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Beauty Career Options

Beauty Career Options

Today's cosmetologists enjoy a broad range of beauty career options in the traditional salon, spa setting, or the film industry. Beauty companies offer several opportunities, from sales and training to management and executive positions. A career in the beauty industry is extremely satisfying. All the fields available are profitable, creative, flexible and people-oriented.

There are a wide variety of professional careers you can follow after earning a degree from a beauty school. Here are just a few of the current cosmetology career options that you may choose:

Artistic Director Director of Education Photo and Movie Stylist
Beauty Magazine Writer Distributor's Sales Representative Salon Chain Management
Beauty Care Marketing Esthetician Salon Computer Expert
Beauty Care Distributor Fashion Show Stylist Salon Coordinator
Research Chemist Haircolor Specialist Salon Franchisee
Beauty Product Designer Hairstylists School Instructor
Beauty Magazine Editor Image Consultant Salon Manager
Beauty School Owner Makeup Artist Salon Owner
Beautycare PR Specialist Manufacturer Sales Representative Salon Sales Consultant
Beauty Business Consultant Nailcare Artists Test Center Manager
Cosmetic and Fragrance Designer Perm Specialist Test Center ~ Research Hairstylist
Cosmetology School Owner Platform Artist / Educator Trade Show Director

With the business training offered by beauty programs, cosmetologists have the skills essential for management and sales positions within the cosmetology industry. These professionals might arrangement with products generally used in the industry or manage businesses and other employees. In addition, they may still perform other functions such as hair cutting, hair styling, skin care, make-up application, manicures and pedicures.

The beauty industry is constantly growing and developing and there is a constant flow of new products being introduced into the market place.

The enthusiasm in this industry is illustrated by the number of new salons and spas that are opening and as a result the many exciting job opportunities that have become available. A career in beauty offers incredible flexibility in terms of location - you can work anywhere - from home, on a cruise ship, on a hotel, or beauty spa.

Here are some tips of beauty career options that you could consider:
  1. Do you love to travel? If so, why not consider becoming a hair stylist, manicurist or skin care specialist on a cruise ship or resort. You could choose places according to your weather preference. i.e., you could work in Mexico, if want to follow the sun in winter or work in a cooler place if you want to avoid the intolerable summer heat.

  2. A beauty school instruction could guide you to the exciting world of fashion or entertainment. You can become a stylist for celebrities, and get an opportunity to work with important international celebrities and models. If you have the aptitude, creativity and keep on current with trends in the beauty industry, working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry could become a reality.

  3. If you are a licensed cosmetologist, you could also be on a management path in the business world. Large cosmetic companies offer beneficial management positions which can later lead to a higher paying marketing position. If being a part of the exciting corporate world interests you, many companies offer a management career path that takes you from Hair Stylist to Salon Manager.

  4. If you don't like to work in the business world, you can become a manager of a outsized beauty salon where you will be responsible for the personal management (hiring, firing and training), inventory control, payrolls and sales, training and even marketing.

  5. If you've decided to be independent and have your own business, i.e., "be your own boss", you only have a pair of choices: taking some financial risk or rent a stand. If you're not averse to taking some financial risk, you can open your own salon. And, if you're not ready to sign a rent and assume some debt, is to rent stand space or a chair from a salon owner. In this way, you can work with your customers at your own convenience.

  6. What about becoming an Instructor of Cosmetology? Why not teach? Teaching is a satisfying and a pleasing career option. Many qualified cosmetologists take advanced courses to become instructors at private beauty schools, community colleges or vocational schools. As a instructor, you can share your knowledge and skills with aspirant beauticians and cosmetologists.

  7. Do you enjoy writing? Are you a very good writer? If so, Why not becoming a Beauty Writer? You can exploit your education and experience in cosmetology to write articles in your free time. With hands-on experience, you'll have a lot of interesting tips, advice and anecdote to share with readers who are interested in beauty tips or who want to know more about the cosmetology industry.

  8. The huge, aging population has resulted in the rapid growth of nursing and other residential care and assisted living facilities. These facilities have on site salons. If you like working with active seniors to enhance their appearance, then this type of work can be quite gratifying.

  9. Do you have a talent for selling? Would you like to be recompensed for your performance with bonuses and commissions? If so, there are many chances to work for a beauty products' manufacturer or distributor selling products to salons, department stores and specialty shops.

  10. Are you interested working in the non-profit sector? But you don't know how you could utilize your Cosmetology education in this sector. If so, don't worry. After spending several years in the cosmetology industry, you could work for your state government as an inspector for the State licensing board.