3 Facts About the Cosmetology Industry for 2021

After over a year of self-styling, at-home dye kits, and nervous attempts at following YouTube tutorials, the first thing many people are doing once they’re fully vaccinated is booking an appointment with their cosmetologist. The pandemic has definitely made for a few rough spots in the cosmetology industry, but as we get farther into 2021 and things take a turn toward the optimistic, it’s time to sharpen your shears and get ready for a fresh new start. Beginning with a look at where we’re at with the beauty industry right now.

Specialized cosmetology services — like skin care and manicures — are expected to grow much faster than average through 2029.

The past months have made many people realize just how much they value the work done by beauty professionals. Trying to wield your own scissors or polish your own nails at home and get that desired look really puts some perspective on the level of skill it takes to be a cosmetologist. And specialized services in areas like skin care are expected to be especially hot commodities according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as more and more people invest in their long-term beauty and wellness. Which means right now is the perfect time to ensure that your cosmetology licensing is up-to-date and sign up for any cosmetology continuing education courses that could help enhance the services you offer.

The global beauty industry is expected to reach a value of $863 billion by 2024.

863 billion in just three short years. That’s more than big business. Today’s cosmetology industry is more globalized and interconnected than ever before, with today’s clients wanting to take advantage of beauty trends and secrets from around the world. (Just look at Korean skin care, for example.) And that’s good news for today’s cosmetologists, but it also means it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the field’s latest developments, innovations, and changes. Staying plugged in to the global beauty climate, keeping up with continuing education classes — things like this will be key to ensuring that you’re able to provide your clients with the most up-to-date services.

American women spend an average of $313 a month on their appearance.

Women in the U.S. are not afraid of investing in quality beauty care from licensed professionals, and it’s no surprise why. We look good, we feel good, which means we can bring the confidence and A-game we need to tackle the challenges of the modern woman’s world. A new cut and color, a blowout, a skin treatment, a pedicure — all of these things are services you can provide to help make a difference in your clients’ lives. A growing market, a dynamic industry, an opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives — all these are reasons we often get into the beauty industry, and they’re also why maintaining cosmetology licensing requirements and cosmetology continuing education courses. At StateCE, you can access fully online continuing education classes that are self-paced and can be completed at your own time, without having to sacrifice days to sitting in a classroom somewhere. Those are days you could be dedicating to helping clients, and we want to help you reclaim that without shortchanging your credits. To find out more, contact StateCE today or give us a call at 877.603.4073.