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How Do I Choose the Best Beautician Job?

M.C. Huguelet
M.C. Huguelet

With the diverse array of beauty treatment businesses found in most cities and towns, it can be difficult to determine which beautician job is best for you. In order to find your dream beautician job, begin by thinking about what type of beauty treatments you would like to specialize in. Then, decide whether you would prefer to be employed by a salon or to rent booth space. Finally, consider what kind of relationship you would like to have with your clients as well as what type of environment best suits your personality.

To begin your search for a beautician job, you should think about what kind of beauty treatments you want to perform. If you want to work as a nail technician, for instance, your potential employers will be limited to those salons that offer nail treatments. On the other hand, if you enjoy performing a wide range of beauty treatments, you may not feel fulfilled in a job that requires you to focus on a single type of treatment. In many cases, your possible areas of specialization will be dictated by the type of training you have completed.

A hair stylist is a type of beautician.
A hair stylist is a type of beautician.

Another important consideration as you search for a beautician job is whether you want to be a salon employee or rent booth space from a salon owner. As a salon employee, your supplies will generally be provided for you, and you may also receive health care benefits. If you decide to rent booth space in a salon, you may have the freedom of setting your own hours and pricing. As a trade-off for this freedom, however, you will generally need to purchase your own supplies and health insurance.

When determining which beautician job is best for you, you should also think about what kind of relationship you want to have with your customers. Should you prefer to perform your treatments without a lot of “small talk,” you might find it best to work in a budget or chain salon, as these establishments often attract clients who are not interested in patronizing a single salon or getting to know their stylist. If developing relationships with your clients is important to you, however, you may prefer to work at an independent salon that encourages repeat visits.

Finally, as you search for a beautician job, you should try to consider only those salons that provide an atmosphere you feel comfortable in. For instance, if you consider yourself to be trendy and stylish, you may not enjoy working in a traditional neighborhood salon. Conversely, if you do not wish to perform edgy, fashion-forward treatments, you might want to avoid applying at trendy salons.

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    • A hair stylist is a type of beautician.
      By: Andres Rodriguez
      A hair stylist is a type of beautician.