Career Opportunities In Cosmetology

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Lori Wischmann

If you don’t want a job where you sit at a desk all day, a job that will give you flexibility, allow you to be creative and social, then Cosmetology is the perfect career for you.

Career Opportunities for Cosmetologist

As a cosmetologist you are licensed in Hair, Skin and Nails which opens up so many opportunities. Makeup Artist, Esthetician, Hair Stylist, Barber and nail Technician. You can do a combination of services, or if you have a favorite you can specialize in one area.

Makeup Artist

As a makeup Artist you have so many opportunities available to you. There is a huge demand for Wedding makeup in a large metropolitan area such as Denver. If weddings don’t interest you, there is always local theater groups as well as a Denver film school and The Art institute of Denver who are always looking for makeup artists for special events.


As a licensed Esthetician you have a variety of opportunities available. Teaching others the benefits of good skin care is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Facials are not only relaxing but treat and heal the skin. There is a huge demand for advanced skincare techniques that promote anti aging such as microderm abrasion and chemical peels. Many Estheticians work in medical offices under the supervision of plastic surgeons and dermatologist and are trained to do even more advanced anti aging techniques.

Hair Stylist

A hairstylist is in huge demand. Hairstylists do so much more than cut and color hair. Hairstylists are artists trained to evaluate a person’s physical features; lifestyle and hair care abilities and create workable styles that fit the clients lifestyle. Hairstylists can work in salons, in mobile units, on movie sets, theater production sets, and nursing homes and hospitals to name a few.

Nail Technician  

A nail tech can choose either to work on natural nails involving no chemicals, or do artificial nails. Both areas provide a great opportunity for creativity


A barber is a cosmetologist who focuses on men only.  Cosmetologists receive extensive training in cutting men’s hair and learn how to trim and shape facial hair. As men become more informed about skin issues and anti aging, there is an increasing market for men’s skincare.

What inspires you to be a cosmetologist?

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I am in search of new salon talent. My salons have several positions available and I would like to invite newly licensed or up coming licensed professionals to apply.
Liz Davis, Salon Director
Salon Services CO