Beauty, Cosmetology & Massage
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Salon Management

If you enjoy helping people look and feel their best, possess strong leadership and organization skills, and want to start your own salon or run an existing one, a degree in Salon Management may be the perfect fit.

Types of Degrees

Salon Management students typically pursue a certificate program or associate degree (2 years) in Cosmetology or Salon Management, which focuses on the technical aspects of Cosmetology as well as the business aspects of running a salon. In this field, an associate degree is typically enough to get you started. It is worth noting that most states require Cosmetologists to pass an exam before becoming licensed to practice professionally.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and experience in salons or in business helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Salon Management Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Salon Management include:

  • Salon Manager
  • Cosmetologist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists was $26,270 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.