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Requirements for Becoming a Cosmetologist - How to Become a Cosmetologist

Updated on June 29, 2013

Prospects for cosmetologists in 2013

Cosmetology education is becoming one of the most preferred courses for students today. The hair & beauty industry promises tremendous growth in 2013 meaning that the industry will require large number of qualified cosmetologists. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences predict that employment opportunities will increase by 24 percent in 2013.

Who is called a cosmetologist and where can one gain cosmetology education?

In simple terms, a cosmetologist is an individual who performs hair-cutting, coloring, styling, manicures, pedicures, makeup, etc. either in a professional salon or as an independent consultant. One has to earn a cosmetology license to practice as a cosmetologist for which training in cosmetology is essential.

Cosmetology education is primarily essential because it lays the foundation for a strong career. There are various roles that one can adopt after undergoing cosmetology education, such as Hairstylist, Manicurist, Shampooer, etc. However, it is essential to undergo primary training before deciding to specialize in a particular field.

Requirements for becoming a cosmetologist

Licensing and training requirements are different for each of the roles mentioned above. You can check the Licensing requirements for your state by visiting the website of Beauty Schools.

As far as the educational requirements are concerned, one must have graduated from a state-licensed cosmetology school to become a licensed cosmetologist.

The rules vary for different states and cosmetology courses to be studied in private beauty schools, community colleges, high schools, technical and vocational schools.

Online cosmetology education

With so many benefits of online cosmetology education, it is one of the best way to undergo training in cosmetology. To become a successful cosmetologist, you should follow online cosmetology education programs like ScissorBoy TV. This online TV and video education series is designed for professional hairstylists, salon owners and cosmetology students.

The primary goal of this online cosmetology education program is to provide ten minutes of high quality, step by step education and video instructions to stylists. Students also get to learn the best and latest techniques from top stylists who are regularly featured on this show.

If you are really interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology, you should watch ScissorBoy videos and learn from their online cosmetology education tutorials.


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