Wondering where your place is in the beauty world? Between cosmetology, esthetics, barbering, nail technician, and cosmetology educator programs, there are many options to choose from. If you know every step of the Korean skincare routine and do a facemask every week, esthetics might be your thing. If you’re more concerned with having the perfect hair color and cut, cosmetology might be where you’re meant to be.

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Each career path is different, so it’s important to find the career and type of work you are most passionate about. Take a look to see what each one entails.

Cosmetologist

Also known as hair stylists, cosmetologists love to help people. They usually work one-on-one with their clients and can perform a variety of treatments from cuts and color, to manicures and lash extensions.

Licensed cosmetologists are qualified to work in salons, spas, resorts, or even out of their own studios. They often move around and work on their feet most of the day. If you are meant for cosmetology, you are passionate about beauty and love to help and get to know new people.

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Esthetician

A skincare specialist is also called an esthetician. As a trained skin specialist, you can apply facials, body peels and treatments, as well as consulting with clients about products or skin types.

Estheticians can work in salons, spas, and resorts. They are dedicated to helping their clients achieve beautiful, healthy skin, and giving them the tools to achieve it. If you are meant to work in skincare, you must have a passion for health and beauty.

Barber

Barbering is an exciting and growing field. Your passion shows in the work itself. From fades and close shaves to clean lines, barbers work hard to gain a variety of skills they can use for a variety of different clients. Barbers often get to know their clients on a personal basis. You can work to help them achieve a look they want in a relaxing experience and comfortable atmosphere.

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Nail Technician

As a nail technician you have an eye for the artistic and creative side of life. A nail tech can work in a variety of places, from salons and spas to luxury resorts and cruise lines. A technician should have an eye for detail, artistic skill, and a love of meeting new people. Helping your clients feel beautiful, pampered, and relaxed is a big part of this kind of work.

Cosmetology Instructor

If you’ve ever been told you’re a good teacher, cosmetology instructor may be just the career path for you. Beauty educators are a rare breed. You must love beauty, have a wide knowledge, be a clear communicator, and have a lot of patience. New students look to you for advice, motivation, and encouragement. With a passion for the work, and the dedication to back it up, instructing can be a rewarding and fulfilling career path for those who choose it.

Discover Your Passion!

If you’re ready to get started on the path to a career in beauty, check out Elite Academy of Cosmetology’s beauty programs. We can help you find your passion. We also offer financial aid to students who qualify.

So whether you’re drawn to nails or a career in barbering, you can find the perfect education that will prepare you for work in a growing industry.

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