In the field of cosmetology, you can find many different specializations. There are programs that include the specialties of esthetician, manicurist, and hair stylist. The major professions in that field are esthetician, manicurist, and hair stylist. All the available schools and beauty institutions offer such courses and programs. Other specialties can be found but they vary from school to school.
A manicurist is the specialist who provides clients with nail care. Different procedures to maintain healthy nails are preformed in the beauty salon by the manicurist. Special extracts and lotions can be applied to you nails to get the desired results. Of course, usual manicures and pedicures are performed by the manicurist. If you want, you can also ask for nail extensions. In most cases, the specialty of manicurist doesn't require a medical education. Therefore, manicurist programs are pretty short and easy and it is easy to start your potential career as a manicurist.
Another specialization in the field of cosmetology is esthetician. This is a specialist for taking care of the client's skin. It is more complex specialty than that of a manicurist. Esthetician programs require many medical courses like medical terminology and the basics of pharmacology. An advanced course in skin analysis is a usual course for an esthetician program. It is very important to provide appropriate skin care and treatment for all types of skin problems.
There is also a potential career as a medical esthetician. This potential career involves much more medical education than the courses for a regular esthetician. Medical estheticians provide pre and post operative care for the patients who have cosmetic surgery done in a beauty salon.
Another potential career in the cosmetology field is a hair stylist. You don't need a special medical education like an esthetician, but it is still very difficult to become a good hairstylist. It takes a lot of time to master the art of hairdressing. There are special schools and institutions that are especially for hair stylists to be. Even after going to school, many students work for some time as hair stylists assistants. Such experience allows you to learn all the nuances of the profession.
Some of the schools offer courses that are very close to cosmetology. These programs include very complex courses. For example, to become a great fashion consultant, a student must clearly understand all of the nuances of the different specialties in the field of cosmetology. Body care and make up courses are also offered in these programs. A profession as beauty writers is also closely related to make up and cosmetology and some schools and institutions of those programs today. However, they are still pretty rare and many beauty writers have to learn from a hair stylist or esthetician.
New specialties and programs appear every year so check for the available courses in beauty schools and institutions. You can even find some courses to improve your skills in a particular field of cosmetology or body care.