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Cosmetology and Related Services is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Cosmetology

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    Cosmetology

    The term cosmetology comes from the Greek words kosmetikos, meaning ‘beautifying’ and logia, meaning ‘the study and application of.’ Cosmetologists are wellness and beauty practitioners. Their objective is to help people look and feel their best.

    Cosmetology degree programs teach students how to apply hair, skin, and nail treatments. These beauty treatments include hair cutting, styling and coloring, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, facials, exfoliation, hydrotherapy, and manicures and pedicures. Hands-on, real-world training is a major component of the curriculum. Most programs also incorporate a module on the business aspects of cosmetology.

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  • Make-Up Artistry

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    Make-Up Artistry

    Educational programs in make-up artistry prepare students to work as make-up artists in the various disciplines of the field, from film, television, and photography to theater, fashion, and the wedding industry. The typical make-up artistry curriculum is a combination of scientific, technical, and artistic instruction. Many programs are comprehensive in nature and cover the make-up fine points that apply to each of these sectors. Others focus on a single sector.

    Regardless of how a particular program is structured, students learn about skin types, skincare products, make-up products, make-up styles, color palettes, face shapes, and industry tools and equipment.

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  • Aesthetics and Skin Care

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    Aesthetics and Skin Care

    Students of aesthetics and skin care learn the skills required to work as aestheticians and skincare specialists, who are in the business of healing and soothing the skin. Their training starts with skin anatomy and nutrition and progresses to skin types, the effects of aging on the skin, and treatment options.

    They study procedures for facial scrubs and facials, chemical peels, laser treatments, manicures, pedicures, microdermabrasion, waxing, and body wraps. Programs in aesthetics and skin care also cover spa and salon safety and sanitation.

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