When you think of working in cosmetology, esthetics, or anything else in the beauty industry, you generally think of successful women who have made a big impact. At Innovate Salon Academy, we recognize some of those wonderful women as part of what makes our school great, but this school wouldn’t be possible without two very special fathers! This Father’s Day we want to remember the fathers who work in beauty! Owners John Sickles and Sean Sickles are wonderful and talented and make their own impact in the beauty industry. Men can be just as happy and successful in the beauty industry as women, and there are several reasons that beauty careers could be perfect for fathers.
Set Your Own Schedule
If you work a traditional nine to five job as a father, it can be hard for you to find the time you want to spend with your family. You might be restricted on your vacation time, have to work during important family events, or just spend more time working than you want. If you work in the beauty industry, there are many different career options and schedules that you can build for yourself that allow you to prioritize your family first. Whether you style hair, work in management, or own a salon or spa, you have a greater amount of flexibility in your schedule to spend time with your family where it counts!
Become an Entrepreneur
Many fathers want to expand their earning potential, and becoming your own boss is one of the best ways to do it! A background in cosmetology, esthetics, barbering, or nails can help fathers to build a business in beauty. You might want to open a salon, barbershop, or spa. You could also develop your own product line in any of those categories. You could even do what two of the owners of Innovate Salon Academy, John and Sean Sickles did and open a beauty school! Your imagination is the limit when it comes to building your own business.
Some men might worry that a career in beauty won’t be able to support a family, especially if those men are the only source of income. Beauty careers allow people to get out of their careers what they put into them. You reap what you sow. For example, if you knew you needed a little more money for an upcoming expense or vacation, you could take on extra clients or work opportunities to earn what you need. If you were working a standard nine to five job you might not be able to volunteer to work overtime, but as a beauty professional, you have more control over your income!
Enjoyable Work Environment
Let’s face it, not everyone is cut out for a corporate cubicle job. Some people thrive in it, but other guys need a place where they can be creative and on their feet interacting with other people. The beauty industry is full of opportunities for men to express their creative ideas and work with their hands. Many people find working a salon or spa to be energizing and interesting each and every day!
One of the main things that attracts people to working in beauty is the opportunity to help people live happier and healthier lives. It’s why so many cosmetologists, barbers, and other beauty professionals are so passionate about what they do! Beauty isn’t just about making people look their best, but it’s about helping people feel their best. Beauty services help people to be their best selves; it helps them to be more confident and happy with themselves. Men and women alike can find satisfaction in a lifelong career of helping other people!
Work in Barbering
Barbering is the part of the beauty industry that men still generally dominate, and it is performing well! The year 2012 saw an explosion of interest in traditional men’s barbering, probably because of renewed interest in men’s fashion and facial hair. If you want to work as a barber, work in men’s fashion, or even open your own barbershop, there’s no time like the present! Barbering is a great way for men to work in a beauty industry field that also has a powerful impact on their community.
Begin With Innovate Salon Academy
Get a career that you love and can use to support your family! If you are passionate about beauty, there is no time like the present! Careers in barbering are especially popular among fathers, but you can also pursue careers in cosmetology or esthetics. Contact us for more information about our programs to decide which one is right for you!