With Christmas decorations ready to be put back in their boxes, we turn our attention to the up and coming new year and setting resolutions. It’s long been a tradition to make a vow to change something about ourselves every January. We set ourselves a target to be a better person in some way by the end of the following 12 months.
An Old Tradition
New year’s resolutions date back as far as Babylonian times. Julius Caesar started the tradition as a way of honouring the mythical god Janus, the god from whom January took its name. Janus famously had 2 faces, one to look back to the past, another to look forward to the new year. In Roman times, resolutions were usually morality-based and included things like seeking forgiveness from enemies.
Nowadays, the most commonly set new year’s resolutions revolve around health and fitness, relationships and personal improvement. ITV News listed the UK’s most common new year’s resolutions for January 2016:
- Do more exercise/lose weight
- Cut down on alcohol
- Stop smoking
- Have a better work/life balance
- Change relationship status
- Be a nicer person
- Spend less time on social media
- Learn a new language
- Do more for charity
New Year, New Career
We approach January with a positive outlook, a clear mind and a desire to succeed. Starting a new year is often compared to wiping a slate clean. This fresh start is the perfect time to follow your dreams and change careers. The job market slows down towards the end of the year but picks back up come January when candidates and companies alike are embracing the new year and the opportunities that it brings.
In a 2015 survey carried out by Standard Life, 54% of UK workers were looking to change jobs in 2016. New Years Day is a temporal landmark, a significant date that marks the start of a new period of time. These ‘landmarks’ motivate us to succeed in our new ventures by highlighting the differences between where we are now, and where we want to be. With around 66% of the UK population admitting that they fail their resolution on or before 31st January, motivational tools such as this encourage us to stick to our resolutions and achieve what we set out to.
Kick-Start Your Career in Health and Beauty
There has never been a better time to start your career in health and beauty. The industry is predicted to be worth £388 billion by 2017, and a huge $675 billion globally by 2020. It’s rapidly growing and you could be a part of it!
Within the health and beauty industry, job opportunities are vast and varied. You could work for a well-known salon brand, open your own beauticians or go mobile and work for yourself. There is also the option to specialise in one area or offer a wide range of treatments to your customers. Travel the world, work in TV, film and fashion and mingle with the rich and famous. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and practical skills, if you provide the drive and ambition.
In 2015 alone, the men’s grooming market grew by a massive 300%. If you’re looking for an exciting, fast-paced career where no two days are the same, the health and beauty industry is for you.
Get Qualified with Brentwood
At the Brentwood Academy of Health and Beauty, we’re passionate about providing you with all of the knowledge and practical skills that you’ll need to become a fully qualified beauty therapist. We have almost 20 years of experience in educating beauty professionals and count TV personality and beauty salon owner Amy Childs among our graduates.
We offer IAO Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques (RQF) which combines modules from both level 2 and 3, enabling you to qualify at a faster pace. You’ll gain experience across all areas of the health and beauty industry including:
- Manicures and pedicures
- Health, safety and security in the salon
We understand that you have other commitments and so our diploma can be studied at home. Distance learning enables you to study whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. Once you’ve completed your theory work, book yourself onto our ‘blocks’ of practical in-salon training to create a timetable that suits you and your lifestyle.
We also offer short, advanced courses to those that are already qualified. Broaden your knowledge, increase your career prospects and offer more services to your clients with our short courses:
- Spray tanning
- Lash lifting
- Intimate waxing
- Body wrap
- Ear candling
- Gel polish
- Thai compress massage
Enrolling with Brentwood couldn’t be easier. We’ll assign you a personal tutor and will give you access to Pearl, our industry acclaimed virtual learning environment where you can complete your assignments and communicate with other like-minded students for help and support.
This new year, make a resolution that really matters! Enrol onto our IAO Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques (RQF) and turn your passion for beauty into the perfect career. For more information about any of our courses, get in contact with us or, leave your details and one of our advisors will get back to you.
Your dream job is for life, not just for January. Happy New Year from all at Brentwood Academy!