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If you've always wanted to be able to style hair or do make up for celebrities or to set up your own shop, then a Cosmetology Degree is exactly what you're looking for. An Associate's Degree in Cosmetology will provide you with training in all of the latest technology in hair styling, skin care, nail care and makeup.
Entering the field of cosmetology these days does require some training before jumping into the job. A Cosmetology Associate's Degree provides some basic skills that a student can use as a starting point to enter a career as a hair stylist, makeup artist, or a skin and nail specialist. Once a student graduates with a Cosmetology Associate's Degree, there are places a student can find employment beyond a salon, too. For example, a graduate can enter a career applying make up for the stage or screen. Finally, this degree teaches enough business skills that a graduate could set up his or her own salon and run a business.
While there are those who enter the field of cosmetology without a degree, those who earn one are better prepared for the work required. Therefore earning a Cosmetology Associate's Degree is a great starting point to learn the skills needed to apply makeup for movies or in stage theaters. Plus, graduates with this degree can find work in nearly any salon offering cosmetic services. An Associate's Degree in Cosmetology will also preapre the student to open a salon and run a business.
Once a student has successfully completed the required courses for a Cosmetology Associate's Degree, he or she is prepared to style hair, apply makeup, style nails and operate a salon. These skills can lead to careers and jobs including:
- Hair Styling
- Nail Care
- Skin Care
- Business Skills
- Customer Service Skills
- Makeup Application
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Hair Coloring
- Chemistry and Chemical Handling
Note: A criminal background clearance is required before acceptance into any cosmetology program.
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Course Information: Howard College Catalog