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Signs That It’s Time to Pursue a Career in Beauty

Admit it, you have seen the writing on the wall. You’ve noticed it as you carefully lay out brushes and sharpen your scissors. You’ve heard the voice gnawing in the back of your mind as you watched Queen Latifah’s “Beauty Shop” for the hundredth time.

You want a career in beauty.

You want this to be your life.

But how do you know for sure, and how did you get here in the first place?

Here are the ten signs that you might be ready for a career in the beauty industry, you know, just so you can make sure.

  1. You aren’t living for the weekend anymore.

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    You want your work to be meaningful. You want to do love what you do, and wake up every morning excited to do it. Don’t wait to get off work to do what you love, go to a job everyday that you love doing.

  2. You understand financial responsibility.

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    You have saved and budgeted most of your life, even if it was just to save up for those perfect thigh-high boots. You understand the meaning of saving, and are ready to dive in. Financial aid doesn’t scare you, you see them as the investment in the dream you have had for so long.

  3. You are a do-it-yourselfer.

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    You want control of your life, and the idea of building your own clientele and perhaps even your own business someday makes you exceptionally giddy.

  4. You have a love for beauty.

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    Watching late night beauty tutorials on YouTube is just a part of your daily schedule. You are always looking for the next new trend and are one of the first to try it out, and maybe even fix it so that it looks better.

  5. Your friends always go to you for tips and tricks.

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    They know that your sense of style and beauty goes above and beyond. They can count on you for advice, for help in the perfect updo, and of course, the loan of that red sweater that is going to make their eyes pop. And, best of all, you love to help them!

  6. You have no problem talking to anyone – about anything!

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    What may make other people nervous only makes you excited. You have realized that people are amazing, and that connecting and talking to them can be one of the most rewarding experiences. You are always ready to talk, about anything, and don’t shy away from the opportunity.

  7. You find yourself critiquing hair and makeup on movies or TV.

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    The sure sign you are a lost cause: You can’t watch a movie without ripping apart the hair, trying to figure out how to do it, or even more common, how you would have done it better. You often spark up conversations on the hair you’ve seen, but no one really seems to understand why that 1920’s pin up was done incorrectly.

  8. Everyone around you is a guinea pig.

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    If you see a hairstyle or color you love, you HAVE to find a friend to let you attempt to replicate it.

  9. You are a perfectionist.

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    When doing hair you pay close attention to everything, from the length of a cut, to the symmetry. You constantly challenge yourself to try harder things, and that attention to detail has only helped you perfect your skill.

  10. You ask strangers about their hair

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    Above and beyond being ready to strike up a conversation, you will go out of your way to compliment someones hair, ask them how they did it, and have even been caught staring at the perfect natural faux-hawk more than once.

Know you are ready for sure? We don’t blame you, that itch is hard to ignore.
Reach out to us today and we will get you started, let’s make that dream come true!