A career in cosmetology can be extremely rewarding for those who are up for the challenge. Specifically, a cosmetologist may assist with the cutting and styling of a client's hair, the skilled application of a client's makeup, or a combination of both on any given day. Wondering if you're well suited for a career in cosmetology? Consider whether some or all of the following apply to you!

You Enjoy Experimenting With Hair and/or Makeup

First of all, understand that working as a cosmetologist involves a responsibility to stay up-to-date on the latest makeup and hair trends. In other words, you have to really enjoy playing with makeup and hairstyles if you want cosmetology to be a viable career for (not just a hobby) in the long-term.

You've Been Told You're Easy to Talk To

Cosmetologists typically work with several very different clients on a daily basis; and with each client you work with, there's a good chance that you'll spend an hour or more with them. This is where it's important to be able to strike up and maintain a conversation with just about anyone about anything. Otherwise, this can make for an awkward appointment with your client.

Loved Ones Are Always Coming to You For Hair/Makeup Help

Are you alreadyyour loved ones' go-to person for all things hair and makeup? Perhaps your relatives are always asking you to do their hair for them for special events, or perhaps your best friend is always coming to you for makeup advice or demonstrations. 

You Don't Want a Monotonous, Predictable Job

The nice thing about working as a cosmetologist is that, more than likely, you'll rarely be bored! Each client provides you with a new challenge and different opportunity than the ones that came before them, so you'll never experience that dread and monotony of a 9–5 desk job.

You Love to Make People Feel Good About Themselves

Last but not least, cosmetologists love to make people feel like the absolute best versions of themselves. Whether it's a fresh hair cut and style or application of stunning makeup, if you live for helping to better the lives of others, this could be a great career option for you.

Now that you have a better idea of whether or not a career in cosmetology is right for you, all that's left to do is to explore the next steps. Start by contacting a cosmetology school.