An Assortment of Careers in Cosmetology
Are you looking for an exciting career in cosmetology? Do you know all of the possible
careers you can explore? Let us help you decide by showing you some of the amazing choices
you now have.
While a hair stylist is the first thing most people think of when someone says they are
going to beauty school, it is not your only option. How successful you are will depend on
you. If you have the ability to listen to and determine what your customers need, you will
be very successful. Keeping up with the latest trends and satisfying your customers will
lead to bigger and better things. Strive to either own your shop or work in high end shops.
Manicurists are another option. Today most high end shops will offer manicures and
pedicures. As with the hair stylist you will really need to listen to your customers and
give them what they need. Customer satisfaction will lead to repeat business and more
income. As new techniques and styles become popular you will have to grow with the industry.
Esthetician or skin care specialist will probably require you to go to a different
school than most people in the cosmetology field. Possible work places include spas and
high end boutiques. If you are really into this field, do your research and find the right
school for your career.
Makeup artist is a good choice if you are willing to live in area with a high demand.
The possibilities in the field range from your local television studio to the movie
studios in Hollywood. You will need to study hard and perfect your craft to land the
Hollywood job. Even in small towns this specialty can be combined with a hair styling
career. Many people hire a makeup artist for their proms and weddings. A good reputation
will add many new customers, so make sure you are ready to satisfy even the most demanding clients.
If you have a well rounded education in cosmetology you may be able to work your way
into a management position at a salon or a spa. If this is something that interests you, I
would recommend that you take at least a couple of business courses while you are in
school. Being able to deal with and fix customer complaints should be a goal for you. This
management experience will give you the foundation and hopefully the reputation to open
your own salon. We all know that you can't get rich while working for someone else.
Another great option for you is to return to the classroom, this time as an instructor.
This will give you the opportunity to share your knowledge with a whole new generation.
While this is not for everyone, some people thrive in a teaching environment. You should
talk to the schools in your area and find out what you will need to do to become an instructor.
Perhaps the most lucrative field I have seen is that of an image consultant. This is a
rapidly expanding field that has been brought into the spotlight lately. Politicians have
been reported to use image consultants with amazing results. I would definitely recommend
researching this field.
There are many more opportunities that I have not mentioned and if your choice is one
of these, I apologize. Good luck on your career, no matter what your choice may be.
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Verland P. is a contributing writer for Internet Value reviewer.