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What is a Cosmetologist? In-Depth Cosmetology Career Information

What is a Cosmetologist? In-Depth Cosmetology Career Information | Beauty | Scoop.it
What is a cosmetologist if not someone with a passion for helping people look their best? Learn all you need to know about beauty school and careers in cosmetology.

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Racheal Richardson's comment, February 25, 2013 8:29 AM
Im going to use this to paraphrase information on the careers of cosmetology.
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Unique Facts About Cosmetology

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Cosmetology is the art and study of applying beauty treatments, as well as various cosmetics. It consists of many lines of work---such as hair styling, nail treatments, and skin treatments.

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A Career As a Cosmetologist

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Cosmetology offers many opportunities for people who like working with their hands and using their creativity to help others look their best.

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Naomi Schlegel's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:07 AM

A cosmetologist doesnt just cut hair for a livivng. They are also taught how to apply makeup and to manicure and pedicures. And in some cases while in school they have the chance to learn how to do acrylic nails. After so many hours you can go take your test to be a nail technition. It less hours to do that then it is to get your license to do hair.

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Cosmetology Interview

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Cosmetology

 

Interviewee: Denise Nenni

 

Interview Questions

 

1. What do you think were the biggest changes in Cosmetology since the 1950’s?

Since the 1950's, teasing, the beehive and permanent waves are all out of style. I also believe that now people try to get the more softer, straighter look.

 

2. What was the first culture to use Cosmetology?

The Egyptians were the first culture to use cosmetology. They created essential oils from the melange of leaves, barks, and flowers, for the first time. These were then used in the preparation of perfumes and other refining processes. The early Egyptians also used eyeliners made from a mixture of lead, mercury, and ash. For the treatment of baldness and graying hair, a mixture of resin and beeswax was used.

 

3. Why is Cosmetology used and what importance does it have to the client and to society?

Cosmetology is used to beautify the hair skin and nails. It is also used to enhance facial features and boost their self esteem. From a professional prospective, cosmetology is used to ensure a proper professional image within society and the work force.

 

4. What advancements in technology have changed the way cosmetology is used today?

Electricity created advancements within cosmetology by changing the way tools were made and used. Also new technologies allow for people to put their face onto an imaging system on the computer. This enables the client to view what styles they would be thinking of on. This allows them to decide what to do with their hair and makeup. Computers also making the receptionists job and communication easier.

 

5. Who are the main hair designers of today, nationally and locally?

Nationally, Vidal Sassoon was one of the major hair designers. Locally, Phillip Pulisi is the major designers in Pittsburgh.

 

6. What main product lines are used today?

Paul Mitchell, So Color, Matrix and Fremisi are the main hair color products used in professional salons today. ISO, Tigi, OPI and Paul Mitchell products are the main service and retail products within the salons. Hot tools is also a major equipment brand that many salons use today.

 

7. What do you think are the most popular hair color trends used today?

Foiling the hair has replaced cap frosting. This also depends on what results the client wants. Also many people add peek-a-boo highlights / low lights, a few other hair color trends include vibrant colors, the underneath and top of the hair different colors, coloring the tips of the hair, and also the ombre technique.

8. What types of businesses are there within the beauty industry?

There is individual ownership, sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and franchises.

 

9. Why is it important for the cosmetologist to have good communication skills?

It is important because the cosmetologist must be able to consult with the client and understand what service the client wants done and how they want to results to look like.

 

10. What skill sets are needed for cosmetology?

Sanitation, sterilization, disinfection, and safety are all very important aspects of cosmetology. We must also study personal development, communication, and salon business related skills. We must learn hair, nail, and skin and body care and the services that go along with each category. These include physical and chemical services.

 

11. What type of careers could your pursue in cosmetology?

There are many career choices in cosmetology. These career options include being a hair stylist, nail technician, make up artist, cosmetic sales person, or a salon owner.


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Encyclopedia of Hair

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Examines the ways in which hair has served as a signifier of class, gender, ethnicity, conformity/non-comfority, authority, and power throughout history.

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Naomi Schlegel's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:10 AM

This is the encyclopedia of hair. It explaind everything you need to know about hair and fact and reasons why hair is a big part of society.