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The Top Five Careers in Cosmetology

Career In Cosmetology

Being part of the Beauty Industry is a terrific field for those with creative skills and social personalities. The positions available in this area, as part of the personal care industry, are always in demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 26.8 increase in employment for personal care and service occupation industries between 2010 and 2020, which makes cosmetology and esthetics even more lucrative and rewarding career.
 

Makeup

Makeup artists are perhaps the most sought-after cosmetologists, especially because of more TV, movies, advertising, Internet photos, and the dawn of social media. They often conduct makeovers in salons, spas, or stores. Cosmetologists interested in the film or theater industries should consider the field of costume makeup. Here are 10 Celebrity Makeup Artists you won't want to miss on Instagram.
 

Esthetics

Another option is to become an aesthetician. Estheticians have careers under the branch of cosmetology. The services that they can offer include skin care, like microdermabrasion. They can offer services in spa treatments, such as facials and masks. They can offer waxing and head and neck massages. You may end up as a makeup artist dealing with the cosmetic aspect of esthetics, or you may end up going more in-depth dealing with the medical aspect of esthetics. This is what you can do with your Esthetician License.
 

Nails

Let’s face it: we all just feel better with clean, gussied-up nails. This is the job of nail artists, a.k.a. manicurists and pedicurists. They perform the most versatile and in-demand services, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 13 percent growth in employment over the next eight years. Their standard duties include cleaning, shaping, and finishing real or artificial nails.

 

Hair/Barbering

Hair stylists are among the highest-paid cosmetology positions. This is because of the wide variety of services offered and the constant need for customer satisfaction. Most people are conscious of their appearance, and hair stylists must cater to every particularity. In addition to creating new looks, hair stylists provide other services such as shampooing, cutting, curling, styling, repairing, coloring, and shaping. Famous Celebrity Hairstylists and Barbers you need to follow on Instagram


People have long been fascinated with “working on” hair. It’s because of this interest that hairdressers have historically held high societal status. Hairdressing was first described as a genuine profession in 1765 by Legros de Rumigny, the official hairdresser to the court of Louis XV who wrote an extensive book on ladies’ hairstyling. Master hairdressers used to pass on combs and tools to selected apprentices during special ceremonies, and it was a status symbol to have hair dressed and styled at home. Women also began to flock to beauty salons and hair parlors in the 20th century because they became a relaxing place for social gatherings.

Another hair-based position is a barber, one who is exclusively and extensively trained in cutting male hair and dealing with male skin problems such as dandruff, baldness, and dry or itchy scalp. Barbers can also trim, shape, and remove facial hair. The barber’s trade can be traced back to Egypt around 5,000 BC when the nobility began offering services. In the Middle Ages, barbers also played the role of a surgeon. Back then, barbers would pull teeth, treat wounds, and help monks with surgical procedures. A sliver of their medical profession survives to this day in the barber poles seen outside many shops. The red color represents blood while white symbolizes the bandages. Many believe that the blue color was added in America as a symbol of patriotism. After the Civil War, the growing number of immigrants led to the rise in the number of people in the profession. This, in turn, made the barbershop a major staple in every town. As the number of cosmetology professions grew, barbers began to adopt a more male clientele.


Ready to start your career as a licensed professional in the Beauty Industry? Contact us today to enroll or schedule your tour of Pivot Point Academy today!

 

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