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June 4, 2020

5 Hot Careers You Could Have in LA with a Cosmo License

woman getting her makeup done on a movie set

Are you ready for the next step in your career? The beauty industry has a lot of opportunities, and LA is no exception! As a licensed cosmetologist, you could be working in some exciting jobs. Find out more about the five hot careers you could have in LA with a cosmetology license and see if any of them sound like the right fit for you!

1. Movie/TV Makeup Artist


woman getting her makeup done on a movie set

When you think of LA, what comes to mind? We’d guess that it’s anything to do with movies and television! So many of our favorite shows are filmed in LA, and with that many actors in one place, there’s a need for makeup artists! Being a makeup artist for movies and television is no small task. Makeup artists are responsible for representing a time period, a mood, and the direction of the movie.

If you’re looking to expand your skills, you might want to consider special effects makeup! Read more about the “10 Best SFX Makeup Artists of All Time” and see if it’s something you’d enjoy!

2. Celebrity Stylist

woman getting her makeup done

How often do you see a celebrity and wonder, “Who does their makeup?” Chances are, most celebrities leave their makeup to a professional stylist! When it comes to big events like parties or award shows, they want to look their absolute best, and a professional can help achieve that! Becoming a celebrity stylist can take some time, but establishing yourself in LA as an accomplished stylist can help you network and hopefully meet someone you’d like to work with!

3. High-End Salon Stylist

woman checking out at a hair salon

If you’re extra social and looking to work with more than one person, you might want to consider working in a salon! Every day you’ll have the opportunity to meet someone new. Whether they’re a celebrity or someone local, everyone needs their hair done. There are plenty of high-end salons in LA, and you’ll have to work very hard to secure a place in one. LA is known for being competitive, and that means the careers are too. Network while in school, and take every opportunity to broaden your skillset.

Our cosmetology program covers the basics like hair cutting and coloring, but it also includes other valuable skills like:

  • Waxing
  • Makeup
  • Perms
  • Marketing
  • And more!

Find out more about what you can learn in our various programs and see if American Beauty College is the right choice for you!

4. Beauty Influencer

woman typing at a computer

We’d be surprised to hear if you don’t know a single beauty influencer. Influencer marketing has taken social media by storm. Everywhere we see someone, not just celebrities, recommending makeup, hair products, supplements, and even food! According to a study by Streamline, the influencer marketing industry will reach between $5 to $10 billion dollars by 2022. There is a market online for just about everything, and beauty has a big foothold in influencer marketing.

Beauty influencers have to know every latest trend and product. Oftentimes they will partner with companies to receive new products before they drop to the public. Companies utilize this kind of marketing so that influencers have the chance to unbox, review, and share their favorite products to the public and build excitement before they’re available. If you love to try new products and you’re savvy with social media, you might want to explore a future in beauty influencing!

5. Beauty School Instructor

beauty school instructor teaching how to apply makeup

Leading the next generation of beauty professionals is no small feat. People come to LA from all over the world for a lot of reasons, and beauty school is no exception. Students have worked very hard to be accepted into school so they can pursue their future careers in LA. If you’re passionate about beauty and helping others, you might want to consider becoming an instructor in LA!

Our cosmetology instructor program can help you on your path to state certification and to helping others learn and be successful. If you’re curious about learning more, contact us to see how you could get started!

Get Started With Us

Take the next step with your dreams and apply at American Beauty College! We have two locations close to LA, and we can’t wait to help you pursue your future in the beauty industry! Contact us to learn more about getting started and see if we’re the right choice for you.

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