The profession of cosmetologist is becoming more and more popular today - many beauty salons and centers need specialists in different areas of cosmetology. Because of that, the number of institutes and schools that offer special programs in cosmetology like esthetician or hair stylist is constantly increasing.
Other specializations in the sector of cosmetology are also available in many institutes but the three major specialties are hairdresser, esthetician and manicurist.
Among these sub-categories of the cosmetologist profession the hairdresser specialty is probably the most popular. The number of people who want to be a hairdresser is enormous. But becoming a good hair dresser is not as easy as it usually looks. You can learn everything about the hairdresser profession in beauty schools (check out the information on the web sites of such institutes - you will definitely find something about the hairdresser profession). And although special courses offered in these institutes include different disciplines and a lot of information about hairdresser tasks and duties (from simple hair coloring and cutting to more complex permanently wave hair), in many cases it is not enough. The specific thing about hairdresser specialty is that it usually needs an additional experience. And what about hairdresser payments? In the middle sized beauty salon the usual hourly wage is about $15. And what is also necessary to know about hairdresser payment is that in many beauty centers the hairdresser gets a percentage of his/her work. For a highly qualified specialist 10-20 percent is usual, but there not so many professional hairdressers. Just check out all the ads about hairdresser positions and you will understand that there is a big lack of professionals in the field.
Another well known specialty in the sector of cosmetology is the esthetician. These specialists take care of the clients' skin. Different procedures to maintain skin in a healthy condition are performed by esthetician. Usually they also make hair removal with simple methods like waxing or shaving. Of course, more complex and advanced hair removal procedures are also available in most of the beauty centers but they are performed by other specialists. All this needs a much deeper knowledge of medicine and skin problem treatment than for the regular hairdresser profession. That is why
esthetician programs in beauty schools and colleges contain more medical disciplines. And even more - for the specialty of the medical esthetician, working as plastic surgeon's assistant, an even deeper knowledge of medicine is needed.
If you want to know more about hairdressers, or estheticians programs that are available these days you better go online. On the internet, you will find a complete list of all the beauty schools and colleges and all the programs they offer. The number and variety of programs and courses that are offered today is constantly increasing - you can see new courses and specialties being added almost each year. So to choose the program that will suit you try to find as much information as possible about the beauty institute you are going to learn at.