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How to become a Cosmetologist?

A cosmetologist is one who does hair cutting, coloring, styling hair, manicures and pedicures, and give skin treatments. So it primarily consists Skin care, hair care and weight loss. This profession is lively and hence requires great social skills and an eye for beauty. It is even said that the cosmetologist profession will be growing at a rate of 20% through 2020, and with good reason.

If you want to become a cosmetologist you need to follow these steps.

3 steps to follow

1. Take a course

A cosmetology course will be the first step. Taking the course will teach you about human examination and chemistry and how to wash, cut and style hair. You will also learn about the chemicals used in coloring, straightening and making hair curly or wavy. When you learn about skin aesthetics you will understand Skin & Face Muscle Anatomy & Physiology. Learning this will help you in your career with the opportunities.

2. Develop skills

Develop the skills that you need to become a great cosmetologist. Communication skills, social skills, finance management skills etc. are a few skills that you need to acquire in order to become a cosmetologist. Having an upright communication skill will help you in understanding clients’ requirement and choice. Whereas in social skills you will be able to know more about your client. This is because you will be spending more time with them and so you need to make them comfortable by making to make small talk. This will ensure your client happy and make client satisfaction. This is why you need to socialize with them. Financial management is essential to learn how to manage your expenses especially when you start your own Skin / Cosmetology Clinic.

3. Keep yourself updated

Keeping yourself updated in your field will help you succeed in your profession. You need to be up to date about the current trends in your industry. What's popular in hair and makeup today is very different than what was popular few years ago, so it's important to know what your client needs. Here are some ways to keep your skills updated:

Attend fashion shows

Read popular style magazines

Read style blogs

These are the three main steps to become a cosmetologist that must follow. First step i.e. taking a cosmetology courses or a diploma in skin aesthetics will provide a base for your career.