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Being a Celebrity Stylist – what’s it Mean?

BlogBeauty Career, Beauty Student Advice, Fashion Trends | October 28, 2011

Working as a celebrity hairstylist can be an exciting and creative way to earn a living and meet interesting people.  There are few careers that offer a person flexibile hours, creative freedom, artistic outlets, and an earning potential that is self determined. Stylists control their own salaries based on their skills, customer base, and how many hours per week they work.  They only thing that might be better than that is getting to work on the rich and famous.

A Cosmetologist will work in close proximity with their clients and, with time, develop close relationships with them. This is the same for the celebrity stylist too, but in this case their client is someone who is famous and has a public image to maintain.  The relationship between stylist and client is an intimate one because the cosmetologist is responsible for helping form that persons image.  They are paid to care for parts of the body that get noticed immediately! Do you think J-LO does her own hair?  She needs help to keep up that appearance.  Just check out some of the recent hair styles she has worn.

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It takes time and effort to create a trusting bond between the cosmetologist and the client, but once it is formed, the bond can last a lifetime. Both men and women will go without personal care services if their favorite stylist is unavailable, rather than take a chance on someone new, who may or may not ruin their great-looking, confidence-boosting appearance.

First impressions and great-looking appearances are especially important among celebrities. Angelina Jolie would not have the star power she enjoys today were it not for her stylists! She has talented, skilled people choose her gowns, jewelry, shoes, and bags, as well as apply her makeup, and style her hair so it looks its best. Even male celebrities have stylists.  These coveted career opportunities await the bold and passionate, as stylists graduate from cosmetology schools worldwide.

Imagine being the person who creates the next hair trend!
the rachel and farrah hair cutsThe “Farrah,” is synonymous with the 70’s just as the “Rachel,” is not only synonymous with the 90’s, but even now, women’s hair is still being worn in some form of that style. We are in need of a new, iconic, defining hairstyle every five to 10 years, and it would be a life-changing event to be the creative force behind the next, hot, must-have look!

As a celebrity stylist, a cosmetologist would be able to travel the world as he or she works on movie sets or televisions shows. The stylist may also go into business for herself and open her own salon to serve celebrity clientele there. The stylist may also need to visit the home of the celebrity in order to prepare her for photo shoots or to walk down the red carpet.

The possibilities are endless for a celebrity stylist, but first, they must graduate from cosmetology school. Beauty schools and cosmetology schools are essentially the same thing. They both teach students how to care for hair, skin, and nails, but a student may choose to focus on one area of study, such as makeup application, or nail technology.

So how about you?  What styles are you working on?  Will you be the one to create the next celebrity style?  Let us know below or post pictures of your work on our Facebook page.  We would love to see!

Written by Empire Beauty School

Empire Beauty School is a leading cosmetology and beauty educator with 89 beauty schools and cosmetology schools in the United States. Empire Beauty School offers a variety of beauty programs and cosmetology courses including cosmetology, esthetics, make-up artistry, and cosmetology educator training.

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