Whether you’re getting ready to graduate high school or you’ve been thinking of changing your career, it’s never too late to start doing what you love! At American Beauty School (ABS), we want anyone who has a passion for beauty to have the opportunity to study what they find exciting. It’s why we offer night class options, financial aid to those who qualify, and other amazing resources that make our school stand out.

Along with just being able to do something you love every day, there are many reasons why becoming a cosmetologist could be a great career path for you! Read our blog to find out just some of the benefits a career in cosmetology could offer you!

Express Your Creativity

Have you always wanted a career that showed off your creativity? Cosmetology could be the perfect way for you to unleash your unique style through a variety of beauty services! Haircutting and styling techniques, color theory, and makeup applications are just some of the lessons you could gain from our cosmetology program. One of the best parts of cosmetology is the opportunity to do something new with each client! As you continue to develop your skills, it’s fun to see how you’re able to give clients the look they want while also incorporating your own personal style.

Join an Expanding Industry

With so many new techniques and trends in beauty, it’s no surprise that the industry is continuing to expand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for cosmetologists is expected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028. It feels good to know that the career you’re pursuing teaches skills that are valuable in today’s world!

Help People Feel Great

One reason why cosmetologists have high job security is because of the special connections they’re able to form with clients. People don’t just trust anyone to do their hair! They want someone who has an artistic eye and who knows how to bring their hair dreams into reality.

hairstylist doing client's hair

Plus, everyone knows that getting an incredible new style is only half the reason to go to the salon. The other half is to get away from the stresses of life while being pampered and talk to a stylist who understands. As a cosmetologist, you could be that relaxing outlet for people! If using your skills in beauty to make others more confident about themselves sounds amazing to you, a beauty career could be a great option!

The Career Options are Vast

A popular misconception about becoming a cosmetologist is that the only career option available will be in a typical hair salon. That couldn’t be further from the truth! While many love working in a salon environment, this is just one example of what you could do for a career. Other paths you could take are:

  • Hair colorist
  • Makeup artist
  • Fashion stylist
  • Platform artist
  • T.V/Film hair stylist
  • Beauty product distributor/sales
  • Salon owner

In our cosmetology program, students are taught both technical and business skills in the beauty world so they can pursue whatever area of cosmetology fits best for them!

Create Your Own Schedule

Not everyone has the flexibility in their schedule to work a typical 9-5 workday. Maybe you have other life commitments that prevent you from a consistent schedule. We’ve got good news! Not only can you work around your schedule during school in our night classes, but you can also do it later in your career!

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Depending on where you work, you could have the opportunity to choose where and when you work. After all, you’re the artist people need for their hair so chances are you get to decide when to make the appointments. It’s great to know that you can move around your work schedule when you need it!

Ready to Begin Your Future in Beauty?

Now that you know more about the benefits of becoming a cosmetologist, it’s time to take the next step and apply! Contact us to learn more about the program, our convenient location, how to start the application process, or about anything else you’ve been wondering. We can’t wait to help you with your beauty journey!