How to Become a Runway Hair Stylist in WA

Washington presents an exciting career for anyone to become a runway hair stylist thanks to the numerous runways held throughout the year. The runways and shows present the talented with great opportunities to showcase their prowess.

So you want to get a piece of the action in runway hair styling? You came to the right place. Here are some tips that will help you:

Hair styling is a career which will only flourish in certain settings. A perfect scenario is a cosmopolitan city with lots of fashion events.

By choosing Washington you are in the right path. The fashion calendar in Washington is punctuated with numerous events and the pinnacle which is the Fashion Week.

Get Your Cosmetology License

You will need the right education to get into the hair styling business. If you haven’t already, enroll at a reputable cosmetology school. After completing the course set by the state board exam, you will get your practicing certification and license.

Get Some Experience

Now that you are a qualified hair stylist, it is time to get some experience. The best way to get the relevant experience is to seek employment or internship in a prestigious salon. This will expose you to the real world of hair styling. While you are at it, use any opportunity you get to personally know clients.

All year round, there are runway events and other fashion events that require hair stylists. Do not miss out on the opportunity to work with top stylists as a volunteer. If you are lucky, you may get the opportunity to work with the top team at the prestigious fashion week. Learn the tricks of the trade from the best in the industry. Do not mind if you do not get paid for these events. Instead, take the events as opportunities to showcase your work. Show the industry you are a diamond in the rough waiting to be polished; someone will notice.

Network With Established Runway Hair Stylists

Mingle with professionals involved in the fashion industry. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to market yourself. Pass out your business card and make sure you mention that you are available for runway projects. The more you get your name out, the better your chances of landing contracts and getting known by clients who require hair styling services. One of the benefits of networking with other stylists is that they can pass over some jobs to you when their hands are full.

Runway hairstyling is demanding, especially in a vibrant market such as Washington D.C., and will require a lot of commitment. Put your best foot forward and be on the lookout for any opportunity that can launch your career as a runway hair stylist.

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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