Holiday employment opportunities in the beauty and cosmetology industry


The holidays are my most favorite time of the year. Absolutely love holidays (who doesn’t?) and everything they symbolize. There is, however, one thing about the holidays that I’m not completely crazy about: the swift depletion of my bank account because oh, my God! There’s just so much to do! And so much to buy!

That’s when I decided that enough was enough. No man should have to worry about that in the holidays. In fact, if anything, holidays are a great time to think about fun ways in which you could supplement your income. And if the beauty and cosmetology industry is where you’ve been working or wish to work in, in the future, I’ve got some great ideas for employment opportunities this holiday season!

Where can a teen look to find work this holiday?

We all know what it’s like to be a teenager trying to save all your money to buy presents for friends and family in the holiday season. So if there was a way to make extra money during this time it certainly wouldn’t hurt. One of the places teenagers should look for a job in the holiday season is the cosmetic counter at a mall. Cosmetic and perfume counters are flooded with customers during the holidays and they’re usually always understaffed around this time so that would be a good place to start looking for a job. The added bonus- hands on experience working with beauty products and customers that will only work in your favor if you want to one day have a career in this industry.

What if you’re already a student in a beauty school?

All the more reason for you to explore your employment options in the holiday season! If you’re a beauty student specializing in cosmetology or barbering or hair styling, now is the perfect time for you to polish your skills and gain some real-world experience working in the field. Look for externships at your local salon or barbershop. Spas, massage parlors and nail salons are a great place to work under the guidance of trained professionals, build your professional network and interact with customers to get an idea of the kind of people you will one day be working with.

Work as a freelancer

People want to look their best in holiday season, so it’s safe to assume that there will always be a demand for beauty, skin care and cosmetology services during this time. You could work as a freelance make-up artist and even take home appointments. But to work as a freelancer, however, you will need to get some training before you can actually start working. Reputed beauty schools such as Marinello offer specialty workshops that train you in a specific skill-set.These workshops last a few days, give you hands-on training and help prepare you with extensive knowledge to be able to start working as a beauty or cosmetology professional.

So if you’re just interested in make-up or just interested in skin-care, then you can enroll in one of these workshops and get certified and start working in a matter of days! In fact, most salons only hire either licensed or certified professionals so if you can actually get certified in as little as a few days, then why not just go right ahead and do it?


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