One of the many benefits of working in the beauty and wellness industry is having so many career path choices. If working in a salon or spa doesn’t interest you then you might want to consider working as a mobile or freelance stylist or makeup artist.
There are several interpretations of working as a mobile stylist. A “mobile” stylist refers to a stylist that is self-employed. In this “mobile” role you might find yourself traveling to care facilitates, hospitals, event venues, or to family homes.
If you are considering becoming a freelance beauty professional, it’s essential that you start putting together everything it takes to be self-employed sooner rather than later. You will personally be responsible for owning and running your own business and that's no easy feat.
Here are some things to consider before jumping into the freelance life:
As exciting as it may sound, operating as a freelance or mobile beauty professional involves much more than jumping into your car and doing hair. When you step into the role of being self-employed, it comes with a lot of responsibilities and risks. Make sure you're ready to take on this tremendous challenge before you take that leap.
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Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team where she currently serves as an Implementation and Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative training that inspires and empowers beauty industry professionals.
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