The Effects of Global Terrorism on the Events Industry

Many people consider the impacts on industries that are directly related to the terrorist actions, such as the insurance industry. However, few consider the impact on an industry such as the events industry. While some people may not be able to see a link to the events industry as strongly as to an industry such as the airline industry, it is there. While there are many different types of events they all have some aspects in common. They all need attendees in order to occur or at least occur more than once. In order for an event to be successful people need to be drawn to the event and motivated to attend. There are many different factors that can persuade people to attend an event, but one of the main factors is whether they can get to the location of the event.

The ability to travel to an event for any attendee has now been seen to be endangered by Global terrorism. This is especially felt in regard to air travel since the tragic events in New York in 2001 which have lead to such huge changes throughout the world. People no longer feel as confident traveling to other countries on airplanes and as therefore less likely to attend events that require them to make use of that form of transport. Other forms of transport are also perceived as dangerous to use when traveling to an event in different areas of the world. This then limits the number of people who are willing to travel to a particular event, in particular well known people who may fear that they will be targeted during their journey to an event.

Global terrorisms effects may not be overtly visible, but they have lead to a curtailment of a completely carefree way of life. Many people can also fear to attend an event as it may be a magnet for terrorists who wish to make a statement by disrupting the event. The disrupting of a particular event due to the forces of global terrorism can take many forms. These forms could include protesting particular actions of parties associated of the event. Otherwise it could take the more dangerous form of violently targeting parties attending the event. This has lead to many people avoiding any event where many people are gathered or where subjects related to the event are seen as controversial by terrorist organizations.

Different events may carry a different level of risk for people attending them so a meeting of government agencies may be far more likely to be targeted than a musical event in a park. The importance or perceived importance of a particular event can also determine whether it could be targeted. The thought of being targeted by global terrorism is enough to prevent people from attending any event, which has lead to a great decline of many different types of events that may previously been well attended, particularly by people who are not local to the area. This has lead to a direct link between declining fortunes of the events industry and global terrorism.

Job opportunities in Auto transport industry

The auto transport industry gives a lot of job opportunities with a good career projection. These jobs are also available on both basis as a full time and part time. People in search of auto transport jobs should have qualities like devoted, loyal, motivated and hard-working. Career prospects in auto shipping industry are positive even for those who step in for the first time in this industry.

There are various types of Vehicle transport jobs available like Auto-Mover truck driver, Vehicle Shipping dispatcher, Customer service representative, Driver Car Hauler, CDL Driver, Military Vehicle Shipping job, owning your Own Truck Fleet, Intermediate Auto Mechanic etc.

You can find different jobs through classified advertising, from car dealers, and bidding sites. Consumers may demand for shippers who specialize in race cars, traditional and collectible cars, or loads with many vehicles. Persons moving often are in need of an auto transporter.

The first auto transport job that comes to mind is truck driver. The work of truck driver is difficult when compared to than any other driver because in this case the driver has to deliver the vehicle and also has to load and unload it. Another difficulty is they have to pick up vehicles from 10 to 12 places and deliver to different states which take few weeks to deliver. This is a hard job for drivers who are married but they are paid a good amount.

Another auto shipping job is that of dispatcher. A Vehicle transport dispatcher is the “travel agent” of the auto transport industry. The dispatcher takes orders for shipment of customer vehicles and plans it with the trucking company. This work is harder than taught because each customer is shipping from somewhere like Melbourne, for example to Bangkok, So this has to be planned with a truck that has 8 to 11 autos which goes on that route. The dispatcher has to communicate information about pick-up, delivery, and transportation times to and from the truck driver and the customer.

Another type of work is that of client service representative. The client service representative is the person that the take delivery of and sends out quotation marks to consumers via phone or email. The client service representative also takes the order from the buyer and sends it to the dispatch dept. The client service representative also answers questions from customers about the shipping procedure itself because most customers have never shipped a car and knows nothing about it.

Diesel Mechanic work is the most critical profession in the car transport industry. This work is given much of significance because a Diesel Mechanic is very necessary for the any auto transport company. His job involves performing usual protection of the company vehicles to ensure that the company trucks move safe and sound on the road. The requirement of Diesel Mechanics is always high in the auto transport industry.

Auto Processor job includes processing of cars from one end to another end. General Warehouse job includes usage of forklift to transport overstock freight to main locations. Driver Car Hauler job includes transfer of cars and other items to different places. Certified courses are available.

