A cosmetology degree is one in which the individual learns the techniques of hair styling. So much more than just hair cutting, a cosmetology program will teach every aspect of hair care. As a cosmetologist you will learn the art of cutting, color and styling, different types of hair. You will also learn specialized techniques such as permanent waves, curling, weaves, extensions and hair straightening. Choosing to build upon your degree, you may also learn the practices of manicure, pedicure and nail maintenance and how to professionally apply make-up. Cosmetology is a degree that allows you to work in the beauty industry in many different facets.