Full Beauty Specialist

A full beauty specialist is a combination of nail technology and skin care specialist, it is one license instead of having to obtain 2 separate licenses. This will benefit many students because being certified in more than one service makes you a more marketable potential employee.

Education

For students interested in becoming full beauty specialist, they will want to enroll in a school that offers a full beauty specialist program. In this program you will learn hair removal, skin theory, manicure, pedicure, nail extensions, salon management, biological foundations of the skin, etc. Most programs can be completed in as little as sixth months after which you can take a state licensing exam and begin your career as a full beauty specialist.

Salary/Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists earned $23,140 as a median annual wage in 2013. In addition, the BLS estimated a 13% job growth for these professionals in the years 2012 through 2022. Job opportunities were expected to be most competitive at high-end salons.

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