For many beauty lovers, turning their passion into a profession and becoming a part of the beauty industry would be a dream come true. But many people who do decide to dedicate their life to beauty usually choose basic, mainstream careers, like hairdresser or makeup artist.
So we give you a list of lesser known, more interesting (and more profitable!) professions within the beauty industry, all of which you can switch to even if you haven’t received formal education before.
Become a Microblading Artist
Microblading has taken the world by storm! A form of permanent makeup, microblading is a treatment which gives the illusion of fuller, thicker and trendier eyebrow arches by drawing hair-like strokes through the skin between the natural hairs.
Professionals who do these treatments are called microblading artists or technicians, and they work at salons, or at home, as a second or weekend job, so microblading can be a full-time job, or an extra source of income.
But how do you become a microblading artist? The first step is to find the best microblading certification online course, which have unsurprisingly proven to be very popular in the last few months, or a live training event near you held by microblading Master Artists. Neither require any prior experience and will teach you everything you need to know in order to start practicing microblading.
But we still haven’t mentioned the best part! Job market research sites state that annual salaries of microblading artists go as high as $398,000!
Become a Beauty Photographer
Beauty photographers are well-paid and very much appreciated in the beauty industry. Getting started may be a bit of challenge and take time and effort, but beauty photography is a dynamic, creative career perfect for the artistic beauty enthusiast.
What makes photography a good career to switch to is the fact that formal education is not a deal-breaker, es everything that you could learn at a fancy, overpriced course you can technically teach yourself through experimentation and practice, just make sure you also work on your photoshop skills.
But competition is strong in this field, so landing that first gig could take a while and you’ll need to be persistent and patient. A professional photographer from Dubai points out creativity, ambition and passion as key components of success in this branch. So unless your love of photography is strong and true, the difficulties could get overwhelming.
Become a Digital Beauty Journalist
The Internet offers everyone a chance to share their opinions and experiences, and many have found ways to cash in on their voice. Beauty enthusiasts often try to turn their social media into beauty blogs, but becoming an influencer isn’t a great idea if you’re counting on it being your livelihood, since beginner influencers are often paid in products, rather than cash.
Digital journalism, on the other hand, is a viable alternative. Beauty journalists investigate and write about all things beauty, from market research to product first impressions. There are numerous websites dedicated to beauty who need in-house writers, but the best way to eventually find a stable job is to start by freelancing and offering your texts to any site or webzine you can find.
Digital media are more informal than outlets such as magazines or newspapers, so even amateur scribblers can find buyers for their texts.
Become an Eyelash Technician
There are so many eyelash treatments out there at the moment that you can easily make a living only doing lashes: eyelash extensions, lash perms, lash lifts, lash tinting, lash enhancement…
Mastering all these skills would make you a very desirable employee at local beauty salons, or you could do it solo and open a lash bar! It should be noted, though, that in order to do some of these treatments like lash lift and eyelash enhancement, which is a form of permanent makeup, you have to take a course and get certified.
But the training takes hardly any time and the demand for these treatments is huge. Becoming a lash tech will quickly become profitable, but make sure to keep up with the trends and add new services as soon as they emerge.
Become a Spa Owner
If you’ve accumulated some capital and have been looking for something to invest in, opening a spa could be the perfect option.
The concepts of spas and wellness centers have changed over the years and they now include much more than just massages. Spas now offer a whole range of services, from hair&makeup to laser hair removal. So if you’re already working as any type of beauty technician, you could easily become an entrepreneur and open a spa.
Alternatively, if your prior job experience is related to management, assembling a team of techs and leading it will be a piece of cake.