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.

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

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