June 19, 2017

3 Ways to Have a Summer Side Hustle as a Cosmetologist or Esthetician

You love your job. You love what you do, the clients you see, and the industry you’re in. However, you’re ready to get saving for your next big summer adventure, or maybe you’re the prepared type and you’re already saving for the holidays. Whatever you’re trying to do, you’re looking for some extra cash. The beauty industry is unique in that you can do it all if you want to. Here are 3 ways a cosmetologist or esthetician can use a side hustle to make a bit of extra cash.

bride getting her makeup done

Bridal Makeup

Can’t you hear the bells? Wedding season is upon us! Brides everywhere are planning their special day, and you could be a part of it! Brides want their wedding day to go as smoothly as possible, and a makeup artist can make that happen. You may even get the chance to work with the entire bridal party, not just the bride!

local photographer shooting a wedding

Promo Shoots

Work with other local artists on promotional shoots. Hairstylists, makeup artists, models, and local shops may need someone with your skills to help them create the perfect promo assets. This can also help you build up a local reputation. Support freelancers and creators in your community. This is a great way to help your local beauty industry thrive!

woman using mousse

Retail Sales

If you’re not already selling retail products at your booth or personal business, it’s time to start! Of course, if you’re renting, you’ll have to ask the owner their stance on retail, but retail sales can create an influx in your cash flow. As an esthetician, you can sell makeup or skincare products, and as a cosmetologist you can sell all that and hair care products. Additional items to consider are hair accessories or fun, locally made trinkets. Just make sure you are buying from a reputable brand with permission for resale.

Do Your Thing

If you’re looking to begin your career in the beauty industry, start with an education in cosmetology or esthetics from Avalon Institute! Contact us today to find out how!

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