5 Top Paying Careers In Cosmetology

Interested in cosmetology? Turn that passion into a paycheck, below are a few examples of high paying careers you can achieve by entering the world of cosmetology.


Esthetics is a big money maker because of the variety of products and services you can offer to your customers. To give you an idea of some of the services performed by an esthetician, see below:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • Light therapy
  • Thermage
  • Waxing/threading/chemical hair removal
  • Facials
  • Face and body masks and wraps
  • Makeup application
  • Manual or mechanical extraction
  • Pore cleansing
  • Body scrubs (salt and sugar scrubs) and other types of exfoliation
  • Aromatherapy
  • Moisturizing treatments
  • Acne treatments
  • Scalp massage and treatments

The more services you can perfect, of course goes hand in hand with how much cash flow you are bringing in.

Salon Owner

Owning your own salon can be a dream come true, not to mention it’s one of the only businesses that isn’t going to be replaced my robots anytime soon. There are several options for owning your own salon, you could buy into a franchise, buy an already existing local salon or simply start from scratch. You can even rent out booth space to local stylists to create another stream of revenue.

Makeup Artist

If makeup is what you’re into, you’ve got some pretty awesome options to choose from. You could be a makeup artist for the big celebrities, getting them ready for on screen performances and going on the road with them to make sure they always look their best.  Sound’s like this is a job I could get into. You could even do special effects make up, turning people into aliens & monsters or creating bloody scenes for a horror film or performance. This would be a very interesting day to day career, not to mention both of the options above come with a very nice salary attached to them.


Product Developer

Want to help innovate the beauty industry? If you are someone who wants to create their own path, why not become a product developer? A product developer helps create new products that will be used in any area of the industry, whether it’s a consumer based product or used by professionals to treat customers. There’s always room for improvement, be the change. Also, if you can create a product that has a high demand.

Corporate Trainer

Don’t want to invent your own products? That’s fine. How about working for one of the big companies that are making innovative products and training salons on how to use them. One of the biggest challenges of launching a new product is teaching people how to use it and why they need it. Becoming a corporate trainer means you will travel the world going to salons on how to use these products on their customers. This not only comes with a big salary, but you get to travel on the company’s dime.

These are just a few great career paths that all start with a cosmetology certificate. What are you waiting for? Set up a meeting today to learn how to start your journey with us.


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