November 4, 2016
There’s nothing more satisfying than enhancing people’s beauty and boosting their confidence – and that’s exactly what we do in the beauty industry. Just as satisfying are the variety of careers you can choose from.
We’ve listed some great careers to help you get on the right track to beautifying the world.
We all know how a hairstyle can make all the difference to a person’s appearance. We also know how much of a hassle doing hair from home can be. Imagine all of the special events in your life – from proms, to graduation, to weddings – people need hairstylists for that! Hairstylists not only solve hair hassles, they contribute to wonderful milestones in people’s lives.
Hairstylist earnings can grow depending on where services are being done – from high-end salons to theater productions. As for opening your own salon, capital isn't terribly expensive, which presents the opportunity for even higher earnings.
Just like hairstylists, Makeup artistry has plenty of variety. This job is flexible in location too, as many makeup artists work outside of salons and in fields like theater, television, and movies. This job is also just as sentimental as hairstyling, as artists are often adding beauty to special occasions and milestones in people’s lives.
Well-manicured nails can make all the difference in someone’s appearance as well. And it’s an exciting field with the variety of colors and styles that come out season by season.
There are a couple of routes you can take in this field – from nail care to nail design.
● Manicurist/Nail Artist: Focuses on the look and design of the nails. This includes manicures, pedicures, applying artificial nails, polishing, conditioning, etc.
● Nail Care Artist: Focuses on the health of the nails. This includes treating fungal infections, ingrown nails, etc.
Beautiful skin is very important to a person’s confidence and health. An esthetician focuses on the face, rather than the entire body like a dermatologist. Skin care treatments like massages, facials, and hair removal are typically performed within a home, in a salon, or in a spa.
Of course, beauty professionals should have a natural talent, but being able to apply the best practices takes the direction of an experienced professional. As careers in cosmetology, nail tech, and skincare are expected to rise between 10% to 12% by 2024, the need for educators will continue to grow with it. And with their flexible schedules, educators still have time to practice outside of the classroom.