What Can You Do With Your Cosmetology License?

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After you pass all the educational requirements to become a cosmetologist you will probably ask yourself, “what can I do with my cosmetology license?”. You have spent years dreaming of that day when you actually get to be paid for doing something that you are truly passionate about, and now that you have your license, you are more than eager to take your career to new heights.

What Can You Do With Your Cosmetology License?

There are many careers that you could go into if you are a licensed cosmetologist. These are some of the most popular and most lucrative ones:

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Makeup Artist

While a lot of freelance makeup artists do not have a cosmetology license, having one will give you more advanced career opportunities. Most established make up brands only hire artists who are licensed so if you want carry a specific brand name tied to your own then it is best to complete all cosmetologist certification requirements.

Beauty Magazine Editor

To write about beauty you have to know about the ins and outs of the industry. You need to have the skills and training that only licensed cosmetologists have in order to have the authority to give beauty advice to readers.

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Salon Owner

Before deciding to become a licensed cosmetologist you probably have had a few years of working in a salon. After saving up enough money, your entrepreneurial spirit will kick in and you might decide to open up your own salon.

To be an owner you will need to have a license as required by most states.

Hair Color Specialist

Those who are interested in going into more specialized skills like hair coloring need to be licensed. Specializing in one particular aspect of cosmetology means that you are more skilled and better equipped compared to your peers in the industry.

Beauty School Owner

If you want to help other aspiring cosmetologists learn everything that they need to know about the profession then you might want to consider opening your own beauty school. This is a very big project to take on so make sure that you are prepared to tackle all the challenges of running a school before you even start planning to open one.

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Beauty Business Consultant

Many manufacturers enlist the services of a beauty business consultant to help the company market their products. Most of these established companies only hire persons with a cosmetology license so if you plan on taking this career path make sure to complete all your requirements ahead of time.

What Are The Rewards Of Having a Cosmetology License?

Becoming a licensed cosmetologist can open many doors for you in terms of your career. With a few months dedicated to studying and learning, you can pass the licensure exam and you will be well on your way to an exciting career in the beauty industry. There are many things that you can do with your cosmetology license and experts in the industry would say that having one is worth all the time and effort you dedicate to your cosmetology studies.

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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