Sharks of gambling industry. Part 1.

Behind the phenomenon of gambling industry, there are definite individuals. The attitude to them is ambiguous. Some people consider them to be talented businessmen, respect them and learn from them. Others, conversely, condemn them. Doubtless is only one thing these people are extraordinary, often venturesome, but at the same time they have business acumen, feel the demands of time, they can correctly estimate the potential of their future enterprises. Particularly such people gain millions of dollars from gambling industry.

Sheldon Adelson
Presently he is the richest representative of the gambling industry. He owns the corporation Las Vegas Sands, which controls the casino-hotel Venetian in Vegas and Venetian in Macao. The life of Sheldon reminds of a classical story about an American dream. The future billionaire was born in 1933 in Boston in a poor Jewish-Ukrainian emigrant family. He had to work since early childhood. He earned his first money by selling newspapers on the streets. Practically without any education, the self-made man Sheldon became one of the best financiers in the USA. While working as financial advisor, he breathed new life into more than 50 companies. Adelson was one of the first businessmen who believed in the future of IT technologies. The international show-exhibition of IT-technologies COMDEX was his brainchild. In 1995 he sold it to the Japanese for 860 mln dollars.

The businessman came to the gambling market in 1989 buying the casino-hotel Sands in Las-Vegas, which was earlier owned by Frank Sinatra. Understanding that one more casino in Vegas is trivial and that is why relatively unprofitable, he decides to transform the capital of gambling into the international business center, in order to attract rich entrepreneurs (potential players) to his casino. Within several years Adelson built the business centre Sands Expo. In 1991 he invested one and a half billion dollars for building the casino-hotel Venetian. The new casino was targeted not only at players, but also at businessmen who came to his new business center. As many experts acknowledge, Venetian is one of the most beautiful casino-hotels in the world. There are more than 4000 rooms, 18 restaurants, a trade center (emporium), and all this is at the background of Venetian channels, with gondolas sailing and gondoliers singing their famous songs. In 2004 Adelson opened the casino Venetian in Macao, the first casino of Las Vegas type in Asia. In May 2006 he managed to obtain a permit for building a casino in Singapore, which will presumably be opened in 2009. It is planned that more than 3 billion dollars will be invested into its construction.

At the moment, according to Forbes, Adelsons fortune is 16.1 billion dollars, i.e. he is number 14 in the world rating of the wealthiest people of the planet.

Kirk Kerkorian
This figure of gambling industry can be without exaggerations called the most experienced and sophisticated. He is the living legend, one of the fathers of Las Vegas. Kirk was born in 1917 in the town of Fresno (California) in the family of Armenian emigrants. In his youth he was actively engaged in boxing and participated in single combats, but at the age of 22 all of a sudden he decided to quit sport the desire to learn to fly captivated his entire personality. During WW II Kirk became a pilot of British royal air force. Upon returning to his homeland, in 1947 he paid 60 thousand dollars and bought a small air company that specialized on charter flights between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He abandoned this business only in 1968, having sold it for 108 mln dollars. Frequently visiting Vegas, he realizes the huge potential of this city. In 1962 Kirk buys 80 acres of land on the famous The Strip, not far from the legendary casino Flamingo. The land at that time cost him 960 thousand dollars. The investment was not vain, approximately at this time there started the gambling boom and many companies became interested in gambling industry. The renowned casino Caesars Palace is built on his land, which he grants on lease. In 1969 he sells it, having thus earned more than 9 million dollars.

In 1967 Kirk buys 82 more acres of the precious land and builds International Hotel, which was the biggest hotel in the world at that time. In order to make the hotel popular and attract potential players, Kirk hires Elvis Presley for concerts. At that time he also buys the casino Flamingo, which he resells in 1970 to the corporation Hilton. 1973 was crucial for Kirk. He invested most of his assets into buying the film studio MGM and builds the casino-hotel MGM Grand under the brand of his new company. Now this hotel becomes the biggest in the world. At the moment Kirk Kerkorian owns the corporation Tracinda, which has the controlling stock of MGM Mirage (casino in Nevada, New Jersey, Macao etc). Kirks interests are not limited only to gambling industry. He owns 10% of the shares of General Motors. All this allows him to be number 53 in the Forbes world rating, having the fortune of 8.7 billion dollars.

