Little girls dream of being a fairy or a princess, but as they grow older and ambitions become more grounded, the allure of fashion, style, beauty and makeup has a strong pull. Many women are quite happy that there are plenty of people in the world who design clothes, manufacture makeup and run beauty salons. Others however, are not content with just shopping to fill the wardrobe, buying all their beauty accoutrements and visiting the salon. Some aspire to be the designer, the makeup artist, the nail technician and even more.
There’s no denying there is a major element of glamour to the industries involved in making women look good. But working in these industries is still a job. You still have to work hard and those who get to work at the glamorous end with celebrities, musicians, in the movies or television are the lucky few. Most will find their careers in the everyday world. Not to say that it lacks excitement. There’s a huge satisfaction in seeing a client walk away looking better than they have ever done, or knowing that a bridal hairdo is the most important issue of that lady’s wedding day.
Anyone with a passion for creativity and detail can become a designer, stylist or beauty technician. These might be jobs, but they are also busy careers.
There are various routes into fashion, styling, beauty and their associated industries. You might take a direct route by becoming a trainee or an apprentice, learning on the job, working 9-5 (and some!) with a college course on day release or evenings, for example. There’s also the option to attend college full time gaining a vocational qualification. Or, in keeping up with the modern phenomena of everything being available on the internet, get an education in image with various online courses.
Trendimi for example, offers online courses in practical and technical arts for creating an image – hair styling, nails and makeup, as well as aesthetic styling such as personal shopping and personal styling. If you want to work in the beauty industry, Trendimi courses equip you with the start you need. With a successful course under your belt, the world of image and beauty awaits. The courses will not guarantee that you’ll get to do make up for the dancers in the next blockbusting Lady Gaga video, or that Kate Winslet will ask you to accompany her on a clothes shopping trip, but they indeed open a door – it’s up to you to get your foot in once it’s open.