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Cosmetologists

Overview

Cosmetologists practice hair-care skills (including washing, cutting, coloring, perming, and applying various conditioning treatments), esthetics (performing skin care treatments), and nail care (grooming of hands and feet). Barbers are not cosmetologists; they undergo separate training and licensing procedures. There are approximately 348,010 cosmetologists, hairdressers, and hair stylists employed in the United States. Cosmetologists are also known as beauticians and hair stylists. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Hands On

Social

Career Ladder
Salon Owner

Shop Manager

Cosmetologist

Shampooer

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