Unique Cosmetology Careers

If you’re a creative person seeking an energetic work environment, studying cosmetology at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Collegeville could open up the doors to a bright future. Many people associate cosmetology with being a hairstylist. While this is a career option for cosmetologists, there can be many other options for your future after receiving a cosmetology license.

Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artist

Are you passionate about the arts? Is Halloween your favorite holiday? This could be your chance to create characters every single day. This career option can allow you to take your passion for makeup to the extreme. Sometimes it’s just about enhancing a stage actor’s appearance so an audience can see their expressions. Other times you might be transforming someone into a totally different human character or scary creature. Whether it’s stage makeup for a live performance or detailed character makeup for a film, working as a performance makeup artist is a great opportunity for a creative future.

Woman with scary theatrical makeup.

Fashion and Editorial Stylist

When you work in the fashion industry, you have the chance to work behind the scenes on large-scale, professional photo shoots or runway fashion shows. If you grew up loving fashion magazines and are always up-to-date on trends, this could be the job for you. The hair and makeup looks created for fashion shows and photoshoots are typically what set the trends for the entire year. As the person creating these looks, your work could be on display to millions of people. It’s can be a great place to express creativity and take risks with avant-garde looks.

Makeup artist does a young woman's lipstick.

Cosmetology Educator

This could be a great way to pass along the knowledge you gained in cosmetology school. Working as a cosmetology educator can be an option for those who love working with people, want to help others succeed, and have a passion for learning and education. As a cosmetology educator, you can be employed at schools like TSPA Collegeville. Teaching can be a rewarding career and a great way to spend time with people, especially if you’re teaching a subject you love.

Platform Artist

A platform artist must wear many hats. In this job, you’re an educator, performer, salesperson, and hairstylist. Platform artists perform on stage at beauty shows, demonstrations, industry events, and seminars. As a platform artist, you can use your skills and talents to educate and entertain other cosmetologists, students, industry professionals. For people who are outgoing and creative, this is an excellent chance to engage with an audience, show off your creative talents, and help others learn.

Makeup artist demonstrating makeup on dark haired woman.

Salon or Spa Owner

For those who are entrepreneurial and have always dreamed of owning a business, a cosmetology license can be the first step toward owning your own salon or spa. Salon owners are in control of every aspect of the salon. Making a profit, finding clients, branding, marketing, finding space to rent, hiring staff, and dealing with financial matters are all a part of the responsibilities of a salon owner. It all starts with a cosmetology license, renting space in salons, and working your way up to the top.

Blonde woman at front of spa.

Get Your Cosmetology License!

Ready to get started on an exciting future in the beauty industry? Call TSPA Collegeville to learn more about our cosmetology program! You can also call us to schedule a tour. We’d love to hear from you!

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