Michaeline Becker’s Three Best Tips for Being Successful in the Beauty Industry
Michaeline Becker spent the last decade working hard to achieve her dreams. Now she has begun to incorporate education into her brand model and spends time educating people on TikTok about various aspects of the beauty industry. We spoke to Michaeline Becker to learn more about the lessons she has learned in the industry and what pieces of advice she has for future beauty professionals.
Michaeline Becker started her career in Biomedical engineering before realizing her love for hair and makeup. So she decided to make it her career focus. “I have been building my career in the beauty industry as a professional hair and makeup artist for ten years. I’ve put my heart into it,” she says.
Throughout her journey, she met various hurdles. However, her belief in herself and hard work helped her turn the freelance hair and makeup gigs she received into a full-time job. Michaeline Becker says, “I knew I was going to make it. And I always kept that in the back of my mind. It was really rewarding creating a business from scratch.”
Michaeline Becker shared three of her best tips that she hopes will help aspiring beauty creatives and allow them to learn from her journey. She starts with, “My first piece of advice is to do your best to have a clear understanding of what kind of work you want to be doing in the future.”
Michaeline Becker started her career in the beauty industry by working hard to learn who she wanted to be in this space and how to define her career. And while it was difficult at first, one thing that helped her gain clarity and focus was to try out different aspects of the job to narrow it down. However, she says, “The faster and the deeper you commit to what kind of work you want to do, the easier your path to success will be because you can map it out.”
One important thing she emphasizes is to remember to ensure that what you are working on suits the type of artist you want to become in the beauty industry. “You don’t want to wake up one year or five years from now, doing something, and question ‘How did I get here?’” says Michaeline Becker.
This ties in with her second piece of advice. Michaeline Becker says, “Find an established artist or mentor that is doing close to what you want to be doing.” By identifying what beauty industry area you want to be a part of and what kind of artist you want to be, you can find mentors to work under and gain vital industry experience and knowledge.
Another thing to consider is that by receiving guidance from an established artist in your aspirational area, you can better work to fill your portfolio with relevant work experience for your future career in the beauty industry.
“Typically, on jobs, there’s a lot riding on it. This is because there’s a lot of time and effort and money that goes into building a successful shoot. The client doesn’t want any surprises, they want to be sure that you will be a good fit for the team,” says Michaeline Becker.
This is why she believes it is advantageous to have a mentor who understands or is in the role you aspire to have. Michaeline Becker says, “Be sure not to be scared to ask for help along the way. So many people are happy to share what they know and are genuinely interested in helping others succeed.”
Finally, Michaeline Becker’s last tip for aspiring beauty professionals is, “Diversify. Don’t just have one source of income; build multiple sources of income around your business.” When COVID hit, Michaeline Becker and many other small business owners were forced to halt their businesses and change their working conditions to line up with restrictions. This taught her the value of having multiple sources of income.
“A great piece of advice to somebody who’s just starting out, is not to be scared to have multiple sources of income. Because that can actually save you in the end,” says Michaeline Becker.
With those pieces of advice, Michaeline Becker hopes to inspire more people to realize their dreams and motivate people who are hesitant to join the beauty industry to just go for it. You can learn more about her work on her website: www.mickbeauty.com.