Is a Career in Beauty Worth it? [6 Reasons Why it is!]

advantages of Using Your Feminine WilesThey say “do something you love and you never have to work a day in your life”.

Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.

But people that identify and start careers they are passionate about find their lives to be more fulfilling than those who do not.

If you feel the beauty industry is what sparks your flames, it might be time to take a leap of faith.

 Here, read six reasons why pursuing a career in the beauty industry is worth your while. 

1. You Can Let Your Creativity Flow

Beauty and fashion are very dynamic, with new trends and styles cropping up every day. If you get into the industry, you can be certain that each day will be more exciting than the last. 

This is one area where you can let your creative juices flow limitlessly. Similarly, you can let your artistry and personality shine as you make women look and feel gorgeous. 

2. You Can Set a Flexible Schedule

While the hours for beauticians might be erratic, you still have the option of setting your own hours. If, for example, you are a working mom, you can schedule your clients during school hours. This allows you to be home when the kids come home from school.

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If you decide to take beauty courses, later on, this same flexible schedule will come in handy.

3. It’s a Growing Industry

The global beauty industry has an estimated worth of $532billion and is expected to grow steadily. 

The retail industry, salons, spas, and beauty schools all need beauty professionals, meaning more opportunities for you. If you are looking for an industry where your services will be in demand and where you do not spend months out of work, give beauty services serious consideration. 

4. You Can Transition Into Business

If you are looking for a career that can allow you to be your own boss a few years down the line, this is it. Once you accumulate a few years of experience, you can create a portfolio and go solo. 

This does not have to be expensive, either. Many beauty businesses can be started at home or by making house calls.

5. Building a Client Base is Easy

Having loyal clients significantly contributes to a business’ profitability. However, building a substantial client base is easier in some businesses than it is in others.

Word of mouth is an easy way to get new clients. Talk to happy clients and request them to spread the word. You can even think about a referral system where you incentivize existing clients for each new client they send your way. 

Another channel is social media. Facebook and Instagram are a good start, and you can use willing clients’ pictures to show off your skills. In time, you can build a stable client base that can justify opening a beauty shop.

6. You Touch People’s Lives

If you love talking to and being around people, you will absolutely love being in the beauty industry. People will come to you for a routine beauty regimen, and others will come to your shop to get treatments to lift their moods and spirits.

As you might have heard, beauty therapists also serve as counselors to their clients. 

Clients will often come looking to unload their daily life stressors by getting beauty treatments and some juicy chit chat.

Sounds Good?

If the above sounds good to you, then maybe you should seriously consider getting into the beauty industry. 

First things first, look into training and an apprenticeship to ensure you get both the technical knowledge and the hands-on skills needed.

Once that is done, the possibilities are endless!

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BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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