Why Choose Cosmetology as a Career?
If you have a passion for hair, makeup and style and love making other people feel good about themselves, you’ve likely considered cosmetology as a career option. Here are several other reasons that the profession is perfect for you, and you can start your journey at State College of Beauty Culture.
Express your creativity
Let’s face it, you love to try new things when it comes to your hair – new colors, cuts, or other hair trends. Why not use that creative flair on other people – and make money doing it? The beauty industry will allow you to use your creativity daily.
As a working cosmetologist, you can have a flexible schedule with the freedom to work as much or as little as you’d like. You also can choose the setting you’d most enjoy.
Plus, if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can choose to start your own salon and be the sole decision-maker for your business.
If you never seem to meet a stranger, you’ll be able to interact with people from all walks of life and use your conversational skills regularly as a cosmetologist. And when you’re friendly and engaging, put people at ease, and gain their trust, you’ll also grow your clientele.
The demand for cosmetologists is expected to grow by 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, faster than average for all occupations. Population growth is driving the greater demand for cosmetology services.
Take advantage of that demand to pursue your passion with the peace of mind that you’ll have job security and a stable income.
Variety of career paths
From professional stylist to salon owner, from product sales to spa manager, you can choose a path in a $50 billion industry that fits your interests and career goals.
Growth potential abounds.
Down the road, you might consider going into beauty writing or becoming a beauty magazine editor or image consultant, transition into a marketing specialist in the beauty industry, work as a film and theater hair specialist, or become a teacher to pass your knowledge to the next generation.
The mean annual wage for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists is $30,490 before tips, according to a May 2017 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest earners in the profession make more than $50,000 a year.
Salary has the potential to grow as you gain experience, grow your reputation and clientele, and increase hours or services. There’s also the opportunity for earning commissions for hair care and beauty products that you recommend to clients.
Finish your education in less than a year
Attending cosmetology school is your first step to an exciting career – and one that doesn’t require a traditional, four-year college degree.
State College of Beauty Culture in Wausau, WI, offers hands-on training with real clients, and we are committed to ensure you are prepared to pass your state licensure exam and start a life-long career in cosmetology.
Our cosmetology course is a 1,500-hour, full-time course that you attend 35 hours a week for 45 weeks. We start a new session every four weeks.