Digital Menu Board for Food Industry

Call it the alchemist, technology has virtually transformed every industry it has come into contact with. And with the advent of digital menu or digital menu board, the miracle of technology has seeped in to the hospitality industry as well. Unsurprisingly, it is all set to take the industry by storm by offering highly interactive services, and an absolutely new dining experience.

In a way, menu is the first and the most important point of contact with the customers. So, it holds great potential to be the prime and most decisive tool for the success of any hospitality industry, where quality of services translates into satisfaction. But traditional menu had managed to do it to a certain extent only. Digital menu boards are the state-of-the-art technology for hospitality industry which brings in great value to the business operation by expanding every limit and possibility. It has in fact redefined the meaning of menu altogether.

With this novel and interactive innovation, menu will now serve as the perfect appetizer for every diner. The high definition board of the digital menu allows showcasing of delicious visuals in a much more exotic way that it tickles the mind of every food lover. It has become the perfect medium to make every diner relish with their eyes, and eventually helps them indulge a little more. So, this can mean more impulsive indulgence as well.

Digital menu also allows endless customization that suits every need of both hotelier and diners alike. From the customer’s perspective, digital menu board offers all diners an easy and exciting experience of placing order. It gives every customer the leverage to know the exact ingredients as well as the recipe of the food they are ordering. And single touch order has only made it easier and exciting for them. Just a tap on the digital menu board and the order goes directly to the kitchen. What this means is that, understanding the order becomes easier, not for the waiter, but for the chef who gets to know the exact taste that his customer is craving for. On the other side, this also helps every waiter focus on serving better and attending more tables.

Waiting for the order is now made so entertaining with emenu. Every interactive menu can be so easily customized with endless features like music and video for those who love to catch up with the latest or their favourite numbers and clips. And for the little one and game lovers, all the popular games can keep them deeply engaged until the order is served. eMenu also ensures that youth do not miss out on the current trend of 24X7 social networking updates with its features like facebook and other social networking integration. Other features like writing notes about the favourite dishes and moments at the place only helps in making the experience all the more personal for the diner, and hence make them developed a bond with the particular place. This surely will be a delight to the hoteliers who are fond of developing more patrons.

Wedding Marketing – Marketing Your Wedding Business and Wedding Industry Associations

Networking is a huge key to success in any industry but especially in the wedding industry where referrals and alliances formed can help keep business booming when a recession looms overhead. Are you a wedding photographer, floral designer, wedding reception site, ceremony site, DJ, wedding videographer, wedding cake designer, bridal salon, bridal consultant, or wedding caterer? If so, read on because if you’re not already part of an industry association, you may want to think about joining.
There are quite a few wedding industry associations . Many are national associations with regional branch offices. They typically hold monthly meetings and mixers where members can network and get to know one another. Business ideas are shared as to what is working and what is not working in terms of booking weddings. The associations that will be covered include: the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), Association for Wedding Professionals International (AWPI), National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), International Special Events Society (ISES), and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).
The Association of Bridal Consultants is a great resource for bridal consultants. A few benefits of joining the ABC include their comprehensive Professional Development Program, job placement service, business name search,advertising to brides on a national level, referrals, seminars, and local meetings.
The Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is a great marketing and networking association for wedding photographers. Some reasons for joining them include: attendance at WPPI’s Annual Convention & Trade Show, WPPI’s Referral Network can bring your wedding photograph business added photography assignments through their referral site, group buying rates and services.
The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) represents the best wedding photographers from around the world. The WPJA sponsors seminars, conventions, and workshops geared towards wedding photojournalism. The WPJA also provides a listing of its members for brides to search from.
The Association for Wedding Professionals International (AWPI) strives to strengthen the wedding industry through networking, marketing and promotions. Your wedding business will be listed in their online and print directory. You will receive a monthly lead list of brides that have requested a directory or assistance, can participate in their networking mixers, and referrals through their wedding hotline.

The National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) provides the catering business with industry specific education, networking with other professionals, seminars, conferences, and awards programs, internationally recognized professional certification, and a listing in their directory.
The International Special Events Society (ISES) provides its members with professional development and education, a listing in their directory, networking parties, local meetings, and subscription to their Special Events Magazine. This association is great for event planners but has members in all sectors of the wedding industry.
The American institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is a great association for wedding floral designers. It is a great resource for brides to find a wedding floral designer in their local area. Members have access to floral designs, floral shows, and accreditation programs.

