The ability to beautify is a rare talent, and the artists so gifted often enjoy name and fame in the public domain. Artists, craftsmen, photographers etc. are celebrated for their ability. However, this was not quite applicable to beauticians–even though the nature of work was almost similar—until lately.
Contemporarily, this line of work has started receiving its due credence and respect. Today, it offers the right blend of glamour, money and success to those who have the skill to succeed. So if this unconventional and glamourous field appeals to you, you are lucky to be born in this age. The industry is recession proof, proliferating and expanding. There is no dearth of professional beauty academies as well which will give the fresh talent a platform to begin their journey. But before you start off, here is what to expect.
The term beautician is self-explanatory as well as ambiguous. While it hints on the general nature of the job in this sector, there are several portfolios within it to gain specialization. The field has grown enormously, so has the competition and need for excellence. So you will have to choose a few areas of specializations and master them completely. Basically, you can do anything from taking a course in nutrition to be a bridal style expert.
The traditional fields of hairdressing and makeup artists have branched further into speciality portfolios like hair health and bridal special. So new vistas are constantly being added. You can be a nail artist, specialize on facials and spas or be a stage makeup artist. A wide array of possibilities are open.
You can find placement in various arenas from speciality clinics to salons and spa. The opportunities in the cinema and television industry is also quite evident. You can start off as a makeup artist. Entrepreneurship is always an option. After you gain sufficient hands on experience, you can open up your independent brand or start off as a franchise to leading brands.