Cosmetology or Esthetics? What’s the Difference?
Hair. Skin. Nails. Makeup.
Cut. Color. Clean.
There is so much that goes into any career in beauty! No matter which specialty you choose to get an education in, you are going to build some serious skills in one (if not all) of these. A career in beauty can be as wide and varied as your passions!
In fact, if you find yourself not wanting to cut hair but are still obsessed with all things skin, a career in beauty is still waiting for you!
Do you know all the options that are available to you? Do you know which career path is right for you?
Understanding the difference between cosmetology and esthetics is easier than you think. Let’s break it down and help you find your perfect fit!
What is Esthetics?
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.
If you have always wanted to live the spa life, this could be your first step.
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.
What is Cosmetology?
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 hair, it also delves deeper and includes an education in skin, nails, and makeup.
While esthetics is hyperfocused on the care and beautification of skin, cosmetology stretches further and encompasses all things hair, nails, and skin.
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? Some skills that can help you find success include:
- Hard worker
- Dedicated to your clients.
- Good listener.
- Good problem solver.
- Ready to unleash your creative mind.
- Ready and willing to learn from your mistakes.
- Skilled understanding of common skin and hair issues.
- Enjoys makeup and creating beautiful works of art.
- Patient. You take your time to create the perfect look.
- Dedication to helping your clients look and feel great.
Have you found your perfect fit?
At Broken Arrow Beauty College we are proud to offer both cosmetology and esthetics programs to our students. Even better? Broken Arrow Beauty College is able to 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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Financial aid available to those who qualify. For median loan debt, graduation information and more, please visit www.babeautycollege.com/about-us/