Cosmetology resumes are precise job application documents that outline your eligibility to fit into a particular organization. We have written the word “particular” because we assume that you will create a different resume for each position that you apply for. This is a given. There are some kinds of information that should never be included in your resume:

• Age
• Marital status
• Sports
• Hobbies
• References

Take a look at the following resume sample for cosmetology positions.


Cosmetology Resume Sample


Sarah Morrison

6302 Washington Street ● Saint James, MO 55454 ● (000) 121-1454 ● s.morr @ email . com


Performance Summary: Seasoned cosmetologist who is highly motivated to achieve goals in sync with clients’ specific beauty needs. Exceptionally well-versed in providing hair and skin care services in keeping with industry trends and personal preferences. A meticulous individual who effectively determined each client’s individual beauty preferences and provides them with correlating feedback. Track record of performing manicures and pedicures, applying makeup, providing skin care regimes such as facial, extractions and wraps.


• Hair/Skin Analysis• Product Demonstration• Scheduling and Follow-up
• Facial Treatments• Manicure/Pedicure• Scalp Treatment
• Work Station Setup• Hair Re-bonding• Retail Upselling
• Nail Art• Makeup Advice• Equipment Use


Innovative Spa Management, Saint James, MO (11/2013 to Present)

• Implement a herbal facial treatment plan for clients with delicate or sensitive skin, resulting in a 32% increase in clientele
• Train 32 cosmetologist assistants (over a course of 4 years) in providing facial treatments and hairstyling services and understanding beauty industry trends
• Interview clients to determine their hair and skin beauty needs
• Respond to questions regarding the salon’s services and provide suggestions according to each client’s specific needs
• Scheduled appointments of clients
• Updated and maintained their records including personal preferences and beauty services offered in the past
• Assess clients’ skin and hair to determine what procedures will suit them best
• Inquire into and record any allergies that clients may have to salon products such as ammonia or color

AA Beauty Salon, Saint James, MO (5/2010 to 11/2013)

• Chosen from amongst 45 other cosmetologists to provide makeup services for a Hollywood movie titled The Show Dancers
• Introduced a collagen filling equipment called CollageFit, which resulted in 85 clients of rival salons showing interest, out of which 68 were converted into business-giving clients
• Cut and style hair according to each individual client’s specific instructions and face structure
• Perform facials, manicures and pedicures on clients and respond positively to requests for nail and body art
• Educate clients about hair and skin home care and suggest retail products to use according their hair and skin types
• Create and maintain records of each client, focusing on treatments provided and any allergies or reactions to beauty products

Assistant Cosmetologist
The Style Lounge, Saint James, MO (1/2005 to 5/2010)

• Scheduled appointments with clients over the telephone and in person
• Greeted clients as they arrived and ensured that a therapist or cosmetologist was assigned to them
• Assisted cosmetologists in assessing clients’ hair and skin and provide feedback for therapies and styles
• Set up work stations and hand tools and supplies during each beauty procedure
• Upsold the salon’s retail products by engaging clients in conversation and providing them with information on benefits of using them
• Provided suggestions for home care for skin and hair problems


Missouri State Cosmetologist License – Current

St. James Community College, Saint James – 2004
Associate’s Degree in Cosmetology
Coursework: Salon Operations ~ Chemical Services, Hair/Thermal Styling ~ Esthetics ~ Nail Technology