10 Reasons to Start a Career in the Beauty Industry

Imagine doing what you love every day and making people look and feel beautiful while you are at it! This dream can become a reality if you are hard-working and have a passion for the beauty industry. Becoming a licensed cosmetologist can open up a world of opportunities as cosmetology is influential to fashion trends all over the world. Dream big; the sky’s the limit!


The beauty industry has been around since the beginning of time, will probably never go away, and is one of the most lucrative industries. Earning a cosmetology license can open doors to employment opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • Hair stylist
  • Eyelash extensions artist
  • Makeup artist
  • Wax artist
  • Esthetician
  • Nail technician
  • Beauty influencer
  • Entrepreneur

As a hairstylist you will be trained in cutting, coloring, styling, and updo techniques, just to name a few. As a makeup artist you can be equipped for bridal looks, special events, celebrity makeup or even fashion looks for editorial photo shoots.

There are many different theatrical makeup and stylist opportunities as well such as working on the set of a movie or backstage at a play or musical. Within the scope of a cosmetology license you have the ability to work at a spa and specialize in skin care and facials or even work at a nail salon or lash lounge.

Like to travel? Cruise ships and high-end resorts are amazing opportunities for cosmetologists. If you are driven by numbers, retail might be your sweet spot, or maybe you are more of a trendsetter and Instagram Influencer is where you shine.

Though state requirements vary, transferring your license state to state allows you to keep your license wherever life takes you. In the beauty industry, there is always something new you can venture into to suite the many seasons of your life.


No sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day in this industry! Cosmetologists can work in a variety of settings from the salon floor to a movie set or a tranquil wilderness spa. No matter what specialty you choose, rest assured there can be an atmosphere that is right for you.

In the world of a salon, it is common to have a team-like setting so you can surround yourself with collaborators and learn from your colleagues and mentors. This is an industry where you can definitely learn something new every day and it is incredibly helpful to be part of a team.

More of a solo artist? No problem! You can rent your own station or chair specific to your personal clientele. There are many options when it comes to choosing the perfect work environment in which you can thrive.


Licensed professionals have more credibility, security and earning power. The beauty industry is continuing to grow faster than the national average. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of talent, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making money in the beauty industry!

From working in a salon to becoming a celebrity stylist or building your own business, your income can be reflected by your work ethic and the relationships you build. The more senior you become, the higher you can raise your prices. So start now!


As a licensed cosmetologist, you have the freedom of being your own boss. Once you are established in the industry, there are many opportunities to create your own business such as opening up your own salon or renting a station to provide services around your busy schedule. This gives you the opportunity to decide when and how you want to make your mark in the industry.

It is highly recommended to get as much experience as possible learning from other salon owners or other mentors before going out on your own. Most of the time entrepreneurs work twice as hard and twice as long as most professions but they reap the rewards of building a business that is all their own!


“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

It is often said that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. There is no denying that this industry takes discipline, practice and persistence, all of which constitute hard work. However, if you are passionate about something it is much more rewarding to reach goals and hit benchmarks along the journey to success. What could possibly be more gratifying than helping people to look and feel beautiful every day?

Our cosmetology program has three levels: 

Core, Adaptive and Creative.


Phase 1 (CORE) 

  • Perming and smoothing hair
  • Hair coloring and lightening
  • Precision haircutting skills
  • Manicure and pedicures

Phase 2 (ADAPTIVE) 

  • Practice on real people in a salon-like environment
  • Artificial Nails
  • Makeup
  • Facials
  • Lashes
  • Perfect your skills

Phase 3 (CREATIVE) 

  • Work independently.
  • Prepare a career portfolio.
  • Prepare to pass the State Board test.
  • Develop speed and prepare to start your career.

Licensing Examinations

Our cosmetology curriculum prepares you for your life beyond the classroom doors. But before you can land your dream job in the beauty industry, you must first pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations of Cosmetology.

Our dedicated educators are trained to teach using a unique multifaceted approach that addresses the full range of learning styles in every lesson, with every student. Whether you’re a visual learner or prefer a hands-on education, we’ll help you feel confident and prepared to pass the state board examination and become a licensed cosmetologist.

Passing the written and the practical examination is one of the eligible requirements you must meet in order to obtain your cosmetology license.


Professional-Level Supplies

When you enroll at our academy, you’ll receive a complete kit of professional-level supplies. Your kit includes all the necessity styling tools and cutting, color and styling essentials. You’ll also receive access to digital, print and video instructional materials.
Hands-on Learning

Throughout your enrollment, you’ll be hands-on with many different learning experiences, from mannequins to models and more! You’ll also get to learn through Pivot Point Fundamentals, which are specially designed for a digital environment, maximizing the potential for a blended learning experience.

  • Exclusive video tutorials
  • Guest artists
  • Live demos
  • Live models
  • Mannequin heads

Professional Skills Development

Beyond how to cut and style, our cosmetology school teaches you fundamental business skills to help you establish yourself as a true professional within the industry. Some of the many skills you’ll walk away with include:

  • Business skills
  • Educational and career path guidance
  • Leadership skills
  • Merchandising skills
  • Personal career plan
  • Portfolio prep
  • Retail skills

Opportunities to Shine

There are so many opportunities to grow and hone your skills at Champions Barber and Beauty Academy! We’re extremely active within the Waco, TX community and strive to organize events and activities that immerse our students. Some of the opportunities you’ll have include:

  • Activities outside of school
  • Fashion shows
  • FUNraising for charity
  • Industry events
  • Salon open house
  • Student teams


Contact Champions Barber and Beauty Academy today at 254-300-2320 to learn more about our program, submit an application, or to request enrollment information for our beauty school.