Choosing a Career in Beauty – What is right for you?

There are many different careers to pursue in the beauty industry. Opportunities are everywhere. You can become a professional Hairstylist, Nail Technician, or Skin Care Specialist. Here are some tips on choosing which path to pursue.

Hairstylist

To become a Hairstylist/Cosmetologist, in most states you’ll have to complete a state approved Cosmetology program and take a state board test to become licensed. If you enjoy fashion and trends, you just might be a good fit to be a hairstylist. But, this career also requires some strong interpersonal skills. You’ve got to have the ability to understand people and be a good listener. Not only do hairdressers keep their clients’ tresses looking good, clients expect to confide intimate details of their lives to these shear-wielding pros. If you’re a service-oriented individual who is focused on serving customers, you’d likely be a good fit for this career path.

Nail Technician

To become a Nail Technician, in most states, you’ll have to complete a state-approved Nail program. There’s more to being a Nail Technician than just manicuring nails. It takes patience, passion and creativity. You need to have patience to work diligently and pay close attention to details. Are you passionate about being the best Nail Technician? Having passion is one of the keys to success. Do you have an artistic eye? Being a Nail Technician is an art form. If you’re creative, this career path just may be the one for you.

Skin Care Specialist

To become a Skin Care Specialist, in most states, you’ll have to complete a state-approved esthetics program. If you get satisfaction from helping people feel more confident about how they look, the path of a Skin Care Specialist may be a good choice. You’ll get to interact with different people, both young and old. You become the expert in helping solve their skin problems due to array of issues, such as sun damage, acne and wrinkles to name a few. If learning post and pre-op procedures with an in-depth curriculum, then a Clinical Skin Care programs maybe your choice. Individuals who are looking to possibly work in a medical type of environment like a Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists or Medi-Spa office, would likely benefit from such a program.

The Beauty Industry

Working in the beauty industry has many perks and opportunities for those who want to grow and expand their knowledge and skills. Often, there are many job opportunities in this growing industry, from hairstyling chain stores, to high-end salons and spas, or if you’re feeling a bit like an entrepreneur, open your own beauty business! Often, Skin Care Specialists are the first to know about the newest skincare products, techniques, and tools to treat skin conditions. Hairstylists are up on all the best treatments, hair color, and haircuts for their clients. Nail Technicians have their nail art masterpieces on display every day, as clients are using their hands in many different capacities for others to see and desire having awesome nails too!

Before you choose a career path in the beauty industry, think hard about what you’re passionate about, along with what training and education you’ll need. Consider everything you’ll need and where you want to go, and if you’re the entrepreneurial type, you can easily open your own shop as a Skin Care Specialist, Nail Technician, or Hairstylist.