As a Beauty College we find one of the main questions we get asked on a regular basis is why is the Beauty Industry an appealable sector to work in?So we have decided to give you an in-depth look at 10 great places to work in throughout the Beauty Industry. Take a look – you might be surprised by some of these career paths and where it can easily take you.
The Beauty Industry is in high demand for the past few decades and as it has many new and growing sections and caters to people from across the spectrum. It continues to be a vibrant industry in Ireland today, as trends constantly change and new customer bases emerge e.g the generation of “metrosexual” males who are no longer afraid to use specialised skin, hair and beauty products.
This Industry can broadly be separated into Products (Cosmetics, Skincare, Fragrances), and Services (Beauty treatments, Massage, Tanning, Manicure etc.). It exceeds far more than just cosmetics and skincare – a wide range of services and products are now part of this sector. The Beauty Industry now offers an abundance of career opportunities, so where you want to take your new career is entirely up to you!
10 great places to work in throughout the Beauty Industry.
Most therapists go on to work in a salon. Many beauty professionals enjoy this line of work that allows them to work closely with their clients on a regular basis. However, even working in a salon gives you different options! You could work as an employee of the salon or as an independent contractor and be paid either by salary or commission.
Hotel or Spa Resort
Working in a hotel or spa resort is very similar to working in a salon, but with a totally different type of clientele. Your clients will be men and women who are taking a vacation or traveling for business and are most likely once off clients. Therapists who work in spa resorts and hotels say they love meeting new people from all over the world.
If you enjoy working in a salon, but prefer to do things your own way, then perhaps opening your own salon would be a good fit for you. As a salon owner you’ll get to work with the people you want to work with, offer the services you want to offer, and use only the products that you want to use. Whatever you say goes when you’re the boss!
Just because you love what you do doesn’t mean you need to get stuck working in one place. Mobile therapists travel around the country providing services on-site. The highest demand job in this area is for wedding`s and bridal parties. Wouldn’t it be fun helping brides look gorgeous on their big day?
Working behind the scenes on television shows or films, you’ll make sure the actors and actresses have their make up done perfectly every time they step on camera. You’ll be creating looks that match the style of the time period and possibly even creating special effects makeup. Stylists working in the entertainment industry say the days are long and hard, but also fun and exciting!
Similarly to working on a TV or film production, stage productions are also in need of qualified stylists to style hair and makeup. You’ll be doing theatrical hair and makeup that will withstand the powerful stage lights and adds details to the actors’ faces that can be seen all the way in the back rows of the audience.
Working in the fashion industry, you’ll be behind the scenes making up models’ for photo shoots and runway shows. Everyone will be looking to these fashion designers for next season’s must-have looks and this includes hair and makeup. You need to get creative and take risks in order to be a real trend-setter and make it in the fashion industry.
Platform artists travel around the world performing on stage at beauty shows and high-profile industry events. You’ll be showing audience members the latest very techniques by demonstrating on live models on stage. The job is equal parts entertaining, educating, and selling.
If you feel passionate about a particular product line, you’d probably do well as a sales representative for the company. Sales Representatives travel around to salons in the area educating their fellow colleagues on how to properly use their products. Your job is to know everything there is to know about your product line and get other people excited about it.
Some therapists want to pass the great tricks they’ve learned from working in the Beauty Industry down to the next generation of future therapists. Teaching is a rewarding career, especially when you teach something you love.
No matter which direction you choose to take your new career in the Beauty Industry, only you will determine the level of your own success! After graduating from your chosen area, realising your career goals will take some old-fashioned hard work, dedication, and networking, just as it would in any other industry.
The Sharon Leavy College of Hair & Beauty proudly provide 85% work placement throughout the Hair & Beauty Industry. For more information on the best way to get into the Beauty Industry follow the link below:
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