Why Cosmetology is Great for Military Families | Montana Academy of Salons

August 29, 2017

Why a Career in Cosmetology Could be Great for Military Spouses

As a member of a military family, you have to move around the U.S. to different bases and stations. Moving so often can make holding down a job a little bit tricky for military spouses. Considering an education and career in cosmetology is a potential solution to this problem.

military couple homecoming

While each state’s requirements may be a little bit different, the knowledge and skills that you can gain in cosmetology school will remain the same. This means that when you move, you may have to do a few things to get licensed in the new state, but once this is done you should have all the qualifications to work as a beauty professional.


Going to cosmetology school can give you a variety of different skills such as manicuring, skin care, hairstyling, chemical services, and salon management just to name a few. With this broad skillset, cosmetologists can help a wide variety of people with different needs and demands. Another perk is that this makes the job of a cosmetologist exciting because you don’t have to do the same thing over and over again.

military spouse working as a hair stylist

Anytime, Anywhere

One of the most appealing parts of working as a cosmetologist for military spouses is that it is a very flexible career choice. You can have flexibility to work the hours that are best for you and to create your own schedule. You can even become your own boss. With the constant moving and relocating, cosmetology can travel with you.

These are some of the jobs that you can find when you move to a new place or that can travel around with you if you have a cosmetology license:

  • Freelance makeup artist and hairstylist
  • Salon owner or manager
  • Salon hairstylist
  • Platform artist
  • Product representative

Help Others

Service is a central theme and way of life for military families. This is another reason that cosmetology is such a great fit for military spouses. As a cosmetologist you can find satisfaction in the work you do because you are helping others feel more confident and beautiful. It is a great feeling when a customer leaves with a big smile on their face and you can tell that they feel amazing about the way they look!

hair stylist giving back

Giving Back

At Montana Academy of Salons, we are grateful for the service and dedication of all the military families. We know that you give so much and work hard. We want to give back and help. We do this by offering an education in beauty that you can take with you wherever you may go.


If you have more questions about how cosmetology is a great career choice for military spouses, contact us. We can help. We can also walk you through the admissions process and how to get started. Begin your journey to a new career that you can take with you! We can’t wait to help you.

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