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Tips for starting your career in beauty

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It can be extremely difficult when you are first starting off in your career. After all, you may still be considering all of your career options and what pathways would best suit you and your talents.

If you have decided to enter the beauty industry, then you have a lot of things to consider, including where in the industry you would like to end up as well as whether or not you would like to open your own salon. Here are some ideas to get you started on your professional journey.

Will the beauty industry be your main career?

Before you consider which area of the beauty industry you wish to enter, you need to consider whether or not you want to be full-time. The beauty industry is the perfect place to hone your creative skills, but it is an extremely stressful workplace and can be very challenging.

This is why you may want to consider putting your beauty skills to use through part-time employment or through social media. Take videos of your creative techniques and upload them to Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. That way, you will be able to share your techniques with your online followers as well as home in on your skills as you perfect your techniques.

Will you receive formal training?

If you are interested in joining the beauty industry, then you will need to consider whether or not you require the formal training to pursue your potential career. This mainly depends on whether or not you want to work in the creative side or management side of your chosen area of work.

For instance, if you are interested in joining management, then you may want to look into university and college courses in management and business. These courses can teach you how to handle business within a salon.

However, if you aim to be in the creative side, such as hairdressing, nail sculpting or makeup artistry, you will need a more specific course from a college to give you the qualifications you need to join a salon.

A great way to gain experience, training and a qualification in the beauty industry is to look into a beauty-related apprenticeship. An apprenticeship will allow you to work at a salon while remaining able to undertake college courses to understand your chosen business.

Where should you seek advice?

If you want to seek advice about a potential job in the beauty industry, why not look online to research the stories of successful beauty gurus before you follow in their footsteps? You may also want to consider visiting your local beauty salons to see if you can gain advice from the consultants themselves.

This can be in relation to the beauty career itself or even about smaller details of the beauty business, such as where to find beauty insurance.

Consider where to work

Will you be building your own salon empire or working in a spa? There are so many options nowadays for beauty workers that you will be spoiled for choice! You can work in spas and salons, while you may even want to consider being a beauty teacher yourself in a beauty school.

Claire James
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