Is Cosmetology All Just Hair?

Thanks to TV sitcoms and rom-com movies, you might be led to believe that cosmetologists spend all of their time putting clients under giant hair dryers and chatting away with other stylists. While we laugh at that funny stereotype, we know that hair isn’t the only skill that cosmetologists have. In fact, their skillset is quite diverse. Here are 3 things you might be surprised to learn that cosmetologists are taught in school.

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That’s right! Cosmetologists learn basic skincare treatments and skills in addition to hair techniques. Facials, waxing, and other spa services are taught during our cosmetology program so that our students are comfortable in a variety of salon and spa settings. While not every cosmetology program in the world will teach these skills, it is fairly common for them to be included in the curriculum.

Cosmetologists can, in fact, work in a spa or salon as an esthetician. They may also choose to pursue esthetics on the side, but that’s entirely up to them!

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Makeup Artistry

While makeup artistry is commonly bundled with the esthetics portion of the program, it can be separate, and this skill is definitely its own job! Makeup artists are in demand everywhere from TV to runways. Many cosmetologists pursue this fruitful career full time after graduation and some elect to add this to their service menu at the salon.


Business Skills

Your mom’s friend who owned a salon? Yeah, she was probably a licensed, trained cosmetologist who was taught the value of being a great business owner in addition to being a talented stylist. Here at The Salon Professional Academy Shorewood, we believe in helping our students learn not only the practical and theoretical side to cosmetology but the business and marketing side, too. Our students can learn guest relations, mobile device business integration, and social media marketing.

Sound Interesting?

Not every beauty school offers all of these skills in their curriculum, but we do! If you’re interested in learning esthetics, makeup artistry, and business skills all while learning to become a hairstylist, check out our program! We offer both full time and part time classes for a more flexible schedule. In addition to our flexible schedule benefits, we also offer financial aid and scholarships to those that qualify. If you have any questions regarding our school or program, please, contact us!