The enticing career opportunities in the hair and beauty industry continue to influence young girls everywhere, and there’s no surprise about it because many people think that working in hair and beauty is always glamorous as it seems. However, that’s not really true since there’s a lot of hard work and training that you need to do if you want to be on top.
There are various directions you may consider taking in this type of industry and we are going to discuss some career paths you may take a look at. If you are unique and determined, then there is no limit to your potential.
Take note that hairdressing and hairstyling are different from each other. A hairdresser’s expertise is about creating cuts and taking care of split ends while a hairstylist has a more creative pull and focuses on hair design. A hairstylist can cater to a wide range of beauty services such as shampooing, colouring, cutting, and styling of hair. They also give clients advice on how to take care of their hair at home.
#2 SALON HAIRDRESSER
A salon hairdresser necessitates a hands-on training so additional qualifications are not normally required. The most effective method to learn the tricks of the trade is to begin at the bottom as an assistant and be trained by a qualified hairdresser. You may also apply for hairdressing courses in your town, state, or region.
#3 MAKEUP ARTIST
A makeup artist is a versatile career in the beauty industry since it includes catwalk fashion, weddings, media shoots, televisions, and even movies. If you want to become a successful makeup artist, it’s necessary to choose your industry and then work on building your portfolio for that niche. If you like to do wedding makeup, earn plenty of hands-on experience and network with people in the industry so you can build up your contacts for future job opportunities. However, if you targeting to work for the big screen, you can get experience by using websites to apply for low/no paid jobs. Once you have a decent portfolio, you may start thinking about getting paid!
#4 SALON BEAUTICIAN
Unlike a makeup artist, you won’t feel the constraint of TV and media since you’ll be working directly with the end customer so you will definitely get to see the finished result. A beautician is a fulfilling job role as you’ll be spending every day transforming customers to look and feel great about themselves. You will enjoy it because of the satisfying feeling you’ll get from the direct interaction with a happy client.
#5 WEDDING HAIR & MAKEUP
With around 2.5 million weddings each year in the United States, the hair and beauty opportunities are exceptionally well-paid for trainees looking to enter into this industry that’s worth $40 billion every single year in the US alone. There are makeup artists who combine their skills with hair styling so that they can give an all-inclusive service for brides. It’s very alluring and affordable offer as it saves the bride money and helps to create continuity for the entire bridal look.
#6 SALON OR SPA OWNER
If you want to have your own salon or spa, you will be accountable for all salon operations, whether it’s physical and financial. Almost all salon owners have had some business management experience before investing in a salon. So for an individual who wants to own a salon, he or she is required to have a capital investment and good credit rating.
All it takes to triumph in the beauty industry is having the right training and you could easily begin a career in the fashion industries, movies, Broadway plays, a photo makeup artist/stylist or even own your own salon. The sky is the limit!
AUTHOR BIO: Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for MD College of Australia, a registered training organization delivering quality vocational education and training in beauty who creates a culture of uncompromised quality in education. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.14