So you love Beauty, but you don’t know where it can lead you after you’re qualified. It might feel like there are limited options for those with a Beauty qualification, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! The Beauty industry is booming at the moment and just keeps on growing, which means exciting new jobs are being created constantly. Here are 5 jobs in the Beauty industry that you might not know exist!
1. Product Stylist
Have you ever seen a Beauty ad or campaign and been so blown away by how stunning the products look that you just have to get your hands on some ASAP? We’ve been there. You’ve got the Product Stylist to thank for that! Product Stylists ensure that the product being advertised looks its absolute best. This is an especially important job in the Beauty industry because brand aesthetics are everything. To sell a customer on their product, a brand has to present the product in the most gorgeous way imaginable, so Product Stylists need to be creative and have a keen eye for detail.
2. Olfactive Brander
Or, in other words, a scent brander. Olfactive Branders work with brands to not only create a signature scent, but also to make sure that consumers will associate that scent with the brand forever. This means that the scent is diffused at every event and location associated with the brand. Obviously, the role involves a lot of sniffing! It also requires a keen sense of smell and a finger on the pulse of the latest fragrance trends and new ingredients.
3. Beauty Marketer
Are you obsessed with Go-To’s gorgeous peach packaging? Do you giggle every time you read the back of a Frank Body product? Marketing might be the perfect industry for you. There are so many different areas within marketing, so it’s not hard to find a role suited to your interests and talents. From copywriting to advertising to photography, marketing is a super versatile field, especially within the Beauty sector.
4. Sensory Scientist
The Beauty industry is so sensory-dependent. When you’re creating a product that’s going to be used on someone’s face or body, you want to make sure that the product feels, smells, and even tastes absolutely perfect before you release it. Why would anyone want to use a product that smells weird or makes them feel gross? Enter—Sensory Scientists. They test the sensory aspects of Beauty products: is this oil too greasy? Is this moisturiser too heavy? Does this lipgloss taste funky? All the Beauty products you use have undergone this rigorous testing by Sensory Scientists to make sure they’re ready for application.
5. Beauty Writer
Over the past few years, there’s been a boom in Beauty bloggers and vloggers. Magazines, digital publications, and even newspapers are trying to keep up by hiring even more writers and editors who focus solely on the Beauty industry. Beauty writers stay on top of the latest industry news and trends as well as attend industry events and product launches. Ugh, what a bore (just kidding, we’re totally jealous). One of our amazing alumni, Kate, works as a Beauty Editor—read more about the role and take a peek into the day-to-day of a beauty writer.
These are just 5 of the endless amount of jobs available in the Beauty industry and new roles are being created constantly! Follow our student newspaper, the T.M. Edit, to stay up to date with the latest trends in Fashion, Hair, Beauty, and Makeup.