Cosmetology Facts

Cosmetology Facts
Cosmetology is a career that includes caring for clients' hair, skin, and nails. Cosmetology has existed since ancient times, when servants were responsible for making their master look their best. Spas and skin care date back to ancient times as well, when bathhouses became a popular place for the wealthy to relax and be pampered. The field of cosmetology has continued to advance since those ancient times to being one of the most profitable in the world today. Within cosmetology are areas of career specialty which include hairstyling, makeup artistry, skin care specialists, manicurists, and pedicurists. Depending on where one lives they will require different levels of education and training, as well as licencing in order to work in the field.
Interesting Cosmetology Facts:
The word 'cosmetology' is derived from a Greek word meaning 'beautifying'.
Ancient Egyptian women used early forms of makeup to add color to their faces.
Wig makers have existed since ancient times, when Egyptian men and women wore them regularly.
Roman poetry suggests that an early type of hot curler existed to curl women's hair.
Throughout history, people have used a variety of concoctions to improve their facial appearance, including blood for cheeks and lips, chalk powder, crocodile dung, and even lead.
Cosmetology has varied through the ages, with some eras being more prone to greater extravagance in appearance than others. Some eras were more prone to appearing natural, and in the Middle Ages when women wore hair cloths and no makeup, cosmetology wasn't a popular field.
A new type of cosmetologist is becoming popular. They are Cosmecaregivers and provide beauty and skincare services for those who are unable to leave their bed.
Unlike many careers, one does not need to spend years in school to learn the trade. Many training programs are hands-on.
The income that one earns as a cosmetologist can vary from $25,000 to $70,000 a year depending on where one works.
Depending on the cosmetology specialty that one chooses, the professional may be exposed to a variety of chemicals. This is especially true for hairstylists/colorists, and for manicurists and pedicurists.
Some cosmetologists specialize in makeup and hair for theatre, television, or film. They can work on set or privately for famous actresses and actors.
Makeup artists that work in film and television do not always have to make the actor or actress look their best. They are also responsible for making them appear older, younger, sick, or even deceased depending on the part they are playing.
Some simple makeup tricks have become iconic - such as the little black beauty mark that Marilyn Monroe wore.
Some cosmetologists specialize in special effects makeup, which can involve transforming someone to look like a completely different character, such as a vampire, werewolf, or zombie.
Cosmetologists can work almost anywhere in the world as people are always trying to change their looks or look their best.
Some cosmetologists go on to develop their own lines of skincare and haircare products, as well as makeup lines. Some of these cosmetologists-turned-product line creators include John Frieda, Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Estee Lauder, and Lydia Sarfati.

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