I was once like you, I dreamt of becoming an educator, of traveling the world and teaching others what I know. Now, I work with companies like ghd North America, and L’Oreal — but this didn’t happen overnight.
Want to learn how to become a beauty educator and trainer? It took research, networking, building my resume, and a little extra hustle. I’m going to break down for you, step by step, how I accomplished my goal of becoming an educator in the beauty industry and how you can do it too.
1. PICK YOUR AREA OF EXPERTISE
Similar to cosmetology school, there are many areas of education to choose from. When I decided to become an educator I asked myself, “What am I really good at? What do I have to offer to other stylists?” I chose to focus on styling because of my background as an editorial stylist. But, I also love mentoring and helping young artists develop their skills, so I’ve added this to part of my business. Now it’s your time to decide.
Here are a few examples of areas you can focus on:
- Platform Work
- In-salon Education
- Curriculum Development
- Artist Mentoring/Development
- Academy Based Courses
- Traveling Education Teams
- YouTube Videos
- Online Beauty Course Education
2. PICK A FAVORITE HAIRCARE BRAND OR EDUCATION TEAM
Next you will want to make a list of your favorite haircare brands and education teams. Historically, education teams were primarily created by and to support major manufacturers but now there are many independent hair teams.
These teams are different as many of them focus solely on beauty school education and do not promote a particular manufacturer. With the support of social media many independent hair teams have seen a great amount of success.
After you compile your goals and who you would like to work with, it’s research time!!
Spend some time networking online and finding out who you can connect with. Do you have any Facebook friends that work for one of these brands? Once you know who to reach out to, or have an idea, it’s time to think about your resume.
Another way to network is reaching out to people for practice. In order to work in the beauty industry, especially as an instructor, you must be friendly and interpersonal. Not only does this profession require a teaching qualification, but a beauty teacher should be confident and well prepared. Reach out to other beauticians and practice your training course for them. It’s a win-win because they get to learn a course while you get to practice as a beauty instructor with students.
Ok future educator!! Now that you know how to become a beauty trainer it’s time to get working, you have much to do until next week when we post tips on writing a resume for education.
If you are already an educator we would love to hear from you. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org and share your journey with us!
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