What is Self-Care?
Self-care is a hot topic of discussion in the media – and among friends. Who doesn’t love a “treat yo-self” moment?! But what does self-care really mean? In essence, self-care is the mindful action of doing things to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. It ensures that you are taking care of you.
Self-care can look different to every single person. It can mean taking 10 minutes out of your day to meditate, making it to the gym for an hour, or indulging in your favorite dessert!
For many people, the simple act of skin, hair, and nail care is a way to practice self-care. For example, something as simple as a fresh manicure just makes you feel refreshed and put together. After all – when you look good, you feel good!
Right now #self-care is trending, which means it’s really a time for the beauty industry to shine. We lead stressful lives and people are always looking for ways to relieve stress. Making a visit to the salon or spa is one (very popular) way of #self-care.
Caring for Others.
As a beautician, you have the opportunity to give people the gift of self-care every day! In the world of beauty, we like to live by a statement that has stood the test of time… “It’s much better to give than receive.”
Remember the last time you did someone a favor, or gave someone a gift? More than likely their face lit up with excitement and gratitude. Didn’t that make you feel great?! You could be making others feel more relaxed, confident, and beautiful every day as a beautician. Pursuing a cosmetology career can prepare you for a rewarding career doing just that!
Caring for Yourself.
Self-care also means being realistic, investing in your future, and adulting in general (yikes!). So ask yourself this – if you are doing what you’re doing today 5 years from now, will you be happy with where you are?
If you find yourself stuck in a career you’re not happy with, or find that your work just doesn’t feed your soul – it’s time to put self-care into action. Get out there and explore other opportunities that would make you happy.
A career in cosmetology could be an excellent way to care for yourself while caring for others (win-win!). Investing in cosmetology training is investing in yourself and your future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that cosmetology career will grow by 13%, faster than the average of all other professional careers. With proper training and certifications, you can have a successful and rewarding career in the beauty industry.
Tap into this growing facet of self-care while investing in your future. The Academy of Beauty Professionals offers programs in Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, and Nail Technology. Our programs start several times throughout the year, so you don’t have to wait around for programs to start!
Schedule a career planning session by filling out the form on our connect page!
Don’t forget to take some time out of your day to practice #self-care, whatever that looks like to you – invest in yourself!