As more people are becoming interested in showing their personality through their individual style and esthetics, professional cosmetologists are put to the test in translating their client’s vision using their skills and abilities. By providing care to client’s hair, nails, skin or makeup, cosmetologists express their creativity every day to bring these original visions to life.
Cosmetologists build successful careers first through great training, then by developing client trust and relationships. Blue Cliff College’s Cosmetology curriculum teaches students proper techniques, self-marketing skills and salon professionalism. It is essential that cosmetologists develop these abilities. Every day they will use their communication skills, artistic insights and the training they have received to find creative ways to help their clients be their most beautiful. Heading down a career path in cosmetology is encouraged for people who thrive on personal interaction and find helping other people feel good about themselves fulfilling.
What about becoming an entrepreneur? With some self-marketing and business management training Cosmetologists who have the skills and desire to build and manage a business can have opportunities for self-employment in Cosmetology. From renting booth space in salons, spas or resorts to opening their own salons many cosmetologists enjoy the freedom to make decisions about their fees and work hours that isn’t an option with many other career tracks.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics there is currently a high demand for cosmetologists around the U.S as well as in the communities Blue Cliff College supports.
Nationally, the projected job growth for hair stylists from 2014-2024 is will be between 9% and 13%.
Median Salary before tips is $22,240 in LA and $19,110 in MS (additional income is through tips given to good service).
Through cosmetology training, students will learn skills associated with hairdressing, nails, and skin specialization. After completing the 1,500 clock hour program, graduates will be eligible to take the examinations required for licensure.
For more information about a career as a Cosmetologist, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 39-5012.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 12.0401. Links to the figures in this article are below:
Note: State requirements and licensing may vary from state to state.
Blue Cliff College is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Regents. Licensed by the Louisiana and Mississippi State Boards of Cosmetology.
Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
Financial Aid and grants for cosmetology school are available for students.
Students must pass the applicable state licensing exam to gain employment in the cosmetology field. The cost of the exam is included in the tuition.
* The cost of books for this program are included in the price of tuition. For a list of books associated with each program, ISBN, and price click here.
** Cosmetology – Gainful Employment Disclosure: Learn more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information. See the pages about our 12-month cosmetology program and 19-month cosmetology program.