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How to Start Your Beautician Career

How to Start Your Beautician Career

By: Joshua Finley

Becoming a successful beautician takes drive, knowledge, dedication, and passion. The path to embarking on this career path is well established. However, knowing how to execute the proper steps may not be so straightforward.

What is a Beautician?

A beautician is a well-trained and experienced professional who provides beauty advice, hair care, and beauty treatments to clients and customers.

Key Steps to Becoming a Beauty Professional

The following steps are recognized industry-wide as the established path to a successful career as a beautician.

Startup Research

Before moving on to the second step, we need to know how to approach the educational phase of the process. You will need to have a good idea of what areas of beauty care you might like to specialize in, if any. You might also want to decide how far you want to go in your training for the level of expertise you will need. Beauticians offer hair styling, which can be a specialty all its own. Many also perform waxing, massage, eyebrow and eyelash treatments, and nail care. Some offer health and fitness advice, service, and coaching. Others do permanent makeup, laser therapy, and other advanced modalities. It will help to begin with a firm vision of the kind of beautician you want to become.


Next, pick a beauty school that matches your interests, location, and budget. Some beauty schools will focus on a specific area. Others will provide everything you need to master the profession. Knowing how far you want to go in this profession, and how much money and time you want to spend on education is key. Remote schooling is an option, but you need to be able to get practical, hands-on training as early and as often as possible. Further, the location of the school you choose will affect the cost, available financial aid, and access to practical training.


Next, you will need to complete your apprenticeship. This is where most of your hands-on training will happen. Your mentor will demonstrate, observe, and guide you as you work toward mastery of the processes you wish to learn. When this is done, ongoing education will still be necessary. You will need to remain in the know about beauty trends, changing techniques and technology, and beauty products. Attending beauty shows, seminars, and continued training programs is always a good idea, not just for your education, but to be well-connected.

Business Management Education

Finally, it’s best to be in the know about sound business practices. Even if you only want to work in a beauty shop, there’s a fair chance you will end up working as an independent contractor. This means you’ll need to do your own taxes, obtain licenses and permits, and so on. This is for your protection, that of the owner of the shop you work in, and your customers.

The Legalities

Finally, accidents do happen in the beauty industry, and legal complications are always right around the corner. Being covered for liability, injury, property loss/damage, and more is an important way to protect yourself, safeguard your business, and ensure the safety of your customers. To learn more about this, get in touch with qualified business insurance experts.

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