When Isabella Doe wakes up in the morning, the first thing she does is look in the mirror. Her skin glows, her hair bounces and shines, and her nails are perfectly polished. She can’t wait to go out and face the day because she feels beautiful. Do you want to know the best part of all? YOU made her feel this way!
The skills you build as a cosmetologist have a positive impact on others, which is one of the job’s greatest rewards. You get to help people look and feel their best—and maybe even transform their lives.
When most people think of service-oriented industries, they think of teaching or health care. But you provide a valuable service too. You help people feel better about themselves, which in turn, can give them the confidence to conquer their day and their career. Doesn’t that make you feel great about following your passion? But here are even more ways you get to help others:
You Lend an Ear and Give Great Advice
Your clients are in your chair for at least an hour, which is plenty of time for them to share what’s going on in their lives. Once they grow comfortable with you (which is probably within the first 30 minutes), they start to open up about their problems. They see you as someone who can listen, and who they can turn to for a word or two of sound advice.
You Are a Style Resource
Does this shade of lipstick look good on me? What’s the hottest style for short hair right now? Would I look good with a perm? You work in an industry that’s trendy, creative and ever-evolving. Because you have your finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not, you’re also the go-to person for beauty advice.
You’re There for the Major Milestones
You did the bridal makeup for the wedding. You styled hair for the Sweet Sixteen. And you were also there for baby’s first haircut. Not to mention, all of those birthday spa days. These special events wouldn’t be so special without your makeup, hair styling, manicures or skin care. Plus, your work is forever remembered in event photos and videos.
You Become More Than a Cosmetologist
Over time, you develop real relationships with your clients. In fact, they don’t feel like just clients at all— they’re more like friends and family. You look forward to their appointments, and it has nothing to do with your paycheck.
If you’re ready to reap the unique rewards that come with a career in the beauty industry, connect with Salon Success Academy today. We pride ourselves on being a “People Helping Company,” with a strong focus on education and the community. Every one of our students is a member of the SSA family! We care about your success as much as you do and we provide you with the tools you need to succeed, and to make others feel beautiful. To get started, call 887-987-4247 or fill out the form now.