Are you looking for a new career in the health and beauty services industry? If so, there are a lot of different areas to specialize in that allow you to use your business smarts, creativity, and love of working with people.
The Cosmetology profession is estimated to grow 20% through the year 2020. Cosmetology students typically focus on cutting, coloring, and styling hair, but many choose to offer manicures, pedicures, massages, and skin treatments; some even become makeup artists.
The best way to start is to do your research and enroll in a top Cosmetology school. The Salon Professional Academy in Shorewood is a great option; it offers a fabulous educational program, a unique association with Redken of NYC, scholarships, and financial aid. Both full-time and part-time programs are available.
Job opportunities will be tremendous, with the most common locations being in beauty salons and barbershops, day spas, hotel spas, and resorts, retail beauty supply stores, and nursing and residential care homes.
You’ll need to develop certain skills, in addition to those you learn at beauty school, to help you be successful in the cosmetology field. Communication skills are important; you need to be able to talk to clients about what they desire, and understand what they’re looking for. Social skills are also necessary in order to make small talk and help your clients feel comfortable. Socializing helps keep your clients coming back to you again and again.
Business and financial experience and the ability to multi-task are also necessary, especially if you choose to be self-employed. Developing a strong client base is key; ask current clients for referrals, and let them know how much you value their business. For more information about getting started on the path to a career in Cosmetology, please contact:
The Salon Professional Academy