One of the key requirements to becoming a highly sought-out beautician with a successful practice is wide experience in the various different areas of the beauty industry. It’s not just enough to know how to contour a face with foundation; you should also know how to dress a bride, cut or design a dress, and match makeup to at least 4 different skin shades and hair types and colours. Here are some areas of the beauty industry that you must have experience in before you can claim to be a professional.
Bridal Dressing and Planning
Dressing a bride is an essential part of any beautician’s training because of its place in the beauty industry. It is the one day in which even the mostanti-glamour woman will indulge in makeup and a ball gown. Each culture has different styles and aesthetics for a wedding therefore the more brides you dress, the higher the chance that you will get to experience different bridal styles. If you can wrangle a position as the official bridal dresser for overseas pre wedding photography packages with some photographer, you will be able to gain exposure to and experience dressing brides from different countries and cultures.
Training and Teaching the Craft
If you can explain what you have learned simply and concisely so that another person can understand and learn from it, then you know your craft well. Find a way to teach a basic bridal makeup service Hong Kong so that you can pass on what you know and even learn something new from the experience. Some countries require an additional qualification before you’re allowed to teach, so getting that will enable you to have an additional source of revenue in case you decide to quit being a full-time beautician.
Glamour Squad – Makeup and Hair
The foundation of any beautician is knowing how to wield makeup and a styling brush. Every skin shade has a different palette that goes with it, and it is only through experience, trial and error that you will get to know them all. Knowing what shades and types to use during the day, how to transition that into night time makeup, and how to tactfully tell a customer when they are using a product wrong is part of this training. It is also important to know about the different types of hair and what hair styles and cuts are realistically possible for them. For instance, artificially straightened hair requires extra care and specialized shampoos while ‘virgin’ hair can usually withstand any type of shampoo.