THE BEAUTY CAREER CHOICE

Stories from NYSBSA member school graduates.

Information for students interested in a beauty career.

The beauty career choice has a lot to offer – now and going into the future.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report stating that employment for barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Plus, there is continued growth in the number of full-service spas and nail salons, meaning more jobs for manicurists and skin care specialists. (source: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos332.htm)

Last year skin care specialists came in number 8 on MSN Career’s 20 Fastest-Growing Occupations. (source: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2186-Job-Info-and-Trends-Todays-20-Fastest-Growing-Occupations/)

Range of career choices:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Aesthetician
  • Barber
  • Nail Artist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Educator
  • Manufacturer Representative
  • Salon or Spa Owner
  • Platform Artist

Places to work:

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Barbershop
  • National Trade Shows
  • Cruise Ships
  • Runways
  • Television and Movie Sets

Benefits:

  • Creative/Artistic Work
  • Flexible Hours
  • Individuality
  • The more effort put in the more rewards received

What you should know:

New York License Requirements

  • Cosmetology - You must complete a 1,000-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in this state.
  • Esthetics - You must complete a 600-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in New York state.
  • Nail Specialty - You must complete a 250-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in New York State.
  • Natural Hair Styling - You must complete a 300-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in New York State.

The Beauty career choice takes you as far as you want to go…

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