About Cosmetology

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE PROFESSION

Entering into the field of Cosmetology requires a few physical demands. The main areas of stress are the back, neck, shoulders, wrist, feet and legs. Being in good physical condition and having excellent stamina will help ease these problems. Also, support hose and comfortable flat shoes will help reduce strain and pressure.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

At Cosmo Beauty Academy, we will teach you how to protect your clients and yourself through proper sanitation and sterilization practices. You will be responsible for the proper sanitation and disinfection all of your tools and implements. Gloves should be worn during chemical procedures and anytime there is a possible contact with any bodily fluids. You will share in the responsibility of keeping all areas of the school, not just your personal workspace, neat and clean.

COMPENSATION

According to "Money" Magazine, the average Hairdresser/Cosmetologist in the United States makes about $30,000 annually. A graduate of our school should expect their first entry-level job to make slightly more than minimum wage, plus commission on salon sales and services. A typical Cosmetologist is paid 50-60% of the revenue produced from salon services they perform, and are paid up to 20% on the retail sales they make.

Projections data from the National Employment Matrix:

Change 2012-2020
Occupational TitleEmployment, 2010Projected employment, 2020NumberPercent
Barbers and cosmetologists 712,200 813,100 100,900 14
Barbers 62,200 66,700 4,500 7
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 627,700 726,100 98,400 16
Manicurists and pedicurists 81,700 95,300 13,600 17
Shampooers 22,300 20,300 -2,000 -9
Skin care specialists 47,600 59,300 11,700 25

What Cosmetology Offers You

Cosmetology is one of the most creative, exciting, and rewarding careers available today.  Just consider what's waiting for you!

  1. Cosmetology lets you become a working professional and begin earning money quickly.  As a full time student, you'll be able to complete your cosmetology education and be well on your way to a wonderful career in less than a year.
  2. Cosmetology gives you the power to help others look and feel their best.
  3. Cosmetology gives you career options!  You can work as a hair designer, manicurist, skin care specialist or you can continue your education and become an instructor or a State Board examiner.
  4. Cosmetology provides job openings everywhere at all times.  
  5. Cosmetology lets you work with flexible schedules.
  6. Cosmetology is one of the only careers that let's you develop and pursue your creative and business talents at your own pace.
  7. Cosmetology lets you take your career anywhere, such as:
    • Platform Artist
    • Professional make-up artist and hair designer for runway modeling or commercials
    • Hair and Beauty Expo's coordinator

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

So there you have it, seven reasons why Cosmetology makes an excellent career choice.  Now it's time to check it out!

Cosmo Beauty Academy

Location

3500 Fulton Ave 
Sacramento, CA 95821
Tel: 916.779.0143
Fax: 916.480.9273

Cosmo Hours

School Hours
Tuesday - Friday
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Clinic Hours
Tuesday - Friday
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday & Monday
Closed

Our Mission

To produce students who will have the required talent, skills, and knowledge for both the technical and practical portions of the course so that upon graduation they will be prepared to pass the written and practical examinations administered by the State Board of Cosmetology. more