One Shocking Mistake That Might Prevent You From Being Hired in the Beauty Industry

hired the beauty industryIs it your inability to color correctly? Or, maybe you don’t have enough experience with live clients? Is it your lack of knowledge about the latest beauty techniques and trends that go beyond hair?

These are part of the answer. But the truly shocking mistake you can make that will not get you hired in a beauty industry job straight out of cosmetology school is…

Drum roll… your inability to convey your passion for your chosen career.

You Can’t Learn Everything in School

Cosmetology school can be the first step for estheticians to gain the basic know-how so that they can get hired in a beauty industry. But it can’t possibly teach everything to everyone.

The education will be enough to get you the interview. But to get hired in a beauty industry fresh out of school means you must sell your prospective employer on how much you love the field. To convey a high level of passion for beauty, you can:

Practice Your Craft on Your Own at Home

Go out of your way to learn new styles at home and practice techniques or friends and family, outside of school. It will improve your technique over time and also be a good selling point during the interview. It shows that:

– This is a career choice that is something you want to do
– You have a genuine interest in approaching this as a lifelong, creative, venture.

Immerse Yourself in Beauty Videos

Say a style or beauty technique appealed to you that never got taught in school. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn it from other sources, like YouTube.

When you are interviewing, the salon manager may ask about specific types of beauty techniques or styles, at least be conversant on them. Even if you have no experience with them – it helps you to nail down the job offer.

Keep Up with the Latest Trends

A beauty technician that isn’t aware of the latest trends in her local area will have a harder time building up a clientele list. Read how different celebrity stars went from ugly ducklings to goddess-like beauty stature and then emulate their techniques at home. Not only will you be able to figure out what works, but also what is “hot” for every season.

As someone just starting out in your career, you have to focus on learning as much as you can to get hired in the beauty industry. By doing this both during school hours and at home, you gain an edge from students that aren’t as motivated to succeed as you are.

You’ll gain confidence enough to sparkle when you talk about the beauty industry. Prospective employers will see your passion and might be impressed enough to hire you on the spot.

Want to get started on the path towards a job in the beauty industry? Please contact us or call us today to find out more about this exciting career choice.

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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