What skills do you need to become a cosmetologist?

Whatever state you live in you will have to attend a credited cosmetology school and attend, pass and get a certificate. What personal skills you need are personality, ability to work closely with people, an eye for color and be able to apply makeup to fit a persons face and the time of day. This is almost like an extension of an artist, your canvas is a real live person. You have to know how to cut hair, dye hair, do makeup, everything dealing with nails, facials, and got to have patience when people don't like the cut. You have to be able to stay on your feet on day too. Cosmotology is a fun job you just need to have skills.