Job Requirements

  • Active Listening

  • Service Orientation

  • Critical Thinking

  • Speaking

  • Active Learning

What cosmetologist do...

  • Inspect and analyze hair, skin, and scalp to recommend treatment
  • Discuss hairstyle options
  • Wash, color, lighten, and condition hair
  • Chemically change hair textures
  • Cut, dry, and style hair
  • Receive payments from clients
  • Clean and disinfect all tools and work areas

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

  • Reached a minimum age of 16
  • Received a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduated from a state-licensed barber or cosmetology school


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Work Hours

The average hours a cosmetologist works is 40 hours. Depending on if you work part-time, full-time, or have your own company affects the flexibility of work schedule.