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How has Cosmetology Changed in the Last 50 years?

General EducationFebruary 25, 2019

Picture this: it’s the 1960s, and you’re flipping through a beauty magazine filled with mod eye makeup, bubble hair styles and pastel nails. Brands including Covergirl, Maybelline and Max Factor reign supreme, with products modeled by Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy and other “it” girls of the decade. Cosmetology was a booming industry – and its popularity has only grown.

Once an industry encouraging women to seek youthfulness and femininity, cosmetology now supports creativity and inclusivity. Best of all, beauty inspiration – originally limited to salons, shops and magazines – is now easily attainable, thanks to an unprecedented wave of technological advancements and social media.

Fast forward several decades: a surge of aspiring cosmetologists took to their computers to demonstrate various looks on YouTube. Some earn their certifications while continuing to share content and connect with followers. This combination of credentials and community led many artists to have successful careers, including collaborations with mega beauty brands. Instagram has helped generate countless influencers, connecting them to potential fans around the globe.

Today, #beautyinspo is limitless. Content can be accessed instantly on a phone. Quality products and services, once limited to department stores and salons, now thrive at standalone cosmetic retailers. Social progress means a variety of products and styles are now donned – and created – by women and men from various backgrounds.

If you’re passionate about helping others look and feel their best, cosmetology could be a great fit for you. Fortis offers a cosmetology program at our Pensacola, FL location. For more information, explore our Cosmetology Program or call 1-855-436-7847.  

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