An Industry In Demand

Why Cosmetology

Physical Demands of the Profession

Entering into the field of Cosmetology requires a few physical demands. The main areas of stress are the back, neck, shoulders, wrist, feet and legs. Being in good physical condition and having excellent stamina will help ease these problems. Also, support hose and comfortable flat shoes will help reduce strain and pressure.

Safety Requirement

At Cosmo Beauty Academy, we will teach you how to protect your clients and yourself through proper sanitation and sterilization practices. You will be responsible for the proper sanitation and disinfection all of your tools and implements. Gloves should be worn during chemical procedures and anytime there is a possible contact with any bodily fluids. You will share in the responsibility of keeping all areas of the school, not just your personal workspace, neat and clean.


According to “Money” Magazine, the average Hairdresser/Cosmetologist in the United States makes about $30,000 annually. A graduate of our school should expect their first entry-level job to make slightly more than minimum wage, plus commission on salon sales and services. A typical Cosmetologist is paid 50-60% of the revenue produced from salon services they perform, and are paid up to 20% on the retail sales they make.

Projections data from the National Employment Matrix:

Change 2012-2020
Occupational TitleEmployment 20102020 Projected employmentNumberPercent
Barbers and cosmetologists712,200813,100100,90014
Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists627,700726,10098,40016
Manicurists and pedicurists81,70095,30013,60017
Skin care specialists47,60059,30011,70025

What Cosmetology Offers You

Cosmetology is one of the most creative, exciting, and rewarding careers available today. Just consider what’s waiting for you!


  • Lets you become a working professional and begin earning money quickly. As a full time student, you’ll be able to complete your cosmetology education and be well on your way to a wonderful career in less than a year.
  • Gives you the power to help others look and feel their best.
  • Gives you career options! You can work as a hair designer, manicurist, skin care specialist or you can continue your education and become an instructor or a State Board examiner.
  • Provides job openings everywhere at all times.
  • Lets you work with flexible schedules.
  • One of the only careers that let’s you develop and pursue your creative and business talents at your own pace.
  • Lets you take your career anywhere, such as:
    Platform Artist
    Professional make-up artist and hair designer for runway modeling or commercials
    Hair and Beauty Expo’s coordinator

So there you have it, seven reasons why Cosmetology makes an excellent career choice. Now it’s time to check it out!