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September 28, 2018

If You Love Nails, Here Are 3 Reasons You’ll Love Cosmetology


You’ve always had a passion for beauty. Hair, makeup, nails, and skin care are your languages and you want to be able to express your creativity through enhancing the beauty of others. If this speaks to you then beauty school may be a great choice for you!

But what program should you choose? There are many different programs offered at beauty schools. Generally, the main two are cosmetology and esthetics. There are also more specific programs, such as manicuring. Specific programs are a good choice for people who know for sure that they want a specific career. Our most popular program is manicuring, and it’s easy to see why. Who doesn’t love nails? But, did you know that an education in cosmetology also teaches manicuring? A cosmetology education can open up many more doors than just manicuring. With more knowledge and broader skills, you’re able to add more to your service menu, become more marketable, and have more career opportunities available to you.

In this blog post, we’ll explore three compelling reasons why individuals who love nails should consider cosmetology as their career path. From unleashing your creativity to helping others feel confident, cosmetology can offer a range of exciting opportunities for nail enthusiasts. Let’s dive in!

What Is A Cosmetologist?

Before we dive into reasons why you’ll love cosmetology, let’s first dive into what a cosmetologist is! Cosmetology is a profession in the beauty industry that focuses on a wide range of beauty treatments and services. They are training professionals who provide hair care, skin care, nail care, makeup, and more.

Overall, cosmetology is a field that combines artistry, technical expertise, and interpersonal skills. It offers individuals the opportunity to turn their passion for beauty into a fulfilling career, where they can make a tangible impact on others’ lives by helping them look and feel their best.

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming A Cosmetologist

1. Cosmetology Makes You More Marketable

Even if you love nails and are interested in a manicuring program specifically, we still encourage you to consider cosmetology. While pursuing a nail program can provide valuable skills in nail artistry, expanding your expertise through a comprehensive cosmetology program can make you significantly more marketable in the beauty industry. Cosmetology encompasses a broader range of services, including hair, makeup, skincare, and nails, equipping you with a versatile skill set that can cater to a wider clientele. So if you have an interest in one or all of these topics, you can learn them all. 

Clients appreciate the convenience of having all their beauty needs met in one place, and your ability to deliver a complete beauty transformation sets you apart from those with a narrow skill focus. In an industry where versatility and adaptability are highly valued, pursuing cosmetology instead of solely focusing on nails can expand your career opportunities and position you as a well-rounded beauty expert.

2. Cosmetology Has Many Career Opportunities

Choosing cosmetology over solely pursuing a nail program opens up a multitude of career opportunities in the beauty industry. While specializing in nails is undoubtedly rewarding, a cosmetology education offers a broader skill set that can lead to a diverse range of professions. As a licensed cosmetologist, you can explore avenues such as:

  • Hairstylist
  • Makeup artist
  • Nail technician
  • Esthetician
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner
  • Beauty Educator
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Platform Artist
  • And more

A common misconception about cosmetologists is that they only work in salons. This is not true. While many cosmetologists work as stylists, artists, or colorists in salons, not all do. Cosmetologists can also work in editorial settings doing hair and makeup for photo shoots. They can do special effects makeup for movies and tv shows. Some cosmetologists even find work as personal stylists to celebrities. The beauty world is full of exciting cosmetology career opportunities!

3. Cosmetology Can Be Rewarding

While a nail technician career can be rewarding in its own right, pursuing cosmetology offers a broader scope of opportunities and rewards within the beauty industry. Here are some ways in which cosmetology can be particularly fulfilling and rewarding compared to solely focusing on a nail tech career:

  • Constant Learning and Growth: Cosmetology is an ever-evolving field, influenced by trends, new techniques, and advancements in products and technologies. Pursuing a cosmetology career means being immersed in a continuous learning process. Whether it’s staying up-to-date with the latest hairstyles, makeup techniques, skincare treatments, or nail art trends, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and grow as a professional. 
  • Building Meaningful Connections: As a cosmetologist, you have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your clients. You become a safe and welcoming space for people to relax, unwind, and share their personal stories. By providing services that enhance their appearance and boost their confidence, you can make a positive impact on their lives. 
  • Creative Expression: Cosmetology provides a platform for artistic expression. While nail artistry allows for creativity in its own right, cosmetology widens your canvas to encompass a broader range of artistic possibilities. From creating stunning hairstyles to applying intricate makeup looks or transforming skin through skincare treatments, you can unleash your creativity in various ways. The ability to express your artistic vision across multiple beauty services can be deeply fulfilling and allows you to showcase your unique style and creativity.

So, How Do I Become A Cosmetologist?

Getting a cosmetology education puts you on the path to becoming a cosmetologist. To become licensed, you typically need to follow these steps:

  1. Research licensing requirements in your state
  2. Enroll in a cosmetology program
  3. Complete the required training hours
  4. Prepare for licensing examinations 
  5. Apply for and obtain a license
  6. Continuously learn and improve


Are You Ready To Become A Cosmetologist?

Now that you’ve seen how amazing a cosmetology education can be, what are you waiting for? Get started on the path toward a career in beauty today! Take a look at the programs we offer here at Moler Beauty Academy.


Contact us with any questions you might have and let’s work toward your future as a cosmetologist. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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