Beauty jobs that are too good to be true - page 2
Beauty blogger and nail salon founder
Many beauty bloggers have burst onto the scene over the past couple of years, but aside from successfully running her site Beauté Gazette, Nella van Veenendaal also owns her own nail bar, Nail Polish Addicts Anonymous in Sydney (you can book an appointment here). Talk about a winning combo!
Nella’s average day involves: “Painting nails in the salon, painting nails on editorial shoots for digital and print publications, consulting with brands to discuss trends and nail colour palettes [and] surprisingly a lot of spreadsheets and budgeting. [I also take] a lot of photos of nails and beauty products [and create] digital beauty content for Beauté Gazette. My day can start at 6am with a shoot and end at 2am staying up late returning emails.” (Don’t believe her? Check out her Snapchat @nella.npaa)
Sounds like A LOT of work right?
“If you love what you are doing, then juggling projects is not easy but you can do it. Over Fashion Week, I survived on four hours of sleep, dark mint chocolate and a Drake soundtrack to create the 24 sets of nail looks which took over 40 hours to create.”
Yep you read right! One of Nella’s career highlights was designing and creating the nails for Romance Was Born's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 show, in collaboration with Faby Nail Lacquer.
But when it comes to her biggest ‘pinch-myself’ moment, Nella says, “When you finish a client’s nails and you can see how happy you have made them, nothing else makes me feel better than that.”
What the? Yes that is a job title.
You know how when you walk into a certain store and it smells the same every time? Or how some beauty products have a scent so distinct to that brand?
Well, olfactory means “relating to the sense of smell” and basically, the job of an olfactive brander is “to deepen the connection between a brand and its clientele through the most powerful link to emotion and memory: smell”. At least that’s what Dawn Goldworm, director of 12.29 (a company that specialises in olfactive branding) says.
From fashion shows, to custom candles and hotel lobbies, you name it - she’s scented it. So if you can’t get enough of delicious-smelling diffusers, fragrances and candles, perhaps this is the job for you. Although Dawn does admit the job not only involves a lot of smelling, but research about scent preferences and new ingredients too.
Cosmetic product stylist
Ever wondered how all of those lipstick smears and nail polish splatters found in magazines, on websites or used in beauty advertisements are created?
Turns out all that mess is perfectly orchestrated by a cosmetic product stylist, which is why it always turns out so pretty.
"Unquestionably, this is messy work and you have to be prepared to manage the mess and keep on working with a flow," says prop stylist Michele Faro. "You can go on and on smearing and splashing forever, but then you do have to get to the next shot..."
And while it may seem like a kind of ‘throw things around’ and ‘be creative as possible’ type job, the stylists are also responsible for handling products and keeping them in perfect condition for particular shots. "I have had to break into a one-of-a-kind fragrance bottle and empty the ingredients to purify the liquid, and then make the bottle look perfect again," says Faro.
Have you ever considered a career in beauty? Which of the above jobs would you most like to have?