The Evolution of the Online Interior Design Industry

Theres just one thing online interior designer entrepreneurs like me love more than cupcakes and thats being at the vanguard of the evolution of an entire industry.

Every industry has had its challenges when it comes to evolving to better serve its customers online. Many industries struggle with piracy, others with delivery and logistics. My industry, residential interior design, has struggled to evolve its cost-to-serve model toward something that is attractive to more than just the wealthiest one percent of Americans.

When I launched online interior design website HMDhome.com six years ago the first sightings of my online interior designer competition could be found buried on page eight of a Google search in the form of a website selling “design in a box”. “Design in a box” consisted of the client completing a rudimentary online form (inclusive of room dimensions and style questions) and paying $800 via PayPal to an interior designer hundreds of miles away whom theyd never get to speak to, let alone develop a relationship with. Six to eight weeks later a large hat box was to be delivered full of a very carefully curated selection fabric samples, paint chips, furniture plan drawing and a shopping list of furniture, lighting and decorative accessories.

Admirable in its presentation quality the design in a box as a product was extremely beautifully prepared however as a business model it was doomed to fail for three reasons. It was an impersonal transaction in an industry that requires consultative collaboration. It was technically an improperly curated catalog because it represented what the designer had to offer, not what the client ultimately purchased for their interior design project. Finally, for the typical homeowner it was expensive. At this price point the interior designer wasnt expanding the overall interior design client base to a broader market and I suspect they failed to convert a meaningful number of home owners to online interior design in the process.

Today, home owners planning a home renovation or remodeling project can get tremendous value from online interior design services at a fraction of the cost of the original design in a box. Virtual services include ongoing consultation with a designer, specifications for colors, furniture, fixtures and finishes and access to exclusive designer discounts from popular retailers and trade sources.

Let me bore you for just a moment with some important statistics about the highly fragmented residential interior design industry relevant to its potential future online evolution.

A May 2011 report by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicated there are 40,950 interior designers in the US inclusive of all disciplines (residential, hospitality, corporate, restaurant and specialty). A minority of these professionals are expected to be localized residential interior designers serving fewer than 1% of US households with a traditional cost to serve model made up of hourly design fees and/or extra-retail product mark-ups.

The most significant barrier between interior designers and millions of potential new customers is the structure of the current interior design cost-to-serve model which is prohibitive for all but the wealthiest Americans.

According to a 2010 household income report from the US Census Bureau 8.4% of households earn in excess of $150K per year. While 90.2% of these were owner occupied as of two years ago, its estimated that 7.8 million households representing a potential prime demographic for online interior designers have never before consulted with an interior designer.

With a lean six sigma black belt on staff at
Homemade Design Corporation (HMD) you can bet we collect and analyze key client data related to our online interior design firm. For example, 89.6% of approximately 954 current HMD clients report having never hired a designer before working with Homemade Design. Among the primary reasons given for not previously having hired an interior designer is the perception that hiring an interior designer will increase overall project costs.

Yes, wealthy homeowners in the Hamptons may enjoy bragging about how much theyve spent as they sip champagne at the polo match. However, for the online interior design industry to evolve toward delighting a greater number of interior design clients we must enable them to brag about how much they have saved.

Caribbean Film Production Service Industry

After Hollywood came Bollywood, and with it the dream of many developing countries to benefit from the big film business and its many dollars rolling into the country. One of those regions is the Caribbean, which has all those beautiful different Islands with diverse scenery and with the advantage of being closely located in a very small territory. Apart from that it is in close range to international airports in the US, Canada and Europe. Those Caribbean islands that used to be former English, Dutch, and Spanish colonies are mostly independent countries nowadays and they have fantastic scenery and naturally beautiful landscapes. Those may very well serve as the location background for movies and television shoots. This can turn into a good second income, generated out of the country’s natural resources along with the tourism industry.

Jamaica, Cuba, and Barbados were among the first ones to make efforts to attract international film and television producers to the Caribbean Islands for their movie productions and TV commercial shoots. That is apart from the French Islands St. Martin, St. Barts, Guadeloupe and Martinique which are still part of France and had always been used for French television and film productions. For the other islands, it started on a smaller scheme – the beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, romantic fishing villages and plantation houses along with luxury mansions were first accepted as backdrop by the fashion magazines and catalogers for their fashion photo shoots as a photographic production needs a less developed infra structure than a film shoot.

