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Why A Career in Cosmetology Is Right for You!

Why A Career in Cosmetology Is Right for You!

Wondering why a career in Cosmetology is right for you? Deciding on the right career path for your life is definitely no easy task. After all, if you’re like most people, you’re spending more of your waking hours at work than anywhere else, which makes choosing a career you actually want to get out of bed for in the morning pretty darn important. The best place to start is by asking yourself what you’re passionate about. For example, are you one of those people who literally reinvent the hairstyle of everyone you meet in your head before you even say hello? Does your bathroom have enough hair products and makeup to style the population of a small country?  If this sounds like you, then a career in cosmetology might be your perfect match! Check out these reasons why:

A career path with options

Being a cosmetologist doesn’t mean you have to work behind a salon chair every day of your life. You’ve got options! Cosmetologists can find job opportunities working as an Event Stylist, Beauty Brand Rep, Cruise Line Stylist, and more! If you’re the entrepreneurial type, you could choose to open your own salon. It’s not a one size fits all career path and that’s a good thing!  

Get in touch with your inner artist

Beauty is art. Making people look and feel their best makes you the artist! What better way to express your creativity than working with people from all walks of life? Not to mention you’ll have the ability to create signature styles a thousand times over. If that’s not getting in touch with your inner beauty artist, what is?

Flexible Schedule

 The great thing about cosmetology is that your clients will need your services during all times of the day or night and for many special occasions. This makes it easier to arrange your schedule however it suits your lifestyle! For example, when working in the evening, you can build your client base around those who need after-hours services. The flexibility makes it a career path that can fit a multitude of lifestyles.


You may be able to drive your car through an automatic carwash or have a robot vacuum clean your floors, but there are no substitutes for the hands-on skills of a cosmetologist. This is a field that is unlikely to replace you with an automated version of style any time soon!

Start earning quickly

If you’re trying to start earning sooner rather than later, this is one career that helps you do just that! Some cosmetology programs can be completed in just over 8 months. That’s a lot faster than a traditional 4-year university education.

Bringing a little more beauty into the world is a beautiful thing. If you can do that by working in a field you already love, why not go for it? If you’d like to learn more about a career in cosmetology, check out the Hairdressing and Cosmetology program at Continental School of Beauty. With three campus locations in upstate NY to choose from, Continental is training the next generation of beauty professionals. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a virtual campus tour.

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