Why You Should Choose Cosmetology if You’re Creative

Creative people see the beauty in everything, whether it’s a tree, a flower, or a person. Studying cosmetology can be a great choice for creative people because it allows you to create beauty every single day. Whether you’re applying makeup to a client’s bare face or designing an elaborate braid, this is an industry made for creative individuals. You may be wondering what creative careers are available for cosmetologists outside of styling hair in a salon. Don’t worry– there are plenty of options! We’ve chosen five of our favorites to give you a taste of what a future in cosmetology could look like.

Makeup Artist

A job in makeup artistry can be ideal for anyone who loved art class. Brushes and products are your tools and your client’s face serves as the blank canvas. As a makeup artist, you can work at a beauty counter, in a salon, or privately for specific clients. Makeup artists are highly sought out in the wedding industry, as most brides and bridal party members want professionally done makeup for the big day. This career could provide you with a diverse clientele and various opportunities to use your creativity to try out new styles and trends!

Dark haired makeup artist applies eye makeup to dark haired woman.

Editorial Stylist

If you’ve got a love for magazines, blogs, and photo advertisements, you might love being an editorial stylist. In this position, you would be in charge of creating the makeup and/or hair looks that the models will wear in the shoot. It’s your responsibility to create looks that match the decided theme of the shoot, or pair well with the clothing the models will wear. People all over the world could potentially see your work in magazines and advertisements.

Model shooting photo with flowers gets her makeup touched up.

Theatrical/Film Stylist

Love show business and the arts? Working as a stylist for films and theater could give you the chance to work behind the scenes. From creating period-accurate hairstyles for a movie to designing dramatic makeup looks for a stage play, there is no limit to what you could create in this job. As a stylist for a production, you would likely work one-on-one with the director, costume designer, and other crew members to make sure the looks are cohesive and fit in with the production’s theme. While you’ll have a concept to work from, it’s up to you to take your creativity and run with it!

Makeup artist applies powder to actor before cameras roll.

Beauty Blogger

For the creatives who also love writing or creating videos, this could be a great option. Beauty bloggers, vloggers, and online influencers are more popular now than ever right now. Tutorials and reviews on YouTube and Instagram have become go-to resources for people who are curious about beauty. With an education in cosmetology, you could use these platforms to answer questions with authority. All you need is a camera, computer, and passion to create.

Two girls show makeup products in front of a camera.

Platform Artist

Want a job that’s part-artist, part-performer, and part-public speaker? Become a platform artist! This career could give you the chance to use your people skills and show off your creative beauty skills to a live audience. It’s a platform artist’s job to demonstrate hair, makeup, and skin care techniques to help others learn. This career choice is great for friendly, creative people who want to teach others about the latest collections, tools, techniques, trends, and methods in the beauty industry.

Demonstrating red lipstick on back of hand.

Kickstart Your Creative Future!

Do any of the above careers sound exciting to you? The first step is getting your cosmetology education! We’d love to welcome you to the family at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Shorewood. Contact us today to learn about enrolling in our cosmetology program!

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