The Best Beauty Courses in the U.S

Demand for skilled and talented beauticians, stylists and hairdressers remains high, thanks to new lifestyles and increased need for highly-trained and experienced service providers. Beauty-based careers are exciting and quite rewarding, especially for individuals who show good skills and creativity. Anyone looking for a career in the beauty industry in the U.S. may want to consider taking the beauty courses listed below.

Which Beauty Courses Interest You?

There are many beauty courses being offered in beauty colleges across the US; however, there are some courses which are in higher demand than others. Listed below are some of the best beauty courses.

Hair Stylist

Hair stylists specialize in styling the client’s hair. They are trained to cut, style and perform a number of techniques and methods in order to perm, straighten, color and improve hair structure. It is the job of the hair stylist to understand the different types of chemicals and treatments used to achieve specific hair styles and textures.

Nail Technician

There is nothing simple about doing someone’s nails. One must be meticulous, accurate and have a good understanding of safety and aesthetic issues. This is one of the beauty courses that will train students in understanding the physical structure, growth and anatomy of nails. Students will also be trained in sculpting and contouring both natural and artificial nails and in applying different types of treatments, gels, wraps, polish and nail art.


Estheticians are sometimes known as skin care therapists. They are trained to perform different cosmetic procedures such as waxing, facials, body scrubs and other treatments. Some of the techniques that estheticians perform complement those provided by medical doctors, such as exfoliating skin and extracting blackheads and whiteheads. Many estheticians are employed by spas and salons, although some may also work with dermatologists.


Electrologists are estheticians who perform electrolysis on clients to remove body and facial hair. They are trained in the proper handling and operation of the machine to ensure efficacy of the treatment and adherence to safety procedures. The treatment requires the insertion of needles into the hair follicles and the use of electricity to destroy the hair, so electrologists are required to show accuracy, patience and thoroughness in performing their job.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are trained formally in the application of cosmetics to their clients. They can work as freelancers, as employees in a spa or salon or own their own business. Makeup artists also work in film, TV and theater, applying makeup to actors.  Some may also specialize in special effects, often working with costume designers and artists. Many makeup artists also find jobs as employees with makeup companies, taking active part in the development and creation of new makeup products.


Cosmetology is one of the most popular beauty courses in the U.S. As professionals, cosmetologists perform a number of treatments for the skin, nails and hair. After graduation, many cosmetologists gain enough knowledge to formulate and sell their own beauty products.

If either of the beauty courses listed above interest you, visit and check out our course requirements and structure.

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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