Thinking about going into the beauty industry? There are lots of amazing reasons to work as a hair stylist, esthetician or makeup artist. Here are some of the top reasons why students like you have made the leap into this exciting career field!
1. Job demand and security
Today the beauty industry is bigger and more in-demand than ever. Worldwide, it is a 400 billion dollar industry which has withstood instability and continues to grow. In Jordan there is a huge demand for educated professionals to join the workforce, 90% of Laval Academy students are hired after graduation and most of them find jobs right after the first semester! The cosmetology major in the Jordanian universities is new which means the holder of a University Middle-Degree Diploma can easily excel and shine among their colleagues in the industry.
2. Creative Freedom
Cosmetologists are more than just hairstylists or estheticians, they are artists. One of the top reasons cosmetologists pursue a beauty career is because they live for being able to express themselves through their work. If you enjoy using creative freedom to experiment with new designs, techniques and styles to see transformation, then a career in the beauty industry is just what you need.
Unlike other careers where you are tied down to a 9:00-5:00 routine, often times sitting at a desk, the cosmetology industry allows you to be flexible with your schedule. Depending on where you work (especially freelance and self employed cosmetologists) you create your own schedule, which means you work when you want and how much you want. You may prefer to work on clients later in the evening, or only in the mornings and be home for the kids in the afternoon, or maybe you enjoy working on weekends instead. Whatever your schedule, whether you’re a full-time platform artist or a full-time mother, cosmetology provides flexibility.
4. Exponential Opportunities
You determine how far you go in the beauty industry by pursuing career options that most interest you. Do you want to work in a salon doing different styling methods and beauty treatment regimes? Do you want to open your own boutique or spa and work for yourself? Do you want to perfect the art of makeup artistry and work flexible hours? Will you take continued education opportunities and work in manufacturing cosmetic products or brand management? In order to do what you aspire to, you decide how much work you will put into it.
5. Connecting with People
Not only do you get to express your creativity day in and day out but you get to make lasting relationships with people. As a cosmetologist, you will constantly meet new people. Clients learn to trust your skills, and you create lasting relationships. They will refer their friends to you. You will become involved in every major event in their lives: graduations, birthdays, and weddings. Each person you come in contact with is a potential client.
6. Your Income Reflects Your Work
When you’re working in cosmetology, the amount and type of work you do in the salon or by yourself has a direct, often immediate, affect on your income. The more clients you help, the more money you can make, and if you’re working as a freelancer you get to set your own rates! You may also increase your earnings by getting paid commissions for hair care and beauty products that you encourage your clients to purchase. If a new product comes out that would be perfect for one of your customers, simply suggest it to them and you may make a commission for the sale. So if the thought of controlling your income is appealing to you, being a licensed beautician may be the profession for you.
7. Fun working environment
Jobs in cosmetology are in a fun and active environment, you can be moving around all day, working with your hands and being creative rather than sitting behind a desk. It can also be very rewarding to help your clients look and feel their best!
Should you pursue a promising career as a licensed cosmetologist? After all, this career isn’t for everyone; it takes a lot of work, commitment, and effort. But if you can relate to the reasons on this list, cosmetology may be perfect for you!
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