Open Colleges Student
- Beauty Therapy
- Retail Make-Up Sales
- Nail Technology
- Skin Care
Katie started working in the beauty industry and has been involved with beauty for around 4 years. Soon after she started working she enrolled in a Diploma of Beauty Therapy online with Open Colleges.
What made me so interested in beauty was that I really take pride in my appearance, I would always have my make-up done nicely, a good skin care regime and get my nails done. I loved it all! So I thought this would be an industry I would love and enjoy. I knew I would actually get excited to go to work every day; not only for myself but to help other people feel good about themselves too.
This was really easy for me as I was already working in the beauty industry prior to starting my Diploma of Beauty Therapy and therefore (for me) the work placement component was not difficult to find at all.
If beauty is something you really enjoy and you want to help others to feel good about themselves and you want to pursue that as a career, then go for it. There are so many different career opportunities out there within the beauty industry you would be able to choose from. It’s a fantastic industry to be involved in and you will always have your diploma in the end you decide beauty isn’t for you.
I did use the internet for a bit of my research but something that really helped was that I met up with another beauty therapist every week who I also worked with and she was like my mentor and teacher. It was really good to have that one on one, face-to-face time with somebody to lead me in the right direction. The resources given during the course were also a good help.