Which Beauty Career Dream is Best For You?

Jan 22 2019

When it comes to the beauty industry, there are so many exciting and creative career options to choose from! If you covet makeup products, obsess over hairstyles, or daydream about skin care, there’s a job opportunity for you. Take our quiz to see which career dream fits your personality!

Hair Stylist

You’re a beauty enthusiast, but hair is YOUR thing. From cutting and coloring to trying out new, cutting-edge products, a hairstylist is the beauty career for you. If you think that being a stylist just mean cutting hair in a salon, think again. There are multiple options to choose from. Examples include children’s stylist, editorial hairstylist, film and theater hair specialist, or color specialist.


It looks like skin care and makeup are the loves of your life. That means you should consider a career as an esthetician! As a licensed esthetician, you can help others feel beautiful by providing professional skin care treatments and applying makeup. An esthetician’s career path can also take many turns. Two of many exciting career options are TV/film makeup artist or beauty consultant!

Massage Therapist

Health and wellness are important to you. A career in massage therapy can be a great way to help others feel healthier and less stressed! While spas and big massage franchises are popular workplaces for this career path, you’re not limited to these types of jobs. With a massage therapy license, you could also work in a medical setting as a prenatal or sports massage therapist.

Beauty Blogger

You’ve got social media prowess and stay on top of trends like nobody’s business! These skills are ideal for a job as a beauty blogger. The world of blogging and social media is rapidly growing and constantly changing. With a cosmetology or esthetics license, you could join the online game as a real authority figure on trends, products, techniques, and more!

Salon Owner

You’re a dreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit. While you’d likely enjoy working as a stylist at a salon, your real dream is to run a business of your own. Becoming a salon owner might seem like a pipe dream, but with a license in cosmetology and a few years of experience behind you, this dream could become a reality!


Are your cabinets full of nail polish? Does scrolling #nailart on Instagram make you giddy? Of all the elements of the beauty industry, nails are your favorite. As a manicurist or pedicurist, creating colorful nails, gel manicures, and detailed nail art would be part of your day-to-day life! Working as a manicurist or pedicurist is a great option if you’re creative, detail-oriented, and love talking to other people.

Learn more about these beauty careers in our blog series “Career Dreams”!

Now that you’ve got a better idea about which beauty career is best for you, it’s time to start your education! Contact Douglas J Aveda Institute to learn about enrolling in our cosmetology, esthiology, or massage therapy programs.