Models pose for artists, photographers, or customers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances.
An aesthetician is a skin care specialist who does not have a medical background, but a cosmetic one in the beauty and style industry. It is a highly specialized branch of cosmetology and would be pursued by a cosmetologist with a special interest in skin care. Aestheticians work at salons and spas and perform specialist skin treatments on clients. Most often, treatments are focused on the face but they may also perform body treatments such as body wraps, massages, waxing, sugaring, manicures and pedicures. Therapists also have specialist knowledge of skin care products and can offer advice on at-home skin care regimens and recommend specialist products to help address skin problems.
A spa manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a health or beauty spa. They handle the bookkeeping, the employees, and the services that are offered by the spa. Depending on the size of the spa, they may be more business-centered or they may serve customers in more of a customer service oriented role. Besides the owner, they are second in command at the spa and in charge of all of the aspects of the business.
Sewers and tailors sew, join, reinforce, or finish clothing or other items. They may create new pieces of clothing from patterns and designs or alter existing garments to fit customers better. They work for textile and apparel manufacturers, department stores, and drycleaners. Many are self-employed.
A Hairdresser is someone who specializes in cutting, colouring and styling hair in order to enhance or maintain a person's appearance. Hairdressers are also referred to as hairstylists. Hairdressing is a reputable and well established career that is attractive to many because of its high demand and flexibility of operations. Hairdressers can work as employees of salons or as independent contractors. Hairdressers can be male or female and are not gender stereotyped, although barbers are still considered to be mostly male. Most hairdressers have a broad range of skills, but some specialize in processes and techniques such as: - Hair Colouring and Dyes - Artificial Hair Extensions and Weaves - Chemical Relaxing and Straightening - Perms - Hair Plugs - Wig Styling - Braiding
The art of applying make-up goes back at least 6000 years. Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs would employ specially trained servants to apply cosmetics in order to make them appear more like the gods. A Make-Up Artist is a professional artist that uses mediums applied to the skin to transform or enhance the appearance of a person. Make-Up Artists are often referred to as Cosmetologists or Beauticians, but are different in that they specialize only in make-up and typically do not offer other services such as hair or nail care. Recent decades have seen an increase in the demand for skilled Make-Up Artists to work with actors/actresses, politicians, theatre productions, and for television and movies. The Make-Up Artist is usually a member of a team including the hairdresser and wardrobe specialist. As part of this team, the Make-Up Artist works to transform the actor into the character. The entertainment and fashion industry currently employs the largest margin of Make-Up Artists today. Make-Up Artists may be employed by a company, an individual, or work as freelance artists paid per job. In large entertainment areas, Make-Up Artists have unions and associations that they belong to.
A seamstress is a woman who makes her living in the sewing trade, or a female version of a tailor. Seamstresses mend all types of clothing and anything else made of fabric. They also create their own patterns and clothing, sometimes decorating them with detailed embroidery work. A seamstress may be either a factory worker who repeatedly sews the same pattern or an artisan in an independent shop who repairs customers' clothing or creates entirely new designs to sell. As in most trades, seamstresses often command high prices if they are very skilled or create a solid network of clientele.
A nail technician is a beauty specialist who is responsible for the grooming and appearance of a client's fingernails and toenails. He or she provides manicures, pedicures, nail shaping, cuticle grooming, callus removal, synthetic nail treatments, and application of nail polish for their clients.
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance. They usually work in salons, health and beauty spas, or medical offices. Most work full time. Many work evenings and weekends, especially self-employed workers operating their own salon.