If you have a passion for beauty and style the hairdressing industry is the business to be in. Since the beginning of time, hair has been a major factor in a person’s everyday life. Some may say the way you wear your hair represents who you are. The fact is, whether male or female people want to look good, and if you are looking good you definitely feel good.
Hairdressing in the state of Georgia is a booming business. The salon is not the only place to work as a hairdresser, being in Georgia with a lot of industry people you will have the opportunity to work in film and TV, photo studios, magazines, etc. These people have an image to uphold, and it starts with their hair. As a hairdresser you have the opportunity to express your creative side, meet new people, showcase your skills, make a name for yourself, and most importantly make lots of cash.
To become a hair dresser in Georgia, you will need to obtain a cosmetology license. The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requires that you complete 1500 hours of cosmetology school and 3000 hours of apprenticeship to become a licensed cosmetologist. There are many hairdresser schools to choose from all over Georgia. Many hairdressing schools offer evening and weekend classes to help work around a busy schedule.
The typical pay for a hair stylist in Georgia averages $20,730 to $29,870, depending on location. This rate can definitely be elevated with hard work and great marketing skills.
With over 617,000 hairdressers in the US, compared to other jobs the unemployment is very low. This is a booming industry that only has room for growth and can not be replaced by technology.
For more information on licensure in Georgia:
Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858