Career Paths

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making your dreams a reality

Hairstylist

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon, Spa, Weddings, Cruise Ships

Graduate profile:

Ask any hairstylist why they do what they do and they will tell you they love making people feel beautiful. As a professional hairstylist creating looks clients love while expressing your talent and passion for the beauty industry can lead to a lifelong fulfilling career.

Benefits:

Flexible schedule, creative, growing field

Haircolor specialist

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon, Spa

Graduate profile:

Creating the perfect shade, highlight, contrast and more is the ultimate creative passion for a Haircolor Specialist. Color techniques and trends are always changing and evolving and these professionals love to be on the cutting edge of it all.

Benefits:

Creative, knowledge driven, trend setting

NAIL DESIGN

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon, Spa, Resort

Graduate profile:

The professional beauty industry stretches far beyond hair services. Cosmetologists can provide a range of services including manicures, pedicures, paraffin treatments and more. Nail services can be a main focus or an add on service for clients visiting the salon or spa.

Benefits:

Creative, growing field, improving products, specialty

Salon Owner

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Salon

Graduate profile:

Owning your own business can be a rewarding, independent and flexible way to do what you love. Whether a small, boutique salon or a larger business with a team of stylists, there are many ways to succeed as your own boss.

Benefits:

Leadership and mentoring opportunities, development of business skills.

Platform Artist

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Programs:

Cosmetology/Educator Training

Work Settings:

Educational Events, Hair Shows, Product demos, videos

Graduate profile:

You like to showcase your talent and you’re not afraid of a crowd. Educating other stylists on new techniques, trends and products is you’re passion. Great communications skills and the ability to teach others comes naturally to these artists.

Benefits:

Travel opportunities, latest industry knowledge, networking