7 Surprising Benefits Of Working In The Beauty Industry

If you ask someone who works in the beauty industry what their favourite part of their job is, there is a good chance that they will find it incredibly hard to decide which part is the best. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any benefits, in fact quite the opposite. In this post, we outline 7 main benefits of working within the beauty industry. 

1. You can treat yourself and try out all the best makeup brands

Of course getting discounts and freebies is never enough of a reason to set up a business on its own, however, one of the best perks to being within the beauty industry is that you get to enjoy some of the very best brands out there. You may get a discount because you are recognised as being a trade customer, as well as the ability to access some of the newest products on the market too. You may even find, from time to time, that particular brands will send you samples to try, something that you can encourage by reviewing and sharing about that brand when you do use it.

2. You get to help other people

There is no better feeling than knowing that you can help someone else. When you make over a client, cut their hair, paint their nails or any other form of treatment that you carry out, you are making them feel great about themselves, and this can help their confidence grow and improve their self-esteem. This, in turn, can make you feel pretty great about yourself and what you can do too.

3. You can set your own hours

No matter the industry that you work in, being self-employed is great if you want flexible working. Being a beautician is no different. Whilst you are going to have to work around the type of appointments that your clients want, you decide when you work and how often. This is ideal if you have a family that you need to take care of.

4. You can show off what you can do 

There are not many jobs whereby you get to showcase your skills in such an obvious way every day. Not only do you get to flex your creative muscles when it comes to working with your clients, but you can show it off on yourself too. Making you a walking talking advert for your skills and experience.

5. You are always learning

If you like to be kept on your toes and always learning something new, the beauty industry is perfect for you, as it is always moving and changing. Learning new skills and keeping up to date with the fashion and beauty industry trends is a perfect way to expand your knowledge, whilst giving your clients new products and beauty treatments.

6. You get to meet new people all the time

If there is one thing that you are going to quickly realise when you work in the beauty industry, is that it's a very social environment. Brushing up on your social skills so that you can make small talk is a good idea if you are thinking of this as a career choice.  One benefit of this is that you will expand your social circle and get to know a wealth of new people on a regular basis.

7. It can be great fun

If there is one thing that you will quickly realise about the beauty industry, is that it can be great fun. Whether you are training to be a beauty therapist in London or working within a salon or spa, it often means there is a great camaraderie. If you work alone there are still many ways you will work with people such as on photo shoots, or with bridal makeup or hair. Working with people in such a vibrant industry means it can be great fun. You never know, you may even get to work on a catwalk or for a magazine!

Think that you fancy working in the beauty industry? Not sure where to start? The best place is checking out some of the beauty therapy courses online with NCC Home Learning, where you will be able to learn more about what is required as well as finding out everything you need to know.

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  1. Many years ago I worked in the beauty department in Howells and it was fabulous. At the time Poison (the perfume) had just been launched and my job was to go spritz everyone with it. You'd be amazed how many people bought some. The beauty industry is a fabulous one to join if you love your products and you're a people person.

  2. This is so true - funnily enough I've been doing some work with Breast Cancer Care who use makeovers as one of the tools to help patients.

  3. I love what you wrote about helping others, I bet you make people feel fantastic after a make over. I always do when I have a beauty treatment! x

  4. I think working in the beauty industry would be so fun! I'm always jealous of the girls that do my hair and my massages, haha.

    1. I think it can be fun, as well as hard work of course.