How to Make Beauty Pay Off
Finding a New Career Path
Everyone wants to be beautiful, and many are willing to pay handsomely to look their best. Investing in quality skincare products tends to pay off in healthy, glowing skin; the same is surely true for hair. Well-made stylish clothes can help you feel gorgeous and confident. Even better, your interest and talent in beauty and fashion can lead to finding a new career.
If your interest is mainly in skincare learn how to become an esthetician and you can offer facials, hair removal and education in makeup application. Advanced esthetics expand into peels, waxing, aromatherapy and microdermabrasion. You can even specialize in helping cancer patients by offering therapeutic spa treatments.
Some careers seem like less of a job and more like a calling. If you spent your grade school recesses braiding others’ hair or were always in charge of friends’ prom updos in high school, you may be a born stylist. Combine your creative talents with strong interpersonal and time management skills; you can build a lucrative, rewarding career.
Nail technicians go to school for less time than cosmetology students which allows them to begin their careers sooner and usually with less education debt. The field is projected to grow at a rate of 10% per year for the next decade, faster than the average of other specialities. Nail technicians tend to be part artist and part medical professional, as tools and workstations must be sanitized constantly. For some clients, particularly the elderly, pedicures and manicures are not a luxury but a health necessity.
An overflowing wardrobe may be a sign that you have a future in fashion. Traditional career options include fashion design, merchandising and sales. Newer trends and technology are creating opportunities such as 3D printing engineer, fabric researcher and consumer psychologist. Upscale clients and celebrities will always create a demand for talented personal stylists and private shoppers.
Why not give it a go?!