Photo Stylist Careers
Photo Stylist – picture your perfect beauty career
When admiring photo spreads in fashion magazines, do you read the styling credits that most people flip past? Do your friends come to you to perfect their look as they prepare for prom pictures or put together their modeling portfolios? You may already be leaning toward a successful career as a photo stylist.
Photo stylists, also called session or editorial stylists, bring a wide range of cosmetology skills to a photo shoot. Photographers and editorial teams at magazines rely on a photo stylist to expertly apply makeup, style hair, help select wardrobe, provide manicures, perform facials — whatever the shoot demands. In a photo stylist job, you’ll become part of an inner circle of magazine beauty experts and photographers, adding visual life to stories through dramatic makeup and creatively coiffed hair.
If you are an aspiring photo stylist, one way to start out is as a licensed cosmetologist in a salon, perfecting your craft, and working your way toward a photo stylist job. In your off time, network with local photographers and offer to style aspiring models for free to build an impressive portfolio. Along with their cosmetology skills, a photo stylist has to be able to promote their work, understand the creative and business needs of magazines and photographers, and interact well with people at all levels.
See how Allison Aubuchon and other Regency Beauty Institute graduates have created successful careers as makeup artists and stylists.
turned her passion for makeup into a career as a stylist for magazine covers, videos and national tours.
left her corporate career for cosmetology and now works as a freelance stylist for photo shoots, videos and speaking engagements.
career took the fast track from graduation to working as a makeup artist and stylist for MTV in New York City just one month later.
Photo stylists need to stay on top of the latest cosmetology and fashion trends and present a stylish image. You’ll be working with others who have a well-trained eye for beauty and style so maintaining your own look is essential.
Regency Beauty Institute can help prepare you to pursue a successful photo stylist career by providing you with a well-rounded cosmetology education.
At Regency Beauty Institute, we offer a comprehensive cosmetology program covering hair coloring and styling, skin care and makeup, and manicures and pedicures.. You’ll also learn business-building skills that will help you open doors and establish a clientele after graduation.
Enroll in Regency beauty school to start creating your impressive portfolio and begin your journey to an elite career as a photo stylist.
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Certain of these career paths may require additional training, experience or licensure, and others may not require a license to perform. Students should also be aware that (1) the law may differ by state as to the training, experience, or licensure that will be required for any of the career opportunities in the list and (2) state reciprocity laws may limit the application of program completion in one state to licensure in any other state.
Regency has not made and will not make any guarantees of employment or salary upon graduation.