Even though the Caribbean region is geographically closer to the United States, but it was mostly Europeans who believed in the possibility to turn the Caribbean region into a mayor playground for international film locations. Along with many government agencies, they were the first ones to put money and efforts into the development of this industry.

Today one of the most successful companies providing locations and film, video and photo production service in the Caribbean region is “The Caribbean Production Service Company”, who had started in Barbados in 1998.

After having visited several Caribbean Islands, they had decided that Barbados offers the best possibilities for the start of this kind of support service for the film industry in the region. The main subject was to get Barbadians to open their doors to those foreign film teams and to convince government agencies to be supportive to the new venture. Now in order to save foreign production companies money in bringing in all crew, the company had to train local people to be professional crew and this worked best through learning by doing. The government also supported by paying talented students film schools in the US and the UK.

Today the company can offer a whole list of local film crew. For the production side there are: Location Scouts, Casting Directors, Line Producers, Production Managers, Location Managers, Production Coordinators, Set Coordinators, 1st and 2ND Assistant Directors, Script Continuity, Production Assistants, Set Runners, Hair Stylists, Make up Artists and Assistants, Manicurists, Wardrobe Stylists and Assistants, Pressers, Tailors, Caterers, Drivers, Security, Couriers,.
In the ART DEPARTMENT there are now available Art Directors, Props Masters, Props Builders, Buyers, Set Constructors, Set Dresser, Music Composers, and Musicians. And in d the technical Department: Cameraman/woman video, 2ND Assistant Cameraman/Clapper/Loader (35 mm), Sound Operator, Playback Operator, Gaffer, Spark, Best Boy Gaffer, Key Grip, Best Boy Grip, Generator Operator, Video Casting Operator. So the international clients only have to bring in the minimum from their creative department as well as the movie director, DOP and 1Ac.

As the company has expanded to productions also on other islands, and where there is not enough local crew available crew from Barbados and other, mainly the French islands are joining in.

There is a 2nd office now in St. Martin to better serve the Northern part of the Caribbean. One of the most successful companies providing locations and film, video and photo production service in the Caribbean region is “The Caribbean Production Service Company”, based in Barbados since 1998 and now operating in the entire Caribbean region. They trained numerous young local people in the nature of film making and are now benefiting in having the best choice in Caribbean crews in the region.

Mould Industry Development Trend In The Future

Modern mold industry has good prospects for development. Modern mold industry is an integral part of the high-tech industry, has a very important role for the promotion of the manufacturing modernization. As the basis for the manufacturing sector, the modern mold industry is constantly absorbing scientific and technological achievements, high-tech, the application of information technology, new materials and new technology, the transformation and enhance the level of the mold manufacturing technology industry, promote manufacturing modernization. International Mould & Metal & Plastic Industry Suppliers Association official said that the mold industry has gone through the hands of the workshop manufacturing and industrial production stage, today has entered the third stage of modern production. The modern production stage is characterized by the use of high-tech and standardization. CNC machining equipment, based on highly standardized, achieve mold CAD / CAE / CAM production, up to micron level accuracy of its type of processing, according to the mold size and complexity, the production cycle is only 90 to 20 days or less. Standardized mold only conduct single-piece production molds, with special technical and economic significance. Mold standardization include: mold design parameters of standardization, the standardization of common parts and components, parameters, the serialized production mold prototype system architecture design and its parameters, which is a prerequisite to achieve mold CAD / CAE / CAM.
Mold industry has a wide range of market demand. The mold is a key process equipment for industrial production. In electronics, building materials, automobiles, motor, electrical, instrumentation, home appliances and communication equipment and other products, from 60% to 90% of the parts have to rely on the molding. The pillar industry of the national economy can not do without the use of molds to manufacture a wide variety of parts which requires the mold industrial development with suitable. In many the project of merchants introduction, the establishment of the project often depends on the size, capacity and level of the area of mold production. Modern mold industry is not only a large number of domestic demand, but there is a large international market. In recent years, the total annual sales of global mold has been for more than 650 billion U.S. dollars, including the United States, Japan, France, Switzerland and other countries export about 1/3 of the total output. About $ 20 billion in Asia, including China in recent 15 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 1/4 share of global mold. In mold product structure, China’s middle and low mold relative surplus, low cost-effectiveness, but the lack of the ability of high-grade mold. Each year need to import large quantities of large, sophisticated, complex, long-life mold.
World economic integration give China’s mold industry challenges and opportunities for development. Accelerate the realization of the modernization of the mold industry is an important guarantee to upgrade the manufacturing level and improve the manufacturing modernization, which in line with the country’s current industrial policy direction. Mold occupy an important position in the national economy, is a technology, capital, labor intensive industries. The developed countries have has been transferred the mold manufacturing to China. The influx of a large number of overseas mold enterprises brings advanced technology and modern management to promote technological advances of the traditional mold companies in China, but it also brings challenges. Although the level of mold design and manufacture behind the developed countries in general, gradually shrinking trend of the development of the industrial countries mold brought us unprecedented opportunities for development.
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How Does a Photographer fit Into the Music industry Company

