August 11, 2017
Becoming a licensed cosmetologist doesn’t mean salon jobs are your only option! There are a variety of job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists, especially in Missouri. Some careers for cosmetologists include:
- Hair Stylist
- Makeup Artist
- Fashion Show Stylist
- Cosmetology Instructor
- Salon Owner/Manager
- Photo Stylist
- Skin Care Specialist
What Can You Do with a Cosmetology License?
While looking for your dream career, you might be wondering what you really can do as a licensed cosmetologist. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Start in a Salon
Cosmetologists may choose to work in a salon and gain valuable experience in what interests them the most. A licensed cosmetologist learns about hair, nails, and skin, so they can provide amazing services in all three areas. Working in a salon, whether it’s a hair salon or a nail salon, is a great place to get experience, build your portfolio, and help you decide where to go next.
Join the Fashion Industry
Have a passion for makeup and fashion? Someone with a cosmetology license can join in events like Saint Louis Fashion Week or Kansas City Fashion Week as a hair stylist or makeup artist. This field takes a lot of networking, a great portfolio, and lots of experience, but getting an education is a great place to start working toward entering the fashion industry.
After working in the field of cosmetology for a while, you can go back to school to get additional training and become a cosmetology instructor to share your love of hair, nails and makeup with others! Elaine Steven Beauty College offers an amazing program to teach instructors!
Be Your Own Boss
Want to schedule your own work hours? Want to choose your own location? With a cosmetologist license, you can work toward starting your own business. As your own boss, you can choose which services you want to provide, what your hours are, how much you charge for your services, and where your services are located.
Is This the Field For You?
Finding your dream career can be a very hard process. If you’re wondering if cosmetology is the right field for you, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have a passion for beauty, whether it’s hair, makeup, or nails?
- Are you creative?
- Do you love working with people?
- Are you looking for a job that keeps you on your toes?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, a career in cosmetology might be right for you! Check out our cosmetology program to find out more!