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Despite the fact that the field seems elite and glamorous, being a cosmetician is hard work. Through most of the day cosmeticians must work on their feet. Some days are relaxing while others are quite hectic. Cosmeticians and salon owners can easily work more than 40 hours per week. Weekend and lunch-hour time slots are often especially busy. On the positive side, it is a very social position. Cosmeticians see a variety of clients each day and perform a variety of services. They learn a lot from their clients—about their lives and their jobs.

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