A versatile field: The different career paths of a cosmetologist

So, for someone with an interest, innate skills, passion, artistry, and unrelenting wonder about all the things the beauty sector has to offer and its opportunities, where does one start when you’ve decided you want to be a cosmetologist? From the multitude career options one can pursue, it can be hard to pin down that one final role you want to be waking up to every day.

But you can also be a jack-of-all-trades—if you’ve got the skills and passion—you can be a hairstylist, esthetician, make-up artist, nail technician, manicurist, pedicurist, wedding and event stylist, beauty brand representative, barber, brand artistic director, online beauty influencer, fashion show/editorial and advertising/celebrity or personal/film and theater stylist, and even an entrepreneur.

You only need the proper training and specific certifications if you want to be a versatile cosmetologist. This is where vocational and beauty schools come into the picture. With all states requiring cosmetologists to be licensed, you must finish a compulsory course from a state-approved beauty school. And one of the best schools to go to is at the American Beauty Institute in midtown Manhattan at the center of the Asian district.

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