Breaking into the beauty industry takes passion and persistence. Getting back into beauty after an extended break can be even more challenging.
If you’ve had a taste of working in the industry, you know how rewarding it can be. A career making people feel their best is something to cherish. Whether you’ve got a passion for nails, hair, makeup artistry or beauty therapy it’s important to keep up your craft to stay employable. A maternity leave or extended time-away can make it seem intimidating to start your career again. However, with the right research, practice and approach it can be a breeze to jump back into the field you love.
Here’s our best advice for getting back to the beauty industry!
Do Your Research
The beauty industry is constantly evolving. With new beauty technologies always emerging it is important to do your research and find out what’s changed since your career break. Get online and read through a few beauty blogs and magazines. Reach out to your old work connections and invite them to have a chat. Networking with your past co-workers is a great way to catch-up on the trends and techniques you’ve missed out on.
Find a Mentor
Much like the very beginning of your career, finding a mentor or connect with your past trainer to guide you. This can make your career transition smooth sailing! Maybe there’s a local salon owner you’ve always admired or a technician whose Instagram you drool over; reach out to your inspiration and ask for a little guidance! Most beauticians and training organizations would be flattered by the shoutout and happy to help! If you’re looking for hands-on help, why not sign up for a course! You can ask your mentor for advice on courses they may have taken in the past or classes they’ve had their eye on.
Hearing from someone who’s at the forefront of the industry will assure you that you’re taking on the right training!
If you’re ready to take on a training, we offer a variety of classes that cover a wide range of skills.
Check out our short beauty courses today https://www.ceeceesbeautyandtraining.com.au
Brush Up at Home
Once you’ve had a chance to get some guidance, take your time and get your homework done! We offer ongoing support and mentoring but it’s still important to practise your new acquired skill as much as you can. Stock up on high quality products to practice your handywork at home. Practise on friends and family or advertise for models to practise on this will elevate your confidence and have your skills up to speed in no time ready to take on paying clients so you can reap the rewards of your hard work in training. Getting back into the industry requires some serious time and effort. Not only will you be able to ace your interview, you’ll feel confident around clients knowing you’ve practiced to your full potential!
Practice Your Patience
Now that you’ve brushed up on your skills, it’s time to start applying! Have a look at the salons, businesses and opportunities in your area. Reach out to potential employers and express your keen interest in transitioning back to work under their guidance. Keep in mind, finding work again may require some patience. A career gap can happen for many reasons;however, it usually means your job hunt takes a little longer. Maybe your dream has been to open your own business. Not only will you have instant financial reward working for yourself but also gives you that work/life balance you have been looking for. You can work your own hours around your family commitments.
Don’t let the delay drag you down! Trust that your perfect job is out there and continue hunting with confidence.After all, they say confidence is the best accessory you can wear!