If you want to become a makeup artist, hair stylist or spa owner, it’s not too hard to figure out how to kick off those careers. But how do you nab that cool job naming nail polish, writing about beauty for a magazine or picking out hot new makeup lines to sell at Bloomingdale’s?
“Beauty is a $60 billion industry in the U.S. alone,” adds Brit. “A lot of people are getting paid a lot of money to sell you products. You can be one of those people. We explain what the opportunities are—we break it down by job—so you can figure out where you fit in. It’s a step-by-step guide to discovering the beauty industry, figuring out how to get in, how to get experience if you don’t have any, how to apply for a job and how to interview. Plus, there’s a bonus section with real advice from the pros.”If there is one takeaway from the book it’s this: You’ll stand out from the job-hunting competition if you learn everything you can about the industry and let your passion for beauty shine through on an interview. “It’s so much more than just loving beauty products,” says Courtney. “What is the upcoming ‘it’ color and when will it appear on shelves? Who is Guido Paulo and why is he important? What skincare brands does Estée Lauder own? These are the tidbits of information that will impress an interviewer.”“Break Into Beauty” is now available on iTunes.MORE: The Best Job Interview Outfits for Your Body Shape