6 Reasons to Start a Career in the Beauty Industry

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Working in the beauty industry has many benefits. Most people that choose a career in beauty come from a creative and artistic background. The potential to create a flexible and rewarding life can be fulfilled through these avenues. There are so many aspects of what you can do in these fields that you are never limited to how far you want to go. Here are some other reasons why someone might want a career in the beauty industry.

If you hail from a background in art, fashion, or even cooking; you have the beginnings of a beauty explorer. Makeup, hair, nails and skincare are all areas that promote the creative process. Even when you’re simply doing a beauty procedure on yourself, you can experience instant gratification from transforming your look. Sharing your skills with others can take your creativity to a whole new level.

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2. Variety

When working on other people you shift the focus on them through your skills. You have now found an opportunity to serve others by helping them to look and feel great. The way you get to grow your creativity can vary by how many different services you offer. One moment you can be doing bridal makeup and later you can be doing an eyebrow arch. You can never tell what kind of work you’ll be doing on any given day.

From hairdressers to nail techs, there are many different types of services to offer. Gels, acrylics and trending nail art are just a few nail services that one can do in a day. For stylists, some services might include cuts, colors, up dos and highlights just to name a few.

3. People

The beauty field is filled with many chances to meet and work with fascinating people. If you work in a salon you can have a mixed bag of clients. This helps to keep your career fresh and challenging. One minute you’re working with a celebrity wife or a government official; the next moment you’re working with a girl going to her first prom. You never know who you’ll be meeting or what you’ll be doing.

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4. Location

Unless you decide to stick to working in a salon or a makeup counter, traveling to far-off locations might not seem so far-off. When working on location, you have the chance to visit places that you may not have had before. Even if you’re working close to home, you may find yourself at a client’s beautiful home, or filming in a theater that you’ve never been in. Being a freelance artist can take you to places that you never even considered.

5. Schedule

When deciding on a beauty career, your schedule can be a big factor. You can choose a stable 9-5 or you can pick and choose when you take appointments. It’s really up to you and the lifestyle that you’re trying to lead.

6. Job Security

A beautician has the potential to create their own economy in a world where improving your appearance never seems to hit a recession. The further along the rabbit hole you go to build a strong clientele the stronger your job security might be. There will most likely always be movies, commercials and photo shoots happening somewhere in the world. The likeliness of all of these projects not needing a makeup artist would be slim. With the demand for services and products mostly on the rise, it can be said that the beauty industry is here to stay.

Are you already working in the beauty industry? What was your reason to start a career in this industry? Share with us in the comments below!

Based in Los Angeles, Megan has been a licensed esthetician, make-up, eyebrow artist and hair stylist for over 11 years. Her career as a make-up artist has led her to being the Key Make-up Artist for productions in Los Angeles and Europe. Outside of doing make-up, Miss Vigil has held roles in product development, as the Head Copywriter for a boutique beauty marketing agency and as a Beauty and Fashion editor for E! Entertainment. She has been responsible for either writing, producing or presenting beauty content for companies like COVERGIL, Pantene, Olay, Crest and NuMe Professional Styling Products. Her goal is to advise and empower new makeup artists in the beauty field.

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    I have a friend who is interested to become a beautician. It is nice to know that this field offers job security. Another thing that would be great is that she would be able to help others feel beautiful about themselves each day.

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