How Doing Wedding Makeup Can Help Students Build Their Portfolio (While Still in School!)

Ever dreamed of getting a career in the beauty industry? You are not alone. Today, more and more people have interest in taking a career path in the beauty industry.

The trick to building your career and looking for clients is to build your portfolio.

Build your portfolio and all will follow

“Having 7-10 looks in your portfolio should be enough to get you started. Create an online portfolio and also a hardcopy of portfolio to pass onto vendors.” Said Giulia Heiman, a Beauty Supply Expert.

Beauty colleges and clients would be interested to see your talent. Showing them your great portfolio will exhibit your talent and capabilities. This is where you could show your edge, at the first glance, over other people like you in the industry. Believe me, competing with people in the beauty industry is a neck-breaking task and once you build your portfolio your reputation will follow.

Build your portfolio while still in school

You can build your portfolio in your spare time and with no experience whatsoever. I will list some tricks on how you can create an awesome portfolio to show.

A great way to build your portfolio while still in school is to do makeup on weddings of your friends and relatives. Offering cheap, or even free, makeup services can be beneficial to you and your portfolio. What you get is experience and something to add to your portfolio, immediately giving you an advantage over a lot of people.

Yes, you may not earn a lot working this way but the idea is to get enough experience for other people to trust your services. This is a very effective marketing strategy that most professionals apply. Simply build your portfolio until you have around 7-10 items in your portfolio that can display your expertise in the beauty industry.

Working on your reputation

Basically, while you are still beginning your career you must work on your reputation and experience. This is why it’s a good idea to offer your services to weddings of anyone connected to the people you know. Most successful people in the beauty industry recognize the importance of this step at the beginning of the career.

Work on a great portfolio now! Make your portfolio by showcasing your talent at weddings of your relatives and friends (as explained in this article). Success in your chosen career path is made easier and more accessible to you!

Evergreen Beauty College offers esthetics and cosmetology programs. Contact us for more information.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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