Did you find yourself constantly playing in your mom’s make-up when you were young? Do you spend hours doing your hair in the most imaginable styles possible? Have you ever found yourself looking at someone and thinking they’d look great with highlights? If so, you may want to consider furthering your education in the field of cosmetology. A cosmetologist may be someone who specializes in styling hair, is a professional in the art of applying makeup, is a manicurist who is a professional in all things nail related including irregularities and diseases, or an aesthetician who specializes in taking care of the skin. Cosmetologists are usually trained in all fields but tend to choose a specific career path to specialize in.
In learning to become a hair stylist you are not only taught how to cut and style hair, but how to apply different types of chemicals such as perms, relaxers and color treatments as well. It is important to know what you’re doing when working with these chemicals because some may cause serious burns to the scalp. You would also be taught to use different types of shampoos and conditioners that are specifically designed for each hair type to get the most balanced and healthy result for your clients.