Hair stylists and beauty professionals touch the lives millions of people every day. We are not only able to make our clients look beautiful, but also feel beautiful, and this can go a lot farther than we could ever imagine.
As quoted in Money Magazine, “Although growth rates vary by specialty, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in this “calling” will grow by 12.7 percent. Demand to receive extensions, hair color, straightening and more could translate to 77,600 new cosmetologist positions by 2022. Keeping in mind that cosmetologists working in the performing arts earned an average of $72,580 in 2013, which was the highest of all sectors.”
Our history is strong. Archaeologists have found evidence of cosmetics or makeup being used in Egypt dating back as far as the fourth millennium BC, including artifacts of eye makeup and objects used for the application of scented ointments. Nail polish can be traced back to at least 3000 BC. The Chinese found ways to use egg whites, gelatin, and bees wax to create varnishes and lacquers for the nails. The Egyptians used henna to stain their fingernails. Nail color often represented social class. Lower ranking women were only permitted to wear pale tones. Wearing royal colors without the rank was punished by death. The founder of L’Oreal, French chemist Eugene Schueller, invented the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. He named his new hair dye product “Aureole”. The list goes on.