Explore A Beauty Career

Careers in Beauty

Vogue Students Start Their Beauty Careers in Exciting Places!

Since graduating from Vogue College of Cosmetology, our students have moved onto exciting and fulfilling careers at the following businesses and salons:

  • Regis Salons
  • Visible Changes
  • Great Clips
  • Super Cuts
  • Sports Clips
  • Over 100 private salons and spas in Texas and New Mexico
Career Considerations

Vogue College wants to ensure that students interested in pursuing a career in hair, skin or nails, consider all aspects of such a decision. Persons who want to become professionals in this field must:

  • Have finger dexterity and a sense of form and artistry
  • Enjoy working with the public and be able to follow a customer’s direction
  • Keep abreast of the latest hair, skin and nail care techniques and technological innovations
  • Work long hours while building a personal clientele in order to earn the desired income
  • Make a strong commitment to the educational process and complete the program of study
  • Learn the skills necessary to operate a personal business

Applicants and students should be aware that:

  • The work can be arduous and physically demanding because of long hours standing over a stylist’s chair, an esthetician’s treatment bed or manicurist table
  • There will be exposure to various chemicals and fumes that may cause allergic reactions or could be harmful if used incorrectly
  • The practice of safety and infection control is essential for effective and successful performance within the industry
  • Methods of compensation vary and may include straight salary, salary plus commission, straight commission, sliding scale commission, retail commission or independent contracting (renting space and equipment from an existing salon or spa).

Physical & Safety Demands of the Profession

The College educates students on the following physical demands essential to the beauty industry. Students must be able to perform these demands, with or without reasonable accommodations (as appropriate), to participate in the program and become a graduate. Students must understand that as part of the program, there may be other necessary physical and safety requirements. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these demands, you must direct a written request with documentation, to the manager prior to enrollment.

Some products used in the cosmetology industry may cause an allergic reaction. If you have encountered allergic reactions or are concerned about a reaction, you should consult with your physician. In addition, the profession requires that you work with sharp and/or hot instruments which could cause injury. During instruction, students will be educated on how to work with instruments and the procedure for conditions in which blood may become present.

To ensure continued success students will need to continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for career development in Cosmetology, Manicuring, and related fields. Students will be required to stand for long periods of time and perform precise work with arms and hands in a raised manner. Students must be able to physically and verbally interact with clients and staff. Students must have the ability to maintain work areas and sanitize all implements, towels and sheets that may have been used during a service. Individuals who want to become Cosmetologists and Manicurists must have finger and wrist dexterity, range of motion for their arms and backs and in several of the professions a sense of form and artistry. All should enjoy dealing with people and have the ability to utilize basic analytical skills to determine safe and proper use of implements and/or tools, products, disinfection specifications, and able to follow patrons’ instructions.

Cosmetology Student Skills and Expectations

Cosmetology students must have the skills to learn and ultimately be able to perform the following:

  • Evaluate, wet, shampoo, comb, sculpt, cut, braid and dry the clients hair and/or scalp
  • Evaluate, clean, file, buff, clip, massage and apply polish to a clients nails
  • Evaluate a clients hair color to determine a course of action to achieve the desired result
  • Evaluate, apply product and massage a clients face, hands, arms, feet and leg below knee
  • Evaluate, test temperature, apply and remove wax – Evaluate and apply product and makeup to a clients face

Esthetics Students Skills and Expectations:

Esthetics Students must have the skills to learn and ultimately be able to perform the following:

  • Examine clients’ skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
  • Cleanse clients’ skin with water, creams, or lotions.
  • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.
  • Select and apply cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, and tonics.

Manicuring Students Skills and Expectations:

Manicuring students must have the skills to learn and ultimately be able to perform the following:

  • Evaluate clients skin and nails – Evaluate, clean, file, buff, clip, and apply polish to a clients nails
  • Evaluate, apply product and massage a clients hands, arms, feet and leg below knee
  • Evaluate, test temperature, apply paraffin to hands and or feet
  • Evaluate and apply product to clients hands and or feet
Start Your Career at Vogue College

Vogue College has been training students since 1967 and has graduated more than 52,000 professionals. We are accredited by the National Association of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences, the industry standard for premier education in cosmetology, nails, and esthetics.

With over 50 years of experience in the beauty industry, Vogue College focuses on the individual, giving you the educational and artistic foundation you need in order to succeed in the field of your choice.


Everyone at Vogue is very caring and friendly. The staff is very helpful.

Melissa L.

Great place to go to school. all the teachers are very helpful, I loved them all. 10/10 recommend :)

Kaylin R.

My experience so far has been amazing. There is a new teacher for the nail tech program. She is so talented and patient with teaching and sharing her skills.

Maegan C.

Vogue offers a safe environment for me to learn. I like that the instructors are very knowledgeable.

Connie C

The school gives us amazing opportunities to branch out and be creative. The teachers are always there to help us better our skills. They give us advice and their time. Vogue helps us help others.

Katelyn M.

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