Are You Preparing For a Career In The Professional Beauty Industry?

Monday, October 10, 2016


Perhaps you’ve ran your own beauty blog for a while. Maybe you’re a consistent contributor to the review section of beauty product sites. Maybe you’re just looking to a new career in the beauty sector and are looking for a way to increase your cash flow. Here are a few ways to prepare yourself to make you stand out in the job market.

Beauty Photography
If you’d like to become a beauty photographer, you should know that you’re heading into a highly competitive market. But if you have a talent then you should definitely go for it. You just have to make sure that you’re good at what you do and can stand out from the rest. So how do you make yourself stand out? Well, firstly it’s incredibly important to build a portfolio. If you’re invited to an interview, a portfolio will show your dedication to the field. It will also give your interviewer a good idea of your capabilities and personal style. But how do you build the best portfolio you possibly can? Take a photography course. These will supply you with all of the basic knowledge on how to work a camera and take effective photos. Check out Photography Courses on offer in your local area. Some will cost, some will be free. Alternatively, you couldtake a degree in photography. Enter on a foundation year to test the waters or jump straight into a three year undergraduate degree. A degree or completed course will show just how invested you are in your career and will also show dedication and a good work ethic.

Makeup Artists
Makeup artists are required in all areas of beauty. Professional makeup artists can range from wedding makeup artists to theatre. Where you head depends entirely on your personal preference. If you prefer doing natural looking makeup, weddings may be the way to go. The idea here is usually to make the bride appear as flawless as possible. Natural beauty should be key. If you prefer creating prosthetics, using quirky colours or eccentric designs, look into makeup in theatres. This can be extremely demanding and will see you working on all sorts of shows. It will be eventful. You can work in house or freelance. Makeup artists are also needed on tours. So, if you’re a bit of a nomad and enjoy moving around regularly, this would be ideal to you. Going on tour is fun and can see you doing all sorts of celebrities’ makeup. From popstars, to backing dancers. From ice skaters to comedians. All celebrities need makeup and so do their crew.

Celebrity Makeup Artists
These stand apart from standard makeup artists. Celebrities want to look flawless on the red carpet and will fork out huge amounts of cash to someone who is able to make them look perfect when the time comes. You will need a good knowledge of how makeup comes across on camera for this. Some products will create excess shine or a powdery appearance on film. The star needs to look perfect from all angles and under all sorts of lighting.


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