In today’s celebrity driven culture, the beauty business is most definitely booming. The industry generates more than $55 billion annually – in the United States alone. The largest segment of the industry is hair care followed closely by skin care, which is expected to reach over $10 billion in another year.
Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian popularized the idea of a curvy physique, thus health and fitness programs and products became as popularized as make up and fashion. As recent as 2015, the world wide fitness industry revenue surpassed $80 billion.
Now combine the ubiquitous Internet and social media phenomenon, and an entrepreneur with a passion about beauty or health and wellness has plenty of opportunity and endless potential.
Listed below are health, beauty, and fitness opportunities for the 21st century…
Become a Health and Wellness Coach
With a couple hundred dollars and a plan to continue furthering your education, becoming a health and wellness professional, or certified fitness instructor is another fantastic opportunity. A health directory is a good place to start learning more about opportunities in the industry. Once you decide a specialty, there are many organizations which provide certification. Here are a few tips to help in your selection and understanding:
Specialization Increases Potential Income – Generic certifications may help you get into the business, but it is specializing in specific areas (Pilates, Jin Shin Do, Acupressure, etc.) that will increase revenue and career potential. The amount of time, money and talent needed to invest in specialization is greater than a simple certification. However, when all is said and done, the return is worth the investment.
Experience Will Increase Your Potential – Once you are in the process of getting certified, and after you are actually certified, start working in the field. Gain experience and first hand knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Teaching isn’t always about knowledge, there’s demeanor and interpersonal interaction which only experience can provide.
Holistic wellness and health are two fields growing in popularity that have plenty of options that will suit your interest. Take a look into the day in the life of a health coach:
Become a Salon Owner or Manager
Numerous licensed beauty professionals and cosmetologists have opened the door to the next level of their career by either stepping into salon management or by opening their own salon or spa. Leasing a location, hiring stylists, and purchasing the salon equipment is part of the responsibility of ownership. There are many helpful videos that can teach you about running the salon and the furniture you will need.
You want to learn everything you can about launching a salon before jumping into it. Salon, spa or barbershop managers guide the direction of the business, maintain operations within the laws of the state, city and municipality, and just as important, make certain that all employees are properly certified, knowledgeable, and able to perform their jobs.
This career path offers opportunities in spas, beauty and skin care companies, hospitality management, and of course, hair and beauty salons. In order to run an accomplished beauty business, the manager is THE essential factor.
Become a Beauty Blogger
In today’s world, everyone with a computer has a blog. Specializing that blog to feature beauty care products, tutorial videos, tips and product reviews could generate income from affiliates, advertisers and even Google AdSense.
So, educating women on beauty care news, cosmetics and breakthroughs is a business you can get into, and can be done from anywhere at anytime. With consistency and time, you will build an audience of readers and followers. Once you have a large enough following, income can be generated by promoting products as an affiliate or selling advertisement space to retailers.
The Beauty and Health & Wellness Industry Strength
Even through turbulent economic times, the beauty and health & wellness industry has had a very strong history of remaining robust. With continuing (and rising) demand for products, services and quality, both employment and business opportunities remain plentiful and financially rewarding.