The beauty industry, like every industry, has its ugly parts, but if you don’t mind having something that ultimately means you make feel and look amazing - then it might just be for you. Often we jump into a career path before we know what it really is that we want from life. Over time though, we might find our passion, and for many people, wellness, therapies, and beauty come to the forefront.
So if you are considering a career change, here are some things that you should consider.
Location One of the best things about the internet is that much of the theory for almost anything can be done online - including the beauty industry. You will need to get some hands-on experience, but if you have willing friends and family, you can practice ahead of tests.
And when you do complete your exams and pass - where are the salons that you should most like to work? How far away are they? How much will it cost to travel or park?
InternshipsYou don’t have to be young to apply for an internship; they are a great way for people to get familiar with and experience a particular field. With much of the beauty and wellness world, you will need to be working towards certification when you are in the internship - but it works in your favor because you will have plenty of experience to help.
CoursesNo matter what area of beauty and wellness you want to get into, there will be a course for you! You might start with smaller taster courses so that you can get a feel for it, or you might jump in feet first to something like The Academy Of Facial Aesthetics.
You can find courses that meet your needs, budget, the skills you want to hone and learn, and the distance you might travel. There are also several prestigious courses that have wait lists to get on.
Opportunity What are the opportunities within the subsection of the beauty industry you want to go into? Where can you see an upward motion? Starting with an internship and then owning your own salon? A booked and busy celebrity beauty or wellness person? What is it that you are looking for? What do you want to get from this pathway?
And what does it look like? Spend some time looking at people in the industry who you admire and how they made it to where they are. You won’t be able to follow the exact path, but it will give you a good idea!
Core ValuesWhat are your core values? What is it that you will bring to a salon or a company? And how can they benefit you? Your style and personality might not fit in a sleek (or potentially boring) salon, and you might be better in an innovative and forward-thinking salon. During your study, think about your core values, and that will help guide you to the right place for you.
There is a lot of clarity to get before you find the right place for you; here are 3 Tips To Finding Your Perfect Career.
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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