Turning Your Love of Beauty Into a Business: 4 Parts To Ponder

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If you’ve spent so much time turning your spare room into a home office, you might have thought about how you can capitalise on this. If you have a love for all things beauty and fashion, and you’ve grown frustrated with your current job, or you are worried that the economy is going to result in redundancy for you, you may want to start thinking about what it takes to turn your love of beauty into a business. Also, if you don’t enjoy your job, now is the time to take control of your life. What does it take?

Look at Transferable Skills

Many people look at starting all over again as an opportunity to retrain. While in beauty, you can partake in aesthetics training and get relevant qualifications, you should not underestimate your transferable skills. If you are particularly good at doing your own makeup, is this something that you can transfer into another business venture? Some people need professional makeup artists, such as models or musicians, and when you start to gather some specific looks and styles, this is the best way to bring a portfolio together. It is so important to look at the transferable skills you already have, not just in terms of your love beauty, but also your skills learnt in other areas. 

Start Small, but Manageable

The important thing to remember when you are turning your love of beauty into a business is that you can overreach. It is important to learn that building up the business is about acquiring knowledge in a certain area, while also making sure that you are able to scale up the business in a manageable fashion. This is why it’s a good idea to start your business venture by doing something little, for example, a blog that incorporates affiliate marketing. When we start small, we have complete control over our product, and this is where we learn the most important lessons in running businesses. Because a business is not just about the product or the promotion, but it’s about the customer service. When we start to think about what customers need, we can have a solid grip on what our business should be, what it offers, and how we can promote ourselves.

It’s Who You Know!

Turning your love of beauty into a business is about making sure that you have the right clientele. You can be in a chicken and egg situation: making sure that you know that you’ve got the right customers or being 100% sure of your own image, but you need to be both. When it comes to bolstering your business, one of the most important ways to get yourself out there is to network. In terms of fashion and beauty, there are so many fashion and beauty bloggers out there, but also realising that you can network online, as well as in the real world. It is vital to learn how to network effectively, such as by demonstrating soft skills, but also not being pushy.

When people go to networking events, the truth of the matter is that everybody has a product to push, but this means you’ve got to come across as approachable without being pushy. Focus on building friendships first, and this works to help you find the people that will want to work with you but also it will help you find the people that you actually want to work with. Sometimes, we can scramble for customers and clients, but sometimes if they don’t align with our way of thinking, this can cause more problems than it’s worth.

Do Not Stand in the Way of Yourself

Running any form of business can be about finding the right time to make the leap from normal working life to unknown territory. It is usually ourselves that will stop us from taking a leap of faith. This usually involves doubt or some form of anxiety. And it’s a lot better to keep things as they are but we will never know what we can achieve if we do not make the leap. When the chance comes, we have to take it. And when it comes to doing something that you love and you have a passion for, you have to remember that you are the biggest obstacle. 

Sometimes we think that we’ve got to do sufficient preparation to take the leap, when we have a passion for something, turning this love of beauty and fashion into a business immediately translates to enthusiasm. Sometimes people picture themselves having more freedom, being more creative, and it’s important to pay the bills but it is just as important to turn something you love into a livelihood.

 

 

 

6 Main Curly Hair Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Day

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Every hair type needs much care, but curly hair needs all you can give. Moisturizing, using the proper washing techniques, getting regular haircuts – these are just a few things you need to remember all the time. If you don’t, your hair can get freezy and out of control within minutes.

However, even if you care for your curly hair well, it still may not look as well as you’d wish it to. That can happen if you make hair care mistakes. If you want to learn what they are – read on. In this article, you will find out why it is bad to skip conditioner, use a terry cloth towel, heat your hair too much, apply wrong styling products, or detangle with the wrong brush. Check it out, and make sure that you have a good hair day every day.

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Skipping Conditioner

Conditioner – a hair care product that is crucial for every hair type. However, it is especially important for curly hair. Without conditioning, your hair may look dry, frizzy, not to mention the difficulties you will have to face when it comes to styling your hair.

And why does it happen? Well, it’s quite simple. Due to lack of moisture, your hair can’t hold the curl pattern well. Good conditioner moisturizes your hair, making it able to hold the curls, and ensuring you have a good hair day without much effort.

Using a Terry Cloth Towel

As experts from Scissor Tech, a provider of hair cutting scissors UK admit, many people think that terry cloth towels are great for drying your hair after washing. However, that’s not really the truth! They can actually ruin your curls as they absorb water very fast, leaving your hair with no moisture. As a result, the curls will break down quickly.

