Considering Cosmetology? Check Out These Career Options!

When you think of getting a cosmetology education, you might quickly assume you’ll end up in a salon. While this is an option to explore, there are many other choices! To help you out with your research, we’ve created a list of five possible careers options that could be yours with a cosmetology license. Here they are!

Salon or Spa Owner

Have you always wanted to own a business and be the boss? With a license in cosmetology and an entrepreneurial mindset, you could eventually own your own salon or spa! As the owner, you’d have all the responsibilities of a business owner. Finding clients, coming up with branding and marketing strategies, and handling financial concerns are just a few things you might be in charge of. A cosmetology license and time behind the chair could be the first step to a rewarding future in business!

Salon owner leaning on a a counter.

Theatrical Stylist

This a career for creative people who appreciate the arts! Theatrical stylists can work backstage in a traditional theater or behind-the-scenes of a film or TV show. Think of how important the costumes, hair, and makeup are for characters in films, plays, and TV shows. What would Khaleesi from “Game of Thrones” be without her signature platinum hair and dark eyebrows? You could be the one creating these looks as a theatrical stylist!

Theatrical skeleton makeup on a female makeup artist.

Fashion Show Stylist

Got a love for fashion, style, and keeping up to date on all the trends? Working as a fashion show stylist could be a dream come true for you. This behind-the-scenes job would require you to collaborate with fashion designers, stylists, and models to create runway-ready looks. The whole world looks to runway shows for trends and inspiration with hair and makeup. As a fashion show stylist, you could be responsible for helping create those looks!

Makeup artist applies lipstick to model backstage.

Celebrity Stylist or Personal Stylist

Working as someone’s personal stylist sounds glamorous, especially if that someone is a celebrity! While this can be an exciting, high-profile job, it’s also very demanding. As a personal stylist, you would be responsible for getting that individual ready for big events. Whether someone is doing a talk show interview, performing on stage, or preparing to walk the red carpet, this is a job where you need to be quick, creative, flexible, and patient all at the same time.

Beautiful actress sits at a vanity table.

Beauty Blogger or Beauty Vlogger

It’s no secret that beauty blogs, vlogs, and tutorials have been wildly popular for the last five years. Why not join the game? With a cosmetology education, you’ll have the training and education to speak about beauty topics with authority. Viewers look to blogs and videos for advice, tips, and tricks about beauty. As someone with beauty education, you could be of genuine help to an audience! Hair and makeup tutorials, product hauls, lookbooks, and “get ready with me” videos are just a few of the popular content ideas to explore as a beauty blogger. With the right equipment and enough drive and positivity, you too could join the exciting world of beauty blogging!

Blonde girl talks about products in front of a camera.

Make These Career Options a Possibility!

Ready to make one of these exciting career possibilities yours? Contact The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Maplewood to learn about our cosmetology program. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour or request more information!

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