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Careers in Cosmetology

Career Choices Illustration

When I started attending school here at the Cinta Aveda Institute, I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to be when I got done with the program. One of the reasons I decided to start with the Cosmetology program is because I felt it would open me up to a whole world of possibilities. There are a whole world of career options to choose from that are all covered under the umbrella of the cosmetology license and give the licensee tremendous choice between possible careers in the industry.

  • Most people that graduate from the cosmetology program will most likely go on to be stylists, color specialists, cutting specialists, general hairdressers, or maybe even salon owners.
  • Cosmetologists that want to work hands-on with the public can also become manicurists, skin care specialists, or makeup artists.
  • Those that love to teach can become a brand ambassador, institute instructor, or master stylist and educator at a salon.
  • Those who like to work on their own terms can become a freelance stylist.
  • Those who love the glitz and glam of Hollywood might be suited to movie styling or editorial photo shoot styling.
  • You can also get a job in theater, the fashion industry, as a platform stylist, sales representative, or at a hotel or resort.

Whatever your passion or skill set, a cosmetology license can give you the credentials to achieve your goals in the beauty industry.

Homemade Bath Products Using Aveda

Since schooling at Cinta Aveda institute, I have been inspired to integrate more clean and natural products—and ways of life—into my daily routine. I decided to make the beauty and skincare products that I use at home. The recipe below has been one of the most successful of my endeavors, and the most fun as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Happy bathing!

Aveda Bath Bombs

  • 8 ounces baking soda
  • 4 ounces cornstarch
  • 4 ounces Epsom salts
  • 2 teaspoons of organic turmeric1
  • 4 ounces citric acid
  • ¾ teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons Aveda Singular Note [I used Ylang Ylang]
  • 2 Tablespoons Aveda Composition Oil [I used Beautifying Oil]
  • Dried flowers or herbs of your choosing [optional]
  • Equipment: plastic craft ornaments as molds. Use the type that have two halves that snap together which makes beautiful perfect sphere shapes. Depending on the size of your molds, you’ll need three to six of them. You’ll also need gloves for hand protection—citric acid is abrasive.
  1. Mix all the baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salts, and turmeric in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the water, and oils. If you are using an optional liquid natural dye, add it here.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the natural coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed: an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Put on gloves, and add the citric acid and mix again. Citric acid is abrasive, so don’t skip the gloves.
  5. Tightly pack the mixture into your mold. Let it dry for 24 hours.
  6. Carefully remove the bombs from molds and let them dry another 24-48 hours before packaging. Make sure to store in a dry area.
  1. The turmeric adds a yellow tint to my bombs. You could use another natural dye depending on your desired scent.

Makes 3 to 6 bombs depending on size of your molds