Career advancement in the beauty industry isn't so neat and linear. For one thing, most beauty pros need to chart their own career trajectory. And while this can be thrilling once you figure out what you want your trajectory to be, getting to that point can often feel mystifying and frustrating. If this sounds familiar, read our guide for practical advice on how you can grow your beauty career starting right now.
Only you are responsible for your happiness and only you can control your path towards success. If you think the beauty and wellness industry might be a good fit for you, this guide will help you enter the industry.
As a business owner, and yes, renting a booth is owning your own business, you have two options to consider: do you work in a salon or spa with all the amenities provided for you or do you consider diving in and renting a mini salon in a Salon Suite setting?
One of the best things about being a licensed beauty and wellness professional is the number of jobs available in salons, spas, and shops. In addition to the obvious positions- stylists, barbers, estheticians, nail pros and massage therapists, there are many other jobs and niches you can carve out for yourself.
The beauty and wellness industry offers an abundance of career opportunities, not necessarily in a salon or spa. There are numerous non-traditional career paths that licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, and makeup artists can pursue. All you need to do is think outside the box to find a career that’s right for you.
You did it, beauty school graduate! You put in the time, studied hard, and racked up tons of hours in the student salon. Now, as you study for your state board exam, you’re probably dreaming of what comes next, like landing your first job and making a name for yourself.
Yes, this process can be a little overwhelming and intimidating, especially if this is your first job search. Confidence is acquired through action, and that comes with experience. Keep in mind, everyone who has a job was once someone who didn’t. Everyone starts somewhere and you can too!
The interview process in the beauty and wellness industry is a little different than most since technical skill plays a role. However, interview skills are interview skills: they all require active listening, critical thinking, and preparation. With due diligence and effort, landing your dream job is just an interview away.
It's no secret that black is the color of choice for most beauty professionals—and for many good reasons. However, do beauty professionals always have to wear the standard all-black uniform? Here's our take.
When you think of networking, you probably picture a bunch of professionals in suits passing around business cards while they eat finger foods. In reality, networking is something that can happen during a trip to a grocery store in your yoga pants. No matter where you network, these contacts you create could make or break your career. Confused? Let's break it down.
Graduating and moving into the “real” world can be an exciting time, but it can also be filled with a great deal of uncertainty. Before you are flooded with anxiety, follow these helpful tips to ensure a smooth first day.
Financial planning isn’t just for business owners: it starts with your very first paycheck. These financial milestones typically occur in the first year on the job: Taxes, Budgeting, Raises, and Commission. In this guide, we talk about the plans and steps you can take to ensure that no matter how much money you make, you will have financial success.
Managing conflict is a necessary skill for all professionals, but in the beauty and wellness world, we need to depend on each other a little more than most which can put us in some unique situations with owners, managers, and coworkers. This guide takes you through some real-world scenarios that most of us encounter at some point in our careers.