April 23, 2018

What Does a Cosmetologist Do?

Hair stylist cutting man's hair

Hairstylist, makeup artist, nail technician, esthetician, skin specialist, and beautician. These are some titles that are used in the beauty industry. Cosmetology is a title that you probably hear the most. But what, exactly, does a cosmetologist do?

What Does a Cosmetologist Learn?

First, let’s talk about what they learn. Becoming a cosmetologist means learning many skills. Some of them you might be surprised by! To become a successful cosmetologist, you must be able to have skills in areas other than beauty. Some of those include:


Learning anatomy is not just for those going into the medical field. When working with skin day in and day out you will need to know what can damage and what can enhance the skin. A cosmetologist needs to know what parts of the body is sensitive to products in order to avoid any damage to the scalp or skin.


You thought you were done with chemistry now that you’re done with high school didn’t you? Well, you may want to sit down for this, but you’ll be using chemistry as a cosmetologist. Hair toners, perm technology, hair color, hair relaxers, shampoos, conditioners, and other products all have chemicals in them. In order to safely use these products, you must know how these chemicals react to one another to ensure the best possible outcome for your future clients.

Business Skills

Yes, it is true. Business skills are something you should learn while becoming a cosmetologist. Most cosmetologists are responsible for building their own clientele. Marketing skills, communication skills, and sales skills are all skills you can master.

Successful cosmetologists become savvy both on social media and financially as independent workers in order to keep their business running!

A World of Beauty

woman getting her hair washed
A cosmetologist is someone that works by helping people feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. Working from head to toe, a cosmetologists specializes in the beautification of the face, skin, hair, and nails! Becoming a cosmetologist means you will be constantly working on perfecting your skills and mastering the art of beauty. A cosmetologist can provide many services. Some of them include:

  • Haircuts
  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Body Hair Removal
  • Facials
  • Brow and Lash Tinting
  • Nail Services

Where Can a Cosmetologist Work?

woman getting her hair braided by a hair stylist

Working as a well-qualified cosmetologist means having opportunities ranging in all different types of locations and titles. Some of those might include:

    • Salons
    • Cruise Ships
    • Nail Salons
    • Fashion Shows
    • Film/TV Sets
    • Freelance Makeup Artistry
    • Resort Salons
    • And more!

Why Should You Become a Cosmetologist?

One of the reasons being a cosmetologist is so great is because there is always work to do. The world of beauty isn’t going anywhere. People want to feel and look good! There is always going to be something new to learn and skills to perfect. Check out the latest blog of our favorite hair trends right now. If you are interested in becoming a cosmetologist, check out our program! You could be working on these hair colors! Contact us to get started and receive more information.

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