Where have you been? Male stylists and hair professionals are all the rage!
I don’t know about you, but when I’m scrolling through the hip, new hair and style trend shows on reality TV, one thing happens:
Boys. Boys. Boys. (Sorry…do you want me to say MEN instead?)
Regardless of how you roll, men are styling women’s hair to the nines. They’re way up to speed on the trends so clients will look hip and relevant and are creating beautiful styles at every turn.
An even newer trend (but already pretty darn stable), is the resurgence of the “Men’s Barbershop.” It is — and it isn’t! — your grandpa’s shop. Sure, men can count on a great cut. But have you thought about the extra bennies these Man Havens are providing?
- The newest styles and trends
- Mastery of all hair types to create your client’s custom look
- Specialty services like shaves, mini massages…sometimes even a sweet buff on the man hand nails
- Razor cuts for that special design you need for game day, celebrations or just every day
Aside from the necessities, the best of all (at least I’m thinking it might be!) is the camaraderie that comes out of a shop.
Seriously, it might be okay in a pinch (and that’s a BIG might be…), but who really wants to pull into the local big box strip mall and dole out $10-15 for a twelve minute haircut? Don’t you want clients who deserve more? Who trust you? Who put their heads in your hands because they know your skills are top notch?
If you’ve got the vision, the passion and the personality to change and improve people’s lives by building their self esteem and their confidence, a career in Cosmetology may be calling your name.
The jobs are there! Hair Salons. Barber Shops. Even owning your own business. Wherever you want to start, the right training will set you up for success. Are you ready? Because we’re ready for you.
With your Cosmetology AAS degree, you can plant your sites on any number of career paths:
- Barber, hairdressers, and cosmetologists
- Manicurists and Pedicurists
- Skincare Specialists
You can also expect a median starting salary, according to national BLS statistics, of $24,900 with a job growth outlook from 2016-26 of 13%.
Plus, with an AAS in COS, you can also look at transferring to a four-year school to pursue a Cosmetology Management degree if you’ve got dreams to pursue the next level of salon management and ownership. Or maybe you’re looking for a track where you’ll be clipping a little more quickly? Check out Kirtland’s certificate programs. Designed to get you into the workforce on a fast-track pace, this might just be the starting point for you. You can check out a COS or Esthetician certificate to get your rolling because we’ve got those too!
Believe it or not, you haven’t heard the coolest part yet. Kirtland just moved their COS training labs or the brand new addition on the Grayling Campus (exit 251 on I-75, and easily accessible from I-75, US-127, M-72 and M-32). Wait until you see it — a tour is DEFINITELY in order. It’s not your grandma’s salon for sure. Can you envision a completely brand new, cutting edge, stylish training lab? It is a REAL salon where you’ll learn everything you need to hit the ground running in your new career. Warm up your shears and your razors, guys. This COS lab (ahem…super cool, REAL salon) is gonna knock your socks off. We guarantee it!
Guess what? If you’re not sure, we’re here to help you navigate the field. Our trained, expert advisors, financial aid specialists and instructors with years of industry experience are ready to make you the best you can be. Don’t let a silly thing like ”guys don’t cut hair in northern Michigan” stop you. That’s a bunch of BS! Whether you stay here or set your sites on future destinations unknown — let this amazing training be the thing that sets you apart and makes you shine!
Go ahead and apply for admission or give us a call (leave us a message if it’s after hours right now. so you’ll be one step closer): 989-275-6745. What are you waiting for?