Top 3 Beauty Jobs that Pay Well in 2015


Growth in the beauty industry is solid, with clients looking for ways to relax and improve their appearance and way of life. And if you’re looking to break into the beauty industry, the variety of jobs available may be intimidating. While other factors may influence your decision depending on your priorities, here are some of the best-paying jobs you can get in the beauty industry right now.

Spa Owner

Depending on where you are and the quality of your service, you could take home as much as $80,000-100,000 annually as a day spa owner. You take on a lot of responsibility for the success of the spa and the actions of the employees as a spa owner, but the rewards for those who have good business sense, knowledge of the industry, and a strong work ethic can be impressive. The responsibility also comes with more control over your own career than you have as an employee in a salon. You can either aim to become a spa owner immediately, or you can work for a salon as an employee for a few years and gain practical experience.


Although the average hairstylist does begin at minimum wage, pay can quickly soar into the six figures, depending on skills, experience and marketing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, working for a performing arts company offers hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists a mean wage of over $64,000. High-profile clients and work in luxury salons may also increase your earnings.

Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artist

Makeup artists who work in theatre command the highest salaries in the beauty industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual wage is $67,580, with an average hourly wage of $32.49. Their hourly wage ranges between $10.99 for beginners and $56.59 for the experienced. Job duties go beyond applying blush and mascara; you may be asked to make prosthetic noses! While most makeup artists are trying to smooth out their clients’ faces, you may need to add scars or create the illusion of aging. One things for sure: you won’t be bored with this job. The variety of work and the creativity required could be just what you are looking for.

Are You Interested in a Career in the Beauty Industry?

If you want to work in the beauty industry and ensure that you’re performing the best techniques and using quality products, the best advice we can give is to get a solid education.  At Evergreen Beauty College, not only do students get hands-on training from industry professionals, but they also receive invaluable business training, to be fully prepared for a long term career.

To find out more about our beauty training, schedule a tour of one of our three campuses, or contact us for info.

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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