Finding The Right Career In The Beauty Industry For You

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There is nothing better than being able to forge a career doing something you love. The fact is, there is no set age for you to discover the right job for you. Finding your employment at 20,30, 40 or even 70 is something that should be celebrated.

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The trick to finding a career you love is to indulge in something you are passionate about. These days there is a wealth of job roles that didn’t exist ten or even five years, meaning the market has opened up drastically to allow people to expand their horizons and forge ahead in a new career.

One such industry in the UK that continues to thrive is the beauty industry. Over the years, cosmetologists have been able to relearn new skills, adapt their styles and learn new procedures and treatments to allow them to grow and expand as the market changes.

If you have an eye for beauty and are passionate about helping look and feel good in your own skin, then retraining in a career in the beauty industry can be just the option for you. In 2020, the UK beauty industry was worth £27 billion.

There are different courses and levels of education required to help you become qualified for many of these career options. On top of this, you can always take refresher courses and completely new courses to challenge yourself as and when you choose to help further progress your career.

Depending on the area you want to train in, you can enrol at local colleges, private training centres or head to university to study more technical aspects such as product branding and to promote new beauty products and treatments or to learn more about the pharmaceutical side and cosmetic science to allow you to learn to how to develop your own beauty products and treatments.

With this in mind, what are your options for careers within the beauty industry?

Makeup Artist

There are no prerequisites for enrolling in a makeup artist school; the only criterion is that the student has a strong desire to work in the field. Flawless foundation procedures, concealer application, and contour and highlight are among the topics covered in the course. Other topics include understanding the function of a makeup artist, utilising corrective makeup techniques, and the materials necessary for the work.

Your course will help you to discover how to identify the right products for different skin tones, complexions and more to allow you to achieve a truly flawless finish.

If you are already adept at applying makeup, you can enhance your CV even more by learning the art of permanent makeup application. Adding permanent makeup training to your repertoire can allow you to work with a broader range of clients who need something more permanent or less complicated than a standard makeup routine.

Hairdressing

Hairdressing is a career that is well-known throughout the world. The hairdressing industry offers a wide variety of employment prospects. Students will master the following skills in hairdressing: hair making, on-scalp whole head and retouch blending services, client consultation, lighting products, workplace safety, hair making equipment usage, processing time, heat acceleration, toning and toning products.

Beauty Copywriter

If you prefer to use your words and help people discover more about the products and procedures they can undertake, then you can become a copywriter.

A beauty copywriter is someone who writes blogs and articles about beauty, fashion, and trends. A fashion magazine is an example of a product that is the result of beauty copywriting. A beauty copywriter can expect to earn an annual salary of £40,000 on average.

Spa Treatments

In the field of spa beauty and body therapy, students learn cosmetic science, advanced facial treatments, facial electrotherapy, eye treatments, ear piercing, pedicure/manicure, hair removal and removal of unwanted hair, cosmetic makeup, diet and exercise, nutrition, heat treatments, body massage, professional ethics and business, first aid, health, safety, and hygiene in the salon.

Educator

If you are already in the beauty industry and want a new challenge, why not look at training to help you educate up and coming stylists for the future. The beauty industry will always benefit from the knowledge and experience of those in their field, and if practising your art no longer ignites that fire for you, then why not ignite that fire in others?

Store Owner

Beauty is about more than just how you look. It is about the confidence beauty products and treatments can give and the effect of feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Anyone with a thorough understanding of the notion of beauty can choose to create a beauty business in which beauty goods, beauty accessories, and other such items are sold. Retail shops and boutiques are owned by people who understand the true definition of beauty and can offer genuine insights and advice for those looking to find the right products for them.

You can choose to sell only makeup items, skincare times or both and more. You can sell the products alone or offer treatments and beauty services alongside them to create a one-stop beauty shop to cater to your client’s needs. Ultimately the decision is yours, but opening a beauty centre store can be a lucrative option, especially if you run it in conjunction with an online store.

Nail Technician

As a nail technician, you will learn how to groom cuticles, eliminate calluses and dead skin. During your training, you will know how to do the perfect manicure and pedicure on models, along with nail design techniques and applying acrylic nails.

As a nail technician, you could learn the art of warm paraffin wax treatments in which warm paraffin wax is applied to the forearms, hands, and feet to soften and massage the skin. The plant elements in the paraffin wax deeply moisturise the skin.

Nail technicians can operate in various settings, such as a nail salon, a hair/beauty salon, or a mobile nail technician. The choice is yours.

 

Product Review: MAC Amber Eyeshadow Palette

I gave away a MAC Amber Eyeshadow Palette  to a lucky winner some weeks ago, and I have finally gotten around to trying my own palette. I love trying new makeup, and I am a huge MAC fan.

MAC – founded in 1984, in Toronto, Canada, has been one of the leaders in the beauty industry for years now. I think majority of their products are great and suit my skin, so I am always keen to try something new from the brand.

If I had an unlimited budget and a bit more space, I would buy a lot more makeup. I have quite a lot of makeup at the moment. I won’t call myself a makeup freak, but I am slowly getting there. I have over 20 lipsticks, so many eyeshadow palettes, foundations and different types makeup, that my Marks and Spencer makeup bag is struggling to contain them all.

 

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I know my makeup is nothing close to what some beauty bloggers have (I know some bloggers with hundreds of lipsticks), but I still think I have a lot! Like I said, I wish I could have some more, but there is space for them. I would literally have to move house to accommodate any more makeup, lol. So for now, all the makeup I own have to be kept in this bag. I am in no mood to call the movers! Our current house may not be our forever home, but I hate moving, so I don’t see us moving house anytime soon. I can see us staying put for a bit.

Back to the MAC Amber Eyeshadow Palette review. Here is the product description:

This well-edited palette features a colour wave of amber hues that offer countless shade combinations. It provides an array of textures from matte to satin to frost for creating a variety of looks for both day and night. The saturated, soft and smooth hues are all packaged in one compact for easy portability.

 

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Here are my thoughts on this palette –

PROS

  1. I love all nine shades. The natural shades suit my skin tone.
  2. The shades are very easy to apply and take off.
  3. The shades are long-lasting, stayed in place all day.
  4. It is a multi-tasking palette. It can take you from day-to-night effortlessly.
  5. It is easily accessible online and in various beauty stores.
  6. Some shades are shimmer, some shades are matte, so there is a shade for everyone.

 

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CONS

  1. The palette is smaller than I expected. I expected the original MAC palette size, but this is smaller.
  2. It is quite pricey at £25 for what you get.

 

Overall, I do recommend this MAC Amber Eyeshadow palette. I think the shades are beautiful and great for a natural look.

What are your thoughts on this palette? Have you used it before?

 

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