Turning Your Passion for Beauty into a Business

Do you love makeup? How about hair products? All of the above? If you find yourself spending hours on YouTube watching makeup tutorials or scrolling the Instagram pages of hair stylists, you probably have a passion for all things beauty.

A lot of people dream of turning their passions into businesses and a way to make money. Although stamp enthusiasts may have a more difficult time earning money off of their hobby, if you have a passion for beauty there’s a lot you can do with it that will help you earn a living. From blogging about beauty to getting hands-on and becoming a hair stylist, here are a number of ways you can turn your passion for beauty into a business:

Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is the practice of removing the middleman. Dropshipping suppliers deliver goods directly from the manufacturer to the retailer or even the client. By purchasing your favorite lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, hair dyes, fake nails, nail polishes, etc. directly from the manufacturer and offering a great deal to consumers, you can easily build up a beauty drop shipping business. Whether want to drop ship only one product, a few in the same genre, or try drop shipping them all, you may find it easy to get a drop shipping business set up, going, and turning a profit.

Hair Dressing

How do you feel after you leave the salon with fresh highlights and a bombshell do? The feeling is pretty much unparalleled. Your confidence soars, you feel refreshed, and you’re ready to take on anything or anyone. Now, imagine that you help clients feel that way every single day.

Becoming a hairdresser is a dream job for many, and if it’s yours, it may just be the perfect way to turn your passion for beauty into a business. The average salary for hairdressers is around $24,000, and although it does require schooling and training, you can get your license within a year. If that’s something you want to do, you can start by applying to one of the many schools around the nation.


If you’ve ever been on Pinterest or scrolled through Instagram, then you know that nails can be works of art. Behind every incredible fingernail or toenail is a talented technician with a passion for art and beauty. If you’re obsessed with painting and decorating nails, doing mani-pedis may be the perfect job for you.

As a nail technician, you have the option to open a studio out of your own home, join an existing studio, or start one of your own. All you have to do is get the necessary training, find out your state’s requirements, (and fulfill them), then you’re ready to start out on your own.

Makeup Artistry

Watching people transform their faces or others’ is mesmerizing. Makeup artists have an incredible talent that you can’t help but admire. They can take a regular woman and transform her into someone who looks like Angelina Jolie. Or, they can take their own face and morph it from average Joe to look just like Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. If you love doing makeup, makeup artistry may be the perfect way to turn your passion into money.

Whether you want to work on a movie or playset, transforming people’s faces, or want to work as a makeup artist who helps brides achieve the perfect look for their big day, there are a lot of opportunities out there. While you can attend school and become a licensed makeup artist, if you’re more interested in staying local and serving brides and teens attending prom, you might be able to freelance and pick up gigs on your own.

Beauty Blogging

If you love all things beauty but don’t necessarily feel confident enough to sell your services, starting a beauty blog may be the best way to go. Blogging can be a very lucrative hobby, and blogging about different products, publishing how-tos, releasing product reviews, and creating hair tutorials is a great way to turn your passion into a business. After you build up enough followers, you could start bringing in a lot more money than you previously imagined.

Wardrobe Consulting

There are a lot of people who admire fashion but can’t figure out how to dress. If you have an eye for putting together cute outfits and creating the perfect wardrobes, you might want to consider wardrobe consulting. You can keep it local and visit people in their homes, or you can consult virtually and serve clients all around the world. Either way, sharing your fashion expertise will make a huge difference in the lives of your clients.

Final Thoughts

There are so many different aspects of the beauty world and if you love all of them or are just fascinated by one, why not turn it into a business? Whether you want to do nails for a living or write a beauty blog, you can use what you love as a way to make money and help other people in the process. How will you turn your passion for beauty into a business?