Reasons to Choose Cosmetology for Your New Career


It’s true that cosmetology is an exciting field, and with enrollment open now for our world-class cosmetology program at Summit Salon Academy KC, we’ve seen a lot of exciting new students get signed up who are ready to get started on their successful careers. 

There’s so much to love about the cosmetology field, and over the years our students have shared the many reasons why they choose this industry.

A quick path to the job market. Our cosmetology program takes 11 months to complete full-time and 16 months to complete part-time, so well within a year, you can have your cosmetology license and be ready to get started on your career. Compared with other professions that take years of schooling or training, cosmetology is one of the fastest industries to enter.

A fantastic job outlook. Cosmetologists are in demand, and the future looks very bright for this field. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be a 16% increase in demand for cosmetologists in the decade ending 2028. Everyone needs haircare services, and a growing population will also add to the demand for professional, experienced cosmetologists.

The people. Cosmetology is a true people-centered profession, so if you love helping people, this is the professional field for you. The work environment is always fun, because salons and spas are where people come to relax and enjoy being pampered. The vibe is upbeat, and you have the opportunity to really make someone’s day – every day.

Creativity. Working with hair and makeup is a satisfying creative endeavor. As you gain more experience, you can branch out and discover your own personal flair that will drive in clients who love your individual style. Every client walks out of your salon with a work of art that helps them express their own personality, so the satisfaction of creating this art is very rewarding.

Flexibility. When we think of a cosmetologist, we normally think about our professional stylist in the neighborhood salon. But the industry is much broader, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to specialize and work in different aspects of cosmetology. Film and television production studios need professional cosmetologists to create hair and makeup for screen personalities. Cruise lines, hotels, and luxury resorts in exotic locations all need creative cosmetologists on staff to help their customers look and feel great. Busy wedding and event planners need cosmetologists to help their clients look fabulous on their special day. Photographers need cosmetologists to make their customers look perfect for the camera. And of course, you can own your own salon and spa and become a successful business owner, working for yourself. There are practically endless possibilities to specialize with your new cosmetology license. 

Summit Salon Academy KC does more than teach you the basics of cutting hair. Our 1500-hour program includes these fundamentals as well as topics like the science and chemistry of cosmetology, anatomy, psychology, and motivation, and business basics like salesmanship and shop management, as well as other valuable principles that will help you be successful in your new career. Finally, our student workshops allow students to practice their new-found skills on real clients in a luxury salon environment, so you can experience firsthand how much fun you’ll have when you get started on your new career.

All our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC are excited to help you get started with your new cosmetology career with our best-in-class educational program. To get started today, contact our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC. Our cosmetology education professionals will answer all your questions about the program and help you begin your career in this exciting, fun, and rewarding career. You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 x303 for admissions information. You can also take our online career assessment to see if cosmetology is the right field 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.