Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door to the world of beauty. But with a lot of young people wanting to enter this profession, you’ll have a lot of competition.
To help set you apart from the rest, we’ve created a list of all the things you need to do to get the internship of your dreams after completing beauty college.
Create a portfolio
Having a professional and distinctive portfolio is a must when applying for internships. You need to make yourself stand out from the crowd, so don’t be afraid to try out new techniques. Ask friends and family (and even the people you met on your hair and beauty course) to be your models and start getting creative. It doesn’t have to be flawless; most companies aren’t looking for perfection – they want to see a strong passion for learning, and courage to go above and beyond what’s expected.
Social media is also a great way to show off your work. Platforms such as Instagram can be accessed easily, and can reach a lot of people in no time, including your potential employers. If you have an account, make sure you put a link in your bio to your CV, as some employers like to check out your experience beforehand too.
Talk to other professionals
Nothing is more valuable than advice from people who have been there, done that and got the T-shirt. All professionals have started where you are now, and they probably have a lot of useful tips about the internship process. So don’t be afraid to ask – they’ll be more than happy to help.
If you can’t speak to a professional face to face, use Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to connect with beauty gurus all over the world. If there’s a specific company you’d like to join, see if you can get in touch with any of their leading beauticians by scouring their website for emails.
Know the company you’re applying to
Research is essential when applying for any job. You need to know the company you hope to work for like the back of your hand. So, create cue cards to remember certain facts about the organisation and try to include some of them naturally in your interview. Asking questions, such as how the interviewer finds the company and how they could help you advance your career, also demonstrates that you’re serious about the role and have spent time researching the company.
But you also need to check that the business is right for you, so make sure you agree with their values and policies. Above all, don’t force it – if it’s not the right fit, just keep looking.
Having a neat and tidy appearance not only makes you look professional, but it also shows your dedication to your chosen career. First impressions at the interview matter, and most companies are looking for polished individuals with lots of potential.
But beauty uniforms don’t have to be bland and boring. Show off your personality with La Beeby’s range of brightly coloured tunics, trousers, jumpsuits and dresses. They’re built to last, easy to care for, and perfect for a long day at the internship of your dreams.
There’s a style for everyone. Just contact a member of our friendly team to find your perfect look today!