If you are the type of person that wants to go into the beauty industry for a career or wants to change careers, but you aren’t sure of what the employment opportunities are like, this is for you! Going to school for cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and getting training can lead to great opportunities and awesome jobs. Here are a few options of great beauty industry jobs and side hustles that you can aim for once you graduate:

cosmetologist with client

Working in the Salon or Spa

The obvious first option as a beauty industry leader is working in a salon or spa. These jobs are more accessible, easier to find, and they serve as the perfect entry level job after graduating from an accredited beauty school. Working at a salon, spa, or barber shop for a while can help you identify what you enjoy doing most, what you are good at, and what you don’t love to do. This can help you form some long term career goals and create a vision for what your dream job is within the beauty industry.

makeup artist

Here I Come, Hollywood

A lot of people aspire to work behind the scenes on movie sets, fashion shows, beauty magazines, news networks, or something along those lines. To find yourself in this segment of the beauty industry you will need to work hard and get your name out there, but it can be a very rewarding career path that is fast paced and exciting!

successful salon owner

Corporate Life

There are many corporations that need people who have their beauty certifications and licenses as well as good business sense and managerial skills. Chain salons will often promote from within, so if you start at a brand name salon, you could be promoted to a high position managing one or more stores. In a job like this you could be interviewing potential stylists, training new hires, helping store managers, as well as styling hair or giving manicures. So, if you like working in a creative industry while still having the business world experience, this might be a good fit for you.

Cruise Ships?

Want to work at a beauty industry job that will take you places…literally? With the right licenses and certifications, you could work on a cruise ship. Most, if not all, cruise liners have a cosmetologist or esthetician on staff. This job comes with all kinds of fun perks in addition to getting to travel to neat locations.

barber cutting hair

Opening Up Shop

What if you’re a mom, dad, or have other things that take up a lot of your time, but you need something to bring in some extra cash? Believe it or not, the beauty industry may be a perfect fit. Many cosmetology, esthetics, and barbering jobs offer fairly flexible scheduling. Finding a good fit shouldn’t be super difficult. In addition to this, if you have a certification in one of these, it can open the door to starting your own business. This can mean opening your own full blown salon, spa, or simply styling hair for your friends and family. This can provide you with the ultimate scheduling flexibility!

If you have the right license or certification, the beauty industry can mean endless possibilities! If you have been thinking about a career in the beauty industry, contact us and we can help you get started on your training today!

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