Hair services:

Shampoo
Cut
Style
Chemical wave
Color applications

Facials:

Apply makeup
Manicures and pedicures
Facial massage techniques
The student is taught employability skills
Preparation for the State Licensing examination
Eyebrow Waxing
Hair Removal

Cosmetologists should:

Have a sense of form and artistry
Should get along well with people
Should be willing to follow customers’ instructions
Should be aware of customers’ preferences
Have patience and an even temper
Be able to tolerate long intervals standing
Not be allergic to the chemicals they use in their work

Requirements:

All states require cosmetologists to have a license to practice
In Michigan:
Applicants must be at least seventeen years old
Must have completed 1500 hours of training
Must also pass a written and practical exam

Employment opportunities abound for the licensed Cosmetologist:

Cosmetologists work in:
Independently owned or large chain beauty salons
Resort hotels
Cruise ships
Motion picture or television studios
Industry journal and textbook publishers
Cosmetic firm
About 50 percent of all cosmetologists are self-employed
About 40 percent work part time
There is a huge demand for Cosmetologists in almost every salon across the country
Overall employment of Cosmetologists is projected to grow about 10 to 20 percent for all occupations

“Job Demand in the Cosmetology Industry”, from the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.These figures include an average of full time, part time and low time salaries for professionals at specialized salons.