Careers in Cosmetology | Qualities and Skills of a Licensed Cosmetologist

Are you interested in careers in cosmetology? If you answered “yes”, then congratulations! A career as a licensed cosmetologist can be very rewarding. However, before you decide to embark on this exciting journey there are some things you should consider.  It is very important to make sure that this career is the right fit.  This is to ensure that you will excel and succeed in the workplace. To help you decide if this career is right for you, we have compiled a list of 5 qualities that every licensed cosmetologist should have.

Careers in Cosmetology | Qualities and Skills of a Licensed Cosmetologist

Creativity. Creativity is key to success in this field.  Cosmetologists should keep up with the latest trends.  They should also be ready to recommend hairstyles to their clients.

Careers in Cosmetology | Dorsey SchoolsCustomer Service skills. Cosmetologists work with customers and for customers.  It is important that they be outgoing and social. A good cosmetologist strives to make their client feel comfortable.  They should also ensure they are satisfied with the service provided.  This can be accomplished through effectively communicating and actively listening

Physical Stamina. Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must be able to stand on their feet for long periods.  As a result, good physical stamina is needed.

Cleanliness and Organization.  Workers must keep a neat personal appearance.  In addition, they need to keep their work area clean and sanitary. This requirement is necessary for the health and safety of their clients.  It’s also important for making clients comfortable enough so that they will want to return. 

Time Management Skills. Cosmetologists may see several clients in a day.  As a result, time management skills are important.  This is to ensure that schedules are being kept and customers are being serviced in a timely manner.

There you have it. These are qualities that any licensed Cosmetologist should have. Keep in mind that while these skills are helpful to anyone considering a career as a Cosmetologist, not having some skills does not mean this career is not the choice for you. There are always opportunities to develop new skills and they can even be an area of focus for you during your training!  It’s also important to note that there are other skills and qualities a cosmetologist should possess.  This is just a small sample of skills a licensed cosmetologist should possess.

Cosmetology Diploma Program at Dorsey Schools

Cosmetology Programs in Michigan | Dorsey Schools

Dorsey School of Beauty offer a Cosmetology diploma program.  The Cosmetology program offered at Dorsey combines classroom instruction with hands-on training.  This allows for a complete educational foundation to aspiring cosmetologists. Our program gives students a look at cosmetology theory and real-world practice and experience.  Students will also have access to professional cosmetology facilities and equipment.  During they program they can will also have the opportunity to gain supervised hands-on training, and more. This cosmetology program in Michigan is designed to take a student’s interest in the beauty industry to the next level.  It also strives to expose students to the skills they may need to excel in the field.

The Cosmetology program is offered at our campuses located in:

If you’d like to learn more about the Cosmetology training program at Dorsey School of Beauty, please give us a call at 888-422-1188 or request info online.

Cosmetology Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures – Roseville, Madison Heights, and Lansing Campuses

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the Cosmetology Program for Dorsey School of Business (located in Roseville , Madison Heights, and Lansing), and other important information, please click here to read more.

Cosmetology Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures – Taylortown School of Beauty

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the Cosmetology program for Taylortown School of Beauty (located in Taylor), and other important information, please click here to read more.

Taylortown School of Beauty operates as Dorsey School of Beauty and/or Dorsey Schools (Taylor Campus location).

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairdressers-and-cosmetologists.htm (visited June 26, 2016).