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|How To Make Money In The Beauty Industry. by proxyskill(m): 1:15pm On Oct 17|
(listen Carefully to this Report made by a great legend in the world of beauty).
"I always aspired to one day be a hairdresser. As a young child I remember daydreaming
about the fun and excitement that a career in the beauty industry would provide me. As I
got older and closer to my chance at my dream career, I slowly started to become
tainted with other people’s views on what my career should be. The first one came as I
remember sitting in my high school counselor’s office and expressing my desire to
attend cosmetology school. It was quickly met with, “You need to attend college, you are
too smart for beauty school.” Soon after, my career path was met with comments such
as “There is no money to be made in it”, “You have to live in a big city to make any
money”, “Its so hard on your body”, and on and on.
Therefore I gave up, and chose the safe route....I enrolled at a university. However after
two years I still found myself daydreaming of beauty school. One day while visiting with
my mom on the phone she asked me, “Did you buy your Powerball lottery ticket...the
winnings were over 80 million dollars.” I quickly responded with “Absolutely!” She then
asked, “So what would you do with the money if you won?” And without a second
thought I said, “I would go to beauty school!” And, just as quickly, she stated, “Why aren’t
you doing that now? Why would you have to win the lottery to make this dream
I pondered that question for a while and finally came to the conclusion that
my happiness didn’t depend on how much money I made, however, my happiness came
from doing what I LOVE!! Therefore, the next day I went and enrolled in beauty school!
Since that day I have never worked a day in my life! It hasn’t been easy but its been fun
and rewarding. As a teacher and owner of a cosmetology school now, I often see and
hear many stylists leaving our industry because they can’t make it financially. It makes
me sad to know that someone can’t do what they love because they can’t make money.
So I came up with a list of things I believe are some of the reasons people aren’t making
money in this industry:"
In this industry it takes TIME to build a clientele. So many stylists give up too quick! I tell
students that although our school is only a year long it will take another 1-3 years to
build a clientele to be able to make money! (same time as a 4 year degree) So plan for
that and don’t think you will be the “exception” to this rule because you are a rock star in
2. BE THERE
In order to make money in this industry you have to be AVAILABLE! Some stylists get in
to this industry because of the flexibility in hours. However in the first 3-5 years you have
to be willing to work the hours that are prime hours for your guests....this is evenings
and weekends! If you get in to this industry and want to start off with 10 am-5 pm work
hours, Monday through Friday, and you want to make money....this may NOT be the right
industry for you.
3. LOOK THE PART
This is the FASHION INDUSTRY! This means you have to look the part....EVERYDAY! You
are selling a service which is amazing haircuts, colors, makeup, waxing, nails, etc.
therefore you have to advertise what you are selling. If you showcase an unkept
look/style you aren’t going to have guests knocking down your door to come visit with
you! I’ll use this analogy: Would you want to invest your money with a financial advisor if
they are bankrupt? Would you want to go to a dentist that had rotten teeth? The same
holds true for potential guests of yours, so represent this industry in the way you do your
hair, makeup, and clothing attire!
4. BE A SPONGE/NOT A KIA (know it all)
Getting a cosmetology certificate is an achievement, but you also need to be an expert
at it's practicals.
Also, When joining or starting a beauty business be open to knowledge from others
also. The worse thing you can say at a new job when someone is trying to help you out
is, “I know!” or “I didn’t learn it that way”. Every salon has their own culture and ways of
doing things, so have an open mind and a great attitude to learn new ways and
techniques! There will always be someone out there who is better than you, so continue
to hone your skills and keep getting educated because this industry is changing
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