Breaking Stereotypes in the Beauty Industry

FTC pembroke pines- beauty diploma programNowadays, there aren’t many –if at all- careers which are exclusively for males or females. Gone are the days when some fields were reserved for one gender or the other. The field of cosmetology is one of those that have seen a gender transformation. What used to be viewed as a female-only zone, is now 16 percent male and growing, according to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. That number is only expected to grow.

Men enroll in cosmetology school for the same reasons women do: to gain skills, embark on a profitable career path and enjoy a flexible career.  Having the skills needed to work in the industry of cosmetology is imperative to stay up to date on the latest industry trends. Students who graduate from a cosmetology program will have the knowledge necessary to work for themselves in their own establishment, if they so please, or go with an established salon, after obtaining the required state license.

Another reason why men join cosmetology schools is to step foot into a future career, one that allows you to stand out and make a name for themselves. Cosmetology school is a trade program that prepares students in as little as 12 months for careers in hair styling, salon ownership, makeup, skincare, and barbering.

At Florida Technical College, cosmetology school is made easy. The program is offered at: Kissimmee  If you want a beauty industry career, now is a great time to prepare for it. Why hold on to that dead-end job that you have no passion for? Contact FTC today to find out more about cosmetology school and how to enroll. You’ll be on your way to a better future.

FTC - Beauty School Diploma

FTC’s Cosmetology school will provide you with hands-on experience to immediately insert yourself in the job market after obtaining your cosmetology state-required license. Whatever your motivation is, FTC can help you achieve your goal.

By Nicole Britton Hansen, FTC Pembroke Pines Business Lead

What Does a Cosmetologists Do?

A cosmetologist focuses on hair, skin, nails, makeup, and beauty. While a single cosmetologist may be licensed to perform dozens of different beauty treatments, there are some skills that help beauty industry experts stay busy throughout the year. Here’s a look at some of the specific services offered by cosmetologists:

  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Blowouts
  • Braiding
  • Coloring hair
  • Highlights and lowlights
  • Hair straightening
  • Extensions
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facials
  • Brow shaping
  • Waxing

While running a salon or spa, cosmetologists must manage inventory, keep the salon clean, abide by safety codes and perform general maintenance of all beauty supplies and tools.

How Long Will You Be in School?

You can complete a cosmetology training program in as little as 12 months, attending full-time. You will enjoy lectures and individual instruction with program instructors. The last part of the program involves styling for classmates and real customers to meet hands-on clock hours that you have to complete to become a licensed cosmetologist. Clock hours require you to work in a salon environment or the training facility that your school provides.

Why Attend a Cosmetology Program?

There are many reasons to attend a cosmetology program. The main benefit of attending a cosmetology program is that you can graduate in under a year. You will enjoy smaller classes with more one-on-one attention from your instructor. The cosmetology program offers a focused curriculum, and you will learn specialties within cosmetology. During a cosmetology program, you get plenty of hands-on training to prepare you for the workforce. There is also a strong demand for cosmetologists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for cosmetologists is projected to grow by 19 percent in the coming decade.

Plus, you’ll have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, and it is fun and exciting to stay on trend learning new hairstyles. Finally, cosmetology schools may offer on-going career services to help with your cosmetology career. Career services include resume creation, interview prep and the opportunity to meet with salon owners in the community.

Cosmetology Program

The Cosmetology Diploma Program offers the Florida Technical College student the opportunity to acquire and practice the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to gain an entry-level job in the cosmetology field. Cosmetology school students receive theory and practical experience in hair, skin, and nail care. The cosmetology training program is designed to prepare graduates for Florida Licensure in Cosmetology.

Ready to move from the classroom to a career? Florida Technical College is here to help you. Contact us to learn more about completing the Cosmetology Diploma Programs at Florida Technical College.

*These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain, and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduate any particular job. Some positions may require license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire.