According to The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences; a cosmetologist is anyone performing manicures, hair cutting, styling, shampooing, makeup or other cosmetology services. 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.
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 cosmetology school, have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and be at least 16 years old. Blades School of Hair Design will prepare you to become licensed in Maryland.
CIP Codes that our cosmetology program can prepare you for are:
12.0408 Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
12.0410 Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
12.0406 Make-up Artist/Specialist
12.0407 Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
12.0412 Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager
12.0413 Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
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
foils, colors, and highlights 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
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
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 cosmetology schools. Overall employment of cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. *
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos169.htm
The US Department of Labor has a website where you can find out more about cosmetology. Click the following link http://www.onetonline.org then type in cosmetology in the occupation search spot.
Side-swept fringe offer a polished look that works great on any face shape. These are not a full fringe, but rather long or short fringes that are angled down the side of the face, basically swept to the side, off of the face. These types of fringes work great for heart and oval face shapes.
Concealer is the most effective tool for hiding dark under-eye circles. Blend from the inside corner of your eye to the outside until the concealer is completely blended with your skin. Choose a color that’s one shade lighter than your normal color if your dark circles are blue-black. If, on the other hand, if you have problems with puffiness as well as dark circles, go one shade darker than your usual color.
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