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How to Build a Career in the Beauty Industry

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In the past, working in the beauty industry was viewed as a role just for housewives who were incapable of doing anything else. Today, however, this opinion has changed. The role of a beautician now commands a lot more respect than it once did. 

You only have to watch a Bollywood movie, flip through the pages of a fashion magazine or watch your favourite tv programme to see just how important the role of a hair stylist, makeup artist or skin care specialist is. From beauty pageants to fashion shows, wedding celebrations to magazine cover shoots, the demand for makeup, hair and skin professionals is always growing. But, how do you build a career in the beauty industry? Here are some of our top tips to help you build a successful career in this industry:

Never Stop Learning

Before becoming a beautician, you will need to gain the appropriate qualifications. A Diploma of Beauty Therapy from a provider like TrainSmart Australia is a great place to start. This course teaches you a range of treatments as well as the knowledge and skills you need to successfully start and run a beauty salon, wellness spa or skin clinic.

But that’s not the only qualification you’ll need to complete if you want to do well in this industry. As your business expands and your clients’ needs and demands change, you’ll have to continue your training in order to make sure you stay up to date with the market and the latest trends and products. The beauty industry is changing all of the time and new products are continually being introduced. Therefore, a beauty therapist needs to make sure they’re always willing to train and learn new skills. 

You Need Relevant Experience

Very few people manage to find their dream job as soon as they’ve stepped out of college. This is even more true in the beauty industry as competition for the roles is fierce. Most beauty salons won’t consider candidates who have little or no experience in the industry so you may have to ask potential employers for work experience in order to get a job. 

Even if you plan on running your own beauty salon, experience is needed. Customers will often ask beauty therapists how long they’ve been working in the industry before agreeing to a service. In order to attract new customers, you should consider offering treatments at a reduced rate for a period of time. 

Take Care of Your Customers

Working with customers is one of the most important roles of a beauty therapist. Beauty therapists need to be able to listen to their customers’ wants and needs and offer their knowledge and expertise when needed. In order to ensure that your customers come back, you will need to go the extra mile for them. Happy customers will also recommend you to their friends. This will help you to have a successful career in the beauty industry.Every qualified beautician will have a different experience of working in the beauty industry. Whether you want to be a mobile therapist, salon owner, or something else, there are a few things you can do to build your career in this industry. Follow our tips above and you’ll be well on your way to having a long and successful career.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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