A career in cosmetology can lead to owning your own business, and it all begins with taking your cosmetology school classes seriously. Here at the Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers, we design our courses to equip our graduates with the skills they need to succeed in this fast-moving industry. Ultimately, your success as an employed cosmetologist or business owner depends on how well you understand and fulfill the tenets below.
In the cosmetology field, you will be on your feet for a majority of your typical work day – whether as a hair dresser, a masseuse or a skin care professional. If you’re a nail expert, you get to sit, but you will be looking down at your client’s hands performing detailed work for your entire shift. The bottom line is this: A career in cosmetology means hard work and long hours. Be sure you have the stamina for the physical demands of the job.
There are artistic aspects to being a cosmetologist, especially if you’re a makeup and nail artist or a hair specialist. However, in order to succeed in this business, you need to put aside your ego. Your desire to create or express yourself artistically takes a back seat to what your customer wants. In a client-centered industry, you are only as good as your client says you are, and you will only get their approval if you give them what they want. Of course, you can always make suggestions and gently insist that your way is more flattering to them, but in the end, you have to give in to your client’s wishes.
Completing a cosmetology program is only the beginning. You are entering an ever-changing industry where trends come and go, new products are being introduced on the market all the time, and customer tastes fluctuate often. You need to maintain your basic skills, however, it is equally important to make sure that you’re up-to-date on emerging styles and techniques. You want to be able to offer your clients exciting products and the latest trends, so keeping tabs on developments in the industry is crucial to your success.
Any college of cosmetology can give you the training for a cosmetology career. Here at the Hollywood Institute for Beauty Careers, we make sure our graduates have more than the basic skills they need. We create courses that prime our graduates for both professional success and personal satisfaction by instilling in them the discipline and love of learning that is so crucial for continued success in this industry.
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