Esthetics is a career that many people have an interest in for a variety of reasons. What skills should you have from the beginning to succeed?
“My interests have always been focused on anything artistic – I’ve sketched, painted, sculpted clay, made costumers and done special effects makeup for years.” After falling in and out of the hobby for a little bit, Alicia ended up picking it up, and falling back in love. “After working for four years after high school graduation, I decided I needed to get back to doing something I loved…”
Eyelash extensions are a great way to make your eyes look amazing. What should you know about these unique beauty treatments?
“Originally I moved to the area due to its internationally known craft program. I was busy working on my art practice, working with other artists.” However, like so many during the Pandemic shut down, “I lost everything and realized I needed to find a more stable career without sacrificing my creativity. Looking to my art I saw the thing that made most sense; helping others and the glitz & glam…”
Digital salons are becoming more and more common nowadays. What do you need to know about this new style of maintaining a salon for customers?
“Before I enrolled in school I was a stay at home mom, who had a passion for makeup. This passion turned into me originally enrolling into the MUA program with Evergreen Beauty College. When the start date got pushed back for that particular program, I reached out to my Admissions Counselor to see if there were any other programs that had makeup incorporated in the curriculum. That’s when I got introduced to Cosmetology…”
“After 7 years in the medical field as a nursing assistant, Laura decided to change her career path during the COVID pandemic. Overwhelmed by the amount of work she was doing, on top of raising her daughter, Laura saw an opportunity. “I see this opportunity as being able to be my own boss and managing my own salon, whether it be a small or big one…”
Accredited beauty schools have very different standards then non-accredited schools due to expectations. Check out this article to find out why!
“I personally struggled with skin issues after pregnancy and that coupled with doing direct sales of pampering products, such as skincare, started my love for the skin. I work in the health insurance world. I also sold skincare products through a direct sales company, which is where my love for the skin and products really began to shape.”
If you are interested in products and routines that promote healthy skin, this guide will help you decide if a career in esthetics is the right choice for you.