What Are the Physical and Safety Requirements of the Industry?
As with most occupations, cosmetologists must exercise many safety precautions. Listed below are several that we feel are extremely important to observe.
Physical Demands of our Profession
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.
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How Much Money Can You Make?
Our goal is to prepare our students to be financially successful in their cosmetology career. This profession offers a variety of opportunities at several levels and success will depend on the individual’s initiative and expectations.
Many salons, (particularly chain salons) offer an hourly wage in addition to bonuses and benefits such as health insurance and paid vacations. This type of salon generally has an established client base. Traditionally, salons pay their employees on a percentage basis. This usually means a smaller income initially as it takes time to build a clientele. The most common split is 60/40, with the salon providing all the products used.
You can lease a station within a salon and start your own business. Known as Booth Rental, a monthly rental fee is paid to the salon owner for the space and you in turn run your own business and everything that would entail. The rental averages in our area range from $500.00 to $1,000.00 per month. Booth Rental is not recommended until you have an established clientele, but it is an excellent way to go once you do have a clientele.
It is also relatively easy to become a Salon owner, established salons are frequently available, the cost of starting a new salon is much more reasonable than many types of businesses.
The future employment opportunities for cosmetologists are very positive. There are many entry level positions waiting to be filled and income potential is only moving upward. A recent survey of cosmetologists in our area shows a broad range, from $30,000 to $100,000 plus per year.
THE COLLECTIV Academy
An NACCAS Accredited School
The COLLECTIV Academy accreditation is from the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). National accreditation allows us to participate in US of Dept. of Education financial aid programs for those students who qualify. NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for cosmetology & esthetics schools. Schools that are accredited have met national standards of educational performance which have been determined by a neutral non-governmental agency. NACCAS is recognized under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 38, U.S. Code and subsequent legislation.
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The COLLECTIV Academy is licensed as a Corporation in the Salt Lake CIty, Utah under city ID #52809
COLLECTIV Academy is also licensed as a Cosmetology/Barbering School with the State of Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing under license # 80115615610
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