5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Beauty Industry

Opportunities for all

The Beauty Industry is diverse and offers opportunities for people of walks of life

  • 83% of personal appearance workers are women, compared 47% for the overall workforce
  • 53% of personal appearance workers are African American, Asian or Hispanic
  • 74% of all salon businesses are owned by women, compared to 36% of all businesses
  • 63% of all salon business are owned by people of African American, Asian or Hispanic people compared to 35%

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 Data

There’s more to it than just working in a salon

With your cosmetology or esthetics license you will have many opportunities in the industry that are not just as a service provider

  • Salon Spa Owner or Manager
  • Film, Theatre and Special Effects
  • Editorial
  • Distribution
  • Educators
  • School Directors
  • Service Provider – Stylist, Colorist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, etc

It’s not just about external beauty

Being a stylist or esthetician is about more than just external beauty, it’s about connecting with people and making them feel and look their best, so their outer beauty reflects their true inner beauty.

The Beauty Industry is Resilient

Overall salon industry growth outperformed the US economy in 16 of the last 19 years, including during the 2008 recession and subsequent recovery

There’s not much regulation of beauty products

In Europe, roughly 1,300 toxic ingredients are banned from beauty products. In the U.S., Only 11. As a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician, you can help your guests navigate the products available to find products safe for their skin, hair and bodies that will help them feel more confident and beautiful.

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