The Edit: 20 Hair & Beauty Roles you could choose a career in

The Edit: 20 Hair & Beauty Roles you could choose a career in

20 Hair & Beauty Jobs You Can Get Started With Today!

If you're passionate about hair and beauty, there are many different career paths you could choose. From working as a makeup artist to styling hair, the options are endless. In this article, we will list 20 different roles within the hair and beauty industry that you could consider pursuing. So, if you want a job in beauty industry, we hope this gives you some inspiration and helps you find the perfect role for you!

1) Makeup Artist

First on our list is a makeup artist. Makeup artists specialise in applying cosmetics and related beauty products to clients. They often work with models, actresses and other public figures to create the look they want for a job or special event.

2) Hair Stylist

Hair stylists are responsible for cutting, styling, colouring and perming hair according to client requests. They may also recommend styles and products to clients that fit their needs. Stylists often work closely with repeat customers so it’s helpful if you have a warm, outgoing personality to ensure clients keep coming back to you.

3) Tattoo Artist

Tattoo artists specialise in creating tattoos and other body art. They often create custom designs and use their artistic skill to assist clients with different ideas and themes.

4) Beauty PR

Just like any other industry, beauty has an element of PR which means there will always be jobs like this. On the day-to-day level it would involve press releases, running events and promotions. But it can also involve managing high pressure situations like scandals so it’s a very dynamic role.

5) Esthetician

Estheticians are skin care specialists who provide treatments such as facials, exfoliation, body wraps and waxing. They may also recommend products to clients that help to improve their skin health.

6) Personal Stylist

Personal stylists are responsible for helping their clients create fashionable and unique looks. They assist with selecting clothing and accessories that fit each individual’s style, budget, and lifestyle. This is typically a high end service so you may need to pick up experience in a range of style roles before landing a job like this.

7) Barber

Barbers specialise in cutting and styling men’s hair. They may also offer services such as facial shaving, trims, and beard grooming.

8) Lash Technician

Lash technicians are responsible for applying individual eyelash extensions and other forms of lash treatments. They may also provide maintenance services such as refills or touch-ups.

9) Sales Rep

Perhaps you want a job in the beauty industry but aren't interested in technical roles like stylists or artists. As a sales rep, you can work in the industry without being hands-on. Sales reps work with beauty companies to help promote and sell their products either directly to customers or towards other businesses.

10) Hair Colorist

Hair colorists specialise in colouring hair. They often work with clients to determine what kind of colour will look best on them and can provide advice on the best products to use. Unlike hairdressers, they don’t get involved with cutting hair and are focused on colouring and style.

11) Nail Technician

Nail technicians are responsible for providing manicures, pedicures, and other nail services. They may also offer gel and acrylic treatments, as well as specialty nails such as airbrushing or 3D art. They can also help recommend products for at home nail care too.

12) Masseuse

This is a role that requires specialised training, such as a massage therapy certification. Masseuses are responsible for providing massage treatments and may offer other services such as aromatherapy and hot stone therapy.

13) Microblading Technician

Microblading technicians specialise in semi-permanent makeup procedures such as eyebrow and lip microblading. They are responsible for making sure clients understand the procedure and ensuring that all safety protocols are followed.

14) Airbrush Makeup Artist

Airbrush makeup artists specialise in using airbrushes to apply makeup. They often work with clients on special occasions, such as weddings and proms, to create the perfect look.

15) Spray Tan Technician

Spray tan technicians are responsible for providing spray tan services to clients. They must be certified in the use of spray tanning equipment and know how to properly mix solutions for best results.

16) Photographer

Photographers specialise in taking photographs of models, fashion accessories, and other beauty related items. They often work with beauty companies to create promotional material for their products. Many photographers work on a freelance basis, so it’s important to do you own preparation and create a great looking portfolio to show off to potential clients.

17) Beauty writer

Beauty writers specialise in creating content about beauty related topics. They often write for magazines, websites, and blogs and may also work with companies to create product reviews or instructional materials. They may also work directly for beauty companies as copywriters, which involves writing all the copy you may see on their website, emails and any promotional materials.

18) Modelling

Models are often featured in campaigns and advertisements for beauty products. They may also be hired to appear in magazines or participate in live events. Modelling is a very popular career choice and agencies can be very picky about who they choose to hire, so it’s worth keeping that in mind before you try and break into this industry.

19) Beauty school instructor

If you'd rather teach than work in the beauty industry, you could become a beauty school instructor. Instructors provide instruction to students on topics such as hair styling, makeup application, and nail art.

20) Special Effects Makeup Artist

Finally, to finish a little outside the box, you could become a special effects makeup artist. Special effects makeup artists are responsible for creating unique and dramatic looks that often involve prosthetics, tattoos, and other techniques. They often work in the film and television industry, but may also be hired for private events or photo shoots.


No matter what job you choose in the beauty industry, you can be sure that it will be a job full of creativity and passion. With the right training and skills, you can make your mark and become an expert in the field. So take the plunge and explore the different roles available - you never know where it might take you.

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