For those of us who love talking about and using beauty care products, a job in the beauty industry can be a great fit. The beauty industry produces billions of dollars per year and employs hundreds of thousands of people.* Although, many of those who are interested in a job within the industry don't know where to begin. Fortunately, all it takes is some research to discover the wide range of job possibilities in a beauty-related field.
Here are some great jobs which are pursuable in the beauty industry:
Beauty consultants work for cosmetic studios and department stores. Their job is to help a company maximize its brand by providing excellent support and service to customers. Usually, this entails answering questions about products available for purchase, as well as making recommendations and providing customers with samples when required. These workers are responsible for beauty sales as well. Experienced professionals sometimes work with management in order to provide the best selection for their customers.
Beauty care companies rely on sales managers in order to move their products from the factory floor to the display aisle. These managers often learn everything there is to know about the company's products, inside and out, so they can develop eye-catching and interesting sales pitches in order to attract the attention of purchasing managers. The ability to effectively communicate and serve the needs of corporate customers is a useful trait. Sales can be a great field for those who are capable of moving the highest number of products in a short period of time.
Independent Sales Representative
Companies, such as Avon, still rely upon independent sales representatives to sell most of their products to customers. These representatives are basically small business owners who receive a commission for each sale made on behalf of the company. Those who have excellent communication skills and the ability to make friends easily can turn these personable skills into a successful business. Some people have become representatives in order to earn an income with as little as a few hours of work each day.**
Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists
These professionals work at studios and spas, providing hair styling and beauty services directly to customers. Almost half of these professionals are self-employed, having their own shops which provide services to the local community. Typically, they must complete a course at a beauty school and successfully obtain a state license in order to open their business. Not only are excellent customer service skills required, but also the ability to stand for long periods of time while working. *** The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that jobs for these types of professionals will grow by about 14% between 2010 and 2020****. This means there could be opportunities for those wishing to enter the beauty industry.
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*For more information, please visit: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2009/05/15/the-beauty-industry-spen...
** For more information, please visit: http://www.avon.com/
*** For more information, please visit: http://www.beautyandcosmetologyschools.com/beautician-hair-stylist-job-outlook.shtml
**** For more information, please visit: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Personal-Care-and-Service/Barbers-hairdressers-and-cosmetologists.htm