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The Best Job in the World

 

The Best Job in the World

I've heard it said, "Get a job you love and you will never work a day in your life."  After more than two decades in the beauty biz, I must admit, I haven't worked a single day!  Personally, for those of you thinking about entering into a wonderful career in cosmetology, I offer you 2 THUMBS UP.

widely as an industry expert - all of this while owning and operating Sherri's Hair Salon in Bristol, VA.
 

Sherri's Hair Salon


However, you don't have to take if from only me.
STRAIGHT FROM THE EXPERTS
US News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal, two of our nation's well-respected publications have ranked Cosmetology among top career choices scoring high in both job satisfaction and employment outlook. Among reasons cited were:

  • Job with prestige: Considered artisans, we work with our hands to create a master piece for each client.
  • Job with highest pay: National average salary per year (NOT including tips) is between $33,000 and $46,000.
  • Least difficult training: Training can be completed (depending upon locale) in 9 months to 2 years.
  • Job satisfaction: It is our job to make people feel and look beautiful.
  • Best outlook in an economic crisis: The US Bureau of Labor & Statistics expects employment in the field of cosmetology to grow faster than most occupations.
  • Great environment to work: Fashion forward and  flexible hours are possible.
  • Ability to be creative: Every day is different as we personalize style for our clients.



On set doing makeup


THE SKY IS THE LIMIT
As mentioned previously, there are many opportunities for growth within the beauty industry.  The majority of cosmetologists work in a salon or spa.  Beyond that, there is also potential for entrepreneurship with many options to start your own business with salon ownership or booth rental.  For those really business minded, positions are available in sales, distribution and marketing.  Teaching is an option, working either as an educator in a school or as a representative for a manufacturer, doing in salon classes and platform work. It is also possible to do hair or makeup for television, movies, and printed publications.



On stage at Intercoiffure 


Cosmetology can be a wonderful career choice.  Thank goodness for the suggestion of a dear friend who said, "You have always liked to cut hair. Why don't you go to beauty school?" After all these years, I still remain passionate about the beauty industry by continuing to grow and develop my skills.


Whether standing behind the chair in my salon, or in front of an audience of 2,000, my goal is always to "Be nice and do pretty hair."
 

It is my great pleasure to be sharing insider industry information in Beauty Launchpad Blogs! I invite you to follow me on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe to my "Sherri's Steps to Style" blog where you can check out the plethora of articles covering such topics as tips on hair and makeup, working with celebrities, salon ownership, marketing tools, business building, and advanced education. Visit my website, www.sherrijessee.com. Also, feel free to contact me at sherrijessee@me.com with topic suggestions.

As seen on page 30 of Beauty Launchpad.

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee

Photography: Roberto Ligresti

Model: Nadia

Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Roberts
This "Femme Florale" collection was designed to accentuate a woman's femininity and be simply gorgeous even in in the heat of Spring and Summer. All four looks began with a simple pony-tail and are accented by over-sized flowers.  The makeup was carefully planned to emphasize the model's natural beauty and correspond with the flowers. See a few of the steps that went into creating this lovely collection.

Hair color must be perfect so, it is necessary to retouch model's re-growth with RUSK Deepshine Super Lightener.

The accessories were carefully planned before arriving on set.

Sherri begins each look began with a strategically placed pony-tail using snag free elastics from Ricky's NYC.

 

Skin is perfected with Temptu Airbrush foundation.


 

 

 

As seen on page 30 of Beauty Launchpad.

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee

Photography: Roberto Ligresti

Model: Nadia

Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Roberts
This "Femme Florale" collection was designed to accentuate a woman's femininity and be simply gorgeous even in in the heat of Spring and Summer. All four looks began with a simple pony-tail and are accented by over-sized flowers.  The makeup was carefully planned to emphasize the model's natural beauty and correspond with the flowers. See a few of the steps that went into creating this lovely collection.

Hair color must be perfect so, it is necessary to retouch model's re-growth with RUSK Deepshine Super Lightener.

The accessories were carefully planned before arriving on set.

Sherri begins each look began with a strategically placed pony-tail using snag free elastics from Ricky's NYC.

 

Skin is perfected with Temptu Airbrush foundation.


 

 

 

 

 
 

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