New Growth in the Cosmetology Industry

Nov 27 2019

If you’ve ever considered a future career in the beauty industry, right now may be the best time to start! Cosmetology is one of the fastest growing industries with a variety of existing and new jobs being created every day.

It’s never been easier to fit cosmetology school in your schedule. Daytime and evening classes are available here at Douglas J Aveda Institute, schedule a tour to see if a future career in cosmetology might be right for you!

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Hair Stylists & Barbers

If you’re looking for job security, styling hair may be a good fit for you! People will always need someone to cut their hair, and as our population grows, so does the need for stylists.

According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics, employment for hair stylists and barbers is expected to grow 8% by 2028, which is faster than average for most existing occupations. Styling hair does require you to be on your feet for a majority of your day, and with so many clients, you can find yourself socializing with a wide variety of people.

This is especially true for barbers, as more men are seeking out barber shops as opposed to trimming their own hair at home. Since 2013, men’s grooming services are on the rise with new services being offered every day. In addition to haircuts, men can now have their beards trimmed, receive facial treatments, have their eyebrows done, and much more.

A barbershop has become an experience, and the industry is estimated to reach $20 billion by 2020. If you are interested in learning more, find out why you should study barbering and if it may be right for you!

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Makeup Artists

Jobs for makeup artists offer a wide variety of work, with new jobs being created every day. Common jobs include working in a beauty salon, at a makeup counter, in television and movies, or as a celebrity makeup artist.

The current average salary for makeup artists ranges based on location and specialties. Within the realm of makeup artistry, you may develop specific skills allowing you to work with special effects makeup like Elizabeth Fox, whose work has been featured in over 25 films.

Makeup artistry also allows you to work for specific companies in product development and marketing. Being familiar with makeup and new beauty trends may allow you to take your passion for beauty to the business world. Marketers, content creators, and beauty influencers have found a strong foothold in the beauty industry.

Beauty influencers have rocked the world of social media by utilizing Instagram’s high follower engagement rates to build careers out of product testing and tutorials. By the end of 2019, the Instagram influencer market is estimated to reach $1.7 billion. A strong background in cosmetology can allow you to be flexible with future clients needs and help you pursue a wide variety of careers.

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Being a manicurist/pedicurist combines art with beauty. A knowledge of the latest techniques and trends is a must, and consistent communication is crucial to maintain good client relations. The manicurist/pedicurist industry is expected to grow 10% by 2028, which is also above average for most occupations.

If you enjoy creative work and are ready to start on your future career in the beauty industry, learn more about what to expect as a manicurist/pedicurist.

Get Started!

Ready to find out more? Schedule a tour and see if Douglas J Aveda Institute might be the right school for you. We offer a variety of programs in cosmetology, barbering, esthiology, and massage therapy.

We also focus on a thorough Aveda-based curriculum, teaching our students business practices, and the value of using organic ingredients and sustainable habits. Find out more about what beauty school is like and if a future in the beauty industry may be a good fit for you!

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