When I heard that Arizona’s Beauty Salon Association was planning to expand into beauty and hair care, I immediately thought of a certain former beauty professional from the ’80s who told me she was “working to get her hair and nails done” when she could work as a “professional stylist.”
But that salon, in fact, was just one of several that were going to be joining the new group.
I spoke to a representative for the Arizona Association of Beauty Salon Directors (AASD) who explained that it was “just a matter of when and how” and that it is “always a possibility” that they would expand into hair care.
As far as I know, there has been no other such expansion of the profession in the country, and this is just the latest example of how Arizona is changing in a time when the state is poised to become one of the fastest-growing states in the nation.
I decided to explore the possibilities of what this could mean for a career that I’d never considered before, and I was stunned to learn that there are so many ways you can work in the beauty industry.
Here are a few tips to get you started: 1.
Take a class in the field.
It’s a lot like applying for an internship—it’s a great way to get your feet wet, and it’s also a good way to gain exposure to other professions.
I went to one recently, and after two days of class, I received an email from the instructor.
“Hello,” she said, “This is my assistant.”
“I was a little confused by that,” I said, and she clarified that it wasn’t the class, but a “practice session.”
“Oh, yeah, that’s right,” she replied.
“It’s an internship, so I want to get to know you better, and that means that I’ll be doing some homework.
I’ll ask questions about your past work and your work in general, and we’ll work together on specific tasks.”
She went on to say that she’d be “working closely with the instructor, and will be in contact with you via email once we’ve established a good working relationship.”
As a result, I got a little bit more of a grasp on what I was applying for and what I’d be doing for the job.
And, of course, it was still a lot of fun to be working in a salon that was offering me some of the best, most creative and exciting experiences in the world.
The only thing I would not do is get the job without first reading through the application and talking to the applicant.
The experience is worth it if you’re serious about it.
The beauty profession is exploding in the U.S. and around the world, and the opportunities to earn a living in a field that encompasses a wide variety of professions is growing every day.
So whether you’re a newbie to the beauty business, or you’re just starting out, I hope this information helps you make the right decision.
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