9 Profitable Beauty And Fashion Careers For Australians

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More than the glitz and glam, the fashion and beauty industries exist for a greater reason: to make people feel good about themselves. And since these two industries are interconnected, we’ve decided to discuss some of the common fashion and beauty careers out there in one post.

And so, if the idea of making people feel more beautiful inside and out excites you, then stay with us and see if any of these careers pique your interest.

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Note: The salary ranges below are actual figures from PayScale Australia.

1. Fashion Stylist

This career is responsible for building the wardrobe of celebrities, models, politicians, and public personalities for a TV show, editorial features, music videos, concerts, films, and other public appearances.

Fashion stylists also find unique clothes, jewelry, and accessories from different parts of the globe if necessary. They often work with a creative team which usually involves fashion designers, directors, makeup artists, photographers, videographers, and the like.

If you’re interested in becoming a fashion stylist, starting small with something like a Certificate in Fashion Styling can be the perfect place to get started.

Note: The earnings of fashion stylists are not limited to the amount below. Many fashion stylists work for high-profile personalities, allowing them to earn hundreds of thousands per year.

Annual Salary: AU$40,754 – AU$85,731

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2. Eyebrow Tattoo Artist

Eyebrow embroidery, also known as eyebrow microblading or tattooing, is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows customers to have thicker, fuller, and natural-looking eyebrows in just an hour or two. In Australia, the average amount of eyebrow embroidery ranges from $400- $800.

This procedure is done by an eyebrow tattoo artist, often equipped with lash certification, who uses ratio techniques to ensure that the eyebrows are in proportion to the facial shape of the customer. Eyebrow tattoo artists are also called cosmetic tattoo artists. Many of them are either working as freelancers or managing their eyebrow embroidery salons.

Annual Salary: Depends on the number of customers

3. Fashion Designer

Since fashion design requires good drawing skills and an imaginative spirit, this career is for highly creative and artistic people who love to work with their hands. They design clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories for apparel businesses, celebrities, and public figures. Fashion designers are also knowledgeable in sewing, sometimes even sewing their masterpieces without help.

This role requires you to be constantly updated with current fashion trends as well as have a good understanding of colours, patterns, textiles, and measurements. If you’ve thought about becoming a fashion designer, obtaining a Certificate in Fashion Design can be an awesome entry point to learn the basics.

Note: The earnings of fashion designers are not limited to the amount below. Many fashion designers earn even millions per year because they create top-of-the-line masterpieces.

Annual Salary: AU$41,280 – AU$94,688

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4. Fashion Model

Despite being blessed with their physical appearance, fashion models are highly disciplined individuals. They work a lot to keep their bodies in top shape; they eat healthy to keep their skin glowing; they practice poses and catwalks, and more.

Their job isn’t limited to walking the runway though. Modeling extends to print advertisements and even digital promotional materials. This is the dream job for many since being a fashion model pays both fame and fortune.

Note: The earnings of fashion models usually depend on the talent fee specified by their managers and the number of contracts they sign each year.

Annual Salary: AU$32,149 – AU$121,004

5. Makeup Artist

Almost every woman knows how to put some lipstick, foundation, and eyeshadow on. However, what sets makeup artists apart is their ability to successfully apply different types of makeup for various occasions. They know that your makeup for a beach wedding must be different to your makeup for an indoor, rock concert. Plus, they can name almost all the tools and steps involved in doing makeup (i.e. soft fan, beauty blender, sculpt brush, etc.). They also use the jargon “crease,” “strobing,” “dupe,” and “foiling” almost daily.

If the thought of being a makeup artist thrills you, please know that the first step is educating yourself about the art and technicalities behind this glamorous job. Depending on your aspirations, you can do a flat-out Diploma to get a head start and get qualified straight away or you can go a bit slower and learn the basics and theory with a certificate. We offer a range of beauty therapy and makeup courses which you can find just below.

Note: Most makeup artists work either as freelancers or manage their own makeup service business, and thus their earnings can be greater than the amount indicated below.

Annual Salary: AU$35,880 – AU$72,671

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6. Beauty and Fashion B/Vlogger

According to Obstacle.co, one of the most popular blogging niches today is beauty and fashion combined. This also explains why more and more people shop for clothes and shoot them for Instagram and/or their websites. On the other hand, some people hoard makeup and skincare products so they have something to “review” and feature on their YouTube channels to give insight to others online who might be looking for useful info on a particular product.

The best thing about being a blogger or vlogger is that once you’ve grown your following, you can get free products from companies, and even travel for free.

Most of the time, b/vloggers earn through paid partnerships with companies that practice influential marketing. Their talent fees are usually based on their number of followers or subscribers, and the number of shares, views, and likes their posts get.

Annual Salary: Depends on the number of active followers/subscribers

7. Eyelash Technician

Eyelash technicians are responsible for perming eyelashes, eyelash tinting, and installing eyelash extensions on customers. These professionals undergo a series of training not just to safely perform their duties, but to also know how to sanitise the products they use.

Since the procedures are quite crucial, being an eyelash technician requires a cosmetology, aesthetician, or a medical license in Australia. We offer a Certificate in Eyelash Extensions and Eyebrow Courses online that can take you through the basics of getting started and help set you up as a successful eyelash technician.

Annual Salary: Depends on the number of clients

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8. Hair Stylist

Whether you need a haircut, a perm, some hair rebonding, or even hair colouring, you can trust that a hairstylist can do it. They’ve mastered and learned how to balance both science and art to do hair makeovers. Aside from “doing” the hair, they’re also responsible for determining what types of hair products to use on each hair type depending on their customer's needs.

Although some of them also do freelance work for celebrities along with stylists and makeup artists, a majority of hairstylists work in a salon.

Annual Salary: AU$37,247 – AU$56,281

9. Salon Manager

While hairstylists do their job, salon managers are busy with the logistics and marketing of the business. They’re responsible for all the things behind boosting the company’s revenue and keeping the staff and customers delighted.

Their job description also involves financial administration, program development, recruitment, hiring, employee motivation, and smooth day-to-day salon operations. The good thing is, that our beauty therapy courses are also comprised of salon management modules that can help you set-up, manage, and even open your own salon business.

Annual Salary: AU$41,332 – AU$62,416

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These are just some of the most popular fashion and beauty careers across the globe. What we like about these roles is that you can work in various settings, either as a part of a team, as a company staff or as a solo freelancer which means your earnings are not limited to the status quo.

If you’re interested in pursuing any of the attractive roles above, it’s about time to equip yourself with the skills required to pull the job off, including the opportunity to learn spray tanning online. Make sure you check out our beauty therapy, makeup, or fashion courses if you are serious about getting started. For enquiries or clarification on any courses, please reach out to us by clicking the orange button below.

Have a stylish day ahead!

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