Imagine doing what you love every day and making people look and feel beautiful while you are at it! This dream can become a reality if you are hard-working and have a passion for the beauty industry. Becoming a licensed cosmetologist can open up a world of opportunities as cosmetology is influential to fashion trends all over the world. Dream big; the sky’s the limit!
Here are the top five reasons you should become a cosmetologist:
1. Learn Hair, Skin, and Nails
The beauty industry has been around since the beginning of time, will probably never go away, and is one of the most lucrative industries. Earning a cosmetology license can open doors to employment opportunities including, but not limited to:
- Hair stylist
- Eyelash extensions artist
- Makeup artist
- Wax artist
- Nail technician
- Beauty influencer
Within these professions the scope of service is even more vast. Read more about what you can do with a cosmetology license.
As a hairstylist you will be trained in cutting, coloring, styling, and updo techniques, just to name a few. As a makeup artist you can be equipped for bridal looks, special events, celebrity makeup or even fashion looks for editorial photo shoots.
There are many different theatrical makeup and stylist opportunities as well such as working on the set of a movie or backstage at a play or musical. Within the scope of a cosmetology license you have the ability to work at a spa and specialize in skin care and facials or even work at a nail salon or lash lounge.
Like to travel? Cruise ships and high-end resorts are amazing opportunities for cosmetologists. If you are driven by numbers, retail might be your sweet spot, or maybe you are more of a trendsetter and Instagram Influencer is where you shine.
Though state requirements vary, transferring your license state to state allows you to keep your license wherever life takes you. In the beauty industry, there is always something new you can venture into to suite the many seasons of your life.
2. Work in an Exciting Environment
No sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day in this industry! Cosmetologists can work in a variety of settings from the salon floor to a movie set or a tranquil wilderness spa. No matter what specialty you choose, rest assured there can be an atmosphere that is right for you.
In the world of a salon, it is common to have a team-like setting so you can surround yourself with collaborators and learn from your colleagues and mentors. This is an industry where you can definitely learn something new every day and it is incredibly helpful to be part of a team.
More of a solo artist? No problem! You can rent your own station or chair specific to your personal clientele. There are many options when it comes to choosing the perfect work environment in which you can thrive.
3. Have an Unlimited Earning Potential
Licensed professionals have more credibility, security and earning power. The cosmetology industry is continuing to grow faster than the national average. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of talent, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making money in the beauty industry!
From working in a salon to becoming a celebrity stylist or building your own business, your income can be reflected by your work ethic and the relationships you build. The more senior you become, the higher you can raise your prices. So start now! Most cosmetology programs take just over a year to complete and obtain a cosmetology license. You could be on to a new career in just about 14 months.
4. Work as an Entrepreneur
As a licensed cosmetologist, you have the freedom of being your own boss. Once you are established in the industry, there are many opportunities to create your own business such as opening up your own salon or renting a station to provide services around your busy schedule. This gives you the opportunity to decide when and how you want to make your mark in the industry.
It is highly recommended to get as much experience as possible learning from other salon owners or other mentors before going out on your own. Most of the time entrepreneurs work twice as hard and twice as long as most professions but they reap the rewards of building a business that is all their own!
5. Doing What You Love
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
It is often said that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. There is no denying that this industry takes discipline, practice and persistence, all of which constitute hard work. However, if you are passionate about something it is much more rewarding to reach goals and hit benchmarks along the journey to success. What could possibly be more gratifying than helping people to look and feel beautiful every day?
Aveda is a global industry leader with years of research behind their beauty and wellness mission. Established in 1978, Aveda has never tested on animals, uses wind-powered energy to make their bottles and packaging, pure sources naturally derived ingredients of plant and flower essences from indigenous countries and is devoted to their mission to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility around the world.
Why an Aveda Institute?
A beauty education at an Aveda Institute can provide a lot of benefits. Because the Aveda brand is committed to imparting business success to salon and spa owners (like Aveda Institutes are committed to imparting business knowledge to students), Aveda salons are among the most profitable and fastest-growing in the country. That means they can offer benefits and perks that most salons can’t. This includes annual salaries, health insurance, 401K plans, advanced education opportunities, paid vacation, significant discounts on Aveda products, and more. And guess what? Aveda Institute graduates are their preferred hires. Check out these five Aveda cosmetologists you already know and love.
Is Cosmetology Calling Your Name?
If you can picture yourself at beauty school, now is your time. Contact us to learn more about our cosmetology program and how we can help you achieve your goals. The success of our students in a top priority to us and we are eager to support you along your journey.