Information on Salary and Job in Cosmetology
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.