The Perfect Career for a Beautiful Competitor

Are you competitive at heart and love beauty? If you have been considering becoming a cosmetologist of any sort this is the article for you. Many people put off their dreams of being cosmetologist because they are unsure of where to start. There are a few steps before you can become a cosmetologist, however, once you understand them all and get started you will be on your way to being a successful hair dresser, nail technician or makeup artist in no time.

The first step into becoming a cosmetologist is to decide which area of cosmetology you are interested in. At this stage it is still okay to be unsure of what you would like to specialize in because in cosmetology school it is actually preferred for you to be trained in all areas. You do not have to choose your specialties until you get your state licenses, in which case you are allowed to be licensed in one or multiple areas of cosmetology. However, it is never too early to start thinking about what state board exams you will need to take.

One of the most popular areas of cosmetology is hair due to all of the types of things involved in styling hair. You never know what you will be doing each day when you a hair dresser. Hair stylists can work in almost any type of salon to draw in more customers. As a hair dresser you can also choose your own hours and days off because they are needed from morning to night any day of the week.

A cosmetologist’s salary starts out around $26,000 per year. However, this can all increase with your experience and clientele. As people start to know you for your skills you can increase how much you charge for your work as you please and this can increase your salary. As a cosmetologist you do not have to wait around for your boss to give you a raise, you are your own boss.

The next thing to do is to find a beauty school near you, all school are required to follow the same state standards, so any school you choose will be a great choice. Once you apply to the school and are accepted the next step is to apply for financial aid and figure out how to pay for school. There are many grants and loans available so you will not have to pay out of pocket right away. Then you can talk to an advisor about what classes to take to stay on track to finishing in time.

Once you finish about 375 hours of training and schooling, you are ready to take your state exams. Once you pass these exams you are officially a licensed cosmetologist ready to start working at a salon. Not so difficult, right? So get started today and make your dreams come true by applying to a cosmetology school near you.