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This is a unique field where there are many opportunities to own your own business. Salon or spa ownership allows you to achieve a healthy income, flexibility in your personal life and work schedule, and creativity. Many Cosmetology school graduates choose to go on and own their own salon because they want to be their own boss, controlling their income, and enjoy making people look and feel fabulous. Salon/Spa Owners have the options to:
- Manicures and Pedicures
- Paraffin Treatments
- Natural Nail Manicures
- Nail Extensions
- Artificial Nail Applications
- Gels, Wraps, and Acrylic Applications
- Creative Nail Art
- And More...
Nail artistry is one of the hottest segments of the salon and spa business. In fact, nail care has blossomed into what can be considered an industry in its own right. Nail artists are in demand to work in full service salons, day spas, nail salons, hotels, resorts, health clubs, and more. If you enjoy continuous learning and staying on top of the latest trends while expressing your creative side, becoming a nail artist might be a great career option.
United States Department of Labor and Statistics 1
Projected Industry Employment Growth: 14-19%
Median Hourly Wages: $10.82
General Outlook - Employment is expected to grow at a faster than average rate of 19% over the next 10 years. Continued growth in the number full-service spas and nail salons will also generate numerous job openings for manicurists, pedicurists, and skin care specialists.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos332.htm (visited October 13, 2011).