Top 6 Careers In Cosmetology

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Becoming a cosmetologist means entering the world of beauty. In the world of beauty, there are, what seems, like an endless list of career possibilities. From being self-employed to working with A-list celebrities, it’s any wonder why everyone wouldn’t want to be a cosmetologist! We have put together our top six cosmetology careers. See which ones fit you and your lifestyle best!

1. Makeup Artist

makeup artist working on a female model

A makeup artist enhances a client’s physical appearance using cosmetic products and techniques. Some makeup artist have been known to work with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and musicians. Many people don’t realize that there is potential for a successful career as a makeup artist. Some of the potential careers include:

  • Television/Film Studios Makeup Designer
  • Theatre Makeup Artist
  • Fashion Makeup Artist
  • Bridal Makeup Artist

If you have a passion for makeup and working in a high-paced environment, this could be the career for you!

2. Nail Technician

nail technician giving client a manicure

A nail technician is known for giving manicures, pedicures, and creating intricate nail designs. A career as a nail technician means you can learn the newest and greatest trends in nails and can really get creative! Some technicians have perfected creating fun, unique, and beautiful designs.

3. Hairdresser

Hairdressers are in high demand because of their set of skills. A hairdresser has the potential to have a very successful career and work with really cool events. Some of them may be:

  • Fashion Shows
  • Photoshoots
  • Weddings
  • Celebrity Styling
  • High-End Salons

4. Beauty Writer/Editor

beauty blogger working laptop surrounded my makeup

Have you been working in the beauty industry for a while now but want to switch things up? You could use your skills and knowledge of the beauty industry to become a beauty magazine writer! As a beauty writer/editor, your work might involve writing blog posts and articles about beauty products. Employers include beauty magazines, websites, and blogs.

5. Fashion Show Stylist

stylist working on fashion show models

Most artists that work on the sets of the most famous fashion shows started exactly where you are now. Going to school, working hard, and putting in the time and effort to work with some of the most prestigious designers. Such as:

Fashion show stylists prepare models before they hit the catwalk. This includes styling their hair and applying their makeup. A fashion show is known to be energetic, filled with creativity, and fast-paced. If that’s what you are looking for, get your practice in now! See if there are any local events that you could perfect your skills on

6. Beauty Business Consultant

beauty consultant working on client

After working for several years as a cosmetologist, you will gain invaluable insight and knowledge about the beauty industry. You can turn this into a lucrative career working as a beauty business consultant. Some beauty business consultant have had the opportunity to travel not only around the country but around the world!

Which Career Will You Choose?

Now that you have a better idea of some of the careers that the beauty industry you can start planning on your end goal. Working in the beauty industry means the potential of being able to create, perfect your skills, work with brilliant artists, and to travel! If you are not sure if pursuing a life in the beauty industry if for you, take our quiz to find out if pursuing alike, in the beauty industry is for you. Contact one of our locations for more information on beginning your journey.

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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Mysti Dement
Mysti Dement
4 years ago

Do you guys teach classes for braiding, Hair extensions, and hair weaving. I would love to learn how to do much more breading hairstyles and hair extensions also hair weaving, It would be so fun and very educational to learn for me. I love doing peoples hair it’s one of my biggest things I love to do the most in life.

Sabrie Brooks
Sabrie Brooks
4 years ago

I think hair styling is good because this wedsite tells you things that you might of not known. And it helps people want to know what the want to do and gives them a idea about some of the careers in cosmrtology.

3 years ago

I wanna become one self made women so i choose beauty buisness consultant is this right for me? I’ve interest in hair styling and makeup but don’t know much about nail arts please guide me

ashtyn mcallister
ashtyn mcallister
2 years ago

hi im only 17 but i would love to learn more about how to do hair i can cut and dye hair so far but would love to learn more.

3 months ago

You said top 10 and there’s only 6. Dissatisfaction

10 days ago

if i were to chose one it would be nail technician because it sounds like fun.