June 26th is National Beautician’s Day! It’s an incredible opportunity to celebrate the beauty community and all that it does for us. We often forget how valuable beauty can be to ourselves and our communities. Beauty industry professionals devote their lives to helping others look and feel like the best version of themselves. Their impact makes a huge difference, both directly and indirectly. Their services can enhance our lives in a wide variety of ways by improving our appearance, health, and mindset. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has made us appreciate the services that these individuals provide. With many of these services unavailable for so long, many fully understand just how essential our favorite Beautician is.
What’s the Difference Between a Beautician and a Cosmetologist?
You may be wondering what exactly a beautician is, and how they differ from a cosmetologist. Like bronzer to contour, the two largely overlap. Most beauticians are cosmetologists and vice versa. The word Beautician has become a sort of layman’s term to describe anyone in the beauty industry that performs hair and makeup services. They can choose to specialize in specific areas of study, such as makeup or hair styling.
Cosmetologists perform the same tasks, but their title refers to their formal certification. Sometimes, their training includes additional services beyond hair and makeup, such as manicures, pedicures, and other various hair and beauty treatments. If you’re interested in cosmetology as a career option, look up the requirements of your state!
The Value of Feeling Beautiful
We all know that when you look your best, you feel your best. Beauticians or cosmetologists help you achieve that fantastic feeling. There is a lot of evidence to back up this phenomenon. Beauty services impact the mind, body, and spirit, all at once. While we’re stuck in our home, many of us are missing the wonderful benefits of these appointments. The different ways that beauty services can help you (beyond the obvious superficial ways) include, but are not limited to:
When a person gets a new haircut, style, or makeup look, it doesn’t just boost their appearance; it can have a tangible effect on their self-esteem. Individuals who regularly take care of their outward appearance tend to feel more confident in themselves. This confidence boost can drastically affect how they interact with others and carry themselves. Increases in confidence have been linked to better social lives, better career opportunities, and healthier relationships with those around you.
While under-lockdown, many people are missing this little boost of confidence that they get from their beauty appointments, making quarantine even harder. Feeling good about yourself is vital to a healthy mindset, which is especially important during such a stressful and uncertain period.
Healthier Skin and Hair
Additionally, beauty services can also help you stay healthier physically. A professional shampoo or hair treatment can clear away product buildup and encourage healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp. Proper makeup application can promote more youthful skin and aid clogged pores. Beauticians are specially trained to apply specific techniques that are better for your hair and skin than what might be in your usual routine.
Self-care is something that can be immensely rewarding right now. While many of us have been trying to do our hair, nails, and makeup from home, nothing beats a professional’s touch. They are the best qualified to perform these services in a way that preserves the long term health of your hair, skin, and nails.
A Few Minutes of Peace and Relaxation
Finally, the value of having these services extends to emotional peace as well. It can be beneficial to take a break in your busy and chaotic world and take some time for yourself. Having your hair or makeup done by a professional is just what the doctor ordered for ultimate relaxation. A tender touch by a trained professional can put you right at ease. Since we’ve been doing our beauty treatments from home, we’ve been missing out on the feeling of being treated to a little bit of luxury. The stress of quarantine is getting to all of us, so we’re all especially looking forward to re-opening our favorite salons to enjoy this indulgence.
Positive Impact for the Cosmetologist
Joan Crawford once said, “I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser.” This quote exemplifies exactly how integral stylists are to our lives. Cosmetologists aren’t just there to cut hair or do makeup; it’s all about the bigger picture. They truly enhance lives, and it pays off for the professional just as much as it does the client. Helping people in a positive way can be incredibly fulfilling. You can change someone’s demeanor or their overall self-confidence with just a single appointment. Beauticians help people live healthier and happier with their services and soothing presence. This atmosphere creates a sense of fulfillment that simply cannot be paralleled.
How to Celebrate National Beautician’s Day
There are a hefty plethora of ways to show your support for these talented individuals if you’re a patron looking for ways to celebrate National Beautician’s Day. Support local salons on this day by booking appointments with them. If they’re still closed due to the pandemic, purchase a gift card from them to use later when it is safer to do so.
If you’re looking to support them from even further afar, there are virtual ways to help your favorite beauty queens right now. Follow their portfolio accounts on social media and engage with their content. Doing so can boost public awareness of their work and help them gain clients. If you’re super in love with their work, you can share it to increase their exposure and bring in more clients.
If you’re interested in helping people achieve their most beautiful and confident selves, a career as a cosmetologist might be the perfect fit for you. Genesis Career College has a comprehensive program that can help you become qualified to beautify the world!