Think about it…
Trends are always evolving. New and improved beauty treatments are constantly hitting the market. What is popular one month, may be replaced with something entirely different the next. To stay on top… you’ve got to keep moving with these changes.
So how can you do this?
You might think trolling YouTube for makeup tutorials is just for pubescent teens. But there is a lot you can learn from these tutorials, especially if you take the time to weed out the novices from the experts.
For instance, if you were to perform a simple search on ‘contouring’, you’d soon be supplied with a list of videos that are ranked based on views and ratings. From here, you would be able to subscribe to their video channel, and be able to pick and choose which beauty skills you want to learn.
Another advantage to video tutorials is that most will give advice on products, telling you which are best for what technique. And this is particularly useful, if your interest stems from wanting to improve your skills for your own personal use. They can guide you towards products without you having to deal with all the trial and error.
NOTE: don’t just take their word for it when it comes products. Still do your own research because sometimes the reason behind their recommendation has more to do with endorsements i.e. they’ve been asked to plug the product; than their own personal preferences.
Now, if you’re considering a career within the beauty industry, then you’re going to need professional training and qualifications, as your natural flair and talent for beauty will only get you so far.
The decision you’ve got to make here is: how do you want to get these qualifications?
This one is better designed for anyone who wishes to improve their own personal skills; however, there are merits to doing this as a professional too.
For personal use, makeup beauty counters can provide you with an inside look on how best to apply lipstick, foundation, mascara etc. as well as recommendations on which of their products are best.
Do this a lot and you’ll begin to pick up on techniques as well as will be able to determine which products you like most.
For professionals, using makeup counters can act as research to see which techniques they are employing, and again which products produce the best results. With this personal insight, you will be able to not only improve your own technique but will be able to give accurate advice on various products.
To be honest, all of these tips have the power to improve your beauty skills and help you to become the best you can be. However, if you want to progress beyond applying makeup to yourself and start building a career in this niche, then going the route of training within a beauty school, college or with an online course can help.
All of these can provide you with the training, the knowledge and the resources to take this passion and turn it into a credible career. Similarly, they can teach you more than how to style hair and apply makeup; they can also give you the chance to venture into new and exciting beauty fields: massage, laser treatment, aromatherapy, etc.
And you don’t have to be a novice in order to benefit.
Even if you are already an established beauty therapist, you can take advantage of online beauty courses (for example) and use them to refresh your skills; learn about the latest trends, and make your CV/portfolio even more impressive.