Beauty Industry Outlook

The world of cosmetology is changing!  The latest 2007 National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS) Job Demand Survey with salons and salon chains indicates there is a great deal of diverse opportunities for future cosmetologists.  Whether starting your career or looking for a change-of-life career alternative, cosmetology now offers numerous creative choices from makeup, hair design, massage, body care and esthetics to nail care, education and sales.

"One of the most critical problems with salon cosmetology employment today is bridging the gap between the huge availability of rewarding jobs and finding enough skilled employees.  This is not only a national phenomena, but it also offers many openings at our many local professional salons and spas."  The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. has developed an easy and far reaching method for these two to meet. Salon employers and job seekers anywhere in the world can now find each other using any computer with an Internet connection.

Those interested in launching a rewarding new career in cosmetology will quickly find the top accredited schools listed by state. Each accredited school offers personal cosmetology career counseling. The NACCAS website page located at will also offer prospective cosmetology students and employees to click on salon logos where they will review specific new employment opportunities.

NACCAS conducted the new 2007 Cosmetology Job Demand Survey within professional salons and salon chains. The purpose of this study was to document the current need for qualified cosmetologists in the United States. The research involved a random sample study of salons spread across every state and region of the country. The survey illustrated that in 2006, there were 1,682,641 professionals employed in the nation's 370,215 beauty salons, barber shops, skincare salons, day spas and nail salons.

In 2006 the average base income per full-time employee was estimated to be between $30,000 and $48,000. Today, the professional salon industry continues to offer terrific new employment opportunities to qualified job seekers as hair designers, estheticians, and makeup artists and massage therapists -- to qualified job seekers. Whether it is to launch a new career or to begin a mid-life career change, cosmetology offers many new opportunities. Currently, there are many exciting and positive career options in cosmetology.

By research compiled in the most recent 2007 NACCAS Job Demand Survey, cosmetologists have dramatically increased their earning power today with zero unemployment due to the severe shortage of licensed salon professionals.

Today, the salon industry is in a state of crisis to find qualified salon professionals, as American consumer's needs and demands rapidly rise for professional image-oriented and relaxing hair, skin, and nail and spa services. From Generation Next Teens to the aging Baby Boomers and beyond, everyone wants to look and feel their best today. Not so surprisingly, 38% of open salon positions (or 182,000 jobs) in 2006 were not filled by qualified and licensed applicants. The professional salon and spa industry continues to offer terrific new employment opportunities to qualified job seekers, both experienced and at an entry-level in salon chains as well as at independent salons.

I was placed at Sportclips after I graduated and have been working there since then. Having taught the importance of always trying my hardest and the importance of commitment, Ive climbed to the top of the staff there achieving bonus and commissions others didnt.

- Angela K., Marinello Las Vegas Campus

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