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Break into Beauty

From Writing to PR to Product Development, Your Guide to Finding a Dream Job in the Beauty Industry

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Want to write about beauty for a magazine? Be the creative mind behind a glossy shampoo ad? Dream up the next big makeup trend? Or discover a great new body scrub to sell at a department store? This is the business of beauty.
Break Into Beauty is a first-of-its-kind career guide for the beauty industry, packed full of practical tips to help you find a dream career in the beauty business, even if you have no experience and no idea how to start.
This book is not about becoming a makeup artist, hair stylist, or spa owner. It’s about getting your foot in the door in the fulfilling, fun, lucrative business of beauty. We introduce you to eight areas of the industry (marketing, public relations, beauty writing, sales, beauty buying, design, product development, and copywriting) and give you step-by-step guidance on how to attack your job hunt. No vague, cookie-cutter advice here. Just specific tricks and tips that work, including how to get real beauty experience, exactly how and when to deliver your resume, where to look for jobs (including a glossary of beauty companies across the U.S.), what to say on and how to dress for an interview, and how to wow potential employers with your superior beauty knowledge (and you’ll learn how to get that, too).
Authors Courtney and Brit Dunlop have 10+ years of beauty experience, but it wasn’t that long ago that they too were trying to get their first jobs in the industry. With no connections, no guidance, or any plans to follow, the sisters moved from Missouri to New York City and worked their way up from the bottom. In Break Into Beauty, the sisters (Courtney, a beauty editor, marketing consultant, and copywriter; Brit, a model and design consultant) share their own tried-and-true advice for landing a job (it worked for them!), and draw from their extensive network of beauty business insiders to find out exactly what employers want, and, most importantly, how you can become what they’re looking for.

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“Break into Beauty” is the real deal!!!

“Break into Beauty” is the perfect book if you have a passion for beauty. It is filled with tips and ideas to help you find your dream career in the beauty industry. I read the book a few months back, it really inspired me to work towards my personal goals, and take the first step in following my dreams in this crazy industry. The book is a “Beauty Bible”, it gives you amazing tips on how to make connections and get your foot in the door. The Dunlop sisters are two very successful woman and share with us their reliable knowledge on how to also reach success. I ABSOLUTELY recommend this to anyone who is either confused about getting started or discouraged by the overwhelming stereo type of the industry. You will not be disappointed!

Break Into Beauty

Break Into Beauty is one of the best books I have ever read! It’s an easy read with something for everyone. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking guidance at their next career fork in the road. I am looking forward to reading it over again and finding more golden nuggets filled with valuable beauty industry advice.

Break into Beauty
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Careers
  • Published: Sep 10, 2013
  • Publisher: Break Into Beauty LLC
  • Seller: Break Into Beauty, LLC
  • Print Length: 134 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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