a job one hates. If this make up business is a mistake for your daughter, she will learn from her mistakes, she will. Let her experience what she wants to do and if it is not right for her, she will make changes.
My son hated school and vowed never to go to college. He always told me he wanted to be a motorcycle rider and when older, build houses. Well, the motorcycle thing scared the crap out of me, but on weekends with his father, he rode bikes Enduro racing (trails in the woods). Wow, he was great at it and became a power house with trophies galore and even a championship. Even though I did not like the risks involved, I knew my son loved it, so I supported his decisions and yes, he did get hurt on occasion, but he paid those doctor bills. In the mean while, he got his first job at a lumber yard and then began to work with a Master Carpenter, repairing antique homes. He now owns his own small building company and has 3 employees.
Funny thing.....when I cleaned out his room when he moved out, I found his grade school drawings. Sure enough, there were drawings with motorcycles in many of them and guess what, the houses, garages and barns he drew were not your typical drawings that kids would make, when I looked closely, the structures he drew were FRAMING. So, from the start, he had motorcycles and sawdust running through his veins. He is now 31 years old and so happy with his career and accomplishments.
Would I have liked him to be a Green Energy Scientist or a CEO of a large firm, yes, but he is happy and therefore, I am and I support his choices.
I found that, as a parent, our children need our support and with that, they can sore.