Cosmetology License

We asked 7,119 job seekers about their Cosmetology License. This is what they told us:

  • 43% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Cosmetology License
  • 83% said earning their Cosmetology License helped them make more money
  • 88% said earning their Cosmetology License helped them get a job
  • 91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Cosmetology License

What are people saying about getting a Cosmetology License?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 7,103 responses

83% said earning their Cosmetology License helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 7,103 responses

88% said earning their Cosmetology License helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 7,100 responses

91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Cosmetology License

Why did you decide to earn your Cosmetology License?

Based on 7,119 responses

Required for my current job
23%
Make more money
26%
Changing careers
28%
Get an edge over other candidates
5%
Help my career progression
43%
Other
25%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 5,653 responses

Cosmetologist View jobs
47%
Hair Stylist View jobs
22%
Stylist View jobs
10%
Makeup Artist View jobs
2%
Nail Technician View jobs
1%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Cosmetology License?

5,326 people answered

“How much people expect you to be able to make the impossible possible.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“I think I would just go to barber school instead of cosmetology school if I had to do it again.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“How hard it would be to try and rebuild a clientele in a new area at 35.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“I wish I had gotten extra help because at times it can be difficult.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“How broad the training was on skin.”

Aug. 17, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Cosmetology License?

5,663 people answered

“Take good care of your body. I can't handle Standing for 10 hours a day anymore so I’m changing careers after 10 years.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“It's a good certification to have. You never know when you could need the extra money.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Do an internship prior to making a commitment.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Find a salon and stay there don't jump from one to another. You'll never build that way!”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Enrolling in this school takes a lot of time and dedication.”

Aug. 17, 2019
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