Provide beauty services, such as cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May shampoo hair, apply makeup, dress wigs, remove hair and provide nail and skin care services.
The people who cut, style, and color hair, and sell specialty beauty products are barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists. They creatively enhance each client’s appearance and keep up with hairstyle trends. Hairstylists and barbers listen carefully to clients’ preferences and make sure they are satisfied with their results while finishing in time for their next appointment. Barbers usually serve male clients for shampoos, haircuts, and shaves. Some fit hairpieces and perform facials. Hairdressers, or hairstylists, provide coloring, chemical hair treatments, and styling in addition to shampoos and cuts, and serve both female and male clients. Cosmetologists perform scalp and facial treatments and conduct make-up analyses. While some barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists work in spas or hotels, most work in barbershops and salons. Some lease chair space from a salon owner, others open their own shops after gaining experience. These workers are on their feet for most of their shift and often wear gloves or aprons when giving chemical hair treatments. Many work full time, including nights and weekends, however, part-time positions are also common. Salon owners work long hours and manage employees… inventory… ordering and bookkeeping. Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must complete a program in a state-licensed barber or cosmetology school and obtain licensure. Full-time programs in barbering and cosmetology usually last at least 9 months.
If you are interested in a career as a Hairdresser, Hair Stylist, and Cosmetologist check out MCTI. MCTI offers a Cosmetology Program. The Cosmetology Program at MCTI is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills related to the cosmetology industry in a variety of beauty treatments including the care of the hair, skin, and nails. Instruction includes training in giving shampoos, rinses, and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting, and lightening; permanent waving; facials; manicuring, and hand and arm massaging. The Program includes instruction in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, salon management including record keeping and customer relations. Instruction is designed to qualify students for the licensing examination upon successfully completing 1,250 hours of instruction.
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