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Is Cosmtelolgy The Right Fit For You?

Do you enjoy getting dolled up and fancy when you go out? Do you like to feel spectacular and confident about yourself? Or to try new looks every once in a while? Then cosmetology is the path to travel on. Being a cosmetologist, you’re able to learn numerous of different techniques about beauty. Whether it’s about textures of hair, manicures, pedicures, applying makeup, skin care, massages, or facials (depending if another license is required for the skin care). It’s a very great idea if you don’t mind standing out from others. Beginner cosmetologists, hairstylists and hairdressers start their salary at $20,000 a year.

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What Is Required To Become A Cosmetologist?

Most cosmetologist attend different schools to take certain courses that interests them and that will come in handy in the future in the business world. To have a cosmetology license is required in all states, such as attending beauty school for a certain amount of hours based on your beauty department. Becoming a cosmetologist also depends on having your high school diploma and/or GED. Training programs as you continue to advance, and majoring in cosmetology may lead to having a certificate or associates degree.

Job Availability and Job Employment Projection for 2020:

Employment projection for 2020:

  • Cosmetologists, hairdressers and/or hairstylist: 13%
  • 2010: $45,100 - 2020: $54,450

Suggested High School Courses For Cosmetology:

  • Cosmetology (if optional)
  • Business
  • Art
  • Family and consumer studies
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • English


Required courses:

  • Math
  • Science
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Cosmetologists: 1500+ hours hands-on training
  • Barber: 1500 hours
  • Esthetician: 750 hours
  • Nail Technician: 600 hours
  • Cosmo instructor: 750 hours or 1 year experience

Thinking About Majoring In Cosmetology?

  • Utah State University
  • University of Montana
  • Idaho State University
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Northern Michigan University

Does Cosmetology Really Relate To Physics?

Believe it or not, there are many different ways that cosmetics relate to science. Physics, to be more specific. When you dye your hair a different color, it may look lighter and/or darker in different types of light. Why is that? Well long story short, the effects depend on the interaction with the light. Also, properties of skin and hair lead into mechanics. If you're dealing with nails, viscosity (state of being thick due to internal friction) is the right term to connect the two. It may not seem like cosmetology and physics are related, but tiny details such as the evaporation of the chemicals, surface tension, diffusion, melting, porosity of the hair type are all kinds of examples of physics situations. Who would have guessed that?
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