Read Why This Dude Wanted to Study Cosmetology

At first glance, it may not seem as though many men study cosmetology. However, nothing is further from the truth. More and more men who choose this career are finding it to be a very lucrative one.

Yes, it’s true that there was a time when beauty school was almost completely women-oriented. But, thankfully times have changed. Continue reading to learn more about why this man (and men in general) decided to take the plunge and pursue this educational journey.

Who Are These Men Studying Cosmetology?

If you’re a fan of TLC’s What Not to Wear, you’re probably familiar with Ted Gibson, one of the show’s Beauty Experts. He made the decision to  pursue his interest in hairdressing at the age of 23, after he was encouraged by a friend who believed in him.

After a lot of hard work, Ted is now a celebrity hairdresser and is able to work with Hollywood greats like Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson and Renée Zellweger.

But, Mr. Gibson is not alone. More men are entering into the realm of cosmetology than ever before. Sam Fine, Spokesperson for Revlon and creative make-up director of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, worked hard and managed to become one of the highest-paid make-up artists in the world, explains

Why Cosmetology?

While men would traditionally follow the path of becoming a barber, more men are pursuing a career in cosmetology now than ever before. The American Association of Cosmetology Schools states that the number of men enrolling in cosmetology programs is on the rise.

Men are contributing more to the $10 billion international cosmetology market each and every year. These days, many salons include male stylists among their staff.

Cosmetology is a growing field in general, with job growth estimated at 14 percent between now and 2020, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics study. Because of the projected stability of the future job market, these men can expect to easily find themselves in exciting careers that are secure and allow room for an aspiring male cosmetologist to get in touch with his creative side.

Be a Man. Step up!

If you’re a man who wants to study cosmetology, Evergreen Beauty College wants to help!

At Evergreen Beauty College, you get hands-on training from staff members that work in the industry, as well as practical experience in our salon.  Learn more about our programs by scheduling a tour of the college, or by contacting us, and start your career off right.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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