Beautician vs Cosmetologist

If attending beauty school is something you are considering, or if you are wanting to hire the right person for your next big post-COVID event, you may wonder what the difference is between those with the title of ‘Beautician’ and those with the title of ‘Cosmetologist’.

Let’s explore the differences, shall we?

Beautician

  • A term used to describe someone who is skilled in treatments like the following:
    • Hair cutting, colouring, and styling.
    • Facials, waxing, and other basic skincare services.

Cosmetologist

  • A term used to describe someone with a more well-rounded education, specializing in a larger range of services.
  • A cosmetologist will be skilled in the following (but not limited to):
    • Hair cutting, colouring, and styling.
    • Makeup application.
    • Facials, waxing, and other more technical skincare services.
    • Manicures, pedicures, and other nail treatments.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to find the perfect beautician or cosmetologist for you! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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