“Why are you studying to be a hairdresser”? Most of our students have been asked this question by one person or another when they choose to pursue their beauty careers.
The truth is, being a hairdresser is a worthwhile profession. It can be a lucrative one, as well. But there’s more to beauty school than hairdressers, barbers, and nail salons.
There are a seemingly endless number of careers in the beauty industry. You might be surprised to find out what you can do in the beauty industry after graduating from TSPA Buffalo.
So, if you don’t want to be a traditional hairstylist or barber, and you’re wondering “is beauty school right for me”, read on with us as we look at some of the rarer beauty careers you can look forward to in the job market.
1. Product Developer
Many people who pursue careers in beauty don’t think of product development. But you can use your training to develop the very products you use to style yourself and others. If you have a passion for hair care, makeup, or other cosmetology products, this role might be for you.
Students who pursue this type of career usually have a passion for concealers, creams, and powders. They enjoy the silky texture of high-end cosmetic products. But that’s not always the case.
In certain cases, product developers get into the industry because they are passionate about developing a specific product. One famous name in the beauty industry built a billion-dollar brand, all because she couldn’t find an existing product that worked for her skin. Naturally, she went on to create her own.
You, too, can have the same opportunity if you choose to pursue a career in beauty.
2. Face Painter
Have you seen the men and women painting tigers and butterflies on children’s faces at Disney? You guessed it. That’s one of many bona fide beauty careers.
If you get joy out of being around children and amusement parks, this may be the job for you.
3. Beauty Care Blogger
Do you have a passion for writing and beauty? Then this is the career for you. Yes, we said career.
Many people don’t think about blogging as a career. It’s viewed as more of a hobby. But, if you are knowledgeable in the beauty niche, you can turn your talent for writing into a very lucrative career.
One of the main ways students do this is by turning their blog into a marketing opportunity. Major beauty brands will pay for advertising space on your blog if you have enough followers. You can also use your blog as an opportunity for affiliate marketing.
You can ask any company you support for affiliate links to their products. Some have them and some don’t, so do your research. But, once you get your affiliate link, you can get paid for promoting these products.
Every stick of L.A. Girl lipstick or palette of Huda Beauty products you sell through your blog will earn you some money. If nothing else, it’s a great way to support an expensive makeup habit!
A Bounty of Beauty Careers
We’ll be able to tell you if your niche already exists in the beauty industry or if it’s even possible. We may even be able to tell you if we have a course curriculum for that type of position.
It can’t hurt to ask! We’re here to do whatever we can to help you along your journey.