Cosmetology encompasses a broad range of specialty areas including hair styling, nail technology, and aesthetics. You can set your sights on becoming a color or texture specialist within your own salon or work for a product manufacturer. You may choose to seek a career as a salon trainer for a product company or large salon chain. Training can range from technical training, management, or interpersonal skills training. Maybe a job as a consultant or salon manager peaks your interest, or the title "salon owner” has a pleasant ring. Once you complete your cosmetology training and obtain your license, the possibilities are limitless.
Professional Cosmologists provide a number of services to their clients. Day-to-day tasks as a Cosmetologist could include any of the following:
Keeping work stations clean and sanitize tools, such as scissors and combs.
Bleach, dye, or tint hair, using applicator or brush.
Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces based on customers' instructions, hair type, and facial features using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.
Schedule client appointments.
Update and maintain customer information records such as beauty services provided.
Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.
Analyze patrons' hair and other physical features to determine and recommend beauty treatments or suggest hair styles.
Shampoo, rinse, condition, and dry hair and scalp or hairpieces with water, liquid soap, or other solutions.
Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.