Hair styling and makeup application are considered an art form these days. Professional makeup stylists can make a living and gain a following as big as their celebrity clientele. It’s a highly lucrative and creative profession, and more people are considering it as a career option.
The surge of popularity and interest in the business of beauty mean you have more than enough competition. How do you set yourself apart from the herd?
Invest in education
Find short courses and workshops on techniques you want to learn and master. If you’re really serious about making this your life’s work, enroll in cosmetology schools in Salt Lake City and similar places known for quality cosmetology education. You’ll certainly set yourself apart from ‘beauty gurus’ who learned by watching YouTube videos.
Specialize in a niche
What kind of style are you happiest and most inspired to do? Do you have a knack in techniques offered by aestheticians? While it pays to know the basics of hair styling, hair cutting, makeup, and other beauty techniques, you want to be the go-to person for a specific style. If it’s bridal makeup you love, concentrate most of your efforts in that.
Know the tools of the trade
Keep up to date on what’s current, as well as classic looks that everyone seems to enjoy. Keeping abreast with the latest in cosmetology should be a breeze if it’s truly your passion. It’s important to flip through fashion magazines to check out red carpet looks for legitimate research!
Hustle and collaborate
While there is a consistent demand for your skillset, there might be months where opportunities are scarce. Take these ‘dry months’ to hone your craft. Hair styling and makeup applications are both talents and skills. The more you do, the better you get. Work with model contacts, stage your own photo shoot.
As the saying goes, do what you love and the money comes anyway. Don’t stop creating and before you know it, you’re establishing yourself as a professional creative.