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What Are the Requirements for Funeral Home Cosmetology?


I am considering a career in funeral home cosmetology. What are the requirements?

I would recommend studying at a local mortuary college. The area of cosmetology requires extensive knowledge of physiognomy (the study of the muscles of the face), color scale, recreative artistry, and chemistry.

Many of the mortuary schools offer courses that cover all of these areas. Funeral homes in urban settings sometimes use local services to come and do hair and some cosmetics. Most do their own cosmetic work as part of the normal preparation of the deceased.

The best advice I can give would be to go and talk to your local funeral home/funeral director and ask what requirements the funeral home may have. The funeral director may even have other suggestions for your particular part of the country.

Good luck with your search.--Stephen Dawson

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