Ever wonder why someone would want a career in cosmetology? Let us help you discover the top 5 perks of the beauty industry:
Perk 1: Work in an Environment of Creative Energy
Depending on the salon, the atmosphere can vary from upbeat and energetic to relaxing and mellow. No matter the atmosphere though – a good salon will always have great creative energy. Stylists will work their creative magic in the color room, formulating the perfect hair color for their guest. Others will be shaping and styling a guest’s hair to accentuate the guest’s best features and hide the less flattering features.
The creative energy isn’t limited to those working behind-the-chair. We see that same energy with stylists doing celebrity beauty services, stylists doing runway hair and makeup, or even those in the beauty business filling corporate roles. Cosmetology is filled with color, beauty, and inspiration.
Perk 2: Be Your Own Boss
A career in the beauty industry offers you a wide array of opportunities to build your own business…whether that’s through building your own clientele behind-the chair, working as a freelance hairstylist/makeup artist, creating your own beauty brand/company, and the list goes on. How amazing is that? You get to experience creative liberty and the liberty to build a beautiful career for yourself.
Perk 3: Career / Job Security
People will always need their hair done, and salons are continually searching for licensed stylists will the skills, talent, and professionalism necessary to best serve their clientele. While companies have tried to replace stylists with different “quick fix” tools and at-home techniques, nothing replaces a stylist with proper training. Oftentimes, stylists find themselves fixing the hair of those who decide to go the “quick fix” or at-home route.
Let’s also not forget that cosmetologists have skills that are transferrable. While there is certainly value to staying in one location while trying to build a clientele behind-the-chair, the truth is, if you need or want to move to any place in the world, you have a valuable and transferrable skill that can support you.
Perk 4: Improve Lives
The beauty industry is not just about appearances. It is about boosting the self-esteem and confidence of others. It’s about seeing the twinkle in a client’s eye when they see their new look that makes them feel their best on the inside. That newfound confidence could result in a person performing better during a job interview, coming out of his or her shell in social settings, or maybe just trying something new that he or she never tried before.
Perk 5: Use Your Artistry to Create Beautiful Work and Trends
As an artist in the beauty industry and fashion world, you will stay on top of the latest trends and have the skills to create something new. Whether it’s creating a new hair coloring technique, a new haircut and style, a new nail trend, or a new skincare technique, you have the creative liberty to create beautiful work and set new trends.
So What’s Holding You Back?
It takes just one decision to begin your path within the beauty industry. That decision is to apply to a cosmetology school that will help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the profession. At Alure Hair Academy located within Salon Alure of Ashburn, Virginia, we know exactly what it takes to become successful. Our school has its roots in our multi-location salons, Salon Alure, within northern Virginia. Collectively, our leaders and educators have spent over 35 years helping and guiding stylists to master their craft and their business. Let us help you achieve your goals.
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