Cosmetics Shop Owners and Managers

Cosmetics shop owners are entrepreneurs who start or buy their own cosmetics businesses or franchise operations. They are responsible for all aspects of business operation, from planning and ordering merchandise (such as cosmetics, perfume, skin and hair care products, and beauty appliances and accessories) to overseeing day-to-day operations. Cosmetics shop managers are responsible for the profitable operation of cosmetics establishments. Their duties include hiring, training, and supervising other employees, maintaining the physical facilities, managing inventory, monitoring expenditures and receipts, and maintaining good public relations.

Quick Facts
Duties Research and purchase merchandise; maintain store operations; promote sales and advertising; keep inventory and cost records; ensure good customer service; supervise employees
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide, particularly in urban areas with department store malls
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Several years of experience
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Cosmetics Shop Owner
  • Regional Manager
  • Store Supervisor
  • Sales Clerk
  • Cashier

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