The Beauty Business is a service business!
You must pay close attention to personal grooming. Taking care of your hair, skin, hands, feet and clothing needs to be of the utmost importance.
The most beautiful hair is clean and healthy. A a Beauty Pro, of course the condition of your hair is of particular importance.
A daily hair-care program is essential for the beauty professional you are studying to become.
Your own hairstyle and color or design must communicate your professional expertise. Your hairstyle should be fashionable yet include any necessary modification that will allow it to better suite your face. If curly hair, for instance, doesn’t flatter you or fit your style, don’t curl it! Never wear a trendy style just because it reflects the fashion of the day.
The way you wear color in you hair will help- or hinder your efforts to introduce style to your clients. Fashion colors can be fun and , for some, flattering. However, if the fashion colors of the season are shades that are not flattering to you don’t wear them. Your ability to call attention to your personal use of hair color to flatter your complexion, “broaden” a narrow forehead or “narrow” a too-wide jaw will be a far greater help to you in encouraging your clients to try color (if you are a hairstylist) than if you simply follow the current color fashion trends.
SKINCARE and MAKEUP:
The proper care of your skin isn’t limited to the products you put on it. Healthy, Glowing Skin is equally dependent on good nutrition, exercise and rest.
as a beauty business professional, you will need to keep your skin looking its best. Research a variety of skincare products now available and find the regimen best suited for your skin-type. It will become increasingly apparent to you how personal skin care knowledge will be an advantage when recommending skin care products for your future clients.
Artfully applied, cosmetics enhance attractive facial features while balancing- to some extent- proportions that aren’t quite right. Just as one can contour a face with creative hair color techniques, one can contour with the careful use of cosmetics.
When fashion trends change, the popular makeup look usually changes too. In our professional, it’s as important to update our use of cosmetics as it is to wear a hairstyle that reflects the correct fashion look. It’s important that you learn to modify current cosmetic trends into looks that are flattering for you.
The Basics of MakeUp Never Change:
- Foundation should match your skin-tone.
- Highlighting with light colors always broadens.
- Contouring with dark colors always narrows.
Cosmetic shades change. So does the fashionable use of makeup… from obvious and dramatic to light and natural. Master the basic techniques and then you will be able to learn how to apply makeup to suit any fashion trend in the manner that will complement you best.
Your hands will touch many people during the course of your career, so they must be smooth, soft, immaculately clean and well manicured.
Maintaining attractively manicured , well cared-for hands is particularly challenging for a beauty professional. The services you’ll perform will often require the use of chemicals. Wear protective gloves whenever performing chemical services. Use moisturizing lotions frequently. Keep your nails attractively manicured. Avoid wearing rings that can chafe or irritate. Take the best care of your hands that you can.
A great deal of your time as a beauty professional will be spent standing on your feet. In order to maintain a cheerful attitude, you will need to take proper care of your feet. practice good posture and wear good-fitting, comfy shoes.
*Make sure your feet are thoroughly dry after bathing to prevent fungus infections like athlete’s foot*
Your clothing must always be freshly washed, or cleaned and pressed. No unsightly rings around the collar or the armpit can be accepted.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS:
Your clothing should be selected to incorporate current trends into a statement consistent with your personal sense of style. You’re in a age of fashion that shows a variety of designer looks for any given season. Some will be more popular than others, but if the one that’s popular doesn’t look good on you, go on to something else! Exercise good sense by taking into consideration your height and silhouette when selecting fashions. For instance, wearing gaudy, overpowering jewelry could take away from the image of a well-groomed professional.
The need fo good posture goes beyond just standing correctly. Good posture enhances your physical well-being. As a professional stylist, you’ll be on your feet every day. As you style your clients, you’ll bend and stretch and stoop. As you restock inventory, it may be necessary for you to lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. Maintaining good posture and moving properly will:
- protect you from muscle strain and potential injury
- reduce physical fatigue
- present an attractive image