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Top Traits of a Great Cosmetologist

What does it take to be a cosmetologist? There are lots of ingredients that go into making someone a great cosmetologist, but some can be more important than others. The following are some of the traits that can mean you are destined for a career in cosmetology.

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  1. Passion for Beauty

    Any time you choose something to dedicate you time to, the level of passion you have for it will influence your success. If you’re passionate about hair, makeup, and beauty in general, cosmetology might be a good fit for you. As a hairdresser or stylist, your passion could change someone’s life.

  2. Creativity

    This is a key ingredient in becoming an amazing cosmetologist. There are a lot of people who may not think of cosmetology as an art, but it is. A good hair stylist envisions what cut, style, and color would go well with the other physical features of their clients. Once they have a vision in their mind about what look they want to create, they use a variety of techniques to make it a reality. It can be a very creative process and those who have creative minds have the potential to thrive as a cosmetologist.

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  4. Hard Work

    Being a cosmetologist can be hard work at times. Getting through cosmetology school and pursuing a career in cosmetology requires dedication and determination. With a “can do” attitude, you can build an amazing career in cosmetology.

  5. Good Listening

    People love to talk. That’s why hairstylists make great shoulders to lean on for most people. Every client has a different story. Being a good listener can make you stand out in a client’s mind as a great hairstylist.

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  7. Good Communication Skills

    This part of being a successful cosmetologist is closely related to listening. Being a good listener is important, but talking to your clients is also important. A lot of clients like it when their hair stylist responds to them and makes fun conversation. Communication is also important with co-workers and employers. Good communication skills can help you set yourself apart as a very professional cosmetologist.

  8. Industry Knowledge

    The beauty industry changes much more than many other industries. There is always a new fashion trend or style popping up. What people like today could change overnight and they may want a totally different look tomorrow. For a cosmetologist this means that you will have to be up to date on what is happening and who the main influencers are. Being up on the hottest trends is a big part of cosmetology.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you have any of these traits? Do you want to improve or learn any of these traits? If you answered ‘yes’ to either one of these questions, enroll in our cosmetology program! Contact us and we can answer any questions you have or schedule a tour and come check out our Wichita or Saint Louis campus. We can’t wait to show you around!

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