July 6, 2015
When asked why they love their careers, most established cosmetologists will simply smile and respond ‘what’s not to love?’ That says it all. This is a great industry. It’s not easy, and it can take time to build up a clientele, but the truth is that there is very little about the work that you won’t appreciate.
Create Your Own Schedule Aside from the love of making others look their best, the number one reason cited for becoming a cosmetologist is the freedom to create one’s own schedule. It’s the true American Dream – making money, providing for yourself and your family, without a boss. With your license, you will be able to operate where you want, when you want, and for who you want. If you have to be home to get your kids ready for school in the morning, you can do that. If you have to pick them up at 2:30 in the afternoon, you can do that to. When you want to take a vacation, you schedule it, and you make sure that your clients are scheduled around that. You have control.
Take On Overtime, Only When You Need it Another great part of this type of work is that you can make extra money when you need it. If you need cash for holiday gifts, or your car unexpectedly breaks down, you can earn a little extra cash by working beyond your regular hours. You get paid for the work that you do, so schedule another hair cut or highlight a friend’s hair in the evening, and you work toward your goal of raising some extra money.
Make People Feel Good Every Day Watching people leave with smiles on their faces day after day, and knowing that you made that happen, is very likely the icing on the cake. This is a wonderful career anyway. It provides may advantages that the traditional 9-5 job doesn’t, but the ability to spread happiness is what ensures that cosmetologists still love the job after years and years of doing it.