Do you want a dream job in the beauty industry?
Want to write about beauty for a magazine? Be the creative mind behind a glossy shampoo ad? Dream up the next big makeup trend? This is the business of beauty.
Break Into Beauty is a first-of-its-kind career guide for the beauty industry, packed full of practical tips to help you find a dream career in the beauty business, even if you have no experience and no idea how to start.
This book is not about becoming a makeup artist, hair stylist, or spa owner. It’s about getting your foot in the door in the fulfilling, fun, lucrative business of beauty. We introduce you to eight areas of the industry (marketing, public relations, beauty writing, sales, beauty buying, design, product development, and copywriting) and give you step-by-step guidance on how to attack your job hunt. No vague, cookie-cutter advice here. Just specific tricks and tips that work, including how to get real beauty experience, exactly how and when to deliver your résumé, where to look for jobs (including a glossary of beauty companies across the U.S.), what to say on and how to dress for an interview, and how to wow potential employers with your superior beauty knowledge (and you’ll learn how to get that, too).
Authors Courtney and Brit Dunlop have 10+ years of beauty experience, but it wasn’t that long ago that they too were trying to get their first jobs in the industry. With no connections, no guidance, or any plans to follow, they moved from Missouri to New York City and worked their way up from the bottom. In Break Into Beauty, the sisters (Courtney, a beauty editor, marketing consultant, and copywriter; Brit, a model and design consultant) share their own tried-and-true advice for landing a job (it worked for them!), and draw from their extensive network of beauty business insiders to find out exactly what employers want, and, most importantly, how you can become what they’re looking for.