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Traveling Cosmetologist Opportunities

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Cosmetology training can lead to a career path as a cosmetologist, licensed hair stylist, makeup artist, nail technician, esthetician, and other related opportunities. The job description may look different for each individual, however, the daily routine may include being on the road, attending photo shoots, or working a fashion show. Rather than working exclusively on a full-time basis for a salon or other business, traveling cosmetologists have the opportunity to practice their skills in a wide variety of settings and locations.

Beauty Services Offered:

  • Facials (and other skin care)
  • Haircuts (and other hair care)
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Freelance Makeup Artist

Freelance cosmetologists often travel to homes or specific locations to offer professional makeup application and consultations to brides on their wedding day, models, and celebrities. The types of services offered and clients catered to depends on the experience, areas of expertise, and networking ability of the makeup artist, who must also be skilled at networking and marketing themselves and their business.

Cruise Ship Stylist

You never know when you may need a hairdresser or manicurist on deck. Many traveling cosmetologist careers involve working aboard large luxury cruise ships as a makeup artist, hair stylist, nail technician, and other related capacities. This type of employment offers the unique opportunity of living and working aboard a cruise ship and working with a diverse clientele while traveling to different parts of the world at the same time.

Personal Celebrity Stylist

Most celebrities have at least one personal stylist who travels with them and makes sure that they look their best. These licensed cosmetologists often have access to the highest end beauty products. Celebrity stylists must pay close attention to fashion, makeup, and hairstyle trends and are often involved in selecting outfits for celebrities to wear to make sure that their clothes, hair, and makeup are coordinated.

Sales and Marketing

A cosmetologist can also choose a corporate career in the beauty, personal care, or wellness industry and become a sales and marketing representative for a cosmetics company. This position involves traveling to different locations to offer product demonstrations, give marketing presentations, and negotiate sales contracts with stores, spas, and salon owners. Today, a lot of marketing careers in beauty involve social media. This helps elevate people’s careers by sharing their work with the public eye.

Bonus: Tips to Find Job Postings

  • Set a job alert on online job platforms.
  • Grow your network through the beauty industry as a part-time cosmetology school instructor.
  • Hold your cosmetology license in several states, so you can travel for peak events like fashion week in New York or award shows in Los Angeles.

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