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September 8, 2013

Beauty Industry Careers: Popular Jobs in Beauty Industry

With the economy the way it is, many creative people may feel disheartened over their lack of career options. But the amount of available beauty industry careers means that you shouldn’t have to settle for work you hate. Read on for more information about work in the beauty industry.

Hairstylist

For those considering a career styling hair who are still in high school, it’s a good idea to see if your school or nearby schools offer vocational training. Many training programs include hairstylist training, and eventual certification. But you don’t have to be young for this career path. Apply to multiple beauty schools in your area. As with any school, these cost fees, but consider these an investment in your career. Once you have been certified, use the internet to find salons and barber shops in your area looking to hire.

Makeup Artist

Are you already obsessed with doing your own makeup? Do you think you have the ability to see the beauty in everyone, and the talent to emphasize it? If this is you, then you should consider a career in the beauty industry.Among beauty industry careers, working as a makeup artist is the most similar to being a “regular” artist. You should have a portfolio of your best work that you can show prospective employers. You will likely have to start small, interning and with assistantships. You should also publicize yourself: create a website, blog, and other social networking platforms to get the word out about your skills.

Manicurist

Just like becoming a hairstylist, becoming a manicurist can be done through a school certification program. To get your license, you must be at least sixteen years old, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and complete a course in manicuring from a licensed cosmetology school. Training hours are required, and usually amount to about three months of apprenticeship.

Hair Color Specialist

A color specialist must not only know how to cut and style hair, but also have the experience and eye to specialize in hair coloring techniques. As with all beauty industry careers, many people enhance their skills with practice on their own time, but official certification is important for recognition in the professional world. Getting a cosmetology license will round out your talents as well as alert potential employers that you are committed to your craft.

Beauty Consultant

Many people need help not only with executing their personal style, but with choosing what that style will be. While there are many people who work as beauty consultants based on experience alone, many companies, hire and train beauty consultants to work within the company

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