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Rewarding Careers in the Beauty and Aesthetics Industry

The aesthetics industry is booming. The industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.9% from 2024 to 2030.

With rapid advances in technology and an increased awareness of the many cosmetic procedures now available, the field is rapidly expanding. A growing awareness of fitness and overall appearance has increased the demand for aesthetic treatments.

They are not only entry-level jobs but offer a solid career path for those looking to climb the corporate ladder.

Nail Technician

A nail technician specializes in treating the skin and nails on a client’s hands or feet. They can exfoliate, moisturize and massage the skin. Trim, clean, shape, polish and paint the nails. The technicians can create nail art designs using polish, stickers, extensions and other tools the achieve the desired look.

There are no technical requirements regarding qualification or licensing as an employee.  If you want to get hired in a professional nail salon and succeed in the industry it is helpful to complete one or more nail courses from a qualified provider.  Some of these courses can be done part-time at home. This lets you keep your current job until you can transition over to the aesthetics industry full-time.


A hairstylist is a professional who offers washings, styling, dyeing and other hair treatments. Stylists can shampoo, condition, dry straighten, curl and cut hair according to their client’s request. They can also offer bleaching, braiding, weaving, perming or glossing hair to achieve a particular look. Stylists research hair trends and techniques to ensure they provide updated and in-demand styles.

After completing high school, hair stylists usually enrol in and complete a cosmetology or beauty school program. This gives you hands-on training while working with real clients under the supervision of a certified instructor.

If opening your own salon interests you, pursue a degree in business management or a related field.

Skin Specialist

A skin specialist focuses on skin treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels or extractions.  These professionals offer treatments for the face and body to improve skin health and appearance.  Dermal therapists also deliver comprehensive skin care consultations that educate clients about skincare practices and products that suit their specific needs

To secure work in this field you need to complete a Vocational Education Training course in dermal therapy.  This will give you practical skills and theoretical knowledge in skincare and related treatments. Getting a certificate demonstrates that you have a certain level of knowledge and are prepared for the demands of the job.

Professional associations related to skin therapy are also helpful. They offer you the opportunity to network and pursue continuing education.

Brand Representative

If you are looking for a more corporate gig, consider becoming a brand representative. You would promote company products or services at industry events and through product displays. As a brand representative, you could start as a retail sales associate and work your way up to a sales and marketing manager.

With the increasing demand for cosmetic and aesthetic services choosing a career in this field ensures job security in the years to come.

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