The main responsibility for a cosmetologist is styling and cutting hair. Usually, the cosmetologist will begin by discussing what style the client would like for her or his hair to be cut to.
Most cosmetologist and barbers put in 40 hours a week, but longer hours are more common with self-employers. Many of them create their own work schedule and are able to receive the amount of hours they want/need.
Most cosmetology schools require a high school diploma or GED in order to enroll into their program.
A person with great people and social skills will excel in this job due to the amount of people interaction you will have. A client will want to build a relationship with their hair stylists because how awkward would it be to not talk for an hour, or however long your hair appointment will take.
Earnings and Job Outlook:
The average yearly income for a cosmetologist is around $27,000 a year. Their vacation time is dependent on their clientele and their schedules. The difficulty of finding a job is not too difficult because everyone needs a haircut now and again. However, it would be better to work in a big city due to the large amount of people that live there. More people amounts to more business.
Santa Monica College offers cosmetology as a course at their location. As well, Houston Community College offers cosmetology as a course at their location.