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Cosmetology or Esthetics? What’s the Difference?

Are you thinking about beauty school, but aren’t sure what program is right for you? Choosing which program you want to study is a huge step you’ll take when starting your beauty school journey. The beauty industry is enormous and is always growing, there are so many different options for you to pursue! But which one is right for you?

Do you love everything about hair and makeup? Or are you interested in skincare and the science behind it? Whatever your interests may be, there are options for you! Let’s take a deeper look into the two programs you’ll see in just about every beauty school: cosmetology and esthetics.

Here at Broken Arrow Beauty College, we offer a variety of different courses for you to enroll in. Contact us today and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have about our school!

What is Esthetics?

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In a nutshell, esthetics is the care and treatment of the skin. That doesn’t mean you will be doing facials for the rest of your life, however. Esthetics reaches far beyond that and digs into basic dermatology, hair removal, and makeup.

For example, in our 600 hour program, you can learn the following:

  • Skincare Sciences
  • Skincare Theories
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Salon Development

No matter where you go in the world, there will always be a need for skincare services. A lot of people choose to pursue esthetics because they are passionate about skincare and want to help others achieve healthy skin.

Do you think you could be successful in an esthetic career? Then check out our esthetics program or contact us and we’ll answer any questions you may have!

Who is a Good Fit For an Esthetics Career?

There are many different career opportunities for estheticians. In fact, with an annual growth rate of 14%, a career in esthetics is expanding faster than the national average.
If you are looking for a job that is in demand and could create unlimited potential, esthetics could be the perfect fit for you.

You could be a good fit for a career in esthetics if you are:

  • A hard worker.
  • Passionate about skin.
  • A good listener.
  • Enjoy helping people feel great.
  • Skilled at noticing and understanding problems, such a skin type and conditions.
  • Thrive in soothing and calm environments.
  • Enjoy makeup, and showcasing your skill with a brush.

Becoming an esthetician can be an incredibly rewarding career. If you’re thinking about taking the esthetic career path you could potentially work in a spa, dermatologist office, as a beauty editor, and more! The possibilities are endless, but ultimately you can improve someone’s quality of life by giving them happy healthy skin.

What is Cosmetology?

People getting their hair shampoos at a salon

Cosmetology has been in a growth pattern for many years now and it’s no wonder why – everyone has hair, and everyone wants to look great!

When people think of a career in beauty, cosmetology is often the first thing they think of. After all, the trademark beauty salon is what it’s all about, right? Yes and no. While an education in beauty covers everything, it also includes education in skin, nails, and makeup.

In our basic cosmetology program, you can learn:

  • Hairstyling
  • Skincare
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Salon Ownership

While esthetics is hyperfocused on the care and beautification of the skin, cosmetology stretches further and encompasses all things hair, nails, and skin. If you love all things beauty, then a career as a cosmetologist may be the perfect fit for you!

For more information about our program, check out our school blog and if you think that cosmetology is the right path for you, check out or cosmetology program.

Who is a Good Fit For a Cosmetology Career?

Cosmetology is a highly demanding field that is full of creativity and passion. From hair color to cutting and everything in between, a career in cosmetology could help unleash a world of unlimited possibility and color. There are so many career opportunities in cosmetology!

Are you ready for cosmetology? Successful cosmetologist are usually:

  • Hard workers
  • Dedicated to clients
  • Good listeners
  • Good problem solvers
  • Creative
  • Ready and willing to learn from mistakes
  • Knowledgeable about common skin and hair issues
  • Passionate about makeup and creating beautiful works of art
  • Patient and focused on taking time to create the right look
  • Dedicated to helping clients look and feel great.

Cosmetology is a great way to show your technical skills, while still helping others. With each new client you work on, there is a real chance to be creative. Whether it is a stylish new cut or a bold new color, every new opportunity is a work in progress.

Have you found your perfect fit?

Choosing the perfect program for you is a huge decision and you’ll want to consider what your interests are and what you’re looking to achieve. Here at Broken Arrow Beauty College we are proud to offer both cosmetology and esthetics programs to our students.

We believe that finances should never get in the way of anyone’s beauty passions. That is why we proudly offer financial aid to those who qualify. If you would like more information about either of these programs or if you are ready to take a bold leap into your future, give us a call today! We are ready to help guide you through the enrollment process and help you find the future that fits you.

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May 08 2018