Advance Your Career: Hair Styling and Future Goals

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Hair stylists enjoy an income potential that’s only limited by the amount of time they’re willing and able to work. Read more about the future of the field.

If you want a career that’s filled with rewards, creativity and socialization, you may want to become a hairstylist. Hair stylists enjoy an income potential that’s only limited by the amount of time they’re willing and able to work.

And that’s not all! Hair stylists and prospective stylists will enjoy a growing number of jobs in the years ahead. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for barbers, hair stylists and cosmetologists will grow by 13 percent between 2016 and 2026, which is faster than average across occupations.

Hair Stylist Opportunities

If you’re planning to embark on a hair stylist career, you’ll have an impressive list of advancement opportunities available to you as your career progresses and you gain experience. While you may start out working in a salon for someone else, you may eventually be promoted to manager.

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? If so, you may want to explore the possibility of opening your own salon down the line. There are many resources available to people who want to open their own business. If you want to open your own salon, you may want check out the Small Business Administration’s website and get a SCORE business mentor.

If you enjoy teaching, you may want to share your knowledge as a teacher at a cosmetology school. You may want to introduce others to cosmetology by acting as the school’s recruiter instead.

For hair stylists who like to travel, there are sales jobs within the beauty industry. It’s not unusual for image consultants to travel as well. While some theatrical makeup artists and hair stylists may work in just one area, others will travel to different locations throughout the country or around the world.

To secure certain positions, you may have to pursue more education and/or training. If you want to advance your hair stylist career, you might want to become a medical esthetician, which will require you to get some post-secondary training.

Another path you may want to consider is becoming a mortician, undertaker or funeral director. If you choose this route, you’ll have to earn an associate’s degree in mortuary science. You’ll also have to pass a state licensing examination. In your role as a mortician, undertaker or funeral director, you’ll be tasked with some very important responsibilities. One of them will be styling a deceased’s hair and makeup so that the person looks like he or she did while still alive.

Your Hair Stylist Career Starts with the Right Training

Although there are many paths for advancement for hair stylists, every one of them starts with getting the right training. And that’s what you’ll get at State College of Beauty Culture – the best training available.

The courses you’ll take on our campus will provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to pass the state licensure exam. Those same things will be the basis for your career as a hair stylist regardless of the particular path you choose to take.

Don’t wait to start your career. Jump start your hair stylist career by enrolling at State College of Beauty Culture today.