In some careers, you need to be a veritable jack of all trades. What good would a plumber be if they only fixed toilets? When it comes to choosing a cosmetology career, however, it is common to choose a specialty. While you can definitely have a number of services under your belt, if you focus on one as a specialty, you can become more proficient at it. Here are a few tips for choosing the specialty that will work best for you.
- Tip #1 – Think about what got you to first consider a cosmetology career. Did you first think about doing nails, creating great hairstyles or something else? Often the thing that drives your passion the most is the best choice for a cosmetology specialty.
- Tip #2 – Do your research, so you know exactly what is involved with each specialty, particularly the one you are leaning toward. What you imagine each to be and what the reality is can be vastly different. Talk with people already in that specialty and ask them what they love and what they do not like about what they do.
- Tip #3 – You have chosen cosmetology for a number of reasons. One of those may be the income potential. If so, you may want to consider that aspect for each specialty. Not only should you learn what the income potential is, but also the job outlook. While it may not be a good idea to choose earnings over passion, you should know up front if you can make the living you want so you can devise a plan to make it work for you.
Here at Elite Academy of Cosmetology, with campuses in Lawton and Duncan, Oklahoma, our main goal is to give you the education and tools you’ll need for a successful cosmetology career. Our staff is more than happy to provide the information you need to select the field of study that best suits your needs. Whether you want to specialize as an esthetician, nail technician, hair stylist, barber or another cosmetology specialty, we are confident you’ll be on your way to an exciting career with our programs.