Importance Of Professional Relationships In The Beauty Industry

Choosing a career in the beauty industry, while it has its advantages, can also be challenging. A lot of the time, you’re on your own and without day-to-day colleagues or mentors that you can rely on. That’s where networking and building professional relationships come into play.

If you’re looking to foster more of these professional relationships, especially in the lash and nail industries, keep reading! We’ll get into why these relationships are so important and how you can go about building these connections to help improve your career.

Why Building Professional Relationships Is Important

Career Growth And Opportunities

Opportunities don’t usually come knocking on your door; instead, you should try to put yourself out there to see where you can grow. By meeting new people and branching out, you open yourself up to a plethora of opportunities that will help you grow yourself and your career.

Knowledge Sharing And Learning

Through online lash and nail groups, you’ll be able to stay updated on the latest trends, techniques, and knowledge that clients may be seeking. By learning these new skills (usually from experienced professionals), you give yourself a way to attract new clients and earn more money.

Support And Motivation

We understand that working as a lash artist or nail tech can be somewhat isolating, especially if you own your own business. Another reason to connect with your fellow professionals is simply for support from people who get what you’re going through. You can find emotional and professional support from your peers in lash groups and nail groups, building up a community of like minded individuals who can offer advice and tips.

Strategies For Building Professional Relationships

Networking Events And Industry Conferences

One of the best ways to start building up these relationships is to physically be surrounded by potential colleagues! Do a little research and find out if there are any beauty events or conferences in your area that appeal to your specific needs, whether you’re leaning more towards education, business, or just social networking.

And if you want to know where PLA will be this year, check out our 2024 conferences blog! So even if you’re a little nervous about attending a conference for the first time, you can always come say hi to us!

Continuing Education And Workshops

Taking classes, whether online or in person, is the best of both worlds — you get to connect with other lash or nail artists while learning something new! Plus, taking classes and earning certificates is a great reason to raise your prices and earn a bit more money!

There are tons of educational opportunities out there that cater to every type of beauty professional. If you’re interested in continuing your education, we’ve got a few options as well. Check them out here!

Practical Tips For Effective Networking

Got networking nerves? Here are a few tips to help you connect with others and hopefully create lasting relationships that support you and your business!

Be Genuine and Approachable

Don’t worry about trying to come off as someone you’re not; that’s just setting yourself up for failure. As long as you remain friendly, open, and authentic, you should be able to find similar individuals who are also searching for solid professional relationships.

Offer Value And Be Helpful

Got some great lash business tips you’ve learned over the years? Don’t be afraid to share them! There’s no better way to foster meaningful connections than being genuinely helpful to others. Plus, you’ll probably get some help in return!

Be Open To Diverse Connections

Make sure to stay open to all the different types of people you’ll encounter in the beauty industry. By embracing diversity and not writing people off, you’ll learn from all of their various perspectives and experiences. Then you can return to your work a more knowledgeable and skilled individual, ready for whatever comes next!

PLA: Your Resource For Lash Business Tips And More

While this isn’t an overnight solution, taking steps to build lasting professional relationships is a great way for lash and nail techs to get over that all too common sense of loneliness or isolation. You’ll learn a lot and grow both your business and your sense of confidence, which can only help you in the long run.

We hope these tips have been helpful! Now get yourself out there and make some connections!