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Is anybody a cosmetologist?

I am thinking about going to school for cosmetology, if you are a cosmetologist, do you make decent money? and is the school hard?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • i graduated last march and am a licensed now.
    it depends on the school you go to for how hard it will be. Some are more difficult than others BUT those are the ones with the good reputations and are WORTH putting in the extra effort. Nobody I know ever failed, but a few did drop out because it just wasn't for them. If you don't have a passion to do this type of work, or if you don't have motivation and people skills, this isn't the job for you.
    As far as money goes.. YOU are the decider of your own funds in this industry, if you have the passion and drive, you really can make really good money, if not, you'll be stuck making little more than minimum wage.
    You are your own advertisement by the work you produce. The better you are, the more you make. It is a competitive industry, and due to ignorance about our industry we really have to work hard to make a name for ourselves and our skills.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:44 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • I went to school for it but i am not working as one. The money can be made but depending on where you live and your clinietal. But sometimes to start off with its not much more then minimum wage. As for the school it wasn't hard at all. Of course you had to study and work hard but if its something your interested in then you will probally do really good because its what you want.

    Answer by jenn4443 at 4:42 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • If you live in Western NY or syracuse NY, I suggest continental school of beauty. If you have any questions about what you'll learn about in school, feel free to pm me.

    That said, being a cosmetologist is MORE than just hair. We can do soo much more, from product marketing and research and development to hair stylist, from nail techician to waxing and facialist specialists, from dermatologist assistances to make up artists and so on. The skies the limits in this field, so if you have the passion and motivation, it IS the right path for you.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:48 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • it's not really hard , havent made good money in it , but i love doing hair.

    Answer by letstalk747 at 10:15 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

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