A career in makeup or beauty is an exciting pathway that leaves you plenty of room for creativity and development. Like any career path, however, it’s not without its challenges. As any beauty professional knows, the beauty industry is fast-moving and constantly evolving. While both characteristics make beauty a dynamic space to work in, they also mean that competition for jobs and customers is often quite steep.
One way to overcome this challenge and build a long-lasting, successful beauty career is by earning a beauty qualification from a reputable training provider. Even if you’re already qualified in beauty, it’s important to keep your qualifications up to date and continue to learn and grow throughout your career. From helping you stand out in a competitive industry to teaching you new skills you wouldn’t gain otherwise, read on for 3 reasons why you should keep your beauty qualification up to date.
- You’ll stand out
Completing a beauty therapy course is the first step toward becoming a beauty therapist or other industry professional, but it’s by no means the last. By continually upgrading your qualifications, you’ll show potential employers that you’re dedicated to innovation and improving your craft.
Once you’ve earned your Certificate III in Beauty Services or Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, it’s well worth considering your options for extending your knowledge, such as a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. The extra qualification will give you a deeper understanding of beauty skills and practices, and could help you shine as the ideal candidate for many beauty therapist jobs.
Similarly, updating an existing beauty qualification is a way for practicing beauty professionals to demonstrate their commitment to professional development. Between the day-to-day of salon work and other life commitments, it can be hard to keep track of changing industry standards and technologies. Updating your qualification will get you up to speed, and help you retain a competitive edge over your peers.
- You’ll learn new skills
One of the best things about beauty industry jobs is the opportunity they give you to grow and challenge yourself. Whether you’re a beauty therapist, makeup artist, or nail technician, innovation and creativity should always be at the core of your practice.
Completing a short beauty course is a great way to upskill, diversify your salon offering, and potentially even discover hidden talents. At Demi International, we offer a selection of short courses that include short makeup courses, short nail courses, and workshops in micro skin needling and advanced chemical peeling. In as little as one day, you could learn how to provide additional beauty services or refine your existing skill set.
Held at all of our three campuses, Demi International short courses also include a Certificate-level pathway that could help you earn a Certificate III in Nail Technology, Beauty Services, or Makeup in as few as twenty weeks.
- You’ll build important professional & personal relationships
Returning to beauty school and refreshing your qualifications isn’t just about professional development: It’s also an opportunity to develop new relationships with your peers in the beauty industry. Completing a short course or Diploma of Beauty Therapy is a good way to meet like-minded professionals within the same industry and swap knowledge, skills, and stories of success.
Given the competitive nature of the beauty industry, strong relationships with your peers can become an invaluable support system. Getting to know other beauty professionals can help put your own career into perspective, and can inspire and motivate you.
Ready to bring your beauty qualification up to scratch?
Whether you have years of experience or an existing qualification in beauty, Demi International can help you transform your knowledge into an industry-recognised, up to date beauty qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy can help you gain advanced standing in our makeup and beauty courses, and can fast-track your journey to the next stage of your beauty career.