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Associate Degree


What can I do in cosmetology?

If you like to help others look and feel their best, then a career in cosmetology is for you. You can pursue a variety of careers, including cosmetologist, cosmetology instructor, hairstylist, makeup artist, beauty/fashion consultant, salon owner/manager, hair color technician, nail technician, sales representative, and esthetician.

What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

To be successful in the cosmetology field, you must have great people skills and be detail-oriented. It is important to have a desire to continue learning new information and skills, because cosmetology is constantly changing, and it is important to stay current on new technology and techniques. Business knowledge, communication skills and professionalism are also key to succeeding in this field.

Where can I work?

You can find employment opportunities in spas or wellness centers, salons, resorts, cruise ships and dermatologist offices. You can also work as an educator for product manufacturers, become a licensed instructor or open your own business. With changing tastes and fashion trends, there is an abundance of job opportunities in cosmetology.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

Trident Technical College prepares you to sit for the state licensing exam in your area of study. At TTC you will find:

  • small class size
  • hands-on training providing valuable experience
  • dedicated and caring instructors
  • a positive, energetic environment
  • professional products used in clinics and labs

TTC’s Cosmetology Advisory Board, made up of salon and spa owners, helps ensure our graduates have the skills employers need.

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