Are there advantages in the beauty industry?
  • Financial and time benefits that suit your needs.
  • If you hope to earn an advanced degree, you will generally need a bachelor's to begin work on your master's or doctorate. These programs typically take two and four or more years to complete, respectively. Master's and doctoral programs focus almost exclusively on topics related to your chosen field and allow you to achieve mastery in the area.
  • Cosmetology programs allow you to earn certification and/or licensure in various areas of the field. A full cosmetology program, which will enable you to perform a variety of techniques and work in such places as spas and salons, will usually take less than two years to complete if attending full time.
By comparison, the much lower tuition and time to graduate from cosmetology school means beauty-industry graduates enter the job market in half the time (or less) than their peers in academic programs, and unburdened by long-term debt.


1,400-1,600 hours (less than two years)

< $10,000

Community College

Two years


<$10,000 (varies by type of institution) (2019)

Four Year Institution

Four years

$28,650 (2018)




8% annual growth

Associate degree


11% from 2016 to 2026

Bachelor degree


10% growth 2016-2026 for 174 occupations that typically require a bachelor's degree

Master’s degree


17% growth for 2016-2026 (fastest for any education level)

Doctoral degree


13% growth for 2016-2026

    • The beauty industry supports 2.2 million direct and indirect jobs, generates $103.9 billion in sales, pays $37.7 billion in wages and contributes $3.7 billion in income taxes.*

      Professional beauty licensing is essential to sustaining the U.S. economy. Beauty professionals impact nearly all Americans across every demographic, providing safe, high-quality services that result from extensive training and licensing. Professional preparation in cosmetology school is clearly linked with salaries and employment. *
  • Professional Status in the job market.
    • Cosmetology and esthiology and massage graduates hold state-issued licenses in a regulated profession, which automatically puts them in a select pool of applicants for available jobs.
  • Job opportunities are rich.
    • Employers in the salon/ spa industry are often actively recruiting. Because there are salons and spas everywhere in the world from small towns to big cities, a beauty or wellness professional can get licensed and employed anywhere they are eligible to work.
  • They can give themselves a promotion or raise.
    • You can continue on with multiple advanced courses and certifications available for beauty and wellness professionals to further their careers and add more revenue streams to their income.
  • They can be their own boss.
    • Entrepreneurial personalities can work independently or launch their own business.
Career opportunities for cosmetologist institute graduates
  • They're ready to gain income.
    • Students are prepared for their careers by teaching them industry-specific, contemporary business skills that prepare them for earning and maximizing their income. The other is by introducing them throughout their student life to top area salons and spas looking for new talent—through ongoing career fairs, guided tours, and employer recruitment visits.
Cosmetology training from the Beauty Theory Institute?
  • Certification accepted in all 50 states, live where you love.
Cosmetologists start out working in a salon/ spa, and then pursue advanced training to. In areas they love.
Professional stylish positions: fashion-show; editorial stylist; celebrity/ personality stylist; artistic director for a salon or brand; salon owner or manager; platform artist/ educator; cosmetology instructor; or stylist for film, TV or theater; or a product inventor. Within the Beauty Theory network there are even more options, manager location, partner location and more growth option in the works.

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