There are many jobs in the music industry that do not directly involve the music its self. Look at the CD cover and the liner photos. That was most likely not done by the engineer or the producer. Nine out of ten times it was a professional photographer that took those images and then retouched them to make them the best that they could be.

He is not truly a musician and yet the photographer is employer in the music business, as a music industry professional.

Lots of things in and around the music business revolve around a photo or a photographer. Think of all the events that go on in the music world. The live shows, the awards shows, public appearances, recording dates. What is one thing that you can almost positively plan on seeing at every place a music event is happening? A camera with a photographer attached to the other end of it.

So photographers actually play a huge part in the music industry company. Without them there to record the things going on no one would have any way of seeing the changes that are actually happening to the artists. Lets face it; its amazing how people change when they get money. A certain Disney Diva went from a rather flat chest and some pre-pubescent funky teeth to a cosmetically nice looking late teen / early twentys look almost overnight. Without the cameras we might never have known.

But seriously, places like the various freelance places on the Internet and ones that target the music industry specifically make it fairly easy for the photographers out there that want to become involved in this portion of the industry to actually hook up with the people that are willing to give them money to use those God given talents taking pictures that will serve the music world.

What you, as a photographer, need to do is do what you can to get a portfolio of work that might be relevant to a music industry company. Go out and shoot a few local bands at some shows to give a feel for your style. Offer to help the groups out with the CD projects and even the other promo material that they need. As long as they use your information associated with that work it could easily get other bands wanting to actually pay you to do that for them and you can build up a portfolio of things to show other industry people when you approach them looking for work.

Your Career in the Beauty Industry

With the appropriate skills and a keen interest in fashion and what looks good, you could well be on the first step to a fabulous career in the beauty industry.

What is the beauty business about?

The beauty industry offers products, treatments and guidance for many who would like to improve their general appearance.

What are the most common jobs in Beauty?

A great deal of people inside the beauty business specialise in one field such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, tanning and nails. Beauty therapists and beauticians undertake a variety of skills and treatments such as ipl (electrical treatments for body hair), dermatology, massage therapy and aromatherapy.

Beauty jobs are carried out in establishments such as salons, spas and hotels. They are often associated with good health and well being.

Nowadays beauty also overlaps into the medical profession with many aesthetic surgery outlets. This creates job openings for aesthetic doctors, nurses and assistants. Beauty consultants are also used to work alongside these professionals.

What do I need to work in this sector?

To work within this industry you must have the skills that are necessary and relevant to your chosen area, for example – Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Nails and Make Up. Also required is an in depth knowledge, understanding and passion for the profession.

You must keep up to date with the latest trends, fashions and styles and be able to incorporate this into the solution for your client. It is vital to have good communication skills to converse well with the customer, to interpret their requests and advise on the best outcome that is right for them. Each beauty treatment or haircut must be tailor made to suit each individual taste and preference.

Within this industry there are also many opportunities to be self employed and work as your own boss. It is quite common to find hairdressers or beauty therapists that rent a room or space within an establishment such as a spa or salon. This requires extra skills in accounting and managerial aspects to keep on top of the business for smooth organisation, continued growth and profit.

There are a range of different qualifications inside hairdressing and beauty studies. They are at various levels such as apprenticeships, diplomas, NVQs and degrees.

Most courses are governed by organisations that keep the standard of education and skills at a professional level. This ensures all of the latest practises and techniques are incorporated and undertaken. This includes the current fashions and trends.