Have you ever thought of pursuing a career in cosmetology? It can be a fun and exciting career for those who are artistic, outgoing, and passionate. Take our quiz to find out if your personality is the right fit!

A Day in the Life of a Cosmetologist

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cosmetologist? Cosmetologists are organized! They spend time scheduling appointments, restocking products, and cleaning up their station. They care for their clients by listening, being attentive, and providing a great service.

The fun part of a cosmetologists day is seeing their creative vision come to life! It can be satisfying cutting and coloring hair when you see how happy your client is with their new look! Just some of the services a cosmetologist can provide are:

  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Makeup
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • And more!

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Career Opportunities

One of the biggest benefits of becoming a licensed cosmetologist is the career flexibility. Working in a salon can be a positive atmosphere. You can make friends with your coworkers and socialize with clients. If you are looking for something more calm and quiet, you can consider renting out your own studio room. Sometimes, it can be nice when it’s just you and the client in the comfort of your own setting.

However, there are more career opportunities than working in a studio or salon:

  • Work as an instructor
  • Freelance makeup artist
  • Platform specialist
  • Backstage stylist for a news station
  • Work for a modeling agency

Do any of these jobs sound exciting to you? Follow your passion and work toward a future in beauty.

Is Cosmetology in Your Future?

Now that you know if you’re a good fit, find out how to become a beauty school student. Contact one of our four locations to find out more information about our cosmetology program!

What Other Options Are There?

If you were a better fit for esthetics, you can explore a future in esthetics as part of our esthiology program! Estheticians focus on providing skincare to help guests relax and achieve glowing skin. They can learn about types of skin, facial techniques, and the chemistry of skincare products.

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Signs a Future as an Esthetician Is Right for You

Unlike cosmetologists who can do hair, nails, and skin, estheticians focus solely on skincare. While these careers may seem similar, there are other things to consider. You may be a better fit for esthetics if:

  • You love looking for natural products
  • You want to help others feel good with their own skin
  • You want to work in a calm and relaxing environment
  • You love to pay attention to the small details

Find out more about the differences between cosmetology and esthetics.

Start Your Future at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes

No matter what your passion is, we can help you get started in either cosmetology or esthiology. We would love to help you pursue your passion in beauty. The first step is to schedule a tour with one of our Dream Makers to learn more about which program is right for you.

During a tour you can see the school, learn more about our mission, and find out how to make paying for beauty school possible with financial aid, available to those who qualify.