You’re planning on going to beauty school with the intention to become a beauty therapist or a cosmetologist and while, these two are fabulous and fulfilling careers, it helps to know that there are many other options out there that can come out of your cosmetology license.
In this article, we will cover some careers that you may have not realized can be possible options once you complete beauty school.
A cosmetology license is your key to enter the beauty world. When you graduate, you’ll notice that the world is at your feet with a wide array of possibilities that you can achieve.
The following are some of our favorite cosmetology careers that not many have heard about, but should definitely consider. For more information, download a free cosmetology career guide.
Beauty Editor or Writer
If you are talented in cosmetology and are armed with a way with words, this may be something you’ll enjoy. Turn your passion into your paycheck by writing about the latest beauty and makeup trends, doing brand reviews and creating tutorials.
The best part? You don’t need any journalism qualifications as the job allows plenty of room to express your individual personality and flair in beauty writing.
Fashion Show Stylist
This career choice allows you to be a part of the exhilarating world of fashion with just your cosmetology license. Fashion show stylists play an integral part in the runway creative team, coming up with the perfect hair and makeup that are coordinated with the clothing and overall theme of the show. In addition, it’s the perfect opportunity to collaborate with stylists, fashion designers, photographers and other cosmetologists that are also part of the show.
Keep your knowledge in texture, color theory and face and body shapes handy in your arsenal as they all will be applied several times in your runway show styling career.
Although niche, this job is perhaps one of the most lucrative and mentally rewarding careers you can pursue after graduating from beauty school. With this job, you are an important part of a bride’s wedding journey, as you play a vital role in making her (and her bridal party) feel beautiful on her big day.
With this career choice, you can either work as wedding cosmetologist full-time or be a wedding cosmetologist in a salon, while performing other roles.
When you’re in beauty school, you learn a lot about beauty products, makeup and styling. Have you ever wondered who designs all these gorgeous beauty tools and products? Believe it or not, if you have a knack for styling products, it could even be you.
While working in product design can require extensive knowledge and experience, several connected careers can help you contribute to creating brand new beauty products. For example, if you’re talented in marketing, you can work with branding and helping new companies create the perfect style and image for their upcoming products. Furthermore, a background in chemistry could get you a job in research and development, where you can help come up with the right formulations for beauty products and makeup.
Image consultancy is all the rage these days in the cosmetology industry as celebrities, professionals and individuals that are in the public eye, as are constantly looking to customize their look and send out the right message with their image. This could mean that they want to showcase being a brand new trendsetter, with edgy, bold, never-thought-of-before looks. Alternatively, they may want to give out a more reliable, friendly image, requiring a softer and more natural makeup look.
Consider these beauty school career options if popular cosmetology careers such as hair stylists, manicurists and barbers aren’t your cup of tea. All you’ll need: Your cosmetology license, polished soft skills such as customer service, listening and speaking skills and of course, your creativity.