No matter what your interests are, you must have noticed how the beauty industry has exploded over the past few years. With the pace at which beauty trends are changing, numerous new beauy careers have emerged, and the classic ones such as makeup artist and hairdresser are more profitable than ever. It seems that there’s a beauty salon of some kind on every corner!
So for anyone considering a career change, it’s worth looking into niches of the beauty industry. We give you 5 hottest beauty careers that are very lucrative at the moment.
Permanent makeup is a huge trend right now, and microblading eyebrows is the most sought-after permanent beauty treatment. The job of a microblading artist is to style eyebrows using a technique similar to tattooing. The procedure implies injecting pigments into the skin in strokes that resemble natural brow hairs in order to create an illusion of fuller, thicker and more symmetric eyebrow arches. This is a semi permanent makeup procedure, which means the results are semi long-lasting (up to 2 years).
To become a microblading artist, you must finish a course at a training centre or cosmetology school and get licensed. It is essential to choose a quality course such as the PhiBrows USA microblading course,which covers both theory and practice. The initial investments are minimal, and you can start working very soon. Microblading artists earn up to $800 per session, so the course will pay off in no time.
Alternative Skincare Specialist
More and more people are turning away from common, chemical-filled skincare and towards alternative, natural products and non-invasive procedures. An alternative skincare specialist does more or less the same job a regular spacialist does, but uses natural products such as herbal oils, concoctions and peels of natural origins.
You do need some sort of backround, such as a cosmetologist degree. You can explore different approaches and see what works best for you and your clients. Eastern medicine is always a source of inspiration. Ayurvedic skincare is very popular nowadays.
As we are constantly bombarded with new releases from big designer brand which, let’s face it, all smell more or less the same, many buyers are turning to niche perfumery. Small, indie brands that make limited batches of unusual, creative fragrances have amassed a large clientele. There are many consumers who opt for natual perfumes, too.
If you have a refined nose and an education in chemistry, you should consider developing fragrances or fragrance oils (candles and home scents, even) and start selling them online. There’s always room on the market for quality products made with love.
The fast world we live in inevitably does damage to our bodies. People working desk jobs are willing to pay large sums for relaxing massages, so massage parlours in cities are extremely busy. When you add the highly sought-after anti-cellulite massages and maderotherapy to the list, it’s obvious that becoming a massage therapist is profitable. Facial massages are also a big anti-ageing trend at the moment.
Once you’ve obtained your degree, you should work on mastering each new trend that comes along. As you can do house calls, additional courses where you’ll learn new techniques will be your only investment. Diversity fosters profitability!
If by the end of this post you’ve decided these careers appeal to you, perhaps you’d prefer writing about them. Online journalism has taken the world by storm. There are countless bloggers, vloggers, YouTubers and good old-fashined journalists who cover makeup and beauty, but there’s always room for new blood.
You can start your Internet career in several ways, but first pick a niche. You can cover makeup, fragrance, alternative beauty, natural products… The list goes on. Choose whether to start with a YouTube channel, Instagram profile, or blog. Work towards covering all of these media. That’s the best way to assure you’ll make a nice profit eventually. To start a career of this type you don’t need any particular qualifications. What you do need is to be thoroughly informed and charismatic. Viewers and readers will love and appreciate unbiased, objective and informative advice wrapped up as interesting and enjoyable content.
About Tilly Grant: Tilly Grant is a freelance writer and a beauty blogger from San Francisco. She enjoys reviewing and writing about various beauty treatments and products. In her free time, Tilly loves cooking and spending time outdoors.