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What would i need to get started in cosmetology and where should i go to school for it?

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John’s Answer

Kateri a career in cosmetology begins with a high school diploma or the equivalent. Upon graduating, aspiring cosmetologists will want to consider their options for postsecondary training. Schooling for cosmetology can often be found at vocational schools or community colleges. A cosmetologist education program can result in an associate's degree or a certificate. Individuals interested in entering the field should be sure their education program is state-licensed. One early step on the road to becoming a cosmetologist involves completing a cosmetology training program. All states require cosmetology school as part of their licensure process. Cosmetology education requirements will vary slightly from state to state, but trainee cosmetologists will typically undertake coursework in hair cutting and styling, make-up application, manicures and skin treatments. Additionally, many courses will provide training in retail, marketing and business administration. Training programs require 1,000 to 2,100 hours to be completed, depending on the state, before candidates are eligible to take a licensure exam and ultimately get their cosmetology license.

Like many other jobs in health, beauty and wellness, a career as a cosmetologist can be a highly satisfying and creative one. It offers workers opportunities to progress in their careers and shape them for their own needs, since the options for self-employment and working from home are always a strong possibility. At the present time, the employment outlook for cosmetologists is healthy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasted a 13% growth in jobs for cosmetologists, hairdressers and hairstylists during the time period 2016-2026. The average Cosmetologist salary in the United States is $27,101 as of October 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $22,501 and $33,301. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

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Dominique’s Answer

You do not have to go to a fancy cosmetology school - you learn everything else on the job. The school will mainly focus on how to ace your state board exam, but they will teach some basics such as hair cutting, hair coloring, and hair styling. Save your money and go to a cheaper (but reputable) beauty school. Invest more on the classes you will be taking after beauty school.

Also, it would be best to have a social media account where you can showcase your work. Many cosmetologists nowadays get more clients through social media - make sure to be consistent with posting content, use hashtags, tag brands or accounts. You can also use your social media account as your online portfolio that you can show future employers.

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Daniel’s Answer

In the age of social media, the cheapest possible school that has a average reputation is probably the best route. The best way to show off your talents in a field like this, is through examples of previous customers, and being able to show off your handy work on social media and other platforms. It provides free advertising and means a lot more to someone than where you went to school. Everyone knows times are tough right now, so doing good work means more than your degree.