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27 August 2020
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7 of the most unusual hair and beauty jobs you can get

Training to be a hairdresser, beauty therapist or nail technician? Here’s our round-up of career options that are definitely not 9-5.

Fancy working with celebrities or creating your own range of beauty products? The hair and beauty industry is an exciting place to work. And when it comes to your career, there’s no limit to the opportunities out there.

If you’re looking for inspiration for when you qualify, check out these seven hair and beauty gigs.

1. Working on a super yacht

Looking for a career outside the salon when you qualify? Then what about being a hairdresser or beauty therapist on a super yacht? Not only will you get to work with lots of exciting clients, you’ll be travelling the world when you do it. Result!.

According to one recent job listing, you could expect to earn a basic rate of around £21,000 and could top £45,000 with tips and bonuses.

2. Product designer

Working with hair, skin and nails every day, you know which products you like to use… and where there is a gap in the market.

So why not use this knowledge to create your own products? Take inspiration from award-winning nail technician Amy G who designed her own range of nail art with Edge Nails. She says, “I was already working with Edge - they’d asked me to use some of their nail products - and then they suggested we work together to bring out a range. It was a total whirlwind moment for me! I focused on existing and up and coming trends and tried to choose things that were really easy for people to use.”

“The hair and beauty industry is an exciting place to work. And when it comes to your career, there’s no limit to the opportunities out there.”

3. Beauty blogger and influencer

Want a side hustle during your hair and beauty training? Why not set up a blog.

The 2019 UK Bloggers Survey found around 30% of bloggers charge between £100 and £250 for each post. The most popular influencers charge around £1,000 per post.

Check out expert tips for using Instagram for your hair and beauty business.

4. Body painter

Do you love the creative side of beauty? Then why not explore a career in bodypainting. It’s a great step into TV and commercial work: you could get booked for magazine shoots, adverts or fashion shows.

Not only that, you get to demonstrate your creativity every day by painting incredible artwork onto your models.

5. Educator

As a hair and beauty student, you know exactly what makes a good teacher (and what doesn't!). So why not use your first-hand knowledge from the classroom and become a hair and beauty educator.

You could try contacting different brands you like to see if they have any educator positions available.

You’ll also need to complete extra qualifications before you train other hair and beauty professionals.

6. Hair loss specialist

Hair loss is surprisingly common both in women and men. And according to the NHS, this hair loss and thinning can be caused by a number of things including stress or illness.

Why not train as a trichologist and help clients who are affected.

We’ve got lots of resources covering the causes of hair loss and the different treatment options available.

7. Celebrity stylist

Fancy rubbing shoulders with the A-list? Then it’s time to network! Becoming a celebrity hairstylist, beauty therapist or nail technician is one of the most coveted jobs in the industry. And the more connected you are, the more chance you have of landing those celebrity clients.Listen to our Salon Services podcast to hear Dom Seeley’s tips for becoming a celebrity stylist.

Listen to our Salon Services podcast to hear Dom Seeley’s tips for becoming a celebrity stylist.

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