Cosmetology & Barbering

Are you looking for a career where precision, creativity and fashion combine? A position where building relationships with your clients can be enjoyable and lucrative? If so, then a cosmetology or barbering career could be for you.

A degree in cosmetology and barbering prepares students for an exciting career helping others to look their best. During a cosmetology and barbering training program, students learn how to cut, color and provide other special treatments to hair. They will also learn about how to protect the health of their clients by following the proper sanitation and safety procedures for hair care. Additionally, they may learn how to provide other special services such as manicures, pedicures and facials. Most cosmetology and barbering degrees can be completed within only a few short months to two years. 

Some of the positions you can hold after attaining cosmetology and barbering degrees or diplomas are:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Barber
  • Manicurist
  • Esthetician
  • And more!

Cosmetology & Barbering Training and Employment Information

A person who completes a cosmetology and barbering program can expect to find work in a variety of positions within the beauty field. They also have the ability to work for a specific company or to open their own salon. There is also a wide range of income opportunities for students of cosmetology. For example, a hair stylist can expect to make approximately $22,500 a year. A makeup and hair artist working within theatrical productions can make as much as $38,130 a year. Those who choose to open their own salons can also expect to earn higher salaries while enjoying the rewards that come with owning their own business.


Many people who earn a degree in cosmetology and barbering do so because they have a strong interest in personal beauty. For them, helping others to look their best is also a way to ensure that everyone will feel confident about their appearance. This career is also ideal for someone who is outgoing and enjoys meeting new people every day. When a person enters a career as a hair stylist, they will begin to attract and retain their own personal clients. This not only leads to a high sense of satisfaction, but also for the opportunity to continue to grow and expand their business as a professional hair stylist so that they can have continuous success along their career path.

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