Cosmetology is a very demanding profession. It requires a lot of standing which can lead to a variety of leg and foot problems. A quality shoe can help to eliminate some of these problems. The repetitious work involving the arms and hands can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a wrist problem that may require surgery. It is important that cosmetologists use quality implements and hold them correctly. Upper and lower back strain is sometimes experienced by cosmetologists and is usually the result of improper chair height.