This is a new series that spotlights a Day in the Life of a Cosmetologist. We’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 – all the styling needs that help their clients look their best – 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 ‘yes,’ then this may be the perfect career for you!
But what does that really mean from a day-to-day perspective?
Today we’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 we’ll introduce you to some of our own stylists and students to get their perspectives!