Building A Makeup Empire
I remember when people used to look down their noses at hair and beauty professionals. The industry was never taken serious as a career and was the industry you entered as someone who didn’t really do too well in high school or as a college drop out! People was so quick to judge and say that you will never make it as a hairdresser or makeup isn’t a career. Well lets just have a little laugh at them small minded people.
All we see now is hair and beauty professionals building a well known reputation and a brand to be proud of. So many teenagers know that starting a career in hair, beauty or makeup will be far more successful than slogging 6 years at uni studying law unhappy to probably never get a job as a lawyer and end up in a call centre hating life. The hair and beauty industry is growing rapidly and it is probably one of the most lucrative industries to be in worth billions.
With the likes of social media especially Instagram for this industry its never been easier to start building your following which can lead to an amazing career. There are so many people out their who started to showcase their work, then offer 1-2-1’s and before you know it they are fully booked with learners eager to learn their tricks of the trade and are travelling the world offering master classes. This leads to promotion deals and then starting up lash lines or their own makeup brands! The possibilities are endless!
Here are a two examples of some UK based success stories, Make-up influencers who inspire people every single day with their talent, hard-work and dedication to this industry that has led to amazing things!
Paige known as PLouise started her career as a counter girl for mac and could hardly get her hands on the customers. After being fired and been in a hard place Paige decided she was going to open her own makeup shop after seeing the gap for heavy glam in the industry. Paige faced plenty of struggles with doing so but her nana had faith in her and got her the loan to open a shop. Her opening had little people show up but Paige didn’t give up! She knew what she wanted and boy did she go for it. She now owns one of the biggest makeup academies in the UK with people travelling from all over the world to have a piece of the PLouise brand in their bio. Her courses are fully booked and she also offers online courses for the people who can not afford to go train at the academy. Paige has also just started up her own cosmetics line which has blown up from the start! PLouise base which is a eye primer is branded one of the best eye bases by the likes of the massive American makeup influencer Nikki Tutorials which has led to make-up artists fighting to get their hands on the base. We can not see Paige stopping here we can see her makeup line in all major retailers and plenty more for her on the horizon. We are rooting for you!
Katie started her dream at the young age of 17 when she saved enough money to fund her own course to get into the makeup industry. Knowing that college only teaches the basics of makeup, Katie wanted to teach people the real makeovers people ask for everyday. After working in salons and feeling unhappy Katie took the first steps towards her dream and began a mobile career in 2015 starting up KHM. Little did she know that in a short space of time she would have her own academy where people would travel from all over the UK and across seas to train with her and her amazing team. All the courses that are on offer at the academy are booked up months in advance and her dream is now her reality! Not only do they want to teach they want to motivate and inspire people of all ages that this life, this career, is for everyone! All Katie’s courses are accredited and she also offers online training for people who can not afford to train or travel. Katie also has a growing cosmetic line including mascaras, Brow kits, Highlighters, lip-gloss and more! After her business idea been laughed at only a few years ago all we can say is stay tuned for the expansion of Kate Hayes Academy.
We choose these as our examples as both ladies have proven that with hard work, dedication, positivity and never giving up that anything is possible. Not everyone around you will see your vision or share your passion but it is vital that you hold on to your goals, dreams and ambitions and work towards them every single day. The difference a year can make in a career is amazing and good things come to those who are persistent with the message they put out.
Thank you for reading our blog, be sure to check out both of these and their amazing journeys.