Cosmetology is the study of processes used to increase a person's beauty. It includes hairstyling, manicuring, pedicuring, hair removal and various skin treatments. Modern cosmetology schools often cover beauty makeup briefly, and in some schools, not at all. While it is not unheard of for special effects makeup artists to begin as cosmetologists, it is by no means a requirement, and most professionals would consider beginning with cosmetology with the sole intent of advancing to Special FX makeup a waste of time.

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