Stylist

Stylist

Stylists such as hairdressers and make-up artists help people to look and feel their best through the work they do. They use chemicals within the hair dyes and make-up they use, and self-employed stylists may also need maths to help them keep track of their finances.

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If you’re make-up obsessed or renowned for your skills with curling tongs, a career as a stylist could allow you to spend your life doing what you love, transforming the appearance of others with your nifty styling skills.

What's cool about being a stylist?

Getting creative with hair and makeup on a daily basis

Meeting all kinds of people, from local people to models and movie stars

The chance to be your own boss by running your own salon or beauty brand

Subjects you'll need

It can be useful to have knowledge of chemistry and biology as a stylist – these subjects will teach you about the chemicals found in cosmetics and their effects on the human body. As this career involves lots of creativity, you may also wish to focus on art and design.

Fun fact

Famous make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury was 13 when she first started experimenting with beauty products. She has since styled celebrities such as Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian, won awards for her work and launched her own hugely successful make-up brand.

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