What Skills are Required in Cosmetology Courses?
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Courses -- August 02, 2023
Cosmetology is an art and a science to cure skin ailments and make people look beautiful, younger and more presentable. This can be done by beauticians and by medical professionals. A beautician certified in cosmetology can make anyone look a better version of themselves by focusing on the skin, hair and makeup. On the other hand, a cosmetologist treats skin ailments and performs procedures on the skin to make the skin ageless and creates a “new you”. When you are in the cosmetology field, certain skills are required for you to perfect your profession.
We at Kosmoderma Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
have listed a few skills necessary to excel in your practice.
1. Have a Creative Bent
Creativity is the first and foremost skill you should possess to become a professional cosmetologist. If you are e medical cosmetologist, you must be creative to suggesting various treatment options to your clients for skin rejuvenation, ageing, etc. Creativity is the key to success for beauty treatments, like axing, hairstyling, makeup, etc., as you can give your client a look that he/she only dreams of.
2. Product Knowledge
If you are a professional cosmetologist, you should be well aware of the latest products and trends in the industry. If your product knowledge is good and updated, your clientele will be interested in exploring different treatment options in your clinic. This will increase your client base as one satisfied client brings more references. You should also keep updating your knowledge by reading the latest journals, attending seminars and conferences, etc.
3. Communication - A great soft skill
Communication is an important tool in every profession, and mastering communication will take you a long way ahead. If you are a cosmetologist, you should be able to converse at length with your clients. You should be able to explain your services to the clients and the benefit of these services to the client. You must communicate to your client in such a way that your client feels comfortable during and after the service.
4. Personal appearance
A pleasing personality brings a client back to your clinic/ salon. You should look presentable and have a pleasing personality at your workplace. Your clothes should be ironed, and your hair should be combed properly. Looking nice increases the vibes of your workplace and gives your clients a sense of confidence that they are coming to the right place.
5. Time Management
Cosmetologists (medical/ beauticians) have a list of appointments throughout the day, and it is important to cater for each patient/ client at a personal level. In doing so, most often, time management is compromised. A cosmetologist must fix the appointments smartly, keeping a buffer of 10 minutes between each client; this will, in turn, give breathing time to the cosmetologist. If the appointment for a client exceeds, it will not spill over to the other client/s appointment. This would ensure a lesser waiting time for clients and smooth operations.
6. Customer Service
In the service industry, we are always taught this line- “The customer is the king”, but unfortunately, cosmetologists forget to imbibe it in their daily practices. The cosmetologists should work towards providing the apt solution as asked by the clients- in doing so, they build relationships with the client. Once the relationship is built, it is mostly lifelong; hence, cosmetologists should provide the customer with the best service to strengthen this bond.
Interacting with industry peers and others at seminars or conferences is essential for building business. Cosmetologists should keep attending conferences and meeting new people; this ensures new learning and enhances the cosmetologists with the latest trends in the industry. Networking offline and online (social media) is a must in these times as it provides a tremendous opportunity for people to be aware of the services that cosmetologists are offering - thus increasing the client base.
This skill is the most important skill a cosmetologist should master as they face clients with different temperaments. Some clients will be polite and humble and listen to the cosmetologist; on the contrary, some will keep asking small questions and will not be convinced at any point but would want the cosmetologist to provide treatment. With these clients, patience is the key to success- the cosmetologist should be able to avoid heated arguments with the clients and try to convince them with a pleasant attitude and patience. Sometimes, after the session/ treatment, the client is unsatisfied and starts shouting. At this time, the cosmetologist should intervene and listen to the client patiently and solve the problem amicably without shouting- Providing the best customer service will bring referrals as one satisfied client brings another.
KAAM is one of the leading academies in the aesthetic industry presently. It has inspired many medical professionals and aestheticians to contribute to the global advancement and promising future in Aesthetics and Cosmetology. The latest innovation, multidisciplinary courses and world-class training have made this possible.
- KAAM provides a unique, single platform for medical professionals to learn, practice, and teach to explore many career opportunities.
- We offer skills-based training in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Aesthetics to all professionals across the globe.
- KAAM is an accredited academy offering training under the below-mentioned courses, which range from basic to advanced levels.
- Soft skills, entrepreneurship, technical training, etc., are mainly taught at KAAM by seasoned experts in the cosmetology field.
- We conduct hands-on training along with theoretical demonstrations during the training programs.
- Workshops conducted during these training programs at our academy expose the students to many veterans of the aesthetic industry. This increases their professional contacts.
- The students who have completed the courses from our institute have emerged to become successful aestheticians and cosmetologists.
- We also offer professional support to our students in setting up their clinics and increasing their client base.