Job Outlook and Career Benefits for Professional Stylists
If you love being around people, a career as a stylist can be the perfect choice for you. You’ll feel great every time your clients walk out of your salon with a smile because they feel energized and have a gorgeous new look they love! Here at Summit Salon Academy KC, our cosmetology program is designed to provide all the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a stylist for years to come, with plenty of economic and personal benefits to go along with it.
Job security. The outlook for stylist careers in the future has never looked better. Everyone needs a stylist, and as the population grows, there will be increased demand for stylists in the future. This demand is expected to increase by 16% for the decade ending 2028, in part because of the growing population but also because members of the Baby Boomer generation, one of the largest age groups, has come of age. As they age, Boomers will be continually looking for ways to recapture their youthful appearance, and your role as a stylist will be at the forefront. Choosing a career as a stylist provides a bright future for our graduates. Even in an economic downturn, people still visit their stylists to look and feel their best!
A creative outlet. It’s a form of art to style and color hair, and you’ll continue to perfect your craft as you gain more experience in your new career. Each client gives you a new opportunity to be creative since everyone is so different. Each client has different hair type and texture and their own individual style, and your challenge is to create the perfect look that brings together all those elements. Most people are very concerned about their hair and finding the perfect stylist can take years. The trick is working with your clients, learning about their style, their personalities, their lifestyles, and how much time they have to work with their hair at home, then taking that information and transforming their style into a look that is perfect for them. There is no greater feeling than knowing how pleased your clients are with the styles you’ve created for them.
Flexibility. There’s more than one way to go with a career as a stylist. While most of us think of stylists as renting space at a salon, there are so many more options in the field today. Our exciting Summit Salon Academy KC Cosmetology Program prepares you to work in the industry as a hairstylist or colorist, a salon manager or owner, a professional product demonstrator, a manicurist, a pedicurist, a professional makeup artist, and much more. If you love the glamour of the fashion industry, take your skills and pursue a styling or makeup artist career on the fashion runways. Professional stylists are also in demand in the TV and movie industry, working right on the sets to make actors look perfect for their roles. You can also become a mobile stylist and provide services at your clients’ events so you can prepare them for weddings, the prom, birthday parties, professional photo shoots, and other exciting events. Of course, you can always work in a more traditional stylist role at an exclusive high-end salon with an established clientele. Other options for your cosmetology career include working as a salon inspector, being a sales representative for a salon product company, working in advertising, working on cruise ships, and even being a research professional in the industry.
Opportunities to work independently. Has owning your own salon always been your dream job? It’s possible with the training you’ll get in our program. We don’t just teach the basics of cosmetology. We also teach you everything you need to know for the business world, like state laws, salesmanship, shop management, motivation, psychology, and much more. This prepares you to own your very own salon by giving you the skills you need to be successful. You can also consider working as a freelance stylist, working the hours you want, marketing your own services, and keeping your own profits. A freelance stylist works at the client’s site, and your clients will include individuals, groups, and even companies like photography studios who need onsite styling services.
Inspired? We’re just as excited as you are about helping you get started on your new career as a stylist! Contact us at Summit Salon Academy KC to get started today, and our cosmetology education professionals will answer all your questions about the program. To begin your new career journey, find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call (816) 252-4247 x303 for admissions information. You can also take our online career assessment to see if a cosmetology/stylist career is right for you. Message us online to ask questions and learn more about our exciting cosmetology program, and for more information, you can also schedule a tour of our professional cosmetology school.