Tips for Your Beauty Self-Care Routine

Let’s face it, the beginning of this year has been hard. With all the uncertainties that have come from the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have been feeling more stressed these last few months than we normally would. It’s no secret that when you start to feel overwhelmed by everything happening without giving yourself a chance to stop and reflect, you can really cause yourself to burnout. That’s why creating a self-care routine is so important during this time. To help you give the love and attention you deserve, we’ve laid out some tips for your beauty self-care regimen!

Create Your Own Face Mask

Who says you can’t have your own spa day at home? This tip is especially relevant for those of us who are getting bored of having the same routine while being cooped up in the house. Making your own mask is a great way to break up your day and give yourself the break you deserve! And the best part is that it’s super easy to do! There are many DIY face masks recipes that only require food ingredients you’d find around the house. Even doing this small thing to help your skin can make a huge difference in your day!

Clean Out Your Beauty Supplies

Cleaning may be the last thing you’re motivated to do right now but it really can help you feel more accomplished. In fact, many people are using this time to clean and organize things they never thought they would have time for. For us beauty mavens, this probably means our makeup and hair supplies! While we should be cleaning them out regularly, time often gets away from us and we tend to skip a month or two. Well, now is your chance to give your beauty supplies that deep cleaning you’ve always wanted to do! Not only will this benefit your supplies and beauty care, but also just makes you feel so much better to know you’re doing something productive.

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If you’re not sure how to properly clean out your beauty space, check out our blog for a detailed look at what you need to do!

Give Yourself a Manicure or Pedicure

Although you may not be a professional when it comes to manicures and pedicures, cutting and painting your nails is something simple you can do to give yourself a well-deserved break. After all, your nails still need to get properly taken care of and doing it yourself can give you a good excuse to pause any tasks you’re completing and take a moment to reflect. Plus, it feels good to see your beautiful nails and admire the work you’ve done. After experimenting with multiple different nail designs, you may even find out that you love trying out new styles and have a real talent for it!

Go the Extra Mile for Your Hair

If you’re feeling stuck at home, why not take this situation and use it to your advantage by stepping up your hair care routine? There are so many things you can be doing to help your hair that you may normally not think about when you’re going out every day. Have you never even considered skipping washing your hair a day or two even though this can strip your hair of essential oils? Now that you’re at home, you don’t have to worry about greasy hair and can take a break from the constant washings. This can even train your hair to know it doesn’t have to be washed every day so you can continue this routine.

Other ways you can protect your hair during this time are avoiding heat-styling tools and making time to deep condition your hair!

Make Time for What You Love

Don’t let this stressful time make you feel like you can’t make time for things that bring you joy. Whether you showed your passion for beauty by perfecting your skin care routine or looking up makeup tutorials online, it’s important that you continue to let yourself still enjoy those moments. We know this time is especially hard because there’s so much we can’t control. But that’s why doing something you genuinely love can make a world of difference in helping you feel more grounded.

woman applying moisturizer on skin

Give Yourself a Chance to Relax

This isn’t necessarily a beauty self-care tip but we think it’s important enough to mention. With all these stressful changes, remember to stop and take a moment to let yourself unwind. Whether that comes by meditating, taking a walk, practicing yoga poses, or just doing some breathing exercises. Give yourself time to move your body and do something you find relaxing, It really can make all the difference in your day!

What’s Your Next Step?

Are you interested in taking your love for beauty to the next level and apply for beauty school? Our team at the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose would love to talk more with you about our programs, our school’s culture, and how you can get started. Contact us today and we’d be happy to walk you through your entire application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Have a different beauty self-care tip you use? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of how you’ve relaxed through beauty and tag us on our Instagram page.

How to Create a Killer Beauty Resume

The beauty industry is constantly growing! With so many career paths available for beauty professionals, it all depends on you and what you most want for your future. Most of us know that the first step to making our dream careers become a reality is to graduate from an accredited beauty school. But how do you prepare for what comes after earning a license in your specific beauty area of expertise? By making a resume of course! Your resume allows you to show off to employers what you can do as a beauty professional.

We understand that even with all your qualifications, it may seem overwhelming to organize all your accomplishments in a short paper that can make or break your interview. That’s why we want to help by listing out tips you need to know when making your resume to give you the ultimate guide!

How to Organize Your Resume

First things first, you can’t just start writing down all your skills and achievements without planning how to properly organize it. Remember that your interview is the employer’s first impression of you and having an organized resume shows from the start that you’re reliable and committed to the beauty industry. Plus, employers are likely going to get multiple resumes and only have a limited time to read them all. The last thing you want is for them to not read your entire resume because they’re frustrated by a lack of organization.

woman making notes with a laptop

So how do you stay organized and professional for your resume? Formatting is a huge part! By using an effective format strategy, you can quickly show off important skills and qualifications you have that can help you stand out from other applicants. Some formatting techniques you should keep in mind are:

  • Use a readable font.
  • Have the font size at 11 or 12.
  • Set margins to no less than 0.5 inch.
  • Try to keep it to one page by staying concise.
  • Use past and present tense correctly.

What to Include in Your Resume

As we said, you don’t want employers to quit reading your resume halfway through. Make it easy for them by only including what’s most important for them to know about you like your education and any other experiences you may have working in the beauty industry. But just to be safe, you should make sure to keep the most important information at the top so they’re sure to read it. Wondering what you should put in your resume? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered!

Basic Information

This one comes as no surprise but including your name, email address, and phone number are all a crucial part of your resume. Many employers will reach out to you after the interview to follow up so make sure to give them a number and email address that you check every day. Don’t forget to also include a professional photo of you in your resume!

Education

You can’t provide beauty services to clients without a license. For an interview in the beauty world, employers will want to see that you already have the qualifications necessary to safely help clients with their beauty needs.

Any Experience in the Beauty Industry

This is where you would include your past jobs in beauty. If this is your first resume you’re building after just becoming a licensed beauty professional, you won’t have as much to say here as you will later in your career. Don’t panic, we all have to start somewhere! Instead of using this space to write about past jobs, fill it with extracurricular activities you completed at beauty school. Or you can even include reviews you’ve received during school on platforms like Yelp and Google to help showcase your talents!

Goals and Dreams for Your Career

Don’t be afraid to write more about yourself and what you most want for your career. This section allows employers to get to know you as a person better which can help them determine whether you’re a good fit for the job. This information may even help you stick in the employer’s mind more if you hadn’t included it!

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Other Resume Tips

There are a lot of things to consider when writing your resume. That’s why we’ve included some quick tips that can make a huge difference in your interview:

  • Proofread, proofread, proofread!
  • Have family members and friends read your resume to help.
  • Use active language.
  • Save your resume as you’re writing it.
  • Ask an instructor to write you a recommendation you can include. You should make sure to have at least two recommendations in your resume.

We’re Here for You

Does this make you excited for a future in beauty? If you haven’t gone to beauty school, applying for an education to receive your license is the first step for your career! At the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, we have multiple programs available so you can choose to study the area of beauty you’re most passionate about. Contact us to learn how you can get started!