Cosmetology: A Career That Extends Beyond the Chair

Jun 20 2018

editorial stylist doing a model's hair
Many people believe that an education in hairstyling can only lead you to working behind the chair at a salon. While this is a fruitful career for many cosmetologists, it doesn’t have to be the end all be all for everyone in the field. Dreams of fashion show runways, stages and even days as a personal stylist fill the minds of aspiring beauty professionals. Cosmetology is more than a career behind the chair. It extends beyond that into different career paths and can even change lives. Here are a few ways cosmetology breaks boundaries and goes further than salon jobs.

A Variety of Careers

The world of beauty is vast. There is almost unlimited potential to be had. Cosmetology is one license that incorporates several skills across several beauty educations. Cosmetologists learn all things hair, but they also learn skin care, nail care and even makeup application. That means they can take their skill set and pursue careers in several different directions. Some potential careers include:

  • TV Stylist
  • Movie Makeup Artist
  • Esthetician
  • Personal Stylist
  • Stylist to the Stars
  • Fashion Show Stylist or Makeup Artist
  • Beauty Blogger
  • Salon Owner
  • Salon Manager
  • Beauty Editorial Writer
  • Product Representative
  • Creative Director
  • Beauty Educator

And these aren’t all the careers out there, either! If you thought your beauty career was limited to the salon life, think again! You could pursue a future working in exotic places, fast-paced environments and locations you’ve always dreamt of.

Famous Faces

People in all different careers long for fame. In the beauty industry, that is not a far reach for many. Famous hairstylists and makeup artists emerge all the time. Whether they made their own spotlight by becoming Insta-famous or trained with a highly-regarded industry leader, being well-known isn’t uncommon. In fact, Douglas J Aveda Institute has our own set of alumni who have made a name for themselves. If you have always known you were meant to live the life of luxury and fame, a beauty career might be perfect for you!

Changing Lives

Another common theme in cosmetology is the passion for changing lives and giving back. At Douglas J Aveda Institute, we think connecting and contributing to our local communities is one of the most important things we can do with our students. We often task our students with finding creative ways to make a difference in the lives of others. Whether that means organizing a charity event or cutting hair for veterans, it all makes a difference.

Cosmetologists all over the world make an impact on the people they work with every day. You never know how a friendly conversation, a simple hair cut or a makeover can change the way someone views themselves. If you want to help people embrace their inner and outer beauty, cosmetology can help you help everyone else!

asian model on yellow background playing with short hair

Making Your Mark

Innovations in the beauty industry can come from anywhere. Whether you seek to develop a new product, tool or technique, you don’t have to be a seasoned veteran to change the way the beauty world functions. You can make your mark by pioneering the next trend or being on the cutting edge of the latest cutting style. It’s up to you. Cosmetology can challenge you, push you and help you succeed in ways you never dreamed of and in ways other careers will never offer you.

Where Will Your Career Take You?

If you want a career that goes beyond the status quo, contact Douglas J Aveda Institute! A career without bounds starts with an education. Our cosmetology program is offered at all six of our locations in Michigan, Tennessee and Illinois. We can’t wait to see where you’ll go.

Want More Careers to Explore?

Read: “Our Career Dreams Blog Features”
Read: “Cosmetology School: More Than Just Hair”
Read: “Does a Cosmetologist Have to Work in a Salon?”
Read: “Am I Cut Out for Cosmetology School?”