In today’s society there is a constant demand for cosmetology specialists. A person’s appearance and looks are gradually being seen as an asset rather than a vanity. As a result, people turn to cosmetologists for help. With positions that range from skin care specialists to hair stylists, there are numerous careers available for students who graduate from a cosmetology program. In most cases, you’ll even get a chance to hone your skills before graduating through the use of an on-campus clinic. No matter which career path you choose, you will be sure to receive a rewarding experience as you offer the latest and most cutting-edge treatments and techniques to your clients.
Here are just a few of the many exciting careers waiting for you in the cosmetology field.
Makeup Artist: As a makeup artist, you will help your clients to look and feel beautiful. You will use tools that include makeup, wigs and (in some cases) prosthetics to highlight their best features and accentuate their natural beauty. As a makeup artist, you won’t necessarily find positions in only salons or makeup counters in department stores; you could find yourself working as a makeup artist on the sets of TV shows, movies or photo shoots! Use the skills you receive in cosmetology school to diversify your style and bolster your skills, as you might end up creating some pretty extravagant looks.
Beautician: A job as a beautician will bring together many different aspects of cosmetology. If you work as a beautician in a spa or salon, you might find yourself doing anything from cutting and coloring to “updos,” manicures and facials. No two days of work as a beautician are ever the same. Many beauticians remark on how fun and exciting this job is – not only because they get to perform a variety of services, but because they are able to socialize and connect with their clients, making their work more enjoyable.
Skin Care Specialist: Working as a skin care specialist or licensed esthetician will provide an array of different opportunities. Skin estheticians provide client services such as hair removal, skin brightening, makeup applications and skin care, as well as salon services that may include product sales management and brand representation. Many medical and licensed estheticians also move on to own and run their own salons or day spas.
Beauty Consultant: Men and women who love and are excited about makeup usually find very rewarding careers as beauty consultants. As a beauty consultant, you will be able to teach people how to properly apply makeup to accentuate their facial features and minimize their flaws, give makeovers in salons, spas and on cruise ships, provide makeup tips at makeup counters in department stores, and even work as a representative for a cosmetics company. The skills required to find a job as a beauty consultant are covered in what you will learn in your cosmetology program.
Salon or Spa Owner: As many people in the cosmetology field know, owning your own salon or spa is always a dream in the back of everyone’s minds. This doesn’t mean you cannot open up your own salon or spa after graduating from a cosmetology program. Make sure you select a program that offers courses or that focuses on business and management. Making all of the decisions necessary to run your own salon and controlling your own work hours are two aspects of the job that appeal to many prospective salon and spa owners. With the right amount of dedication and drive, you could one day own your own salon or spa.