Advantages to Becoming a Cosmetologist in 2021
If you’ve either just graduated and wondering what you will be doing in the fall, or wanting a career change, a career as a cosmetologist is a big growth area for 2021. As with any profession, you need to weigh the pros and cons before taking such a big step. PR Partners Academy has assisted many students in becoming successful in this exciting field.
Here are some things to deliberate when considering getting into a new career field.
Job outlook 2021. With all the lockdowns and restrictions that have happened this last year, you may be concerned that the salon & spa industry was negatively affected. While there were certainly challenges, it also helped consumers understand just how important the industry is to them. Now that things are moving back to normal, cosmetologists are in high demand with people needing to get back to their regular appointments as well as others who are realizing just how important healthy skin and wellbeing is to their lifestyle.
Helping people. Although this industry demands talent and expertise, there is an aspect that requires the need to want to help and care for others. Every day, no matter what part of cosmetology you decide to focus on, you will be helping people with challenging skin conditions that affect their confidence and self-esteem. As a licensed cosmetologist, you will be expected to lend a caring ear and a gentle hand to be available to listen to their problems and successes in life. Being a “people person” is a big part of this industry, so you need to consider that when determining if this is the right field for you.
Being an advice expert. Being a professional cosmetologist means that you are constantly being asked for expert advice from your clients. That’s why it’s so important to get the right educational program to help you succeed as a cosmetologist. In our training program at PR Partners Academy, you will receive all the units needed to be licensed per the Virginia State Board requirements. Not only will you learn the latest techniques in hair design, scalp treatment, nail care, skincare, and more – but you will learn the business aspects of building your salon & spa.
Being independent. For some, a 9 to 5 job where you complete your tasks and go home sounds wonderful to them. But it also means depending on others to provide you with security and a salary. In the cosmetology field, however, there are many options available to you – from owning your own salon & spa, working in the fashion industry, traveling onsite for the theater or the big screen, or even becoming an instructor teaching others the art of cosmetology. There are many different avenues available to you in this industry. You have the freedom to choose the path that is right for you.
At PR Partners Academy, our goal is to develop students to graduate as highly skilled hairdressers, skincare specialists, and related fields who possess the advanced skills and confidence to transition smoothly into the professional world of cosmetology.
If you’re ready to start your journey to becoming a licensed cosmetologist, give us a call or visit us online to schedule a campus tour. Our academy is in Virginia but we also offer a fast track program at multiple locations in Virginia, Maryland, and the DC area. Visit our PR at Partners website to find a location near you, book online, or give our mobile app a try. Our mobile apps are available for free on AppStore or Google Play.