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The beauty industry changes every day. There’s always a new trend, industry-standard, new equipment, you name it. With a career as flexible as beauty, it’s no wonder that the need for beauty professionals is growing! If you’re passionate about beauty and love helping others, you might want to consider a career in the beauty industry. Whether your dream is to style hair, become a makeup artist, or be an influencer, we can help you get started at Elite Academy of Cosmetology

Beauty is a Growing Profession

The beauty industry is growing, but why? We think there are quite a few answers to this question. First of all, people will always need haircuts. How many of us have been fallen victim to a terrible at-home haircut or box dye fails? The growing need for beauty professionals could also be attributed to the rise of beauty influencers. We see these influencers everywhere on social media, and they always know what the latest trends are. According to a study by Streamline, the influencer marketing industry will reach between $5 to $10 billion dollars by 2022. So, with this budget going directly into online marketing platforms, where do the numbers fall? Great news, things are looking good!

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Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job growth for barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists by 2028 is 8%, which is faster than the average for all occupations. 

At Elite Academy, our cosmetology program is 1500 hours in length. Full-time students can complete our program in as little as 13 months, which means you could be one step closer to your future career in a little over a year! 

For students who are interested in becoming a barber, our barbering program is also 1500 hours in length. If hair cutting, styling, and coloring sound like something you’d enjoy, you might want to consider either cosmetology or barbering! Contact us to speak with an admissions representative to learn more.

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Skincare Specialists

Employment of skincare specialists, or estheticians, is projected to grow 11 percent by 2028 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This projected growth is much faster than average for all occupations! The growing need for skincare specialists could also be due to beauty influencers, but the knowledge of skincare products and treatments is more popular than ever. For example, Reddit’s “Skincare Addiction” sub has over <strong>one million subscribers.</strong> This surge in organic, user-generated content has given the population access to real and new information about virtually every skin care treatment available. 

If you want to learn more about esthetics, our esthetician program at Elite Academy is 600 hours long. Contact an admissions representative to learn more about how you could get started!

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Nail Technicians

For nail technicians, or manicurists and pedicurists according to the Bureau of Job Statistics, the estimated job growth by 2028 is 10%. As with skincare specialists, this is much faster than the average job growth for all occupations. Nail technicians are ready to help people for all their occasions, special or not. From weddings to treating yourself when stay-at-home orders are lifted, nail technicians are always in need. 

Our nail technician program is 600 hours long, which can be completed in as little as a few months on a full-time schedule. We’d love to answer any questions you may have, contact us to find out more about if becoming a nail technician is the right choice for you!

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New Careers in Beauty

As the beauty industry evolves on a daily basis, new careers are on the horizon. In the last few years, we’ve seen the rise of beauty influencers as social media becomes more popular. We’ve also seen how eyelash extensions have become a staple in the beauty industry. Lash treatments and extensions are on the rise, and between 2019 to 2024 the industry is expected to reach $1.5 billion in product sales. 

If you value being flexible and creative in your career, the beauty industry might be right for you! What new career opportunities are there? At Elite Academy of Cosmetology, you can receive the foundational and creative training to enter the industry and discover what’s new for yourself. 

Get Started at Elite Academy

Whatever your dreams might be for a future in beauty, we can help you get started! We strive to provide our students with the education and confidence they need to be successful both in school and after graduation. Learn more about all the programs we offer, financial aid*, and more so you can be prepared to have all the necessary questions if you speak with an admissions representative. Contact us today, we can’t wait to get to know you!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.