See How Easily You Can Become a Professional Hair Stylist

Professional hair stylists have a bright future ahead of them. They can be employed in different industries such as the fashion industry, they can have their own freelance career, or they can work in salons. Here are the steps that you need to take to become a professional hair stylist:

Find The Best Cosmetology School in Your State

To become the best at what you do, you have to be trained and educated by a well-established institution with a good reputation. There may be many different cosmetology schools but you have to do your own research. Check out the school’s track record as well as their reputation. Have they produced graduates who are now doing great in the cosmetology industry?

What type of training and education can they give you?

Complete The Course  

Once you have chosen your cosmetology school of choice, you should decide your area of specialization. You can go for a nine-month certificate program or a two-year associate degree. The most important thing to remember is that you should learn with your heart. If hairstyling is something that you have always been passionate about, take this chance to learn, absorb, experiment and understand everything that you need to know about hair styling.

Obtain Your License

After completing your hair stylist education from an accredited cosmetology school, the next step should be obtaining your license. All states require hair stylists to be licensed in order to practice their profession.

Find a Job And Start Your Career

Many of the best hair stylists started from small salons where they got their feet wet in terms of learning the tricks of the trade. Here you will learn how to deal with customers and to make sure that they end up feeling good about themselves after you are done styling their hair. If you want to go the freelance route, start by partnering with makeup artists and doing bridal hair. Once word gets around about your skills and talents, clients will start coming to you. You can even start doing work for magazines and fashion shows.

There are many different ways in which you can advance your career as a professional hair stylist. Just make sure to stay on top of trends, to incorporate technological advancements in your craft, and to always make it a point to give your clients the best service possible.

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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Eli Richardson
Eli Richardson
2 years ago

I’m glad you talked about studying cosmetology and how to find an education program for it. Recently, one of my cousins mentioned she’s interested in becoming a professional beautician. My cousin wants to know what’s her next step towards her dream, so I’ll be sure to share your article with her. Thanks for the advice on how you must find a cosmetology school with positive reviews.