How to Become a Cosmetologist

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How to Become a Cosmetologist

With a myriad of jobs to opt from these days, that of a cosmetologist is just another one of them. If you want to be a certified cosmetologist, scroll further…

There are jobs galore to consider when looking at career options these days. An abundance of up-and-coming jobs are allowing people to get creative with their professional choices. The beauty industry is just another one of them. We all know how rapid the growth of this industry is, and these days it only seems to be getting better. A job as a cosmetologist is a great way to go for those who are interested in the idea of setting foot in this field. For those who aren’t entirely sure about what this job entails, you could take a look at cosmetologist job description, cosmetology salary, and more…

Becoming a Cosmetologist
The choice of careers in cosmetology alone is incredible. There are so many fields to choose from, thanks to the vast choice. Makeup artist, hair stylist, esthetician… The options are innumerable. It is therefore a good idea to decide what it is that you want to do once you decide to get into this field. Apart from the all essential love for the field, and an inherent interest in it, there’s a lot that goes into becoming a cosmetologist. Take a look at some details for becoming a cosmetologist.

⇨ Education & Training
The love for any field is all okay as long as it limits itself to a hobby, but the minute it comes down to making a career of it, the rules change. There are certain educational requirements that need to get fulfilled if you’re looking to establish yourself in any field. The education specifications for this job are no different. To be a cosmetologist, one must complete some sort of a program or training at a cosmetology school. Most programs offered could be full-time programs which last for one year, or there could occasionally be a few which are not full-time, and could go on for up to two years too. The fees that would be paid for this course would also vary based on the duration as well as the location where you’re going to school to train for this job.

As per the usual, the duration of this course is anything between 9 months to a year, but apart from factors such as course duration and fees, there’s also the factor regarding course content. The course content will go beyond the basics of the job. Details such as nuances of hair cutting / hairstyling, chemical treatments, manicures and pedicures, etc., are some of the basics that one learns when becoming a cosmetologist. It is also of importance that this training program be taken up from an accredited cosmetology school if you do expect a valid license in the given field. It would also be a good idea to have interned in the field that you are looking to get into. Doing so will only work to your advantage, thus making it easier to score a spot in the school of your choice.

⇨ Cosmetologist Average Salary
Some things just go without saying… The salary earned by any professional is one such thing. The salary of a cosmetologist is highly dependent on skill, experience, and education.

It’s almost obvious that experience in the field plays the biggest role when it comes to the monetary aspect of the job. The better educated you are in the field, the higher are your chances to earn a better salary. The next most obvious factor that contributes towards a good salary is the all obvious ‘experience’. Skill and experience are foolproof methods towards earning more. Here is the approximate salary range, based on experience, that could be expected as a cosmetologist.

Experience Salary per Hour
1 year or less $7 to $9
1 to 5 years $7 to $10
5 to 10 years $7 to $12
10 to 20 years $7 to $14
20 years or more $7 to $18

Now that you have a rough idea regarding salaries, you also need to know that an impressive resume can work wonders for future job prospects. Take a look at one such resume sample in what’s to follow.

⇨ Cosmetologist Resume Sample
A good looking resume is the first way to impress those who could be your future employees, so you must make sure that you’ve worked on it well, and that your resume will prove you fit for the position that you are applying for. For a better idea, take a look at the sample given below.

Name of Applicant
Address
Telephone number
E-mail address

Objective: Mention objective, such as position that you are seeking in the field.

Highlights: Mention experience, achievements, strengths or any other highlights that reflect well on you.

Professional Skills: This is where all professional skill possessed by the applicant must be mentioned. Ensure that you include all that you know, in this section.

Education: Name of School / University from where degree / certificate has been obtained. Also mention the academic year in which course was pursued.

Work Experience:: All prior work experience (if any) must be mentioned in the section. It is also important to mention the job profile when discussing work experience

If you know that you like looking good, and like doing the same for other people too, work on it, and you’ll have your license in this field before you know it.

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