Unique Careers in the Cosmetology FieldBlog ▸ Beauty Career, Beauty Student Advice | April 19, 2011
People often think that the cosmetology field is just about working in a hair salon, spa, or nail shop (which a majority of hairstylist do) but what people don’t realize is there are so many more unique jobs out there in this field. It is a very misunderstood profession. Here are only some of the other options that you have with this career:
·Cruise or Luxury Resorts
When working in the film and theatre industry, there are many behind the scene people who need to make these actors and actresses look glamourous. Each hairstylist or make-up artist will have to read and study the scripts to know when to change the characters appearance. A scene may have some inclement weather, or the character may get older, injured or sick. Each change in the characters appearance must be noted and recorded because you may have to reproduce that look again for other scenes or in case they end the day in the middle of a scene. It’s not just a matter of putting make-up on or quickly fixing their hair, it takes someone who is very creative and talented but yet committed and eagar to work hard.
Being the hairstylist/specialist and make-up artist for films and theatre requires lots of hours of research about the film and the characters role. For example during the Renaissance time, women decorated their hair with precious stones, pearls, ribbons and even shimmering veils.
Photo shoots can also be very diverse at times too. You can be doing very simple, basic hair and make up to outrageous and over the top.
When you are in the film and celebrity side of the business you are required to keep up with the latest hair fashion trends and you will be creating some of the trendiest looks too!
Take a look at a the life of a freelance hairstylist and Make-up Artist. http://planetverge.com/2009/08/lights-camera-photoshoot/
“A stylist/artist is an expert who uses art and science to make people and objects look good in order to make a statement.” (Jennie S. Bev )