Because hair color is an art and a science, clients search high and low for a colorist they can trust to help them look their best. Some salons have cosmetologists who specialize in either cutting or coloring; other salons employ stylists who do both.
A successful hair colorist career requires good communication. Details are important – you’ll want to make sure that each client gets the color he or she truly wants. Hair colorists work with chemicals and rely on perfect timing. Hair colorists also need to be up on the latest trends and techniques in hair color so they can provide clients with cutting-edge looks.
See how Angel Drake and other Regency Beauty Institute graduates have created successful careers in hair coloring and styling.
went to the 2012 Wella Trend Vision National Student Competition because of her hard work and love of color.
is a platform artist, classroom educator, national award-winning stylist, international competitor, and behind-the-scenes stylist at New York’s Fashion Week.
built her cosmetology career in Berlin, Germany, where she had a thriving freelance business doing hair styling for music videos.
Hair color is a diverse – and colorful – part of cosmetology. Hair colorists specialize in altering the color or tint of their client’s hair using dyes and bleaches. According to a 2008 study done by Clairol, 75% of women say they color their hair. That could mean adding highlights or lowlights; neutralizing grays, or completely transforming from blonde to brunette, or brunette to redhead.
Getting a hair colorist job usually requires a combination of formal training at a state accredited cosmetology school plus passing a state licensing exam.
Because hair coloring is a popular service – and is often very profitable for the salon – hair colorists often earn more than general stylists. A 2007 study by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences showed that hair colorists in specialized salons made $46,402, while hair colorists in general salons made $42,965.
Regency Beauty Institute can help prepare you for a career as a hair colorist or show you how to develop the skills you need to make hair coloring an important part of the salon and spa services you offer your clients.
At Regency Beauty Institute, we offer a comprehensive cosmetology program covering hair coloring and styling, skin care and makeup, and manicures and pedicures. Our hair coloring curriculum includes learning all about:
- Color theory – the law of color
- The level system
- Hair color products
- Gray hair formulation
- Color application techniques
- Stages of lightening
- Foils (highlighting)
Plus, you’ll learn the business-building skills you need to build your clientele and establish yourself as a successful hair colorist.
Enroll in Regency beauty school where you can turn your flair for color into a career as a hair colorist.
Certain of these career paths may require additional training, experience or licensure, and others may not require a license to perform. Students should also be aware that (1) the law may differ by state as to the training, experience, or licensure that will be required for any of the career opportunities in the list and (2) state reciprocity laws may limit the application of program completion in one state to licensure in any other state.
Regency has not made and will not make any guarantees of employment or salary upon graduation.