That’s why we recommend using microfiber towels instead of terry cloth ones. They are made of non-absorbent fabric. You can use them many times without worrying about their quality decreasing. They also dry faster than other types of towels and feel light while wearing them.

Heating Your Hair Too Much

It is no secret that high temperatures can damage your hair greatly! It also has a negative effect on the curl pattern of your hair as well. Additionally, high temperatures can cause split ends and frizziness in your hair, which can make you look bad and likely to lose some strands of your precious curly locks while brushing or styling them.

However, there are two ways to avoid these issues:

  • Choose the low temperature setting while heating your hair. Pick a lower setting than the one you usually go for.
  • Try to use a heat protectant. This product will prevent your hair from getting damaged by protecting it from excessive heat. If you want to learn more about it – check out our article on the best heat protectants for curly hair!
Applying Wrong Styling Products

There are many different styling products for curly hair. From gels and waxes to creams and mousses. Some people say that you need to use them all to get the desired result. However, this is not true. In fact, there are some styling products that can ruin your hairstyle completely if not used correctly.

For example, gels and waxes are great for creating a curly hairstyle. However, if they are used too much, they can dry out your hair. That’s why we recommend using them only when necessary. Use creams and mousses instead. They won’t make your hair frizzy or freeze it. On the contrary, they will make it shiny and moisturized.

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Detangling with the Wrong Brush

If you have curly hair, you might be wondering what kind of brush to use while detangling your hair after washing it. As we mentioned earlier, curly hair needs to be taken care of properly. Many people think that brushes are bad for curly hair, but this is not true, as long as you pick the right one. Here’s what to look for when choosing a brush:

  • Soft bristles. Using a brush with hard bristles can damage the cuticles of your hair strands as well as cause frizziness or tangles. Also, you may get cuts on your scalp during brushing.
  • Wide teeth. This will help you detangle your strands without getting tangled in the process. If you pick a narrow-tooth comb or brush, it may get tangled in your hair strands and break them off easily. This is definitely something that you don’t want to happen!
Skipping Curling Cream

It is very important to protect your curls from drying out if you want to have a beautiful hairstyle every day. One way to do it is by applying curling cream after showering or washing your hair – an oil-based product that protects the curls from drying out and making them look frizzy and out of control.

The best thing about curling cream is that it doesn’t make the curls look stiff or frozen. It makes them look natural and shiny without making them look like locks of hay! Just apply some to your damp curls and let them dry naturally or use a diffuser to speed up the process.

The Bottom Line

Curly hair is beautiful and unique, which is why many people want to have it. However, those who are blessed with it would usually trade everything to have it straight. That’s because sometimes, curly hair can be a real pain to deal with – especially if you do not take care of it properly.

That’s why we recommend following our tips to avoid common curly hair mistakes. If you want your curls to look great – make sure that you are using the right products for them. Only then will you be able to make your hair look healthy and beautiful. Also, make sure that you are using the right care techniques and using the right tools for detangling. Good luck!

Beauty Muse: Jourdan Dunn

The gorgeous British model – Jourdan Dunn is the Beauty Muse this month. I have been a huge fan of Jourdan Dunn for many years now and I think she is a talented beauty. Her skincare routine and beauty tips always interest me because she has a flawless skin and looks amazing. I found an interview this beauty muse had with Glamour UK, where she shared her skincare routine with the team. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

On making her own rose water and face mask

“I actually make my own mixture of rose water, witchhazel and aloe vera, this is to hydrate my skin. Then, twice a week, I’ll make my own face mask at home,” she says. “I’ll mix up yoghurt, honey and a few teaspoons of turmeric – it’s my favourite spice as it’s anti-inflammatory and great for acne, dull skin and tired eyes. Do it on a night in and double cleanse afterwards, as it can stain!”

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I love the sound of her homemade rose water and face mask. The ingredients are easy to get, so I may play around with them and see if I can create my own rose water and face mask. Dunn has a gorgeous skin, so the products must be good. Do you make your own skincare products?

Her thoughts on Korean skincare products

“K-Beauty is everywhere now! I love that it’s spread to the UK over the past year. I love the face masks, there’s so many different ones using natural ingredients like Ginseng and Aloe Vera with the aim of moisturising, hydration, toning! The list is endless.”

I have used a few Korean skincare products and my experience was good with all of them. The Korean face masks also work great on my skin. I love them. Have you tried Korean skincare products?

What do you think of Jourdan Dunn as a Beauty Muse?

 

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