The architecture field isn't an automatic paycheck either. If you don't have the passion and portfolio to show your understanding you're not going to make it in this field either. These are both art fields. What do you feel most passionate about? Go with what that tells you. Cosmetology is a 1 year program, architecture is 5 plus. Don't forget about interning, building your way up and getting licensed. Architects sleep and breath architecture. It's a commitment, especially in school. If you're sleeping 8 hours a night while in school it's probably not for you.