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As a cosmetologist, you can decipher all the strange things listed on the labels. You need to know what’s inside the packaging before you try putting it on your skin. It’s the same with recruiters:
They see you, but they don’t know what’s hidden beneath your confident smile. And they know that a bad batch can cause more harm than good. That’s why you need a cosmetology resume—to show exactly what you’re made of.
This guide will show you:
A cosmetology resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
How to write a cosmetology resume that will land you more interviews.
Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on a cosmetology resume.
How to describe your experience on a resume for a cosmetologist to get any job you want.
Licensed cosmetologist with 7+ years of experience, skilled in makeup application, cutting, and styling. Seeking to be part of providing continued cosmetology excellence at Bangs ‘n’ Booms. At Face Forward, maintained 98% positive customer comments. Upsold $3,000 per week in products.
March 2014–April 2019
Sold $3,000 a week in hair and makeup products.
Maintained 98% positive customer comments average for 5 years.
Built relationships with steady stable of 50+ loyal clients.
Received favorable writeup in the Beauty on the Beach blog.
Eyes Hair Mouth Wow
Jan 2012–Feb 2014
Worked as staff cosmetologist in close-knit team of four.
Became a favorite makeup artist for Orange Aardvark Agency.
Cosmetologist of the month 5X.
2011–2015 Boca Beauty Academy
Cosmetology Program With Florida State License
Pursued a passion for laser hair removal, makeup, and skin.
Chosen as #1 Vidal Sassoon Connection student.
Florida State Cosmetology License COSMO 1 (DBPR)
Soft skills: Interpersonal skills, listening, creativity, attention to detail
Hard skills: Makeup application, cutting, styling, customer service, skin care
Weekly CrossFit for fun and fitness.
Volunteer 2x per month at St. Augustine Soup Kitchen.
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Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.
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