Cosmetologists use their skills and training and apply it to the world of beauty. The field of cosmetology includes hairstyling, nail care, cosmetics and skincare.

A high school diploma or equivalent is usually required in order to enter a cosmetology program. Most states also require cosmetology professionals to complete in state programs in order to be licensed in that particular state.


  • Style hair, apply cosmetics and advise and treat clients with skin and nail care.
  • Generally require at least a high school diploma, as well as additional specialized training in a chosen area of study.
  • Must take exams in order to become certified in accordance with each state's requirements.

Cosmetologists use their skills and knowledge of beauty and beauty products to please clients. Cosmetology includes a number of different fields in which to specialize. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in cosmetology are expected to grow much faster than average, due to an increase in population and the higher demand for hair care, etc.

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