There is no formal educational qualification required to become a cosmetologist, but the industry requires candidates to complete education from a recognised school or institute of Cosmetology, and be over 16 years of age.
There are various diplomas and other courses with specialisations that may result in earning an Associate degree. Many polytechnics and vocational institutes offer courses in Beauty Care/Cosmetology.
Most people in this field continue to take courses that help them stay in line with the latest trends.
Cosmetologists are required to complete training at a certified cosmetology institute or school to get licensed. Most cosmetology schools follow their own unique curriculum and course schedule.
A cosmetologist is an expert in makeup, skin care and beauty products. He or she provides beauty services that include cosmetic care for hair, skin and body.
The field of cosmetology includes various occupations like hairstylist and hairdresser, beautician, skin care specialist, aesthetician, nail technician, etc.