Cosmetology Job Trends
This graph displays the percentage of jobs with your search terms anywhere in the job listing. Since May 2008, the following has occurred: Cosmetology jobs increased 185%
About Cosmetology Employment Trends
With Employment Trends, you can compare the frequency of job titles, companies, skills and industries in the US employment market. This Cosmetology trend data is derived from millions of jobs indexed by Simply Hired, a job search engine.
More than half of U.S. salon owners had job openings in 2009. Yet three-quarters of salons seeking employees were unable to find the qualified workers they needed.
"The demand for well-trained professionals in the field outstrips the supply. Future hiring plans are robust and the industry is projected to continue growing," said the Tracey Goldstein of the Amrican Cosmetology Board. That's good news for beauty school graduates. ACB found that nearly 40 percent of cosmetology jobs were taken by newly trained professionals with less than a year of experience.
“A cosmetologist is anyone performing manicures, hair cutting, styling, shampooing, makeup or other cosmetology services,” according tothe American Cosmetology Board.
Hairstylist/Hairdresser, Manicurist/Pedicurist, and Shampooer are job titles that all fall under the umbrella of cosmetology although licensing and training requirements are different for each.
Employment Facts for Cosmetologists:
Those working in cosmetology held about 825,000 jobs in 2006.
Educational Requirements for Cosmetologists:
In order to work as a hairstylist or cosmetologist, one must be licensed by the state in which he or she wants to work. In order to become licensed one must have graduated from a state-licensed barber or cosmetology school and be at least 16 years old. Some states require graduation from high school while others require as little as an eighth grade education.
Other Requirements for Cosmetologists:
Some states allow completion of an apprenticeshipas a substitute for graduation from a school.
Those who apply for alicenseusually are required to pass a written test and demonstrate an ability to perform basic barbering or cosmetology services.
Advancement of Cosmetologists:
As hairstylists and cosmetologists become more experienced and gain a following, they can expect their earnings to increase. Some manage salons or decide to open their own. Others become sales representatives or image consultants. Some decide to teach in barber and cosmetology schools.
Job Outlook for Cosmetologists:
Overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow slightly faster than the average for all occupations through 2016.
How Much Do Cosmetologists Earn?:
Median hourly earnings for those employed in the cosmetology field, including tips and commissions (U.S., 2006)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists: $10.25
Skin Care Specialists: $12.58
Manicurists And Pedicurists: $9.23
Use theSalary Wizardat Salary.com to find out how much cosmetologists currently earn in your city.
A Day in a Cosmetologist's Life:
On a typical day a cosmetologist might perform some of the following duties, depending on his or her specialization:
Cuts, trims and shapes hair or hair pieces
Bleaches, dyes, or tints hair
Combs, brushes, and sprays hair or wigs to set style
Attaches wig or hairpiece to model head and dresses wigs and hairpieces
Massages and treats scalp for hygienic and remedial purposes
Administers therapeutic medication and advises patron to seek medical treatment for chronic or contagious scalp conditions
Recommends and applies cosmetics, lotions, and creams to patron to soften and lubricate skin and enhance and restore natural appearance
Shapes and colors eyebrows or eyelashes and removes facial hair
Cleans, shapes, and polishes fingernails and toenails
Updates and maintains customer information records, such as beauty services provided
WWW.AMERICANCOSMETOLOGYBOARD.COM The American Cosmetology Board (ACB) is the leading source of professional certifications throughout the salon industry. The ACB also serves as a credential clearinghouse and complaint intermediary for consumers, employers, regulators, and professionals regarding the salon industry and related cosmetology services.
ACB’s premiere board certifications have become the leading professional credential for cosmetologist, hair colorist, estheticians, nail technitians, and spa professionals representing the highest level of recognition available worldwide. ACB’s Board Certified Professionals are sought out around the world by salon owners, educators, product development companies, and entertainers as they are the best and most qualified professionals the cosmetology industry has to offer.
WWW.BEAUTYSCHOOLS.ORG American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). Locate beauty schools and State governmental organizations concerned with cosmetology. If you are interested in teaching cosmetology, find out about Cosmetology Educators of America (CEA).
WWW.COSMETOLOGY.ORG Cosmetology Advancement Foundation (CAF). A unity organization representing the entire Professional Beauty Industry. Get info on ACE beauty-school grants. Become a National Beauty Ambassador and speak out for cosmetology on TV/radio and in the national press.
WWW.ISNOW.COM A professional site serving stylists, nail technicians, estheticians and salon owners. Created by Cosmetologists Chicago, producer of the renowned Midwest Beauty Show, the IsNow virtual community offers a place to share, learn and connect with other salon professionals.
WWW.MILADY.COM Milady, an imprint of Delmar Learning is recognized as the world's number one publisher of beauty education materials for students and professional reference! For over 64 years, Milady has provided millions of students with the educational tools they need to learn the basics of their craft, whether it be cosmetology, barber-styling, esthetics, nail technology or massage. From school-oriented training to advanced education for the practicing professional, we offer resources that both students and professionals need to compete in today's ever-changing environment.
WWW.NACCAS.ORG National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). Recognized by the U.S. State Department of Education to accredit cosmetology schools. Find out how you can become an on-site evaluator of beauty schools seeking accreditation status.
WWW.NBCL.NET National Beauty Culturists' League (NBCL). Founded in 1919 to advance the cause of African-American hairdressers. Offers the only accredited degree program in the field of cosmetology working with the Chicago State University's continuing education program. Offers scholarships. Sponsors an annual convention and local state beauty shows.
WWW.NICTESTING.ORG National Interstate-Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC). Members are licensing boards of cosmetology from all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Maintains cosmetology standards and requirements. Oversees national testing program. Locate your state board of cosmetology.
WWW.PROUDLADY.ORG American Health & Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI). International trade association representing the ethnic beauty industry. Join the Proud Lady Salon Advantage Club for licensed beauty professionals and cosmetology students. Sponsor of the annual Proud Lady Beauty Show, attended by licensed beauty professionals. Fred Luster Education Foundation provides scholarships for basic cosmetology students.
WWW.SALONS.ORG The Salon Association (TSA). An innovative salon owners' organization that builds community through a national network of owners. Members of TSA receive on-the-spot business guidance and a full roster of business-success benefits and programs. Maintains an e-mail network of members and a toll-free 24-hour voice mail "helping hand" program.