This is a new series that spotlights a Day in the Life of a Cosmetologist. Weâ€™ll be talking about the basics in an ever-changing, exciting career, as well as spotlighting a few of our own stylists and students for their own, first-hand perspectives.
At the Mitsu Sato Hair Academy, you can specialize in Cosmetology, Aesthetics and/or MUD Program (Make-Up Designory). As most people know, a licensed cosmetologist is a professional who has graduated from a specialized beauty school and is licensed within the state that he or she works. They have the skills and expertise to advise clients on everything from hair, skin and nails â€“ all the styling needs that help their clients look their best â€“ as well as the tools to run the business side of the business!
I always suggest to prospective students to ask themselves five questions:
- Do I love helping people look their best?
- Do I love design, style and fashion?
- Am I creative/artistic?
- Do I love working with and listening to people while making them feel comfortable?
- Do I have the stamina to work on my feet in an environment that changes every day?
If all the answers are â€˜yes,â€™ then this may be the perfect career for you!
But what does that really mean from a day-to-day perspective?
Today weâ€™re covering the general basics of what a cosmetologist does every day. Some of the services offered include:
- Cutting, highlighting, styling, coloring hair
- Manicures and/or pedicures
- Eyebrow grooming
- Waxing and other hair removal techniques
- Makeup, scrubs, facials and other skin care services
But in addition to the direct, custom-service offerings, cosmetologists may be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the work area, equipment, understanding new product offerings and scheduling appointments.
Next time weâ€™ll introduce you to some of our own stylists and students to get their perspectives!