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

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.

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.


woman getting facial

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.

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.

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Sam Li
2 years ago

I love what you said about hair stylists and how they do much more than just cut and color hair. Attending a beauty school is the best route to take if you plan on pursuing a career in cosmetology. My best friend wants to attend a beauty school, so I’ll help her locate one in the area that has a reputation for quality education.

Derek McDoogle
2 years ago

I did not know the fact that hairstylists are artists trained to evaluate a person’s physical features. My niece told me that she would like to have her own beauty salon when she finishes school. It might be a great idea to let her know about the benefits of being a cosmetologist.

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