Industry Description

Cosmetologists, also called hairstylists, provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair. They may advise clients on how to care for their hair, straighten hair or give it a permanent wave, or lighten or darken hair color.

Cosmetology is an exciting people-oriented profession. It is a time-honored yet changing career with excellent career possibilities. The future for cosmetologists includes specialization, travel, teaching, employment as a workshop technician, sales of cosmetic supplies and materials, and management opportunities. Cosmetology can be a rewarding profession for the individual who is hardworking, creative and who enjoys working with people.