View Full Version : help..!! plz..!!
01-03-2009, 03:16 PM
hey! i have been qualified in beauty for 7months and all everybody says is come back when you have more experience. people just keep on saying try but i feel everytime im getting somewhere you get knocked back. if i new that going to college would set me back i wouldn't. for someone like me who loves doing beauty just wants a chance...!! can any1 help?? xx
01-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Thats exactly how I feel I went to college got Itec level 2 diploma and level 3 diploma in facial electricals and have been job hunting for 6 months now and have got no where they say the same to me come back when you have more experience in the industry im really passionate about beauty therapy and this is all I want to do. I dont really want to do level 3 as I dont really want to do aroma therapy or electrolosis. I love doing the manicures, pedicures, facials make up and waxing.
I don't even mind working in a salon and being trained a bit more. Anything will do really. Im 22 and have a 3 year old son who will be starting nursery soon so I need a job badly.
If anyone has any advice please let me know.
01-06-2009, 04:29 PM
Ive been qualified for 7 months too and after 9 months of job searching i finally got a job. With Urban Decay. I hated the job and missed beauty every day. Then got sacked for being ill so it ended bad. Over the 9 months before i got that job i went to 7 interviews and was told the same as u. Come back when u have more experience. I too wish we had been told about the chances of getting a job and not wasted 3 years on beauty and done something else. I am now setting up on my own. Just starting small and getting a **** part time job but i will be keeping up my experience and plus i have learnt that when they say more experience they basically want someone who has tons of clients that will follow them. I cant help anymore but i hope you can get something and dont give up. :)
01-08-2009, 04:40 PM
I have been a therapist for 6 years now and have been lucky to work in some lovely places. If you are still being told to come back when you have more experience i would recommend aproaching a large spa or large skincare house I know they may not be the most fantastic working conditions or salery but from experience i have found they will take a chance on you or if they have a higher turnover of staff will be glad to have someone with fresh ideas from college. Give it 6-12 months and learn as much as you can from the position then start looking to places you would really love to work. Doing aditional study and courses in your spare time will give you the edge over the competition.
Good luck with your career
01-12-2009, 01:17 PM
I am in the same sort of position! I have now taken to working for myself, working from home and then working for an agency that places me with companies such as Clarins, Urban Decay, Dior etc.
Eventually I may look to take on a room at a salon..but for the time being I would suggest, gaining your own private clients and being mobile.
Hope this helps!
02-04-2009, 03:08 PM
is it seriously that hard to find a job once you have got your level 3 qualification?
Im dreading finishing college as loads of people say its soo hard to find a job...thing is at my college its an open community beauty salon so its just the same as working out in the industry except you have just got a tutor in the room keeping an eye on everyone and making sure everythings going smoothly and they are there if u need any guidance.
If i go looking for jobs once iv completed i will seriously not understand why they will tell me to get some experience when i have been in a open community salon for 3 years training as though im out in the industry anyway...
hopefully iv got my foot in the door at a spa which is willing to take me on training without being payed, least that way i have had salon experience for the time being until i have completed my level 3.
i just hope its not as hard as every1 makes out to find a job.
02-09-2009, 08:50 AM
The best thing to do is do unpaid work for a while. I was in the same situation when i first started out. I worked unpaid on a saturday and after six months the salon took me on part-time, paid. I now work full time as a manager for the same salon. In this industry, no matter what qualification you have you need to work your way up from the bottom. There are hardley any jobs out there at the minute so everyone is going for the same job and they will obviously go for the one with some experience rather than none.
Good luck x