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January 31, 2020

What Is a Cosmetologist?

Have you always been passionate about beauty? If you’re always keeping up with the latest trends, a future career as a cosmetologist could be a great option for you! As the job outlook for cosmetologists continues to grow, now could be the perfect time for you to start a future in this exciting industry.

Maybe you’ve thought about pursuing this career path before but you’re not entirely sure what beauty services you could perform as a licensed cosmetologist and everything that goes with it. At Moler Beauty Academy, we want to help by answering these important questions so you can start doing what you love. Read below to find out what your future as a cosmetologist could look like!

What is Cosmetology?

A cosmetologist is a professional who uses their creativity to help clients make their beauty visions become a reality. When people think of a cosmetologist, they might imagine someone who is trained to provide clients with the latest hair trends. While coloring, styling, and cutting hair is a great part of cosmetology and exciting to learn, these skills are just the beginning of what a cosmetologist can do! In fact, one of the best parts of the cosmetology industry is that there are so many beauty services you could perform. From makeup application to facial techniques, a cosmetology career could open a world of possibilities for your future!

hairstylist coloring hair

What Would I Learn in a Cosmetology Program?

We love the beauty industry because it’s always changing. With new trends to explore in the beauty world, there’s always something new to learn. That’s why in our cosmetology program, we make sure to cover a wide variety of the latest beauty skills so you can be prepared for whatever cosmetology career you feel most passionate about after graduation. Here are just some techniques you could learn in our program.

  • Hair cutting and coloring
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Waxing
  • Facials
  • Eyelash extensions

As you’re studying these skills, you may discover that there’s one area that you connect with more than others. Since the beauty industry offers multiple different services, there are some cosmetologists who decide to specialize in one skill. Focusing your career on one technique that you love is a great way to become a dependable beauty professional that could give you loyal clients!

How Do I Become a Cosmetologist?

Now that you know more about the exciting future that could be waiting for you, it’s time to get started! We know that doing something new can be intimidating, even if it is something you love. That’s why we’ve created this list of some things you should know on how to become a cosmetologist.

Apply for Beauty School

You can’t become a licensed cosmetologist without the proper training. At Moler Beauty Academy, students who graduate from our 1500-hour cosmetology program can feel prepared to take the next step in their cosmetology journey. Make sure that during school, you get the most out of your time there by asking instructors questions, learning more about the skills that interest you, and forming connections that could help you later in your career.

Sit for the State Licensing Exam

Once you’ve graduated from our program, you can now sit for the state licensing exam that will allow you to provide clients with a variety of services. The exam covers all the beauty skills you’ve learned and tests you on them through both a practical and theoretical section. If you have any more questions about what to expect from this exam, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of beauty professionals!

Start Your Beauty Career

After passing the state licensing exam, all there’s left to do is apply for your license and begin your personalized beauty journey. Congratulations, this a huge accomplishment and could give you the opportunity to work towards your dream career! Whether you want to specialize in eyelash extensions or eventually become your own boss and work as a salon owner, your career path depends on you.

hairstylists working in a salon

Ready to Start Your Beauty Career?

If the expansive world of cosmetology sounds like the perfect way for you to use your passion for beauty in a career, now is the time to get started! Contact us if you have any questions about our cosmetology program and how you can begin the application process. We can’t wait to discuss your beauty future!

Cincinnati campus

Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy
6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Fax: 513-621-1008
(513) 621-5262

Fairfield campus

Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fax: 513-874-5102
(513) 874-5116